Event Invitation

The international orienteering relay competitions, the 71st Jukola Relay and the 42nd Venla Relay, will be held in Kangasala, 15. –16.6.2019. The main organizer of the event is Kangasala SK ry.

The competition instructions for the Kangasala-Jukola competition, as well as the event programme and a “Guide to Kangasala-Jukola” will be published as electronic versions in May 2019. All competitors are asked to download these beforehand.

71. Jukolan 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.

Estimated distance Estimated leg time Climb
1. 10,9 dusk/dark 69 min 280 m
2. 10,5 km dark 70 min 290 m
3. 13,2 km dark/dawn 87 min 340 m
4. 7,3 km dawn/daylight 47 min 210 m
5. 7,8 km daylight 48 min 230 m
6. 11,1 km daylight 68 min 330 m
7. 12,9 km daylight 77 min 350 m
Total 73,7 km 7 h 46 min 2030 m


All legs include approximately 1200-1300 meters of marked route. Forking is used in all legs. The sun sets at 11.06 p.m. on Saturday, 15th of June 2019 and rises at 3.41 a.m. on Sunday, 16th of June 2019. The race starts with a mass start at 11.00 p.m. on Saturday, 15th of June 2019.

42. Venla Relay

An orienteering relay competition with four legs for women’s teams from orienteering clubs and other associations. The winning team will be awarded the challenge trophy “Venlan avaimet” (“Venla’s keys”) donated by the Kaukametsäläiset association.

Estimated distance Estimated leg time Climb
1. 6,0 km 40 min 140 m
2. 5,7 km 37 min 130 m
3. 7,3 km 50 min 150 m
4. 7,9 km 53 min 160 m
Total 26,8 km 3 h 00 min 580 m


All legs include approximately 1200-1300 meters of marked route. Forking is used in all legs. The race starts with a mass start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 15th of June 2019.

General Information

The event is regulated by the rules of the Suomen Suunnistusliitto (the Finnish Orienteering Federation (FOF)). The rules of FOF are available on the FOF website at www.suunnistusliitto.fi. It is forbidden to use spiked shoes, but shoes with studs are permissible. GPS trackers will be allocated to chosen teams and must be worn throughout the competition. The chosen teams named by the organizers will use numbered vests.

The embargoed (forbidden) area can be found on the Kangasala-Jukola website: ./en/competitors/forbidden-area/

Competition Map and Punching System

Offset printed orienteering map with a scale of 1:10 000 and a contour interval of 5 meters (ISOM2017).
Mapped by Janne Weckman 06/2017 – 10/2018. Maps are sealed in plastic. The electronic Emit punching system will be used.

Eligibility to Participate

Participants are not required to obtain a Finnish Orienteering Federation license. It is the responsibility of the clubs and the competing members to ensure that all personal data is correct. Both men and women can participate in the Jukola Relay, this includes any women also competing in the Venla Relay.

The teams of associations (meaning teams other than orienteering clubs) are allowed to have no more than two first class orienteers aged between 17 and 39 years. To women this applies only when competing in the Venla Relay, not in the Jukola Relay. Only teams affiliated to organized orienteering clubs are eligible to compete for podium positions or points for the challenge trophy.

Foreign orienteers in particular are reminded of the fact that they are allowed to compete for only one club during the competition season (1st January – 31st December). Only competitors born in 2004, or earlier, are allowed to compete in the relays.

Registration and Payment

The registration process opens on the December 3rd, 2018. Entries can be submitted through the Kangasala Jukola website www.jukola.com/2019. An access code to the electronic enrolment system is sent via e-mail in November 2018 to the clubs and associations that participated in Lahti-Hollola Jukola in 2018. All new clubs, associations and/or private persons will receive their code after registering in the electronic enrolment system.

