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GENERAl GUIDE

2019

Lost in Woods 3in1 is an adventure sports competition that links together the best features of orienteering, enduro, cycling and running.

 

Competitors have to pass checkpoints and also possible (but not compulsory) extra tasks. During the competition, the participants will use both public roads and still undiscovered forest tracks – this offers participants the chance to see places where they usually do not end up at.


The competition is of rogaining-type (more information here) and the competitors have to plan themselves a route that would allow them to collect a maximum number of checkpoints (KP) while staying under the time limit set forth by the organisers.

LOST IN WOODS 2019

01.05   MÄNNIKU SANDWICH

Course designer: Kaido Nurja  |  Race Office: KTM Eesti, Jälgimäe, Harjumaa


07.08   JÕELÄHTME NIGHT RACE

Course designers: Marken Murumaa, Raiko Ausmees  |  Race Office: Liipa talu, Jõelähtme, Harjumaa

21.09    PAUNKÜLA PANIC

Course designer: Marken Murumaa  |  Race Office: Paunküla Heaolukeskus, Harjumaa

28.09    KÕRVEMAA CURVES

Course designer: Urmo Liblik  |  Race Office: Sportland Kõrvemaa Hike and Ski resort, Harjumaa

CLASSES


The competition is individual and takes place in three classes of competition:

  • MOTO – motorcycles, time limit 4h

  • VELO – bicycles, time limit 3h

  • RUNNERS – time limit 3h


TRACKS

 

  • The competition is of rogaine-type (more information here) and the competitors have to plan themselves a route that would allow them to collect a maximum number of checkpoints (KP) while staying under the time limit set forth by the organisers.

  • Different classes of competition use the same track.

  • The competition is held both at public roads and forest tracks, but at all times, the conduct of the participants has to adhere to the Traffic Act of the Estonian Republic.

  • It is possible to participate in the competition with any road-legal motorcycle, but as the track passes through different landscapes, then based on the type of a motorcycle the participant is using, a suitable track should be chosen for passing through KP-s.

  • NB! Areas marked on the map as prohibited (private lands, backyards) are to be avoided and in failing to adhere to this requirement, the participant will be removed from the competition and disqualified.

  • The track is indicated on the landscape with orienteering checkpoints (KP).

  • Every checkpoint (KP) has a certain value that is shown by its first number. For example, if the card has a point KP75, then its value is 7 points). If the map has a point 501, then its value is 5 points.

 
RULES
 
  • TRACK PASSAGE:

  • The aim of the participant is to plan themselves a route that would allow them to collect a maximum number of checkpoints (KP) while staying under the time limit set forth by the organiser (the order of passing through KP-s is left to the discretion of the participants).

  • SIAC sticks that the competitors have to attach to their wrists, are used for confirming the passage through KP, extra tasks, start and finish.

  • THE COMPETITOR IS OBLIGATED TO:

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  • adhere to the Traffic Act – incl. taking part on a bicycle the participant has to wear a helmet.

  • reach the endpoint using the means of movement (bicycle/motorcycle) chosen at the start. It is allowed to leave the bicycle/motorcycle “behind” for some time at one’s own risk, to pass check point(s) and then to return to one’s means of movement and to continue.

  • use only the map provided by the organiser and a compass.

  • protect the nature (not leave trash behind and if possible pick up rubbish found in the forest).

 

  • THE COMPETITOR IS PROHIBITED FROM:

 

  • passing through prohibited areas, as marked on the map. An area that has been prohibited for passage may not be passed through even with owner’s permission or if a road passes through the prohibited area! NB! In case a road passes through a yard, then that road may be used.

  • using secondary help.

  • removing the SIAC stick during the competition.

 

  • RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMPETITOR:

  • Adventure sports involve risks that the participants have to take into account (branches, roots, soft ground). The competitor is obligated to get acquainted with the risks of adventure sports and to confirm having done so when registering. Participation in Lost in Woods 2in1 competitions takes place at one’s own risk. The organiser is not responsible for any health damage and/or equipment breakage sustained during the event.

  • It is possible to get first aid at the competition centre and in locations marked on the map!

