EVENT INVITATION

The international orienteering relay competitions, the 73rd Jukola Relay and the 44th Venla Relay, will be held in Mynämäki, 18.-19.6.2022. The main organizers of the event are Mynämäen Suunnistajat -52 ry and Liedon Parma ry.

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

73rd 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.

Estimated distance Estimated leg time Climb
1. 13,9 km dusk/dark 72 min 320 m
2. 11,7 km dark 61 min 260 m
3. 14,9 km dark/dawn 79 min 340 m
4. 8,7 km dawn/daylight 46 min 190 m
5. 9,2 km daylight 49 min 210 m
6. 14,6 km daylight 77 min 330 m
7. 16,8 km daylight 87 min 390 m
Total 89,8 km 7h 51 min 2040 m

 

All legs include approximately 550 meters of marked route. Forking is used in all legs. The sun sets at 11:07 p.m. on Saturday, 18th of June and rises at 3:59 a.m. on Sunday, 19th of June. The race starts with a mass start at 11.00 p.m. on Saturday, 18th of June 2022.

44th 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. 7,5 km 45 min 170 m
2. 8,0 km 47 min 180 m
3. 6,1 km 34 min 125 m
4. 8,7 km 50 min 195 m
Total 30,3 km 2 h 56 min 670 m

 

All legs include approximately 550 meters of marked route. Forking is used in all legs. The race starts with a mass start at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 18th of June 2022.

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 permitted. 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 Lukkari-Jukola’s website: https://jukola.com/2022/en/competitors/training-ban-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) will be printed in March 2022. Mapped by Ari Salonen 6/2019-12/2021. 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, including any women competing also 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 in Finland during the competition season (1st January – 31st December). Only competitors born in 2007, or earlier, are allowed to compete in the relays.

Registration and Payment

The registration process opens on December 1st, 2021 on Lukkari-Jukola’s website https://jukola.com/2022/en/. The contact person for the club will do the enrollment and pay for the teams in the electronic enrolment system. The registration to the enrolment system is renewed and the old PIN-codes are no longer used.

Registering the teams happens as follows:
• The contact person for the club creates a personal Jukola-account on the website jukola.com
• The contact person logs in to the enrolment system with his/her Jukola-account
• The contact person enrols the teams and pays for the teams and extra services the same way as before
NB: Invitation link and detailed instructions for enrolment will be sent through e-mail in November 2021 to all the clubs and associations who participated in Arctic Circle Jukola 2021.

Each team must have at least four (4) Emit cards in Jukola relay and three (3) in Venla relay. The same Emit cards may not 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. Renting an Emit card costs 20 euros per card until May 10th, 2022, after this date the price will be 40 euros per card. The amount of rental cards required must be indicated in the registration form when making the entry. Numbers of Emit cards do not need to be reported in advance, as they will be registered into the electronic result system at the competition centre when runners enter the start and changeover area.

The schedule for registration, entry fees and other payments made in advance 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 clubs are asked to check all the details carefully when entering a team and paying. Once the registration has been paid, 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

 

Entry fees 2.2.2022 10.5.2022 31.5.2022
until 11.59 p.m. until 11.59 p.m. until 11.59 p.m.
Venla/team 200 € 240 € 400 €
Jukola/team 350 € 420 € 700 €

 

A team has the right to cancel their participation before May 10th, 2022 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 10th, 2022, the entry fee will not be returned. Participation and cancellation of extra services can be made by sending an e-mail to the general secretary, to the email address mirkka.maisila@jukola.com.

Starting order of the teams registered before May 10th 2022 is determined by the results from Arctic Circle Jukola 2021. All teams registered and paid later will find their starting position at the end of the starting list. All questions regarding the starting lists should be sent to the technical advisor, to the email address jaakko.lajunen@jukola.com.

Other Fees

10.5.2022 31.5.2022
until 11.59 p.m. until 11.59 p.m.
ACCOMMODATION FEES
Camping pitch, 10 m x 10 m 35 € 70 €
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 car/motorcycle 20 € (from the competition centre) 25 € (at the parking area)
EMIT-CARD RENT 20 € 40 €

Running Order

The running orders of teams are entered into the electronic enrolment system either during the entry or later. The running order can be entered as public or non-public; in the latter case, it will become public on Friday, 17th of June 2022 at 6.00 p.m.

