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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Bulletin 1

VII Retki Rogaining
9.-10.8.2014 Hailuoto, Oulu, Finland

All orienteerers, hikers, mountain runners, hill walkers, outdoor adventurers, firms, friends and families are cordially welcome to participate in the biggest Finnish 24h rogaining event 2014.

Event schedule

Registration starts February 15th 2014 12.00 Finnish time (GMT +2.00)
Bulletin 1, April 15th
Bulletin 2, July 15th

Start of competition August 9th 2014 12:00

Event Centre

Event centre is in Hailuoto School that is located in center of Hailuoto island, about 55 km from city of Oulu. The address of the Event Centre is Luovontie 61 90480 Hailuoto and the map link is:

The Event Centre is open on Friday 9.8. at 18.00-21.00 and on Saturday at 8.00 til the end of the event on Sunday at 14.00

Competition classes

There are three competition classes in the Retki Rogaining.


A team consists of 2 to 5 members.

Team classes

In the 24-hour competition there are several team classes.

MO Men open
WO Women open
XO Mixes open
MJ Men Junior 15-18
WJ Women Junior 15-18
XJ Mixed Junior 15-18
MV Men Veteran 40+
WV Women Veteran 40+
XV Mixed Veteran 40+
MSV Men Superveteran 55+
WSV Women Superveteran 55+
XSW Mixed Superveteran 55+

The teams compete in every class for which they are eligible, for example juniors, seniors and veterans compete in open category, too.

In the 8-hour competition there is only one team class, OPEN.

In the MTB 7-hour competition there is only one team class, OPEN.

Age limit

All participants must be at least 15 years of age.

Preliminary competition timetable

12.00 (noon) Start of the 24-hour and 8-hour events
13.00 Start of the MTB 7-hour event
20.00 finish of the 8-hour event and MTB 7-hours event
12.00 (noon) finish of the 24-hour event


The registration is made over the internet at: Registration System. You will receive an invoice by e-mail after your registration in confirmed by the organisers. You can pay the entry fee on account Free Adventure ry IBAN: FI64 5741 3620 4342 22 with reference number 1122. Bank account BIC-code for foreign payments is OKOYFIHH.

Entry fees

The entry fee of a team is the sum of individual fees of the team members.

Class Paid by 1.4.		Paid by 31.5.		Paid by 26.7.
24 h	65 €/person		75 €/person		85 €/person
8 h	45 €/person		55 €/person		65 €/person
7 h    45 €/person		55 €/person		65 €/person

Event map

Scale 1:40 000, h = 5 m, topographical map


The visits at the checkpoints are recorded by the teams by using an electronic punching system. The rent of the punching system is included in the fee.


At the Hashhouse.

All catering at the hash house in the Event Centre during the event is included in the fee. Besides that there will be water posts along the course. The pre-event meal is not included.


Showers are at the Event Centre.


Three best teams in every class shall be awarded with prizes.


Event Centre is on the island so ferry must be used at arrival and departure. Make sure you reserve enough time arriving Hailuoto if coming on the event morning. More information about the time tables of ferries and busses can be found at Hailuoto Tourism website and Finferries website


Accommodation options can be found at Hailuoto Tourism website

Event organisers also offer hard floor accommodation at Event Centre during the race. Floor accommodation reservations to Marko Vapa +358405388132 /

Additional information

You may contact the organising committee:
Chairman of the Organising Committee: Seppo Mäkinen, +358405564939,
Course setter team: Seppo Mäkinen, Marko Vapa and Mikko Vapa
Registration and fees: Seppo Mäkinen,
International contacts: Seppo Mäkinen, and Jari Kaaja, jari.kaaja at
Internet services, registration and timing: Miika Pietilä, miikapietila at miip biz

Bulletin 2

Further information will be added on Bulletin 2.