Rogaining is team sport of long distance cross-country navigation and enjoying. It is closely related to orienteering and many people enjoy both sports. The events can take up to 24 hours on route choosen by the competitors.

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Finnish Rogaining Championships 2018
and 10th Retki-Rogaining
8.-9.9.2018 Jämi -Finland

Competition Centre

The Competition Center of Finnish Rogaining Championships 2018 and 10th Retki-Rogaining is at the Jämi Travel Centre, about 70 km from city of the Tampere. More information at Jämi webpage.
Address: Jämintie 655, 38800 Jämijärvi


Teams can camp on the area shown by the organizers from Friday evening 19.00 until Sunday afternoon.

Before race there is many possibilities to stay a night. In Jämi area you can rent gottages or live in hotel and nearest big hotel is Ikaalisten Kylpylä


The map is in scale 1:40 000 and has contour intervals of 5 metres.

The map is printed on one 80 cm x 70 cm sized paper. Each team member will receive his/her own map and a plastic map cover.

More information about map you will get on competition material.


Teams may visit the controls in any order. Teams are allowed to plan the course inside a specific building and in competitors own tents. Most parts of the competition area are forestry lands and parts are protected areas.


The controls are marked with an orange-white flag and a reflector. There is also a SI-unit at each control. There is a model control at start area.

Control descriptions will be given on a separate sheet of paper. Refreshment controls are shown in the control descriptions.

Refreshment controls

There will be springs, wells or water containers at refreshment controls. Competitors are not allowed to spoil, to use water excessively or use water for washing up at refreshment controls. The taps must not be left running.

Obligatory equipment

For your own safety each team must carry

* a mobile phone in a waterproof package (working in finnish mobile network, Phone must be closed from saturday 11.30 AM until finishing the race)
* a first aid kit with emergency blanket (space model accepted)
* first aid gauze (pack or two rolls)
* plaster
* sports tape

Each competitor must have

* a whistle
* a water container
* some food
* a cap
* spare undershirt
* windproof jacket
* torch (e.g. head light)

MTB 8h: Competitors must use helmet all the time during the race, also when they are running in forest without bike.

All obligatory equipment must be carried all the time. You cannot leave any obligatory equipment on the trail, not even for a short period of time. However, you can leave other than obligatory equipment on the trail, but only after the start of the race and you must have it with you when you finish your race. You are not allowed to leave equipment on the trail and pick it up after the race.

Meals during the competition

During the competition competitors can eat and drink in the restaurant tent. This service is included in registration fee.

First aid

Each team must have a first aid kit. At the competition office there will be first aid equipment for injuries, but not for teams to take on the course.

In the case of emergency

If your team faces an emergency during the competition, you must notify the organizers of the event immediately for further assistance, if it is needed.

If in case the emergency is life threatening, you must call 112, the common emergency number. If it is a less hazardous emergency, please call the organizers number +358 50 5979 392. There is a 24 hour service at this number. Please register this number on the mobile phone which you carry with you during the race.

You can switch on your mobile phone during the race, but only in case of emergency. Using of mobile phones will be monitored. You may call +358 50 5979 392 also if a checkpoint has been vandalized, there is no water at a water post or you come across another technical problem along the course.


There are toilets at the competition center.

Shower and sauna

There is a washing possibility after the race.

Meal after competition

There will be warm meal ( or breakfast) served for two hours after the finishing time in the Hotel Jämi restaurant

Prize giving ceremony

Prizes will be awarded 2 hours after the finishing time of all events in the competition center.

In the 8-hour event the best team (one) will be awarded a prize and then there is also a lottery.

In the 8-hour MTB event the best teams will be awarded prizes. The number of prizes depends on the number of teams in each class. There is also a lottery.

In 24-hour event the best teams are awarded prizes. The number of prizes depends on the number of teams in each class. Three best teams are awarded prizes if there are ten or more teams in results list in that class, two teams are awarded prizes if 5-9 teams are in that class or one team if 3-4 teams are in that class.

If there are less than two teams in a class in results list, then this class will be joining next younger age category when awarding prizes. During the ceremony there will be also some lottery prizes for participants and to receive such a prize you have to be present in person to collect the prize.

Special rules for competition centre

Competition center is Travel Centre area. There will be other type of events happening and foreign people at the same time in the area nearby. Nevertheless, competition center is a compact area and will be marked clearly. There will be 24 hour monitoring in the area by the organizers, but be careful with your belongings.

Making fire is forbidden.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure in Jämi forests!