Updates in PM
11 August 13:00: Published opening hours for info and direct entry
10 August 19:30: Some changes in starting space on Thursday's race
The spectator races consist of 6 separate races named race 1-race 6. Two races are part of the Norwegian Junior Cup, called NC1 and NC2.
We’re entering the same areas as the WOC competitions and because of that some information will not be given until the day of the competition, such as direction to the start for Knatterud and Mørk.
On Mørk there will be a club tent area with shower facilities close to the car park. There are no areas for club tents inside the arena. We do however plan to put up a display with all the club flags, banners and beach flags. We urge clubs to drop off their banners and beach flags in the WOC Event Office at the arena entrance.
Competition days and arenas
Race 1: 12.08.19 - Sarpsborg Town Square
Race 2: 13.08.19 - Knatterudfjellet
Race 3: 14.08.19 - Mørk Golf
Race 4: 15.08.19 - Kongsten, Fredrikstad
Race 5: 16.08.19 - Mørk Golf
Race 6: 17.08.19 - Mørk Golf
NC-race 1: 13.08.19 - Knatterudfjellet
NC-race 2: 16.08.19 - Mørk Golf
Entries via Eventor is closed. Race day entries only at the event office day by day. A map display with courses to choose from will be available. Entries close one hour before the last available start.
Info 13:30 - 19:00
Direct entry 14:30 - 17:00
Info 10:00 - 17:00
Direct entry 11:00 - 15:00
Info 09:30 - 14:30
Direct entry 10:30 - 11:30 (not earlier because of quarantine )
Info 08:00 - 14:00
Direct entry 08:00 - 11:30
Info 09:00 - 15:00
Direct entry 09:00 - 12:30
Info 10:30 - 16:30
Direct entry 10:30 - 14:00
Outside opening hours, please use email@example.com
Norges Orienteringsforbund’s regulations together with this PM.
The Red Cross (Røde kors) available at the arena and equipped to get injured runners out of the forest when needed.
Transportation and parking
In accordance with normal traffic regulations. Please follow the instructions in this PM and guidance from WOC parking- and road staff.
Parking fees and/or shuttle buses to/from the car park included in your race entry. See “Entry ID”
Bus transportation to arenas
For departure times from Sarpsborg and information about free bus from Spydeberg Station to Mørk,
go to this page.
Public tranportation possible and recommended for race 4:
Follow the signs for the car park and park where the parking staff guide you to.
NC classes wear bibs Tuesday and Friday, self-service of bibs at the start. Bring your own safety pins. All pre-entered contestant in the spectator races receive wristbands that’ll identify the category of entry. Together with the Emit-card this wristband identifies each runner.
Entry ID’s and/or rental Emit cards can be collected at the Event Office at the arena. At Mørk this is handed out at the entrance to the arena.
The wristband is your proof of participation and that your parking fees are covered. It will give you free entry to the arena at Mørk. If your first race is at Mørk you’ll receive an participant’s envelope when arriving the arena entrance.
Spectators not running and not pre-entered runners in the open direct classes pay at the entrance. Open direct runner’s payments cover their starting fee and parking fee. Spectators not running’s payments cover their entrance fee and parking fee (NOK 100). Sepctators under the age of 16 are admitted for free.
Arena Mørk is located on a golf course. It is not allowed to be on the golf course anywhere other than the areas that you may be led across or at the course. Markings and fences must be respected.
Food and WOC 2019 merchandise on offer at all arenas. At Arena Mørk there will be sport’s sale.
Shortly after the quarantine expires you’Il be able to buy maps from the WOC shop with the WOC courses printed. NOK 50 for either the women’s or men’s map, or NOK 75 for both.
In accordance with NOF’s regulations. Fully covered legs. Short sleeves permitted.
Map and terrain
Maps for beginner’s courses and classes up to the age of 12 are picked up at the event office/direct entry.
Map: Sarpsborg 1:4000, 2m ISSOM 2007
Terrain description: Urban centre with a fairly simple system of squared streets. Mostly hard surface and a few parks. The city is not closed off for traffic.
