Lapin Lumirastit ja SM-erikoispitkä matka Pellossa 6.-9.4.2012

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Lapin Lumirastit and Finnish Champs in ultra long distance at Pello, 6.-9.4.2012

Directives and rules

At the competition competitors must abided by SSL's rules, special directives for ski orienteering FC 2012 and organizer's advices.

Competition dates and distances

Friday, 6.4.2012 sprint
Sunday, 8.4.2012 ultra long distance (Finnish champs)
Monday, 9.4.2012 middle distance

Classes

In all races are classes H12-85, D12-80 and H/D21C. In the second race (the Finnish Championship in ultra long distance), the FC classes are H16-85 and D16-80. Eligibility to FC contests is consistent with the Finnish orienteering association rules. Others (eg. competitor from overseas that does not represent Finnish team) can participate in these classes as part of national Lapin Lumirastit contest. The second race is also the national competition in classes H/D12-14 and H/D21C.

Participation fees

The participation of the Finnish Championship (second competition of Lapin Lumirastit) in FC classes is 27,70 euros. In the classes H/D12 and H/D14 fee is 13 euros and in class H/D21C 17 euros.

In the first and third competition of Lapin Lumirastit are the entry fees as follows: in classes H/D12 and H/D14 fee is 13 euro / day and in other classes 17 euros / day.

The entry fee must be paid by using the Finnish Orienteering Federations IRMA service at same time as entry.

Entry made by mail or e-mail must be paid as late entry (see here).

Entry

Latest on Thursday, 29.3.2012 at 24:00 by using Finnish Orienteering Federation IRMA service (instructions) or by letter addressed to Risto Kivinen, Karjaskyläntie 87, 24100 Salo. When entry remember to mention participants Emit-card numbers. If you do not mention emit-card number we rent the rent card, which you can get from the Info at prize 5 euros / day or 10 euros / 3 days.

Foreign competitors who are unable to use IRMA service can also entry by e-mail risto.kivinen(at)resultfellows.com last Thursday, 29.3.2012 at 24:00.

Late registration

For FC competition there is no late registration and no delay entries are considered.

For Lapin Lumirastit late registration is received with 1.5-times the normal entry fee. Late entries will be accepted until Tuesday, 3.4.2012 at 24:00 to e-mail address risto.kivinen(at)resultfellows.com.

Late registration participation fees should be paid at the same time as entry to the Pellon Ponsi orienteering department's account:
IBAN: FI83 1171 3000 110010, BIC: NDEAFIHH

Punching system

Emit punching system.

Route guidance

For the first race from highway 21 in the center of Pello. Competition center address is Kenttätie 2, 95700 Pello. Coordinates: 66.77789778, 23.97358996.

For the second and third event way 83, 6 km from Pello to Rovaniemi. Competition center address is Ritavalkea, 95700 Pello. Coordinates: 66.80565259, 24.11956608.

Parking

Max. 300 m from the competition center.

Start

Friday, 6.4.2012, the first start at 15:00. Interval start. The start is at the competition center.

Sunday, 8.4.2012, the first start at 10:00 am. In the classes H/D21 mass start, in other classes interval start. The start is at the competition center.

Monday, 9.4.2012, the first start at 10:00 am. In the classes H/D21 pursuit, in other classes interval start. The start is at the competition center.

Map

Ski-o map 3/2012, contour interval 5 m. In the sprint, the scale is 1:5000, in the ultra long distance 1:10 000 or 1:15 000 depending on class and in the middle distance 1:10 000. The map size in the sprint and middle distance is A4. The map size in the ultra-long distance is A4 and A4S depending on class.

Terrain

In the first race flat forest and arable terrain. In the second and third races hilly terrain with huge height differences.

GPS tracking

In the classes H/D21 probably every day.

Prices

In FC contest medals and commemorative prize for the top three. Plaques by Finnish Orienteering Federation rules.

After last race in Lapin Lumirastit prize giving by overall results.

Competition center

In the first race Pello's central sportfield and Ponsi sporthouse.

In the second and third race Ritavalkea ski center.

Bathing

In the competition center.

Waxing

In the first race, there are no pales for waxing. At the second and third event, there are limited spaces for waxing and electricity outlets.

Muksula (children's day care)

At the competition centers, the steads should be reserved forehand before 3.4.2012 from Mirja Vuopio (Mirja.Vuopio(at)metla.fi, +358 400 596 804).

Accommodation

Hotel Pellonhovi (+358 16 513 911, info(at)pellonhovi.fi)
Motel Ruskalinna (+358 40 582 2429, info(at)ruskalinna.fi)

There are also chance for school accommodation at a price of 50 euros/person for the whole Lumirastit-weekend (Thu-Mon) or 15 euros/person/night. See also information on school accommodation and other possible accomodation sites from the contest pages (in Finnish).

See information about accommodation possibilities in Pello also on the web address http://travelpello.fi/en/accommodation/ or http://www.booking.com/pello.

Possible changes and thermal boundary

Changes due to temperature can be seen from the competition pages. Temperature limit is -20 C one hour before the first start. According to the competition jury's decision, the competition can be moved. If the competition must be cancelled because of natural conditions, the organizers can hold a part of the registration fee.

Officials

Event chief Antti Ekonoja (antti(at)ekonoja.net, +358 40 765 6603)
Course setter Olli-Markus Taivainen (suojuotti(at)hotmail.com, +358 40 182 6917)
TD Unto Kanerva (unto.kanerva(at)elisanet.fi, +358 40 530 6375)
Course controller Mikko Ojanaho, KemU (mikko.ojanaho(at)ulapland.fi, +358 40 581 6446)
Results Service Result Fellows / Risto Kivinen (risto.kivinen(at)resultfellows.com, +358 44 058 3583)
Announcer Antti Ekonoja (antti(at)ekonoja.net, +358 40 765 6603)

Race Pages

http://www.pelpo.net/lumirastit2012/

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