Each team must have at least three Emit cards. The same Emit cards are not allowed to be used by two different teams in the same relay. However, the same Emit card can be used in both the Jukola and the Venla Relays. Emit cards can be rented from the organizers. Until May 9th 2019 costs renting an Emit card 20 euros per card, after the date the price is 40 euros per card. The number of rental cards required must be indicated in the registration form when making the entry. Numbers of Emit cards will not be published in advance but will be registered into the electronic result system at the competition centre when the runner enters the start and changeover area.

The schedule for registration, entry fees and other advance payments are shown in the table below. Payment must be made online at the time of an entry or a reservation. 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 teams are asked to check all their details carefully when entering a team and paying. All changes require extra work from the organizers and if changes need to be made, a fee of  20€/change will be charged.

Entry fees until 11.59 p.m.  until 11.59 p.m.   until 11.59 p.m.
31.1.2019 9.5.2019 29.5.2019
Venla/ team 180 € 215 € 360 €
Jukola/ team 315 € 377 € 630 €


Starting order of the teams registered before May 9th, 2019 is determined by the results from the previous year. All teams registered and paid later will find their starting position in the end of the starting list. All questions regarding the starting lists to be sent to the technical advisor, to the email address jaakko.lajunen@jukola.com

A team has the right to cancel their participation before May 9th, 2019 at 11.59 p.m. The entry fee will be returned, but the processing fee of 20€ per a cancelled team will be charged. If a team cancels its participation after May 9th, 2019, the entry fee will not be returned.

Other Fees until 11.59 p.m. until 11.59 p.m.  
9.5.2019 29.5.2019  
Accommodation Fees
Camping pitch, 10 m x 10 m 30 € 60 €
Tent from organizers 245 € 490 €
Wind Shelter Fees
Wind shelter pitch, 6 m x 5 m 50 € 100 €
Parking fees
Camper/ caravan 50 €  100 €
Passenger card/ motorcycle 20 € (from the competition centre), 25€ (at the parking area)
EMIT-card rent                    20 € 40 €


Running Order

The running orders of teams are to be entered into the electronic enrolment system either with the entry or later by using the access code. The running order can be entered as public or non-public; in the latter case, it will become public on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 6.00 p.m.

The running orders for both relays, the Jukola and the Venla, have to be entered into the electronic enrolment system by 6.00 p.m. on Friday, 14th June 2019. After this, changes can only be made in exceptional circumstances. More specific information on this will be published in May 2019 in the Competion Information on the website of Kangasala-Jukola.

Number bibs (note: no safety pins are provided by the organizers) and other team specific competition material will not be available until the running order has been submitted and all fees have been paid.


All accommodation located within the competition centre area has to be booked and paid for through the electronic enrolment system which opens at the same time with the registration, on the December 3rd, 2018. Accommodation will be confirmed after the organizers have received the payment. Prices for accommodation can be found from the table above (Other fees). The camping area for tents is located on a field next to the competition centre and the size of each pitch is 10 x 10 m. Distance from the camping area to the gate of the changeover and start area is approximately 300-1200 meters.

In addition, the organizers will provide approximately 396 non-heated team tents which can accommodate up to 16 people. These tents are located at maximum of 200-600 meters from the gate of the start and changeover area. 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 at latest on May 9th, 2019. Any tents that remain available after that time can be booked by Finnish teams by sending an e-mail to toimisto.2019@jukola.com .

Information related to accommodation offered by local private people can be found on Kangasala-Jukola website at ./en/accommodation/

Parking and accommodation areas for campers and caravans are located up to 2800 meters from the competition centre. Places are limited and distributed in the order of registration. Places must be reserved and paid in advance through the registration system.

Please see other accommodation options on the website of Kangasala-Jukola.

Wind Shelter Area

Competing clubs have an opportunity to book a place for a wind shelter near the changeover and finish area. There are approximately 280 wind shelter places. All competing clubs making an entry for at least eight teams (Jukola and Venla combined) will have the right to book two wind shelter places. All the competing clubs that wish to have a wind shelter place must book it through the electronic enrolment system. The top 50 teams from Jukola 2018 have the right to reserve wind shelter places 1-50. Booking and payment must be made by 31st of January 2019.

