IOF World Cup 2006
European Orienteering Championships 2006
6 - 14 May 2006
Invitation - July 2005
Welcome to European OC 2006 and World Cup Events
The Organising Committee, the organising orienteering clubs and the Estonian Orienteering
Federation are delighted to be the hosts for the 6th European Orienteering Championships and World
Cup events in Otepää, Estonia from 6 to 14 May 2006. We are looking forward to welcome
all the friends of orienteering in Otepää.
President of the Estonian Orienteering Federation
The first traces of human activity in Otepää region date back to the 6th B.C. The
oldest archeological findings from Otepää Hill date back to the same era.
Otepää region has been permanently populated since the 6th -7th century A.C.
Otepää was first mentioned in written documents in 1116 when a fortress in the shape of
a head of a bear was built here. Otepää developed into the second fortified centre of
the ancient Ugandi County after Tartu.
Nowadays Otepää is called a winter capital of Estonia, being a place of active
relaxation, sport activities and entertainment. There are Worldloppet Tartu Marathon and FIS World
Cup Cross-Country events held in Otepää.
Tartu is a University town and city of good thoughts. The first written records of Tartu date
from 1030. Today Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia lying 185 kilometres south of
Tallinn. Tartu is also the centre of Southern Estonia. The Emajõgi River, which connects
the two largest lakes of Estonia, flows for the length of 10 kilometres within the city limits and
adds colour to the city.
Event Director: Margus Sarap
Secretary: Meelike Pandis
Assistant and Financial Director: Arvo Kivikas
Chief Maper and head of course setting: Madis Oras
IT Director: Tarmo Klaar
Media Director: Veiko Ulp
IOF Advisor: Lars Forsberg (SWE)
EOF Controller: Leho Haldna
Program of EuOC 2006 and World Cup
||Accreditation and Accommodation
||Accreditation and Accommodation
Opening of Event Centre in Pühajärve
||Morning - Sprint Event, Qualification, Otepää
Afternoon - Sprint Event, Final, Tartu
||Middle Distance Event, Qualification
||Middle Distance Event, Final
||Training, rest day
||Long Distance Event, Qualification
||Long Distance Event, Final,
Public event day 1, Ilves-3
Public event day 2, Ilves-3
||Closing of Event Centre in Pühajärve,
Public event day 3, Ilves-3
We offer public event on 12 - 14 May 2006. Please visit our website www.okilves.ee/ilves3.
The individual training can be organized on demand. Please contact (maps, controls,
transportation and accommodation):
From 2004 it is possible to train on terrain similar to EuOC 2006.
||Name of the map
The following areas are
All later and/or earlier maps from those areas are also embargoed.
Otepää City and Tartu City – Toomemäe (Sprint courses)
Potential team members are allowed to visit the town of Otepää
and Tartu as tourists. It is not allowed to do training sessions i.e. running/races through the
city, testing route choices etc.
||Vertical contour interval
|Qualification Middle distance
|Final Middle distance
|Qualification Long distance
|Final Long distance
Otepää and Tartu - Toomemägi. The sprint courses will
mainly be in park like terrain with scattered buildings, and provide very good running. Sprint
final is in hilly terrain.
Haanja. The vegetation is very varied: Open forest with tall beech, oak and spruce;
Deciduous wood with occasional self-sown undergrowth; Areas with young coniferous and deciduous
wood, barely passable, but with distinct vegetation boundary; and areas with mixed forest and
indistinct vegetation boundaries. Furthermore there are areas with birch and tall grass.
Visibility varies from good to poor.
In the large marshes there are rush and grass, but hardly any stinging nettles. Running is
generally easy, but visibility is often limited.
Kääriku. The terrain is fairly hilly with height differences of up to 40
metres. The typical hill has a height difference of 10 to 20 metres. Part of the terrain is rather
rich in contour details.
Vegetation is generally varied and influenced by intense forestry.
The vegetation varies between open forest with tall beech and spruce, deciduous wood with
occasional self-sown undergrowth, areas with young coniferous and deciduous wood, barely passable,
but with distinct vegetation boundary, and areas with mixed forest and indistinct vegetation
boundaries. Visibility varies from good to poor.
Otepää. The terrain is moderately to very hilly with height differences in the
range of 30-50 metres. Contour details vary from very detailed to few details. A considerable
number of small lakes and marches are found throughout the terrain.
