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 28.-29.7.2012

V Retki Rogaining
28.-29.7.2012 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 2012.

Event schedule:

Registration starts February 15th 2012 12.00 Finnish time(GMT +2.00)
Bulletin 1, March 15th
Bulletin 2, July 1st

Start of competition July 28th 2012 12:00

Event Centre

Is located in Pirkanmaa, about 50 km from city of the Tampere.

Competition classes

There are two competition classes in the V 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.

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
20.00 finish of the 8-hour event
12.00 (noon) finish of the 24-hour event


The registration is made over the internet at: 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 10.7.
24 h	60 €/person		70 €/person		80 €/person
8 h	40 €/person		50 €/person		60 €/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 race centre during the event, and one hour after the finish of 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 is made available at a nominal price.


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 July the 27th. 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.

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,
International contact:
Internet services: Miika Pietilä

Bulletin 1

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