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Bulletin 1, version 1.3.2, updated 24.7.2021

This is the html version of the bulletin 1. Please note the changes in chapter Entering Finland.

 

XIII FinTrailO 2021 TrailO competitions & World Ranking Events in Eno, Joensuu 6th-8th Aug 2021

Selkien Sisu club organizes 5 TrailO competitions on 6.-8.8.2021

 

Programme:

6.8. Friday:

Course setter:

17.00

TempO 1

Pinja Mäkinen

7.8. Saturday:

9.00

TempO 2

Pinja Mäkinen

Immediately after

PreO 1 (WRE)

Lauri Mäkinen

15.00

PreO 2

Petteri Hakala

8.8. Sunday:

10.00

PreO 3 (WRE)

Prizegiving ceremony after the results are final.

Petteri Hakala

 

 

Location: 

Embargoed areas:

All moving inside the marked areas is forbidden for persons taking part in the event until the results of the PreO 3 competition are final. Travelling through the area is permitted along Uimaharjuntie (road number 73) as well with train, but not on the Pielisjoki river, so boating by waters is forbidden.

Categories: E category (TempO and PreO) and A category (PreO). Finnish competitors need a valid Finnish orienteering license. Foreign competitors need an IOF ID. You will get that by creating a profile in IOF Eventor. In A class, the course will be easier and is suitable to get acquainted with the sport. Class A is also appropriate for children, even though not the smallest ones. All competitors, regardless of age, gender and physical ability, compete in the same class according to their skills. 

Entries: Finnish competitors enter via Finnish orienteering federation’s IRMA service. Foreign competitors enter via Eventor (only WRE events) or email (instructions below) and shall pay until Aug 4th by bank transfer. The price is determined by the entry period.

Entry fees in E category 22 EUR (PreO competitions) and 15 EUR (TempO competitions).

In the PreO competitions, also category A will be arranged. Entry fee is 12 EUR. Entries in A category via e-mail and payment by bank transfer at latest on Aug 4th.  

First entry period closes on July 31st. Late entries with 50% higher prices at latest on 4.8.

Mail address for entries: fintrailo2021@gmail.com

Instructions for payments will be added later.

 

Guiding: Guiding to the event center and competition areas starts from road Uimaharjuntie (road number 73).

Event center and info: The event center is the yard of Eno summer theatre. Please note that all moving in the event center is restricted before Friday’s TempO competition. Navigation address of the event center is Paukkajanvirta 25, Joensuu. Coordinates are 62.862360,30.205766. Terrain map / Google maps

NB!! Google shows the driving route wrong, since there is no more railroad crossing next to the theatre, you need to drive along Paukkajanvirta road through tunnel, turning right after the Rahkeenniemi guide sign.
Info will be serving in the event center during the TempO competition of Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, it will be serving on the competition sites.

WC: There is Inva-WC in the event center. It can not be used before the TempO 1 competition.

 

Starts: First start times are marked in the programme. For travelling reasons, you may ask for a start time adjusted to your schedule, please contact fintrailo2021@gmail.com

Maps: Sprint maps specially prepared for TrailO in all competitions. The scale in PreO competitions is 1:4000, and in TempO competitions 1:3000. Equidistance is 2,5 m in all maps. Mapping 2018–2021 by Petteri Hakala.

Terrain and routes: Terrain type is a variety of ice age forms including eskers with pine forests and drumlines next to higher hills. Terrain is mainly forests of different ages and effects of forestry, varying from semi-open logging sites of this spring to spruce forests older than 100 years. In TempO, there will be features of the open air theatre, including man-made constructions and also landforms of an old gravel pit. In PreO, there are forest terrains with lots of boulders and some crags. The routes are mainly flat gravel roads of very good quality, but in two PreO competitions, there are a couple steep parts, which will be marked as One Way -sections. The visibility is mainly very good, but there are some areas of thick vegetation in the PreO competitions.

Punching: In WRE competitions, the official punching system is manual punching. Using own manual punchers is recommended. The organizer has some punchers to borrow (need to be pre-ordered). The punching system of PreO2 is still open, probably also manual punching if no electronical system available.

Escorts: The organizer does not provide escorts. Competing with your own escort is allowed. The escort may only help in punching and moving on, not solving the tasks.

 

Overall results: FinTrailO multi-day competition’s results are counted of TempO and PreO competitions’ results so that three best scores of five events are counted for each participant. Preliminary plan is to use the relay formula to convert PreO scores to seconds as the following way: mistakes in PreO-competitions x 60 s + times on timed controls. Those three competitions that give smallest seconds are counted for each participant.

Prizes: Best competitors will be rewarded in both E and A categories.

 

 

Entering Finland:

The border control from Schengen countries to Finland will end on July 25th. It means, that you will be allowed to come, but if you are coming from a risk country, you will need to show a negative Covid test or a vaccination certificate. If you are coming from a risk country outside the Schengen area, you need to wait the border guard's decision on our application that is expected to come in a few days.

1. Normalized border control from a low-risk country:

If you are coming from a country that is on the list, you may enter Finland without restrictions. Please note that this list may still have changes before the event. The parliament has accepted new law which will tighten the limit for unrestricted traffic, it will change from 25 to max 10 infections per 100 000 inhabitants per day in 14 days period. New restrictions will be made until July 25th. Check the current situation on: https://raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic

 

2. Entry to Finland is permitted from the rest EU and Schengen countries, but you need to show needed certificates or you must give a negative test. You do not need to be tested if you have one of the following:

  • you have received a full vaccination series (one dose or two doses depending on the vaccine) and at least two weeks have passed since the last dose of vaccine or
  • you have had COVID-19 less than six months ago.

