Rīgas Spilves rogainings (01.04.24)

Programme   Getting there and competition center   Map and legends


Spilves are plants of the sedge family with white and fluffy flowers, which proliferated in the Spilve meadows after 1755, when the Lielupe river opened a new inlet into the sea, and the former inlet in the Daugava near Spilve became swampy. In dry weather, local farmers graze cattle and mow hay here. During the First World War, airplanes landed in Spilve meadows until the countryside was bombed. In 1922, it was renovated by creating the "Spilve air port", which was mainly used by the Latvian Post and Telegraph Department. At first, flights took place on the route Tallinn-Riga-Memel-Königsberg-Danzig-Berlin, but later also on the route Helsinki-Tallinn-Riga-Vilnius-Warsaw-Lviv-Bucharest-Sofia-Thessaloniki-Athens-Palestine.


Time Actity
09:30 Begins issue of competitor bibs and maps
11:00 Start for 6h rogaining (participants of the Rogaining hike can start the distance from 11:00 to 13:00)
11:30 Start for 3h MTB rogaining
12:00 Start for 4h rogaining
13:00 Start for 2h rogaining, 2h rogaining run un 2h rogaining walk
14:30 Control time end for 3h MTB rogaining
15:00 Control time end for 2h rogaining un  2h rogaining run
16:00 Control time end for 4h rogaining
17:00 Control time end for 6h rogaining un Rogaining hike
17:10 Begins prize giving for classes. INTERVALS.LV lottery withr Garmin and other prizes.




If you want fans to follow you during the race, watching on the big screen in the center of the race, or after the race to analyze your (or your competitors') wandering around the right checkpoint, use the MapRun smartphone application:


Since this year in all stages you will also be able to ride a bicycle in the MTB group - for the convenience of cyclists, asphalted (brown) and unasphalted fast/medium/slow/very slow (the more bumpy, the slower) black roads and trails will be sorted on the map. The tracks of the tractor equipment shown with the narrow stiga symbol will be useless for cyclists, but pedestrians can try to get out.

Already last year, we tried representing the vegetation as close as possible to the gradual transitions observed in nature from very young to young, to medium and old forest, using 4 different colors: green, lighter, very light and white, which orienteers are already used to on their maps. But this time they will not represent the runability, but only the age of the forest stand. Such a finer representation of the forest is possible thanks to the laser point cloud data published by the Latvian Geospatial Information Agency, which can be downloaded for free and map layers can be generated from them.

We remind you that the areas marked with olive green in the standard orientation signs are closed to participants. On the other hand, we painted the closed roads red. Even if it is not marked on the map, but you see a "Private property" or "No entry" sign in nature, please follow it and choose another path. Of course, first of all, the organizers themselves will try to plan the checkpoints in such a way that reaching them does not affect the rights of private owners.

The height curves will be with a relatively fine step of 2 m, so that you don't accidentally jump to the highest "mountains" of Riga, but appreciate them from the foot to the very top.


Participants receive a race card when registering in the registration tent on the morning of the race. The cards will be moisture resistant, but each participant is responsible for keeping the card in wet conditions. The scale of the map is 1:20,000 or 1 cm = 200 m in nature. Size 62 x 43 cm (take this into account when choosing a bike card holder).


Familiarize yourself with checkpoint legends or location descriptions! Although in any case you should look for an object located in the center of the circle, the legends explain more precisely whether you should look for the north or south side of the building, etc. Some of the locations of the checkpoints are so legendary that we had to decipher them in order not to remember them ahead of time. Tomer You can try to remember them even now. You will find out the correct answers on April 1 before the start, when you receive a card with checkpoints.

Nr. Kontrolpunkta vieta / Checkpoint location Nr. Kontrolpunkta vieta / Checkpoint location
10 Žogotā laukuma DR stūris / Fenced area, SW corner 45 ZR paugurs / NW hillock
11 Z ieloks / N fold 46 Grāvja gals / End of ditch
12 DA nogāze / SE slope 47 D ieloks / S fold
20 Koks pie grāvja / Tree at ditch 48 ZA ieloks / NE fold
21 Pie ielas pagrieziena / At street turn 49 A ieloks / E fold
22 Pussaliņa dīķī / Small peninsula in pond 50 Z deguns / N spur
23 Nogāzies liels koks / Fallen large tree 51 Z pussaliņa purvā / Little N peninsula in marsh
24 Mežaudzes Z stūris / N corner of grove 52 Z krūmu pudura vidū / N scrub copse middle
25 ZR koks pie žoga / NW tree at fence 53 Klajumiņš mežā / Little open area in woodland
26 Žoga ZR stūris / NW corner of fence 54 Koka konstrukcija / Wooden construction
30 R žogu spraugas A gals / E end of W fence gap 55 Vecā meža R stūris / W corner of old forest
31 Grāvju krustojums / Ditch junction 56 DR bedre / SW pit
32 Grāvju krusta ZR krasts / NW bank of ditch junction 57 DA deguns / SE spur
33 Koks žogu stūrī / Tree at fence corner 58 Bedre / Pit
34 Ieloks / Fold 59 Virsotne / Top
35 Ielas D gals / S end of street 60 Grāvju sateces DA krasts / SE bank of ditch junction
36 Dīķa DR krasts / SW bank of pond 61 ZR tranšeju savienojums / NW trench junction
37 Ielas A gals / E end of street 62 Krūmāja Z gals / N end of scrub
38 Mūru stūrī / In corner of walls 63 Krasta līnijas stūris / Corner of bank line
39 Cauruļvada pagrieziens / Bend of pipeline 64 A deguns / E spur
40 DR grāvja DA gals / SE end of SW ditch 65 DA deguns / SE spur
41 Z paugurs / N hillock 66 Tranšejas DA gals / NE end of trench
42 D ieplaka / S depression 70 Krūms / Shrub
43 Grāvja R gals / W end of ditch 71 Asfalta laukuma Z stūris / N corner of paved area
44 Vaļņa ZR gals / NW end of earth wall 72 Atstatus kociņš / Standalone tree
Finišs zem arkas / Finish under arch
* Z - ziemeļu, R - rietumu, A - austrumu, D - dienvidu / N - northern, W - western, E - eastern, S - southern