A construction site was to our surprise expanded after the map printing had begun. A few courses affected by this expansion will have this change handwritten on the map.
Forbidden areas: According to ISSOM 2007 any unpassable areas are forbidden.
Race 2 /NC 1
Map: Knatterudfjellet 1:10000, 5m, 1:7500, 5m, ISOM 2017-2
Terrain description: Terrain formed by the ice age with hilltops faced from north to south. Fairly steep and detailed hillsides with altitude differences of about 50 metres. Dry areas on the hilltops with open pine forest and high runnability/visibility. The valleys have denser vegetation with spruce and mixed vegetation as well, and a few marshes. Some visible signs of logging here and there.
Planted fields are forbidden areas, marked with symbol 412.
Map: Mørk – onsdag: 1:10000, 5m, 1:7500, 5m, ISOM 2017-2
Terrengbeskrivelse: Slightly contoured terrain with many details and fairly small hight differences. Mostly good runnability and mid-level visibility. Areas with high heather occur. Pine forest on the tops and spruce/mixed vegetation in between. Few visible signs of logging. Some larger marshes.
Planted fields (symbol 412) forbidden, as well as private grounds (symbol 520 olive green).
Map: Byens Marker 1:10000, 5m, 1:7500, 5m, ISOM 2017-2
Terrain description: Urban near forest with many paths, trails and forest roads. Typical Fredrikstad terrain with low vegetation on the tops and excellent runnability. Denser vegetation in the lower areas. A total hight difference of about 30 metres. Private grounds (olive green) may be crossed in cases of coherent roads or paths crossing through. All planted fields are forbidden areas, marked on the map in violet.
Race 5/NC 2
Map: Mørk- fredag 1:15000, 5m (NC), 1:10000, 5m, 1:7500, 5m, ISOM 2017-2
Terrain description: Slightly contoured terrain with fairly small height differences. Total height difference of about 60 metres. NC courses will also encounter areas of even more contours. Mostly good runnability with mid-level viewing range. Partly high heathered. Pine forest on the tops with spruce/mixed vegetation in between in lower areas. Few visible signs of logging. A few fairly dry marshes. All courses will cross a bridge shortly before the finish to get over a river. NC courses will have several river crossings. Crossings are allowed to take part anywhere, however at runner’s own risk. We recommend both safety-wise and speed-wise to use the crossing points suggested on the map.
Private grounds (symbol 520) are forbidden areas, with the exception of crossing the area through coherent roads or paths. Forbidden areas (symbol 709 violet grids) are printed on the map and in some cases marked in the terrain when necessary. Running along the edge of a planted field is only permitted when there’s a visible gap between the edge and the forbidden area on the map. (See example below).
Map: Mørk – lørdag, 1:10000, 5m, 1:7500, 5m, 1:15 000, ISOM 2017-2
Terrain description: Slightly contoured terrain with fairly small height differences. Total height difference of about 60 metres. NC courses will also encounter areas of even more contours. Mostly good runnability with mid-level viewing range. Partly high heathered. Pine forest on the tops with spruce/mixed vegetation in between in lower areas. Few visible signs of logging. A few fairly dry marshes. All courses will cross rivers. Crossings are allowed to take part anywhere, however at runner’s own risk. We recommend both safety-wise and speed-wise to use the crossing points suggested on the map. Some smaller paths and tractor slopes on the map might be difficult to recognise in the terrain. Two paths are included in the course print, and they are marked in the terrain. Private grounds (symbol 520) are forbidden areas, with the exception of crossing the area through coherent roads or paths. Forbidden areas (symbol 709 violet grids) are printed on the map and in some cases marked in the terrain when necessary. Running along the edge of a planted field is only permitted when there’s a visible gap between the edge and the forbidden area on the map. (See example below).
Classes and courses
See table at the bottom. Please make sure your class and Emit-card number are correct by checking eventor.orientering.no
Everyone has the same starting point on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. Wednesday and Thursday there are two different starts. Friday had three different starts; one is for the NC mass start. Each competitor is responsible for finding the correct start.
Red and white plastic bands will mark the direction to start. When there are two starts yellow and black bands will continue the marking from start 1.