The forest is characterised by a rather dense network of forest roads, tracks and small paths.
The eastern part of the forest is mainly deciduous forest with minimal logging and areas of
self-sown beech forest. In this part the runnability is good in general.
The central and western parts of the forest are characterised by mixed forest vegetation
(coniferous and deciduous) and slower runnability due to undergrowth and in some area wind fallen
Visibility in the forest varies considerably. In logged areas and marches the under vegetation
is dense. Some areas of the forest are allocated to grazing cattle, - runnability in these open
areas is good. There are minor areas of heather hills.
The punching system in all EOC 2006 competitions will be SPORTident. In case of need the
SPORTident card 6 will be offered by the organizers (the fee is covered by entry fee). Please give
number of rented SI-cards in the entry form.
Running times will be rounded down to whole tenths of a second only in sprint races. In other
races, the running times will be rounded down to whole seconds. We will provide further details in
The competition will be organised in accordance with the IOF Competition Rules valid from 1
Classes and participation
There is one class for women and one class for men. There are no age restrictions.
A competitor may represent only one Federation during any one calendar year.
Competitors who are representing a Federation shall have full passport-holding citizenship of
the country of that Federation.
Each participating Federation shall appoint a team manager to act as a contact person between
the team and the organiser. It is the team manager’s duty to see that the team receives all
Competitors participate at their own risk. Insurance against accidents shall be the
responsibility of their Federation or themselves, according to national regulations.
All competitors represent a Federation. Each Federation may enter up to 6 women and 6 men in
each individual competition.
Each Federation may enter up to 2 women’s and 2 men’s teams, each consisting of 3
competitors, in each Relay competition. A Federation may not enter more than 6 men and 6 women in
the competition. Incomplete teams and teams with runners from more than one Federation are not
allowed. Under no circumstances may persons other than entered competitors participate in the
A competitor may not represent more than one Federation in one World Cup series of events.
In each individual competition, the competitors placed number 17 and better in each
qualification race heat may run in the A-final; the remaining competitors run in the B-final.
Competitors who start, but are not placed, in the qualification race may start before the
qualified runners in the lowest ranked final of their class, but shall appear in the result list
as not placed.
Estimated length of courses
||2,5–2,8 km - 12 min.
||2,2-2,5 km - 12 min.
||3,0-3,2 km - 15 min.
||2,6-2,8 km - 15 min.
|Qualification Middle distance
||4,7-5,0 km - 25 min.
||3,8-4,1 km - 25 min.
|Final Middle distance
||6,5-7,0 km - 35 min.
||5,3-5,5 km - 35 min.
|Qualification Long distance
||9–9,5 km - 59 min.
||6,2-6,7 km - 44 min.
|Final Long distance
||15,5–16 km - 90 min.
||9,5–10,0 km - 70 min.
||7-9 km - (3 legs 135 min.)
||5-6 km - (3 legs 120 min.)
There are no restrictions for the clothing.
Whether and climate
In May the daytime temperature typically varies between 10 and 25 degrees Celsius. Occasional
rain should be expected.
Let us keep our sport and the EOC 2006 free of doping! We, the organisers are fully committed
to support the endeavours of the anti-doping authorities with highest priority. We will also keep
the participants, through their member federations, informed about the current developments of the
applicable anti-doping laws and regulations in Estonia.
The Event Centre is at Pühajärve Spa Hotel, Pühajärve, 67406
Otepää Valgamaa. Team officials meetings will be held at the Event Centre.
Entry fee is 180EUR per competitors (the fee covers individual competitions and model events).
Entry fee is 60EUR per relay team. Entry fee is 60EUR per officials (competitions and model
events, maps, result).
The fee does NOT cover accommodation, food and transportation.
Participation in Banquet is free for competitors and officials.
Entry applications including reservation for accommodation for Federation teams (Registration
Form - E1 is attached) shall reach the EOC
2006 office not later than 31 January 2006.
We offer an accommodation for competitors and team officials in Event centre
Pühajärve Spa Hotel and nearest hotels as follows:
- one person in double room 27EUR per night. Breakfast included.
- all suite 88EUR per night (suitable for 3-4 persons). Breakfast included.
- all suite with sauna 100EUR per night (suitable for 3-4 persons). Breakfast included
Lunch and Dinner are not included.
