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.
|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").
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Google coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/eSFVuw8UFKR2
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.
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.
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