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Riga spring rogaining 2017 - pre-start information

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Although the weather is changing every day, one we know for sure - we will not have to jump through snow! The spring has come to Riga, and also on Sunday it is expected that the air temperature warms up to 8 degrees. Discover the spring with us! Below we offer the most important information to help you navigate through the Sunday and the race.

INSTRUCTIONS AND MAIN INFORMATION

The goal is to collect as many points as possible within the specified time. Check-points have different values, which is indicated by the first number (21=2 points). 

In every check point team members must check in within 1 minute. The result will be counted only after all members of the team have checked in FINISH station which will be located under the arch. It will be checked if the wristband is not damaged, and only then you are allowed to take off the SI card.

If check point during the distance is stolen or damaged (doesn't work), then send SMS to +371 20011284 with team number and particular check point number, for example, NR 403, CP 23. Only then it will be counted. If you call and tell that it is stolen or damaged, it will not be counted. After sending SMS you can continue the distance. If afterall the check point was in the right place, it will not be counted.

The race takes place within city with active traffic. Please make sure that you follow the traffic rules for your own safety. Contact numbers: +371 26177893, +371 20011284. Emergency situations: 113. If time limit is exceeded (2h, 4h or 6h), every minute late is minus 1 point. If you are more than 30 minutes late, result is not counted.





DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
In 2017 switch to summer time in Latvia takes place on 26 March at 03:00 AM (in the night from Saturday, March 25, to Sunday - 26 March), clocks are turned one hour ahead. Please take this into account when going to the race, because you will have to sleep one hour less! :) 



COMPETITION CENTRE AND TIMELINE
Competition center is located at Meža prospekts 5, Riga. See map: http://ej.uz/r-p-rogainings Please note that this address on Google Maps shows the wrong place, so we encourage you to explore the competition center location on Balticmaps.eu. Services provides on the race center: toilets, storage room, changing rooms for both women and men, registration, race map distribution, first aid, awarding ceremony, warm tea at the finish. Participants will have the opportunity to buy "Isostar" energy drinks, gels and bars, as well as will be able to buy "Bandana" buffs, visit "42km" store, "OS Veikals" store and get warm snacks. Note that 4H and 6H distances start is at 11:00, but other distances - at 12:00.

TIME ACTIVITY
From 9:00 Registration starts, handing out the maps
11:00 Start for 4h and 6h distances
12:00 Start for 2h distance, Rogaining Walk and 7km trail run
14:00 Cut-off time for 2 hour distance and 7km trail run
15:00 Cut-off time for 4 hour distance
17:00 Cut-off time for 6 hour distance


HOW TO GET THERE? 
You can get to the race center by driving a car and park it in a parking lot next to the race center for a 2 EUR fee (for the day). Closest public transports are bus number 9 (bus stop "Mežaparks"), bus number 48 (bus stop "Bergenas iela") and tram number 11 (tram stop "Mežaparks"). 
Go with Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hud1hm91mz
Google coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/eSFVuw8UFKR2

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NUMBER WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE
All team members must come to the registration point to take out race numbers, say team name and sign in the registration protocol for taking out the number. Team captain cannot sign for others. In the team envelope there are race numbers, clips, SI cards, wristbands, as well as different coupons from sponsors. Teams that rent out compases or GPS, they will be given out together with envelopes.


RECEIVING MAPS, PLANNING DISTANCE AND START
This time teams will get race maps at the registration along with envelope. This means that you can arrive when you wish and spend time for distance planning as long as you wish until start. When you have received maps, it is important to read all the instructions. It is possible to do the planning in the tent, a car or any other place. Every team member will get 1 map. Before the start everybody must attach wristband with SI card and keep it undamaged during the race. When entering the start coridor it is obligatory to show the wristband to referee. 


