The international orienteering relay competition Joensuu-Jukola, the 69th Jukola Relay and the 40th Venla Relay, will be held in Eno, 17th and 18th June 2017. The organizing club is Kalevan Rasti.
The competition instructions for Joensuu-Jukola, as well as the event programme and a “Guide to Joensuu-Jukola” will be published as electronic versions. The competitors are asked to download these beforehand.
69th Jukola Relay
An orienteering relay competition with seven legs for teams from orienteering clubs and other associations. The winning team will be awarded the challenge trophy “Lukkarin oppi” (“The Schoolmaster’s Lesson”), donated by the Kaukametsäläiset association.
|Leg||Estimated length||Estimated time||Climb|
|1.||12.8 km dusk/dark||75 min||380 m|
|2.||14.3 km dark||88 min||440 m|
|3.||12.3 km dark/dusk||70 min||360 m|
|4.||7.7 km dawn/daylight||45 min||250 m|
|5.||7.8 km daylight||45 min||250 m|
|6.||11.1 km daylight||64 min||340 m|
|7.||13.8 km daylight||80 min||490 m|
|Total:||79.8 km||7 h 47 min||2510 m|
All legs include approximately 1,200-1,400 metres of marked route. Forking is used in all legs. The sun sets at 10:58 p.m. on Saturday, 17th June 2017 and rises at 3:01 a.m. on Sunday, 18th June 2017. The race will start at 11 p.m. on Saturday, 17th June 2017 as a mass start.
40th Venla Relay
An orienteering relay competition with four legs for women’s teams from orienteering clubs and other associations. The Venla Relay of 2017 is called “Finland 100 Venla Relay”. As the name suggests, it will be run in honour the centenary of Finland’s independence. The winning team will be awarded a challenge trophy donated by the Kaukametsäläiset association.
|Leg||Estimated length||Estimated time||Climb|
|1.||6.7 km||45 min||190 m|
|2.||6.6 km||44 min||190 m|
|3.||5.8 km||38 min||180 m|
|4.||8.0 km||52 min||220 m|
|Total:||27.1 km||2 h 59 min||780 m|
All legs include approximately 1,200-1,400 metres of marked route. Forking is used in all legs. The race will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 17th June 2017 as a mass start.
The event is regulated by the rules of the Finnish Orienteering Federation (FOF) and instructions given by the organisers. The rules of FOF are available on the FOF website www.suunnistusliitto.fi. It is not allowed to use spiked shoes, but shoes with studs are allowed. Some teams will be given GPS tracking devices to be worn throughout the competition. These teams will be announced in May 2017.
The embargoed (forbidden) area can be found on the website of Joensuu-Jukola. Note that even skiing, even on the marked tracks, is forbidden!
Competition Map and Punching System
The competition map, in the scale of 1:10 000, with a contour interval of 5 metres, will be printed in March 2017. The map was prepared by Jussi Silvennoinen between April 2014 and October 2016. Electronic punching system (Emit) will be used.
Participants do not need a Finnish Orienteering Federation license. The personal data concerning all members of each team must be correct. It is the responsibility of the clubs and persons entering the teams to ensure the correctness of this data. Both men and women can participate in the Jukola Relay.
The teams of associations (meaning teams of other than orienteering clubs) are allowed to have no more than two first class orienteers aged between 17 and 39 years. This limitation concerns women only in the Venla Relay, not in the Jukola Relay. Only teams of orienteering clubs can compete for victory, podium and points for the challenge trophy.
Foreign orienteers in particular are reminded of the fact that in Finland one is allowed to foot orienteer only in one club during the competition season (1st January – 31st December). The youngest competitors allowed to participate are those born in 2002.
Entries, Accommodation Reservations and Payment
Starting from 1st December 2016 entries can to be submitted through the website of Joensuu-Jukola, www.jukola.com/2017. An access code to the electronic enrolment system is sent via e-mail in November 2016 to the clubs and associations that participated in Lappee-Jukola 2016. The clubs, associations and private persons without an access code from previous years will receive their code after registering in the electronic enrolment system.
The teams must have at least three Emit cards. The same Emit card cannot be used by two different teams in the same relay. However, the same Emit card can be used in both the Jukola and Venla Relays. Emit cards can be rented from the organisers. The charge is €20 € per card if reserved before 10th May 2017. After 10th May 2017 the charge is €40 per card. A team who needs rental cards must indicate the exact number of cards requested when making their entry. Personal Emit card numbers are not needed in advance. They will be registered into the electronic result system at the competition centre when the runner enters the start or changeover area.
Entry fees and other pre-event payments, together with the closing times and dates for each price category, can be seen in the table below. The fees are paid via an online payment at the time of an entry or a reservation. The fees are based on the time of the payment: the fees in each price category are only valid until the closing time and date of that category. If a reservation is not paid within the date range of the price category when the reservation was made, the fee of the next price category will be charged.