  • In case of an accident, immediately notify the organiser (phone: 5691 9100) and/or rescue service (112) of this.

  • The competitors are responsible for the proper maintenance of their equipment.

  • In order to receive things that have been lost and found, please send an e-mail to lost@adventures.ee.

 
  • THE JUDGES HAVE THE RIGHT:

  • Inability to finish under the time limit – for every minute of lateness, minus 2 points.

  • Gross violation of traffic regulations as fixed by the judge – disqualification.

  • Failure to comply with the judges’ orders – disqualification.

  • Deliberate damage to or removal of ramparts – disqualification.

  • Driving a motorised vehicle in a nature reserve outside of the allowed area – disqualification.

  • The organiser is allowed to demand a monetary fine for rules being broken. The extent of the fine is dependant on the size of the damage, maximum sum of fine is 500€ (five hundred euros).

  • In case, the participant loses the SIAC stick, a compensation of 70 EUR can be demanded.

  • All photos and videos taken by the organiser, during the event, can be used for marketing purposes.

 
EQUIPMENT
 
  • MANDATORY EQUIPMENT:

  • VELO – helmet

  • MOTO – helmet and a road-legal motorcycle

 
  • RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT:

 

  • Compass, marker, pencil

  • Spare tire and bicycle repair kit

  • Weather-proof clothing and safety equipment

  • Sports drink and energy-rich food (gels, cereal bars etc.)

  • Mobile phone in water-proof packing with the number of the organiser

 
  • EQUIPMENT RENTED BY THE ORGANISERS:

 

  • 1 weather-proof map

  • 1 SIAC stick and a wristband for attaching it


COMPETITION SCHEDULE*
*in case the guide for a specific round does not provide otherwise
01.05.2019 Männiku Sandwich

  • 10:00 – the competition centre is opened and the start materials are handed out.

    • Every competitor attaches the SIAC stick to their wrist with an unremovable wristband for timekeeping. NB! The wristband should be taped over to avoid breakage.

  • 15 minutes before the start – the start area is opened

    • NB! Every competitor is obligated to reset their SIAC stick near the starting area.

  • 5 minutes before the start – the competitors are allowed to take the map

  • 12:00 MOTO start

  • 12:15 VELO/JOOKS start

  • 15:15 VELO/JOOKS finish

  • 16:00 MOTO finish

21.06.2019 Rae Rumble

  • 15:00 – the competition centre is opened and the start materials are handed out.

    • Every competitor attaches the SIAC stick to their wrist with an unremovable wristband for timekeeping. NB! The wristband should be taped over to avoid breakage.

  • 15 minutes before the start – the start area is opened

    • NB! Every competitor is obligated to reset their SIAC stick near the starting area.

  • 5 minutes before the start – the competitors are allowed to take the map

  • 17:00 MOTO start

  • 17:15 VELO/JOOKS start

  • 20:15 VELO/JOOKS finish

  • 21:00 MOTO finish

07.08.2019 Jõelähtme Night Race

  • 16:00 – the competition centre is opened and the start materials are handed out.

    • Every competitor attaches the SIAC stick to their wrist with an unremovable wristband for timekeeping. NB! The wristband should be taped over to avoid breakage.

  • 15 minutes before the start – the start area is opened

    • NB! Every competitor is obligated to reset their SIAC stick near the starting area.

  • 5 minutes before the start – the competitors are allowed to take the map

  • 18:00 MOTO/VELO/RUNNERS start

  • 20:30 MOTO/VELO/RUNNERS finish

21.09.2019 Paunküla Panic

  • 10:00 – the competition centre is opened and the start materials are handed out.

    • Every competitor attaches the SIAC stick to their wrist with an unremovable wristband for timekeeping. NB! The wristband should be taped over to avoid breakage.

  • 15 minutes before the start – the start area is opened

    • NB! Every competitor is obligated to reset their SIAC stick near the starting area.

  • 5 minutes before the start – the competitors are allowed to take the map

  • 12:00 MOTO start

  • 12:15 VELO/JOOKS start

  • 15:15 VELO/JOOKS finish

  • 16:00 MOTO finish

28.09.2019 Kõrvemaa Curves

  • 10:00 – the competition centre is opened and the start materials are handed out.