Each competitor is responsible to check that the correct map is received, and to clear the Emit card at the starting beep.
There will be no organised transportation of clothing back to the arena.
Before entering the start an online reading of the punching card will be performed.
There are three starting methods:
Ordinary classes have minute intervals between starts.
Free starting in open direct classes and in Beginner. NC junior has a mass start on Friday.
First start: 16:00 Beginner
Distance from arena: 400 m, flat roads
Distance time start to start point: 10m
Race 2 and NC1
First start: 12:30 Beginner
NC Jr: 13:30
Distance from arena: 1300 m, nice, flat tractor path.
Distance time start-start point: 90m
First start for every class: 10:30
Distance from arena: Start 1, 1500m road. Start 2: 2000m road/terrain
Distance time start-start point: 80-90m
First start: 09:00 Beginner
Distance from arena: Start 1 and 2 about 1500 m, road or wide path.
Distance time start-start point: : 10m start 1 and 100m start 2
Race 5/NC 2
First start: 10:00 Beginner
W 17-18E 12:10
W 19-20E 11:50
M 17-18E 11:35
M 19-20E 11:05
Distance from arena: sStart 1 og 2 about.1500 m road, Start 3 about750m road
Distance time start-starting point:: 90m, 130m and 500m for start 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
First start: 11:30 Beginner
Distance from arena: 1000 m road
Distance time start-starting point: 50m
All runners are offered water and lemonade after crossing the finish line.
Refreshments in the terrain
Norgescup W 17-18E & W 19-20E have a refreshment control (remember to punch before taking refreshments) . M 17-18E and M 19-20E have refreshment stations along obvious route choices marked on the map. Refreshment station are set up for the NC classes, but any runner passing the stations are welcome to help themselves to refreshments.
The longest courses have refreshment stations set up along obvious route choices marked on the map.
Definitions are both printed on the map as well as loose definitions on the start.
Orange/white flags. EMIT punching units with code numbers.
Controls with both EMIT touchfree and EMIT punching units may be encountered. Touchfree is not to be used in the spectator races.
Check code numbers, controls are many and tight.
For race 1, 2, 4 and NC1/NC2 the finish will be at the arena.
For race 3, 5 and 6 the control at the finish line will be at some distance from the arena. Remember to punch at the finish line! Follow marked trail back to the arena, and you’ll encounter the card reading units on the way. The runner bears responsibility to visit the reading units, and failure to do so will lead to disqualification.
Marked trails in the terrain
A few legs in the beginner’s classes will be marked with red/white plastic bands. The definition will show which legs are marked.
Norgescup junior only
All participants wear GPS tracking units. Get your GPS unit at the start. Bring your GPS vest if you have one, otherwise vests can be borrowed at the start. The announcer will follow the NC closely.
In the beginner’s classes children may be accompanied by an adult. Extra maps for the followers can be obtained at the start (paper printed copies).
Emit punching system. Each punching card can only be used once for each race.
Emit cards may be equipped with backup-notes obtained at the start.
Punching is performed by placing the Emit-card on the Emit-punching unit with the backup-note facing downwards.
The cards have integrated time measuring, and you start measuring your time by holding your card on the unit marked 0 for the last five seconds before your start beep. Runners are responsible to perform the correct procedure, do not hesitate to ask the staff at the start if you’re in any doubt.
Controls must be punched in the given order. If you by accident should punch any invalid controls that would not be a problem as long as your actual controls are punched in the correct order. Time measurement stops as you punch the unit at the finish line, before you read the card at the race secretary’s unit and receive your leg times.
The exception from this procedure is on a mass start, where the first runner to cross a defined finish line before punching the finish unit is the winner.
In case of a disqualification please report at rød sone/red zone to perform an extra check.
NOTICE! It’s very important that runners who have aborted the race reports at the finish and punch the goal line unit, as well as read the card.
The maximum time is limited to 1,5 hours after the final start, on race 6 the maximum time is extended to 2 hours.
Rental cards in individual participant envelopes which you sign out in the information tent. If you’ve entered more than one race, keep the card for the whole week.
Open direct participants receive the card when entering.