DISTANCE
Since traffic during the race is not closed, all the participants must follow the traffic rules, especially when crossing streets and street lights. When check point is found, all team members must check in waiting for a beep. Teams must check in at FINISH check point until the specified time. Check points that are visited after the control time, are not counted. In the finish corridor, everybody must give all rented equipment to referee. Results will be displayed electronically on the screen at the race center, available also from mobile phones, when visiting race homepage. 


EQUIPMENT DURING THE RACE
It is recommended to choose light clothes for running and comfortable shoes that are good for running both on the streets and in the woods. Every team must have fully charged mobile phone. It is also recommended to have a marker for planning the distance, compass with degree sections, ruler, watch, energy food, and drinks. 


RACE MAP
Maps will be water proof, and every participant is responsible for preserving it in wet conditions. The map's scale is 1:20 000 - 1 cm on the map is equal to 200 m in reality, size of the map - 40 x 70 cm. Map is prepared based on publishing house's "Jāņa Sēta" materials. There are topographic symbols used on the map. The author of the map and the distance is Valters Kaminskis. Map example is available here!


CHECKPOINT LEGENDS (WILL BE ALSO ON MAPS)
 

Nr. Kontrolpunkta atrašanās vieta / Checkpoint location Nr. Kontrolpunkta atrašanās vieta / Checkpoint location Nr. Kontrolpunkta atrašanās vieta / Checkpoint location
20 Ezera krasts, koku puduris / Lake shore, clump of trees 37 Žogs, A puse / Fence, E side 54 Ielu krustojums / Street crossroads
21 Atklāta vieta, D mala / Open area, S side 38 R ieloks / W fold 55 Paugurs, virsotne / Hillock, on top
22 Paugurs / Hillock 39 Ēka, Z puse  / Building, N side 56 Žogu savienojums, Z puse / Fence junction, N side
23 Dīķis, DR mala, koks / Pond, SW side, tree 40 Paugurs / Hillock 57 Ezera krasts / Lake shore
24 Paugurs, virsotne / Hillock, on top 41 Ieloks, lēzens / Fold, flat 58 Žogs, Z stūris / Fence, N corner
25 Neliels pagurs, ZA puse / Small hillock, NE side 42  Ieloks / Fold 59 R paugurs / W hillock
26 Grāvis, D gals / Ditch, S end 43 Zem tilta, ZR gals / Under the bridge, NW end 60 Pussala, A gals / Peninnsula, E end
27 Žogs, Z stūris / Fence, N corner 44 Ceļa līkums, stends / Road, stand 61 Neliels paugurs, ZR puse, koks / Small hillock, NW side, tree
28 Maza ēka, Z stūris / Small building, N corner 45 Paugurs / Hillock 62 Siena, ZA gals / Wall, NE end
29 Paugurs, virsotne / Hillock, on top 46 Ēka, ZA puse / Building, NE side 63 Krastmala / Embankment
30 Maza ēka, ZA puse / Small building, NE side 47 Žogs, Z puse / Fence, N side 64 Koku puduris, Z gals / Clump of trees, N end
31 Koku puduris / Clump of trees 48 Neliels paugurs / Small hillock 65 Atklāta vieta, DR stūris / Open area, SW corner
32 A ieplaka / E depression 49 Žogs, ZA mala / Fence, NE side 66 Upes un grāvja savienojums / River and ditch junction
33 Ezera krasts, terase / Lake shore, terrace 50 Celiņu savienojums, vārti / Small roads' junction, gateway 67 Atklāta vieta, Z mala / Open area, N side
34 Zem tilta, ZR gals / Under the bridge, NW end 51 Neliels pagurs / Small hillock 68 Žogs, D puse / Fence, S side
35 Mazs paugurs / Small hillock 52 Koku puduris / Clump of trees 69 Drupas, ZR stūris / Ruins, NW corner
36 Ēka, iekšpusē / Building, inside 53 Paugurs, virsotne / Hillock, on top Finišs zem arkas / Finish under arch


See you soon!
Riga rogaining organizers