37th Youth Jukola in Kotka on Saturday, 20th of August 2022

Youth Jukola is an international orienteering relay with 7 legs for junior orienteers. The team is consisting of
both girls and boys in different ages.

Leg, age, level of difficulty, and estimated course lengths

Year of birth     Level of difficulty          Course length
1. W16 year 2006 or later         14             4,3 km
2. M/W16 year 2006 or later    14             4,6 km
3. M/W14 year 2008 or later    10             2,5 km
4. W14 year 2008 or later         12             3,3 km
5. M/W14 year 2008 or later    12             3,3 km
6. W18 year 2004 or later         16             5,1 km
7. M/W18 year 2004 or later    16             5,6 km
Total 28,7 km

All legs include approximately 450 m of marked route. Forking is used in all legs, except on the third leg.

The relay starts with a mass start at 11:00 a.m. The winner is expected to finish approximately at 2:00 p.m.

Competition rules
The competition rules of the Finnish Orienteering Federation (FOF) and instructions given by the organizers
must be followed. The use of spiked shoes is prohibited, but shoes with studs are allowed.

GPS tracking
The organizer has reserved GPS tracking devices for the top teams of the relay for tracking during the
competition on legs 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7. If a team refuses to carry GPS tracking devices, the team will be
disqualified from the competition. Own GPS tracking devices without screen are allowed during the
competition. Specific instructions for using the GPS devices can be found later on the organizer’s website.

Eligibility to participate

The contest is primarily aimed at club teams. Clubs that cannot put together their own relay team or clubs
that have more orienteers than team(s) includes may form combination teams. Students from schools or
youth organizations can also form teams. Runners from an orienteering club participating in a school or
youth organization teams must ask permission from their own club. The team composition needs to be
made according to the table presented above (leg and age). Furthermore, the organizer forms combined
teams of runners who have signed up for the orienteer pool. Participants are not required to obtain a FOF
license. They compete with own responsibility.

Top 15 of club teams will be rewarded with medals of Youth Jukola. Seven best club teams will also get
additional prize. The winning team will be awarded the challenge trophy for a year. Also, the best
combination team will be rewarded.

The registration for the relay opens on 20th of June 2022 and ends on Sunday, 7th of August 2022 at 11:59
p.m. Entries are processed through an online registration service, which can be found on the organizer’s

Late registration
Late entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on 14th of August 2022 with an additional fee and through an
online registration service.

Entry fee
118 € / team. Late registration 175 € / team.
The entry fee for the registration and late registration is paid online using the official registration service.

Running order
The running orders of teams are entered into the system either during the entry or later, by 2:00 p.m. on
Friday, 19th of August. Running orders must be entered using the registration system or in competition

Competition office / INFO
Competition office is located at the competition centre. On Friday, 19th of August 2022 the office is open
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday, 20th of August the office is open from 8:00 a.m.

Punching system

Each team must have at least three Emit cards. The same Emit card may not be used by two different
teams. Emit cards can be rented from the organizers for 5€ / card. The amount of rental cards required
must be indicated in the registration form when making the entry. The number of Emit cards do not need
to be reported in advance, as they will be registered into the system when the runners enter the start or
changeover area.

Club tents

Club tents can be set up in the competition centre on Friday, August 18th 2022 from 5 p.m. onwards. Tents
can only be set up on reserved places. The booking of a tent place must be done during the registration
process online. The size of the tent place is 6m x 6m and the fee is 12 € / tent. The organizer will share club
tents places.

Competition map

Orienteering map completed on 7/2022, scale of 1:7500, contour interval of 5 m. The size of the map is A4,
and it is in a plastic cover. Mapped by Kimmo Nykänen.
Old maps and terrain description are available on the competition website.

Forbidden training area

The competition area is declared forbidden for competition and training until the 2022 Youth Jukola Relay.
The forbidden area is presented on the competition website, as well as in the map register on the Finnish
Orienteering Federation’s website.

Competition terrain

The terrain is quite small, uniform hilly area surrounded by settlements. It is mainly consisted of bare cliff,
pine forest and some small rocky areas. The visibility and run ability are very good. In addition to the sports
track, there are plenty of paths. Some paths are so small that those are not described on the map. There
are also quite large height differences, about 45 meters between competition centre ja the highest point of
the terrain.

Directions to the competition center

The competition center is located at Tampsa skicenter. Detailed instructions for arrival will be published on
the competition website.
Road signs directing to the competition center will be in place by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 18th August 2022. The driving instructions issued by the organizers must be followed.


Parking is shared to two separate areas. Closest are to competition center consist about 200 places for cars
and the distance is 300 – 600 m. Parking in that area is charged and the fee must be paid to Info in
competition centre. Another parking area is free for charge and approximately 1500 m walk from the
competition centre.
The place for unloading and pick up of cars and club buses is located nearby the competition centre. Buses
and campers have their own parking area approximately 1500 m walk from the competition centre, and it is
free for charge.

Washing and changing

Washing and changing facilities are located in the Kyminkartano school, approximately 600 m guided route
from the competition centre. It is strictly forbidden to swim or to wash yourself in the pond of competition


The organizer provides accommodation on the floor of school for the nights between Friday 19th and
Sunday 21st of August 2022 (sleeping bag, matress etc. are not included). The accommodation and morning
/ evening meals must be reserved during the registration process.
Accommodation is located at Korkeakoski school, approximately 2 km away from the competition centre of
Youth Jukola and 1 km away from the competition centre of Sundays event. There is the railway stand
nearby the school.
More information about accommodation alternatives will be published on the event website.


Youth Jukola trainings in similar terrains are available from the beginning of June. Further information will
be published soon on the event website.
There is also a small training terrain nearby the competition centre (walking distance appr. 700 m). It is
available from the beginning of July and also on the competition weekend. The map of this training is also
available in the Info on its opening hours.

Food and beverage

There is a restaurant, café and grill at the competition centre. Lunch is available at the restaurant on
Saturday 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (including vegetarian food, all meals are lactose free, milk-free
and gluten-free is also available). Lunch tickets are recommended to be purchased during the registration
process by 17th of August. The purchased tickets are delivered within the club material.

Main officials

Competition director Ari Kukkonen +358 45 319 2882
Course setter Ari Heinola +358 40 860 5305
General secretary Salla Töyrylä +358 44 328 4175
Technical advisor (TA) Mika Kantola +358 40 738 1901
Course controller Jyrki Hyyrynen +358 45 122 456

Additional information:
The event website:

Welcome to Kotka!
Kymin Suunnistajat and Vehkalahden Veikot, Kaukametsäläiset,
and Finnish Orienteering Federation (FOF)