Competition Centre

The competition centre is located at Heponiemi, 12km to southeast from the centrum of Kangasala. The competition centre opens on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 10.00 a.m. Facilities located at the competition centre include, for example, a canteen, first aid services and an information desk as well as shops and exhibition areas. No accommodation is allowed at the competition centre before its official opening time.


Detailed instructions for arrival and other information can be found in the “Guide to Kangasala-Jukola” which will be published on the website of Kangasala-Jukola in May 2019. Road signs directing to the competition centre will be in place by June 14th, 2019 at 10.00 a.m. The driving instructions issued by the organizers must be strictly adhered to.

Detailed information on the schedules, bus stops etc. will be published later on the Kangasala-Jukola’s website at ./en/.

Parking and Parking Fees

All cars will be parked on the parking areas according to the guidance and instructions given by the organizers. Passenger cars will be parked on fields, approximately 2000 meters walk from the competition centre. VIP and disabled guests’ parking is located next to the competition centre.

The parking fee for a passanger car and a motorcycle is 20 euros, if purchased in advance from the information desk. When paid at the parking area, the parking fee is 25 euros.

Campers and caravans: see the Accommodation section above.

The bus stops are located near the camping areas and approximately 500-800 meters from the competition centre. Club buses staying in the organized parking area will have to book their parking in advance by May 29th, 2019 through the electronic enrolment system. The bus parking area is 15km from the competition centre and is free of charge.

Bicycles, motorcycles and mopeds have their own parking area at the competition centre. Parking for bicycles and mopeds is free of charge.

Children’s Activities

A “children’s world” offering free time activities is available for children.

Showers and Changing Rooms

There will be showers with warm water as well a sauna (entrance fee €5) at the competition centre. Changing facilities are not provided.

Photos and Filming

During the event, photos and videos will be taken. By registering and participating in the event, you confirm that photos or videos taken of you may be used for event-related marketing and other purposes. The material will not be sold or given to third parties in any other way.


Pre-race trainings are available using the training maps of Kangasala-Jukola. The maps can be ordered by sending an e-mail to toimisto.2019@jukola.com. Also, the maps can be purchased from Friday, June 14th, 2019 from the information desk.

More information on trainings can be found on the website of Kangasala-Jukola. Over the Jukola weekend, there is a training map available of the area nearby the competition centre. Maps to this training area can be purchased from the information desk.

Competition Officials

Competition director             Harri Virta, harri.virta@jukola.com, 040-5656357

General Secretary                       Antti Rantala, antti.rantala@jukola.com, 041-4343394

Marketing Manager               Asko Vesanen, asko.vesanen@jukola.com, 050-3601523

Communication Manager    Outi Hytönen, outi.hytonen@jukola.com, 0400-772574

Map and Course Manager   Mikko Heikkinen, mikko.heikkinen@jukola.com, 0400-750884

Course setters                        Jarkko Liuha, jarkko.liuha@jukola.com, 044-3274623

Petteri Laitinen, petteri.laitinen@jukola.com, 044-3346262

Course Controller                  Ilkka Kivisara, ilkka.kivisara@elisanet.fi, 040-5138243

Media                                      Minna Saarinen, minna.saarinen@jukola.com, 040-5751434

VIP guest services                 Veikko Iittainen, veikko.iittainen@jukola.com, 040-5448030

Jukola-office                           toimisto.2019@jukola.com, 040-2594528

Technical Advisor (TA)        Jaakko Lajunen, jaakko.lajunen@jukola.com, 0400-142222


Welcome to the 71st Jukola Relay and to the 42nd Venla Relay!

Kangasala-Jukola Office: toimisto.2019@jukola.com

Registration and instructions: www.jukola.com/2019/en/

Tents, tent and wind shelter places: The electronic enrolment system

Hotels, cottages, private accommodation, school accommodation: ./en/accommodation/

Finnish Orienteering Organization: www.suunnistusliitto.fi

Forbidden area: ./en/competitors/forbidden-area/