All the pre-event payments other than entry fees must be paid by May 10th 2017. After this date all these fees will be doubled. All the teams are asked to be very careful and precise when entering a team and when paying. All changes will require extra work from the organisers. If changes need to be made, a fee of €20 will be charged per change.
|Entry Fees||by 1st Feb 2017||by 10th May 2017||by 1st June 2017|
|at 11:59 p.m.||at 11:59 p.m.||at 11:59 p.m.|
|Venla/team||157 €||189 €||314 €|
|Jukola/team||272 €||328 €||544 €|
A team has the right to cancel their participation before 10th May 2017 at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee will be returned, but a cancelling fee of €20 per a cancelled team will be charged. If a team cancels its participation after 10th May 2017 the entry fee will not be returned.
|Other Fees||by 10th May 2017||by 1st June 2017|
|at 11:59 p.m.||at 11:59 p.m.|
|Camping area, 10 m x 10 m||20 €||40 €|
|Tent from organisers||245 €||490 €|
|Wind Shelter Fees|
|Wind shelter place, 5 m x 6 m||50 €||100 €|
|Camper / caravan Passenger car||45 €||90 €|
|Passenger car||15 € (at the competition centre), 25€ (at the parking area)|
|EMIT Rental||20 €||40 €|
The teams’ running orders are to be entered into the electronic enrolment system either together with the entry or later by using the access code. A running order can be entered as public or non-public; in the latter case, it will become public on Friday, 16th June 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
The running orders for both the Jukola and Venla Relays have to be entered into the electronic enrolment system by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 16th June 2017. After this, changes can only be made for a valid reason. More specific information on this will be published in May 2017 in the Competition Information on the website of Joensuu-Jukola.
Number bibs (NB: no safety pins are provided by the organisers) and other competition material will not be given to a team until its running order has been entered and the correct entry fee and other fees have been paid.
All accommodation within the competition centre has to be booked and paid for through the electronic enrolment system by 1st June 2017. The enrolment system both for the competition and for the accommodation will open 1st December 2016. Accommodation will be confirmed after the organisers have received the payment. Prices for accommodation are presented in the table above. The camping area for tents is mainly located in a sparse, park-like forest. Tent places measure 10 x 10 metres. The tent places are located less than a kilometre from the competition centre.
In addition, 340 unheated team tents (each for a maximum of 16 people) will be provided by the organisers. These team tents are located no more than 1,000 metres from the competition centre. These team tents are to be booked per tent.
Foreign clubs book and pay for the team tents through the electronic enrolment system together with their entry by 10th May 2017. If some of the team tents are available after that time, they can be booked by Finnish teams. These team tents can be booked in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information of accommodation offered by local private persons can be found on the website of Joensuu-Jukola, www.jukola.com/2017/majoitus/.
There are several parking areas for campers and caravans, located approximately 1,000 – 3,000 metres from the competition centre. There will be a limited number of camper/caravan places available, and they will be given out in booking order. The places have to be booked and paid for through the electronic enrolment system by 10th May 2017.
Information on other accommodation options can be found on the website of Joensuu-Jukola.
Wind shelter area for the teams
Clubs and associations have an opportunity to book a place for a wind shelter near the changeover / finish area. Clubs and associations making an entry for at least eight teams (Jukola and Venla combined) will have the right to book two wind shelter places. All the clubs and associations that want to have a wind shelter place have to book it through the enrolment system. There are approximately 150 wind shelter places and they will be given out in booking (and paying) order.
The competition centre is located at Eno school centre, 35 kilometres north-east of Joensuu. It will open on Friday, 16th June 2017 at 10:00 a.m. In the competition centre there is for example a canteen, first aid services and an information desk as well as shops and exhibition areas. No accommodation is allowed or available before the opening of the competition centre.
Detailed instructions on arrival and other information can be found in the “Guide to Joensuu-Jukola” which is published on the website of Joensuu-Jukola in May 2017. Signs to the competition centre and organisers guiding will be in place on 16th June at 10:00 a.m. It is required that everyone obeys the driving instructions given by the organisers.
Bus transport from Joensuu to the competition centre will be organized. Information on the schedules, bus stops etc. will be published later on the website of Joensuu-Jukola.
Parking and Parking Fees
All cars will be parked on the parking areas according to the guidance and instructions given by the organisers. Passenger cars will be parked on fields, approximately 3,400 metres from the competition centre. There will be no transport from the fields to the competition centre. However, baggage transport will be organized.
The parking fee for a passenger car is €15 if purchased at the information desk or at the Jukola shop. The parking fee is €25 if paid at the parking area. Please note that cars with paid fees may leave the parking area on their own lane without queuing.
Campers and caravans: see Accommodation above.
The bus stops are approximately 300 metres from the competition centre. Club buses staying on the organised parking area will have to book their parking in advance by 1st June 2017 through the electronic enrolment system. The bus parking area is in Joensuu and is free of charge.
There will be a parking area for bicycles in the competition centre. Motorcycles are parked on a separate area approximately 1,000 metres from the competition centre. Parking of bicycles and motorcycles is free of charge.
A children’s world offering free time activities is available for children.
Dressing and Showers
Dressing will take place in the teams’ own tents. There will be showers with warm water as well a sauna (entrance fee €3) in the competition centre.
Training is possible with the training maps of Joensuu-Jukola. More information on trainings can be found on the website of Joensuu-Jukola. Over the Jukola weekend, training is possible on the model area in the vicinity of the competition centre. Maps to this training are sold from 10:00 a.m. on Friday, 16th June at the competition centre.
|Competition Manager||Arja Makkonen, email@example.com, +358 (0)50-405 1610|
|Secretary General||Sami Leinonen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 (0)50-557 8003|
|Event and Marketing Manager||Börje Vartiainen, email@example.com, +358 (0)40-553 2769|
|Communications Manager||Juuso Metsälä, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 (0)45-352 6569|
|Map and Course Manager||Jussi Silvennoinen, email@example.com, +358 (0)40-766 3959|
|Course setters||Petri Vainio, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 (0)50-320 7568
Simo Martomaa, email@example.com, +358 (0)40-595 5731
|Course controller||Jarmo Puttonen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 (0)40-516 9928|
|Invited guests||Pertti Ahtiainen, email@example.com|
|Media||Juuso Metsälä, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 (0)45-352 6569|
|Jukola -email@example.com, +358 (0)50-557 8003|
|Technical advisor||Heikki Peltola (SSL), firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 (0)50-511 3957|
Welcome to the 69th Jukola and the 40th Venla relay!