The reservations will be made on the FIRST COME - FIRST SERVE basis.
There are other low-price possibilities for accommodation in Otepää (B&B). Please
contact the organizers.
It is possible to make reservation for lunch (buffet, 9EUR per person) and dinner (buffet, 9EUR
per person) indicating on what day the meal(s) is (are) needed and the number of persons.
7 May buffet in accommodation places
8 and 9 May buffet in Haanja
10 May buffet in accommodation places
11 May buffet in Kääriku
12 and 13 May buffet in Otepää
6 May to 12 May buffet in accommodation places
All payments to EOC2006 have to be made to:
Hansapank, Liivalaia 8, 15040 Tallinn
Account name: OC Ilves
Account No. 2210 2530 0250
IBAN: EE55 2200 2210 2530 0250 OC ILVES
The sender must pay all banking charges at time of transfer. In addition, the sender is asked
to ensure that an identifier (for example, your name, your team name) is included in the
"information for beneficiary" section of the transfer form used by your bank. Please also ensure
that the same identifier is included next to the signature on the completed Registration Form.
A non-refundable deposit of 20% of the accommodation cost must be paid together with the entry
applications not later than by 31 January 2006. If the deposit is not received, accommodation
bookings will not be made.
The final participation will only be confirmed if the balance payment has been received by 1
In the event of cancellation for any reason the organisers of EOC 2006 reserve the right to
retain all or part of the entry fee to cover incurred costs.
No special entry fee is requested from the media representatives. Telephone, personal computer
and Internet access is provided in the Event Centre. Participation in the banquet is encouraged
and is free.
Media representatives are requested to send a completed Registration Form - E2 to the Event
Office in order to ensure that they are given appropriate accreditation. Accommodation can also be
booked on receipt of the form and deposit.
Media representatives are kindly invited to contact Veiko Ulp (veiko@ sportnet.ee) at the EOC
2006 event office.
Extra Representatives of the Federations
Extra representatives of the federations are kindly invited to contact the EOC 2006
secretariat. Please send the filled Registration Form - E3 to the secretariat before 31 January
2006 to book accommodation through EOC 2006.
Nationals of the member states of EU and EEA do not need a visa (please see Visa Regulations). In addition there are
countries whose holders of passports do not need a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than
three months in a 6 month period (see section Who does not need a visa to visit Estonia?).
Please note that Nationals of the countries NOT LISTED in the mentioned section REQUIRE A VISA
to enter Estonia.
Visas have to be applied for at Estonian Embassy or General Consulate (see list Estonian foreign representations).
NB! The organizers insist that before applying for a visa the representative of the team should
contact with usbefore 31 January 2006 to ensure that all
the documents (application,visa invitation etc.) and requirements are fulfilled.
The conditions of entry can change and all visitors are advised to check on the latest
information from the local Estonian representative office, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Estonian Citizenship and Migration Board or from their own Ministry of Foreign
Scheduled transportation provided by the organiser to and from all EOC events (opening
ceremonies, banquet, races and model events). Price 33EUR per person. It is allowed to use own
transportation for all events.
Public Event: Ilves-3
We offer a very attractive public 3-day orienteering event in the weekend of EOC 2006. For
details see - http://www.okilves.ee/ilves3
Event Director: Margus Sarap (OK Ilves) margus.sarap@ mail.ee, +372 503 9025
Secretary: Meelike Pandis (OK Ilves) meelike.pandis@ ut.ee
Assistant and Financial Director: Arvo Kivikas (OK Ilves) arvo@ ilves.ee
Chief maper and head of course setting: Madis Oras (OK Ilves) madis@ ilves.ee
IT Director: Tarmo Klaar (OK Ilves) taksoft@ online.ee
Media Director: Veiko Ulp, veiko@ sportnet.ee
31 January 2006
Entry applications including reservation for accommodation for Federation teams (Registration Form - E1).
A non-refundable deposit of 20% of the accommodation cost must be paid. If the deposit is not
received, accommodation bookings will not be made.
Bulletin 3 will be published
01 April 2006
The balance payment for accommodation must be paid together with entry fee.
06-14 May 2006
IOF World Cup and European Championships in Orienteering
Web site: www.okilves.ee/eoc2006, www.orienteerumine.ee/eoc2006
E-mail: eoc2006@ mail.ee
Bulletin 3 will be published on February 2006