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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Competition info



22.-23.9.2007 Jämijärvi

Competition Centre

Competition Centre of Retki Rogaining is Jämi Ski Tunnel ( There will be road signs from Jämijärvi. Follow control flags and RETKI-signs


Car park will be at the hill. It is possible to unload race gear near the competition centre


Teams can camp on the north side of Ski Tunnel in the area between Ski Tunnel and road. Teams are allowed to camp there from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

Caravans must be parked at Jämi Camping which is 200 meters south from competition centre. Caravan camping fee (10 eur) must be paid to Jämi Info at the restaurant building.

For other accomodation possibilities contact Jämi Info +358 2 573 6530 or

Registration and material

Teams shall register while arriving competition centre to gain competition material. Each team will get number bibs, safety pins, EMIT-cards and other material used during the competition.

Teams are responsible for the material they receive and a fee for lost EMIT-card is 60 eur.


Friday 21.9.2007

12.00 	Road guidance ready
18.00-24.00	Office open
	- registration 
	- camping
-22.30	Local restaurant open: á la carte, pizza, hamburgers
Saturday 22.9.2007
7.00- 24.00	Office open
8.00-10.00	Breakfast at Jämi restaurant
9.00-12.00	Distribution of maps and other competition material (24 h and 8 h)
12.00	Start (24 h and 8 h)
20.15	Finish closes (8 h)
22.00	Prizegiving ceremony (8 h)
Sunday 23.9.
00.00-14.00	Office open
8.00-10.00	Breakfast at Jämi restaurant
8.00-9.00	Distribution of maps and other competition material (3h)
9.00	Start (3h)
12.15	Finish closes (3 h)
12.30	Finish closes (24h)
14.00	Prizegiving ceremony (24 h and 3 h)


The map is in scale 1:40 000 - contour interval 5 meters - but is a small magnification of the 1:50 000 topographic map. There are no updates since year 1999 which means that all roads, trails or buildings constructed after that do not appear in the map. Specifically some small free time buildings are missing.

The map is printed on two A3 sized papers. Each team member will receive his/her own pair of map and a plastic map cover

Map is missing some paths and roads especially in the military training areas used for military training but also on some other areas.

The stones shown in map are clear in the terrain but on the other hand all stones which seem to be large and clearly visible in the terrain are not marked in the map. As well the marking of open bedrock and steeps is in some cases varying but in general the appearance of the map corresponds well with the scale. Minor objects are not marked at all.

In the area are a number of shelters which are free to be used for hikers. They do not appear in the competition map at all or with a tiny black dot which is in praxis invisible.

In the competition centre is a map indicating the locations of those shelters. Anyhow those shelters are free to be used also by the competitors. The shelters for open use can be recognized of the info board which is not at site in the case of shelter for private use.

”Turpeentuotantoalueet” Peat production areas
In the terrain are several peat production areas, in which are not allowed to be passed. They are marked in the map with text ”Turvetuotantoalue” and yellow dotted area.

Shooting ranges ”Ampumarata”
In the area are several small shooting ranges, which are marked with text Ampumarata. They are fenced and the access is restricted but it is still good to note those.

Airport and runways
The runway area in the Competition Centre and near by are in use and it is not allowed to walk on those in any conditions


Teams can visit the controls in any order. There is a total of 56 controls.

Teams are not allowed to plan inside.

Terrain includes many variations of Finnish forest. The centerpart is dominated by a ridge growing pine. The rest of area is forest mainly in farming use and countryside housing.


Controls are marked with flag and and reflector. There is also EMIT-unit at each control. There is model control at start area

Controls have numbers 20 -110. The first number indicates tens of points of the control eg. conrol 24 gives 20 points. Controls with three digits are worth 100 points eg 110 gives 100 points.

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


EMIT timing system will be used. Emit card(s) must be cleared before start. Team must punch one and only one card at each of the controls they wish to gain points. If same control is found on both cards team will be receive penalty. In case of a lost Emit-card it is possible to receive new one from the competition centre but the controls on the lost card must be visited again to gain the points.

Teams will receive one (8h and 3h) emit-card. Because of the limit of 48 controls in Emit-card teams in 24 hour competition will receive two Emit-cards which are attached together with a meter of rope. Teams should you the first card for the first 12 hours and the second card for the second 12 hours. The card which is not in use should be stored in backpack to make sure it won't register the controls it is not supposed to register.

Teams are responsible for clearing the Emit-card at start area.

Visiting controls

All the team must be together within 20 meters from each control. Competitors are not allowed to rest within 100 meters from controls unless the control is a refreshment control.

Refreshment controls

There will be spring, water container with tap or plain water containers at refreshment controls. Competitors are not allowed to spoil, use excessively or use for wash up the water at refreshment controls. The taps must not be left running.

Start and finish

Start and finish are located in front of the Ski Tunnel. Competitors shall finish at latest on Saturday at 2200 (8h) or on Sunday at 1200 (24h and 3h).

For every starting minute late the team will gain 10 penalty points.

Teams finishing more tha 15 minutes late will be disq and stated as late. In 24 hour competition team finishing more than 30 minutes late will be disq and stated as late.

Obligatory equipment

For all your safety each tema must carry a mobile phone in waterproof packing and a first aid kit with emergency blanket, first aid gauze (pack or two rolls), plaster and sports tape. Each competitor must have a whistle, a drink water container, nutriment and stocking cap, spare undershirt and windproof jacket.

Meals during the competition

During the competition competitors can eat and drink in the restaurant tent located near the Ski Tunnel entrance. There will be bouillon, bread, pickled cucumber, potato chips, raisins, bananbas, water, juice, tee and coffee server. In the morning there will be porridge served.

Competitors should also take with them sports drink and nutrition they are used to use during this kind of events.

First aid

Each team must have first aid kid. At competition info will be more equipment.

In the case of emergency

If your team faces am emergency during the competition, you must notify the organisers of the event immediately for further assistance, if it is needed. If the emergency is life threatening, you must call 112, the common emergency number.

If it is a less hazardous emergency, please call the organisers at 044 577 8827. 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 may call 044 577 8827 also if a checkpoint has been vandalised, there is no water at a water post or you come across another technical problem on the course.


There are toilets at both locker rooms at Ski Tunnel and two toilets by the corridor. In terrain there are no toilets by the organizer.

Shower and sauna

Competitors can use the shower and sauna at Ski Tunnel after competition.

Meal after competition

There will be warm food served for two hours after competition in the restaurant tent.