Check out for the needed certificates on: https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/entry-restrictions

More detailed information: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic 

 

and you are coming from a risk country outside the Schengen area, you should inform us until July 31th. The border guard will give you a special permission for entering Finland. In this case, please write asap to fintrailo(at)gmail.com.

3. If none of the two above chapters applies to you, and you are coming from a risk country outside the Schengen area, you should inform us until July 31th. The border guard will give you a special permission for entering Finland if needed. In this case, please write asap to fintrailo(at)gmail.com. You will be able to attend the event with special restrictions on travel and accommodation. Please note that citizens of some countries outside the Schengen area will need a visa for entering Finland as normally.

Accommodation: 

Due to a repair of a local industrial complex in Uimaharju, there will be 600 workmen filling most of nearby accommodation in Eno. Thus, you probably need to look for accommodation a bit further, near the Koli area or Joensuu city. Also some Airbnb-apartments could still be available.

We recommend all foreign participants to book accommodation in the following hotels. We have contacted the personnel of those hotels. If you are coming from a risk country otside the Schengen are (above chapter 3), these two hotels (Vaakuna and Julie) are the only ones you are allowed to book.

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Torikatu 20, Joensuu

Special prices for FinTrailO 2021 competitors with this code: BRAVO21

The discount code is valid until July 20th. After that, you can still do bookings with the normal price, if there still are rooms available.

Standard room for 1: 137 EUR / room / night

Standard room for 2: 147 EUR / room / night

Additional bed: +25 EUR / person / night (max 3 people per room)

Car parking in garage 12 EUR / day or 2 EUR / hour

The special prices are for Aug 5th – 8th only.

Includes buffet breakfast, restaurant, wi-fi, air conditioning and small fridge.

This hotel has around 15 rooms reserved for competitors, and several of them are accessible for wheelchair. Payments are made on site in the reception when arriving/leaving the hotel. Free cancellation until 18.00 on the arrival day.

 

Hotel Julie, Valimontie 3, Kontiolahti. This hotel is full prior to Aug 5th, but has around 30 rooms available for Aug 5th to 8th. No special price for competitors, but more affordable than the previous one. This hotel is not accessible for wheelchairs, all rooms are in the second floor and there is no elevator!

 

If you are looking for an apartment or villa, a place for a campervan or a tenting place near the event center, write to fintrailo2021@gmail.com

 

 

The following accommodation opportunities are for categories 1 and 2 only (check the previous chapter “Entering Finland”):

 

The situation of nearby hotels in Eno and Kontiolahti:

Hotelli Kaltimonkoski, Kauppatie 8, Eno, www.hotellikaltimonkoski.fi (full)

Harjukeskus Toivola, Harjunraitti 23, Uimaharju, https://harjukeskus-toivola-ky.webnode.fi/yhteydenotto/ (full)

Motelli Pepita, Autoasemankaari 4, Uimaharju, p. 0400478999, prahkala@hotmail.com (full)

Laukkala cottages, Ahveninen, www.laukkalacottages.fi (full)

Alavan rantatuvat (cottages), Vanhankaltimontie 140, Eno, www.alavanrantatuvat.fi (full)

Motelli Kontio (motel), Huoltamontie 8, Kontiolahti: https://www.motellikontio.fi/fi/etusivu/ (almost full)

Karelia Bed (guesthouse), Jääkärintie 88, Kontiolahti: http://kareliabed.fi/

 

 

More hotels in Joensuu city:

https://www.visitjoensuu.fi/fi-FI/topic/6037c3b3d6f09f25ba65e940?mode=listings&count=9

 

There are also many accommodation offers near the Koli national park including hotels, cottages, guesthouses and camping sites. Check out for:

www.koli.fi and

https://visitkoli.fi/

 

 

Restaurants, kiosks and grocery stores in weekends:

S-Market, Kauppatie 1, Eno, Mon-Sat 7-21, Sun 9-21

K-Market, Niskantie 21, Eno, Mon-Sat 7-21, Sun 9-21

Restaurant Dona, Kauppatie 9, Eno, Fri-Sat 10.30-21.30, Sun 11-21

R-kioski, Enontie 50, Eno, Mon-Fri 7.30-20, Sat-Sun 9-20

 

S-Market, Honkajoentie 2, Uimaharju Mon-Sat 7-21, Sun 9-21.

K-Market Kotiharju, Harjunraitti 17, Uimaharju, Mon-Sat 7-21, Sun 9-21

Lounaskahvio Saana (restaurant and cafe), Honkajoentie 1, Uimaharju, Fri 8.30-00.30, Sat 12-00.30, Sun 14-20

Ahvenisen kioski, Ahvenisentie 1492, Ahveninen, every day at 10-19

 

Public transportation: Both busses and trains are operating between Joensuu, Eno and Uimaharju. On Friday, it is possible to get near to the competition site of TempO1 by bus. On Saturday and Sunday, they are not serving well on times of the competitions. Wearing mask is mandatory in both vehicles. Please note that if you do not belong to group 1 or 2 presented in the “Entering Finland” chapter, you should avoid using public transport. Train tickets can be purchased on vr.fi and bus timetables can be searched on opas.matka.fi

 

Organizers: 

Event Director: Matti Ikonen +358400887965,

Event Adviser: Petteri Hakala (PreO 1), Lauri Kontkanen (all the rest competitions)

Contact person: Anna-Reetta Kontkanen +358407596177, selkiensisu(at)gmail.com

 

Contacts:

fintrailo2021@gmail.com

 

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