The card must be returned to the information tent after you’ve finished your last race, and the receipt will be deleted. Cards not returned will be charged NOK 700.
See details for each race above. Running across forbidden areas will lead to disqualification
Race 1 in an area with traffic. Guards will oversee the passing of the most trafficked roads. Be cautious and respect traffic regulations!
For race 4/NC2 roads will be passed, overseen by road guards. Respect the guards and traffic regulations!
Online results at www.eqtiming.no for the spectator races. Norgescup Jr. will have online results at liveresultater.no. Mobile networks available at all arenas as well as wifi at Arena Mørk.
Result lists are displayed once per hour.
Complete results with leg times are published at eventor.orientering.no about 2 hours after last finish, as well as the routes in Livelox.
Prizes according to NOF’s regulations. (More details in the invitation). Prizes can be collected at the prize giving tent as soon as the class is concluded. The ordinary classes’ prize winners will not be announced, except for the prize giving ceremonies in the NC jr classes.
Opening hours prize giving tent
Monday: Beginners receive the prizes on Monday, others have to wait until Tuesday.
Tuesday: 12:00 prizes from Monday from 13:00
Wednesday: from 11:00
Thursday: from 09:30
Friday: from 10:30
Saturday: from 12:00
For the sake of animal welfare, please report any encounters you’ve had with forest animals at the Event Office.
Toilets available at the arena and in a slightly more limited extend on the way to the starts, or on the starts.
Available at Mørk and in Fredrikstad.
Småtroll/small children’s courses
Småtroll on every arena. NOK 30 (Cash only, Norwegians may use Vipps) Marked trail with punching cards which the organiser lend you with no extra charge.
Children aged 4 and upwards can be looked after for every race except race 1 in Sarpsborg.
Nursery station’s opening hours:
Tuesday: 12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 14:00
Thursday: 9:00 -13:30
Friday: 10:00 – 15:00
Saturday: 11:30 – 16:00
Stolpejakt (pole hunt) and turorientering (Forest trip controls)
Stolpejakt/turorientering in the same terrain and same time span as the spectator races on Aug 16th/17th. 20 unique poles to find on Friday, and 20 new on Saturday. If you like to give it a try, even after your own race, maps and information are offered in NOF’s tent at the arena or www.stolpejakten.no.
We accept cards and VIPPS (Norwegians only)
Protest form can be received and delivered at the Event Office.
Spectator race coordinator: Finn Henry Lillestrand
Vice-coordinator spectator races: Anne-Elisabeth Ramtvedt
Event director race 1: Knut H. Ramtvedt
Event director race 2: Kjell Einar Andersen
Event director races 3, 5 and 6: Vegar Kristiansen
Event director race 4: Oddvar Olaussen
Classes and courses
| || ||Length||Start||Length||Start||Length||Start||Length||Start||Length||Start||Length||Start|
|W 15-20 B||B||2.3||1||2.0||1||2.1||2||2.5||2||2.0||2||2.7||1|
|M 15-20 B||B||2.6||1||2.0||1||2.1||2||2.5||2||2.1||2||2.8||1|
|W 17-18 E||A||3.0||1||3.6*||1||3.6||2||4.5||1||5.2||3||5.2||1|
|M 17-18 E||A||3.3||1||4.1*||1||4.1||2||5.1||1||8.8||3||7.0||1|
|W 19-20 E||A||3.0||1||3.6*||1||3.7||2||4.6||1||5.9||3||5.2||1|
|M 19-20 E||A||3.3||1||4.3*||1||4.2||2||5.3||1||10.3||3||7.6||1|
* NorgesCup and other class has same course
N-courses (beginners) has an obvious route choice along coherent track lines like roads, paths,
creeks/ditches and fences. All controls are visible from the track lines. Suitable for anyone who is
completely new to the sport or have little previous experience with orienteering.
C-courses mostly follow track lines; but runners are expected to leave the track lines occasionally.
Some of the legs might have route choices.
B-courses have the runners doing the final part of the leg orienteering without track lines towards
the control. An understanding of contours is needed in B-courses.
A-courses are the most challenging, and all orienteering techniques are involved.