The running orders for both relays, the Jukola and the Venla, must be entered into the electronic enrolment system by 6.00 p.m. on Friday, 17th of June 2022. After this, changes can only be made in exceptional circumstances. More specific information on this will be published in June 2022 in the Competition Information on the website of Lukkari-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.

Accommodation

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 December 1st, 2021. 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 close to the competition centre and the size of each pitch is 10 x 10 m. The distance from the camping area to the gate of the changeover and start area is approximately 1100-1600 meters.

In addition, the organizers will provide non-heated team tents which can accommodate up to 16 people. These tents are located at approximately 600-1100 meters from the gate to 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 10th 2022. Any tents that remain available after that time can be booked by Finnish teams by sending an e-mail to toimisto.2022@jukola.com.

Information related to accommodation offered by local private people can be found on Lukkari-Jukola’s website at https://jukola.com/2022/majoitus-2/yksityinen-majoitus/ (in Finnish).

Parking and accommodation areas for campers and camper vans are located in different areas, up to 2000 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 before May 10th, 2022. There is no electricity available for the campers and/or camper vans.

Please see other accommodation options on the website of Lukkari-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 300 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 2021 have the right to reserve wind shelter places 1-50. Booking and payment must be made by February 2nd, 2022.

Competition Centre

The competition centre is located at Mynämäki sports centre, about 2 km southeast from the centre of Mynämäki. The competition centre opens on Friday, June 17th 2022 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 or at the camping areas before the official opening time of the competition centre.

Arrival

Detailed instructions for arrival and other information can be found in the “Guide to Lukkari-Jukola” which will be published on the Lukkari-Jukola’s website in May 2022. Road signs directing to the competition centre will be in place by June 17th, 2022, by 8.00 a.m. The driving instructions issued by the organizers must be strictly adhered to.

Information on other means of transportation to the competition centre will be published later at Lukkari-Jukola’s website.

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 at approximately 1500-2500 meters walk from the competition centre. Parking areas for invited guests, media and disabled guests are located next to the competition centre.

The parking fee for a passenger car and a motorcycle is 20 euros, if purchased from the information desk in the competition centre. When paid at the parking area, the parking fee is 25 euros.
Campers and caravans: see the Accommodation section above.

The bus stops for unloading and pick up of club buses are located on the eastern side of the competition centre, about 1000 meters from the competition centre and about 1500-2300 meters from the tent camping areas. Equipment transportation close to the tent camping areas is available on Saturday from approximately 8 a.m. to 1:30 pm. The bus parking area is at a quarry on the eastern side of highway 8, about 2,5 km from the competition centre. The bus parking area is free of charge. Clubs must book a parking spot for their club bus in advance through the electronic enrolment system, latest on May 31st, 2022.

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

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

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.

Training

Pre-race trainings are available using the training maps of Lukkari-Jukola. More information on trainings can be found on Lukkari-Jukola’s website. Maps can also be purchased from the information desk in the competition centre from Friday, June 17th 2022 at 10 a.m.

Competition officials

Competition director Petri Paukkunen, petri.paukkunen@jukola.com, +358-400-669203
General secretary Mirkka Maisila, mirkka.maisila@jukola.com, +358-40-5617173
Media and Communication manager Sanna Nyman, sanna.nyman@jukola.com
Map and course manager Pekka Lapila, pekka.lapila@jukola.com
Course setter / Jukola Heikki Andersson, heikki.andersson@jukola.com
Course setter / Venla Maippi Antikainen, maippi.antikainen@jukola.com
Course controller Ilkka Saarimäki, ilkka.saarimaki@gmail.com
Technical advisor (TA) Jaakko Lajunen, jaakko.lajunen@jukola.com, +358-400-142222

Welcome to the 73rd Jukola Relay and to the 44th Venla Relay!

Lukkari-Jukola’s office, mirkka.maisila@jukola.com
Registration and instructions, https://jukola.com/2022/en/
Accommodation, https://jukola.com/2022/en/accomodation/accomodation-info/
Finnish Orienteering Organization’s rules, www.suunnistusliitto.fi
Forbidden training area, https://jukola.com/2022/en/competitors/training-ban-area/