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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Invitation 10.-11.8.2013

VI Retki Rogaining
10.-11.8.2013 Sappee, Pirkanmaa - Finland

All orienteerers, hikers, mountain runners, hill walkers, outdoor adventurers, firms, friends and families are cordially welcome to participate in the biggest Finnish rogaining event 2013. And now 2013 also for mountainbikers.

Event schedule:

Registration starts February 15th 2013 12.00 Finnish time(GMT +2.00)
Bulletin 1, March 15th
Bulletin 2, July 15th

Start of competition August 10th 2013 12:00

Event Centre

Is located in Sappee Travel Centre, about 65 km from city of the Tampere. More information at Sappee webpage.

Competition classes

There are three competition classes in the VI 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.

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 = 5m, 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.


All catering at the hash house (hash house are about in the middle of the competition area, not in start place) 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, but there is restaurant services in Sappee Travel Centre.


Three best teams in every class shall be awarded a prize.

Ground transportation

We are glad to let you know that there will be a bus transportation from Tampere airport and railway station to the event centre on the evening of August the 9th. The fee of the transportation is not included in the race fee, but will be nominal. Further information will be available on this site later in the spring. If you need bus transportation, please let us now.


At Sappee there are several options for accommodation. For further information and bookings, please contact

Additional information

Further information will be added on the website whenever it becomes available. You may also contact the organising committee:
Chairman of the organising committee:
Registration and fees: Jari Kaaja, jari.kaaja at
International contact: Miika Pietilä, miikapietila at
Internet services: Miika Pietilä

Bulletin 1

Further information will be added on Bulletin 1. You will find it March 15th, on this page.