    • Every competitor attaches the SIAC stick to their wrist with an unremovable wristband for timekeeping. NB! The wristband should be taped over to avoid breakage.

  • 15 minutes before the start – the start area is opened

    • NB! Every competitor is obligated to reset their SIAC stick near the starting area.

  • 5 minutes before the start – the competitors are allowed to take the map

  • 12:00 MOTO start

  • 12:15 VELO/JOOKS start

  • 15:15 VELO/JOOKS finish

  • 16:00 MOTO finish

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PUNCHING SYSTEM / TIMING

  • During the competition, only the touch-free SportIdent (SIAC) punching system is used. The participant attaches the SIAC stick to his/her wrist with a wristband (NB! It is recommended to overtape the wristband).

  • The competitor is obligated to reset the SIAC stick near the start area.

  • The competitor is obligated to move close enough to the control stations of every KP that punching system would definitely identify the presence of the competitor (minimum working radius is 0.3 metres). NB! The competitor is responsible for ensuring that the punching system identifies him/her.

    • The punch is indicated by the tip of SIAC stick flashing red. The green light does not indicate the KP being marked.

  • It is not necessary to make a separate punch at the finish – by going through, under the arc, the time will stop automatically.

  • After finishing, the competitor is obligated to save the data on the SIAC stick to the finishing computer.


CALCULATION OF RESULTS

  • The winner is the participant who has attained the most points. In case, the participants have the same amount of points, then the finishing times of the participants are compared (the sum of finishing time and time penalty).

  • Final results are published on the website no longer than 3 days after the competition.

  • The rankings of the competition are based on the points total of the three best rounds. Points system:

    • 1st place - 150

    • 2nd place - 130

    • 3rd place - 120

    • 4th place - 110

    • 5th place - 105

    • 6th place - 100

    • 7th place - 97

    • 8th place - 94

    • 9th place - 92

    • 10th place - 90

    • 11th place - 89

    • etc.

  • In case participants have the same amount of points, then the one with more higher places finishes will prevail. If this comparison does not break the tie, then the importance of the rounds of competition is as follows: IV, I, III and II.


AWARDING

  • MOTO / VELO classes award the three best competitors and the best women of MOTO and VELO classes in all rounds. JOOKS class awards the three best men and women in all rounds.

  • The award ceremony takes place ca 1h after the MOTO time limit has passed and in the assumption that it is possible to confirm the correct results. The respective notification is given at the competition centre by the organiser.

  • Every round lottery prize/prizes are also given out to the participants.

  • By the end of the whole competition, the three best MOTO and VELO participants and the best women of the MOTO and VELO classes will be awarded.


REGISTRATION

  • By registering, the participant confirms that he/she has been acquainted with the possible risks and that he/she is responsible for his/her own medical condition during the competition and in case of accidents.

  • Pre-registration takes place at the website of the competition series. 

    • A maximum of 50 contestants can register to MOTO class in one round of the competition.

  • The competitors is deemed to have been registered, if his/her participation fee is received at the Adventurest OÜ bank account EE537700771002662830.

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  • Participation fees:

    • MOTO

      • Pre-registration – 40 euros

      • A week before the competition and on the spot – 60 euros

    • VELO

      • Pre-registration – 25 euros

      • A week before the competition and on the spot – 45 euros

    • RUNNERS

      • Pre-registration – 25 euros

      • A week before the competition and on the spot – 45 euros.

OPEN TRACK

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  • Open track is for the people, who wish to see what happens during an adventure sports event or for people who wish to cheer for a participant.

  • Open track maps can be purchased from the information desk starting from 12:20; a map costs 3€.


ORGANISER


ADVENTUREST OÜ
Reg. code:  14099404
Address:  Laanetaguse rantšo, Karla, Kose vald, Harjumaa, 75106
Account no: EE537700771002662830
Main organiser:  Marken Murumaa, 5691 9100, lost@adventures.ee  


ADDITIONAL INFO

  • During the last week before each round of competition, the guide for that round will be published on the website, this guide contains more detailed information about the particular round.

  • The guide for one particular round is superior to the general guide of the competition.