Competition Instructions


Nuorten Jukola is an international orienteering relay race with seven legs. There are restrictive provisions for participation for different legs. Information of the restrictions is given in chapter “Legs and course lengths”. Such clubs which are unable to form an own team are allowed to form a combined team. The age and sex requirements also concern combined teams, except that a girl may run the seventh leg. Combined teams are not entitled to prizes. The organizer will also form combined teams from the individual competitors registered in the competitor bank.

The organizer of the competition is Paimion Rasti ry in co-operation with the Finnish Orienteering Federation (SSL) and Kaukametsäläiset ry. The rules of The Finnish Orienteering Federation (SSL) and the rules of Nuorten Jukola apply in the competition together with the instructions given by the organizers.

The mass start takes place at 11.00 am.

The Organizing Committee

Competition Director Anne Summa
Vice Director Leena Salo
Course Planning Markku Sipponen
Result Service Ilkka Sillanpää
Finish Judge Heikki Pajunen
Competition Centre Heikki Sillanpää
Accommodation Alice Nurmio/Ritva Helminen
Food Service Jaana Sipponen
Media Service Antti Ryynänen

Adviser, Finnish Orienteering Federation (SSL) Ilkka Saarimäki
Course adviser Pentti Karru (Sauvon Urheilijat)


Chairman of the Jury Juhani Isaksson, Kangasala SK


The Information centre is located
in the town centre of Paimio, address Pyölintie 3, on Friday 24th August from14.00 till 20.00 in the competition centre, on Saturday 25th August from 8.00 in the morning.



The accommodation reception is on Friday 3 – 10 pm at the accommodation places: camp-house Rantala and Varsinais-Suomen Maaseutuoppilaitos (school).

Metsäkoulu on the map

Rantala on the map


Six-coloured, 07/2007, scale 1:10000, contour interval 5 meters, size A4S, by Anssi Saarinen.


The terrain is mainly pine and spruce forest with open rock areas. The base of the ground is mainly good and fast. Part of the competition area has rich path network.

Start and starting point

The start and the starting point are marked on the map of the competition centre. The distance to the starting point from the start is 300 m and from the exchange area 200 m.


Controls are marked with orange-white flags. The model control is located in the competition centre, close to the Information pole.

Control descriptions

Control descriptions are printed on the map. There are a lot of controls near each other in the forest – look at the code! Besides the control descriptions, the codes are also printed on the map next to the control number.

Legs and course lengths

Legs 1-5 include 300 m taped route, legs 6-7 include700 m taped route. The dispersion system (forking) will be used on all legs except on the 5th leg.

Legs 6 and 7 have map change in the competition centre.

Leg Host of the leg Class Age Length Estimated time Change/Finish
I Paimion kaupunki H/D -16 born 1991 or later 4,86 - 4,99 km 29 min at 11.29
II YIT Oyj H/D -16 born 1991 or later 4,86 - 4,99 km 29 min at 11.58
III Europlan Engineering Oy D -14 born 1993 or later 2,56 - 2,64 km 16 min at 12.14
IV Vistavisio Oy H/D -14 born 1993 or later 2,56 - 2,64 km 14 min at 12.28
V Lounais-Suomen Osuuspankki D -16 born 1991 or later 3,75 km 28 min at 12.56
VI Turun Sanomat D -18 born 1989 or later 5,02 – 5,03 km 36 min at 13.32
VII Fortum Oyj H -18 born 1989 or later 6,32 – 6,33 km 37 min at 14.09

Competition numbers

The number bibs shall be used in all legs. The safety pins are not included in the team material. The competition numbers are based on the results of last year’s relay. Numbers marked with asterisk (*) are not based on the last year’s results. Combination teams are marked with letter Y. Team and leg numbers and sponsor logos must not be folded up or hidden. The bar code has to be protected before it is read at the check-in and the information is transferred to the result system.

