WOC2018 SELECTION RACES - BULLETIN 1

1. VENUE

WOC2018 selection races will take place in Limbaži (sprint) and Līgatne (middle, long) on 6 – 8 July 2018.
Arena GPS coordinates:
SPRINT: 57.507717; 24.7106646
MIDDLE DISTANCE: 57.255644; 25.070402
LONG DISTANCE: 57.231705; 25.0433855

2. PROGRAMME

6 July        SPRINT             Limbaži Sports School
7 July        MIDDLE DISTANCE    Rehabilitation Centre Līgatne           
8 July        LONG DISTANCE    Līgatne          

3. ORGANISERS

Latvian Orienteering Federation

Event Director: Jānis Lazdāns, janis.lazdans@woc2018.lv
Competition Manager: Daniels Kārkliņš
Event Secretary: Inese Purgaile, info@woc2018.lv
IT: Kārlis Osis, Normunds Bērziņš
Courses: Jānis Tamužs, Aigars Leiboms, Indulis Peilāns
Punching systems: SportIdent
Timing system: TAG Heuer (A2 timing)

4. CLASSES AND ENTRY REGULATIONS

Selection races are closed competitions for national teams in men Elite (ME) and women Elite (WE) classes.

Entry deadlines:
20 May. National teams are to inform on their intentions to participate, by sending an e-mail message to info@woc2018.lv and specifying the expected number of athletes and team officials.
25 June. Deadline for name entries and payments. June 25. Make your entry here -  https://lof.lv/sel_races/

5. PARTICIPATION FEES

Athletes – EUR 35 per race
IMPORTANT – all bank charges should be covered by the payer!
SIA "O! Latvija"
Registration No.: 40103795862
Mailing address: Dārza iela 2, Rīga, Latvia
Bank: AS Luminor Bank
SWIFT: RIKOLV2X
IBAN: LV91RIKO0002930175825
Any questions about payments should be asked by e-mail to: lof@lof.lv

6. TERRAIN AND MAP

Sprint – Limbaži
Western part of the Limbaži town.  The competition area comprises the old town, residential districts with multi-level apartment houses and areas with school buildings. Elevation 30 m.

Previous map

Middle and long distance – Līgatne.
The competition area is in the territory of the Gauja National Park, on both banks of the Līgatne River. Runnability varies from good to medium. Diverse shapes of relief, pronounced ravine systems. Elevation up to 90 m. A medium density network of roads and forest rides. Dangerous places – sandstone ridges on the banks of the Līgatne River.

Previous maps:



7. EMBARGOED AREAS              


Map of embargoed ereas

Middle and long distance competition areas are closed for athletes.
Sprint competition area – visiting the area is permitted, while using any maps and training is absolutely forbidden.

8. TRAVEL INFORMATION

Riga International Airport (RIX) is the closest airport. The distance from the Riga Airport is 72 km to Līgatne and 95 km to Limbaži. We recommend the WOC2018 official car rental partner    
www.alpharent.lv.
Please quote „WOC2018 team” in the Notes section and you will get a special price.

9. TECHNOLOGY

Punching system: SPORTident Air+ touchfree punching system will be used at all competitions.
GPS-tracking: optional. GPS tracking devices will be available for rent from organisers for forest races (middle and long) at EUR 10.00 per day. Please order by the 1st entry deadline (20 May).
The use of teams’ own GPS devices is subject to principles of fair play (not to check the tracks before the race).
On-line results: from all competitions.
Speaker service: Andris Rupais (Latvia) will be the speaker on all the competitions.

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION in the next bulletin, to be published on 2 July 2018.

10. ACCOMMODATION

The organisers have booked the Recreation Facility Ratnieki, close to the middle and long distance area. 58 beds available, please apply to accommodation@woc2018.lv


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