Emit cards

Electronic punching system (Emit) is used in the competiton. The control cards will be given with the team material. Every competitor shall write the team number, leg and his/her emit-number on the control card. Before the check-in the emit card must be punched at the “clearing control”. Emit cards will be checked and registered into the result system before the runners enter the changeover area. Every team must have at least three (3) Emit cards. One Emit card can not be used by two different teams.

If competitor’s own card does not work in the clearing control, the organizer will lend a valid card. Also if a earlier legs’s runner has the emit card in the forest when the mass start takes place, the competitor(s) in the mass start can borrow organizer’s card.

Team material

The team material is handed over to the teams at the Info on Friday from 14.00 till 20.00 and on Saturday from 8 in the morning.

Only those teams who have paid all their entry fees will receive their material – number bibs without safety pins, bulletin, map return card, coach card, rented Emit cards (if ordered) and Emit control cards. Safety pins are not included in the team material, competitors use their own safety pins, the number bibs are not gathered back.

A representative of the team confirms the receipt of the rented Emit cards by signature. The organizer will charge 50 euros for each non-returned Emit card.

Start list

The start list can be seen on Paimion Rasti’s web pages and on the result board.

Team composition

The team composition must be registered not later than on Friday, August 24th by 18.00 hours. The team composition can be given in the web page or with a document available at the Info.

Changes in the team composition, caused by some unavoidable reason, that occurs after the dead-line of registration, shall be announced to the Info on Saturday by 10 at the latest. The Event Adviser will either approve or reject the changes after considering the presented reasons.


The Emit card check-in and clearing for the first leg runners will be opened at 10.20. The competitor must be at the check-in 10.45 at the latest. From there the competitors go straight to the warming-up area. The competitors will move to the maps according to instructions given by the announcer. The start will take place when the starting light and sound have been given. The start is videotaped and teams making a false start or causing one will be disqualified.


The runners on legs 2-7 shall come to Emit card check-in and clearing early enough before estimated changeover time. Then they enter the changeover area. From the last control the competitors must run to the changeover according to signs and flagged lines. All runners must punch on the finish line. Each incoming competitor hands over his/her unfolded map to the official’s hand, and then continues to the map fence along the leg’s lane.

A runner coming to the changeover then picks up a map with his/her team’s number and gives it to the next leg’s competitor waiting at the changeover bar. Make sure that you take your own team’s and right leg’s map! A team that has taken a wrong map will be disqualified. If the map has been taken by some other team, the competitor shall immediately inform the changeover supervisor who will supply the competitor a reserve map.

After giving the map to the next competitor, the runner shall visit the Emit checkpoint, and then leave the finish area. If there are any confusions with punches, the checkpoint personal will settle them immediately. The changeover area will be closed at 14.50. Runners coming to changeover after that time, will be instructed straight to the Emit checkpoint.


There is a marked route to the finish from the last control of the final leg. The finishing order will be determined according to the crossing of the finish line. If there are several teams on finishing line at the same time, the finishing order will be decided by the Finish Judge. The finishing time will be determined according to the finishing punch made immediately after crossing the finish line. Finally, the competitor shall visit the Emit checkpoint. Finish will be closed at 17.00.

Demonstration of start, changeover and finishing routines

The demonstration will take place at 10.15 by model runners and the announcer.

Mass start for legs 2-7

Runners participating in the mass start shall check in and clear their Emit cards and enter the changeover area not later than at 14.50. The changeover area is closed at 14.50. Then, the changeover bar will be lifted up and all the runners in the mass start can go to their own map. The mass start takes place from the map fence at 15.00. Follow the instructions given by the announcer.

Disqualifications and drop-outs

If there are any confusions with punches, the checkpoint personal will settle them with the competitor immediately. If necessary, the coach of the team will be consulted. Disqualifications are not confirmed before that.
Drop-out competitors come to changeover and finish as usual. Drop-out shall be announced at the Emit checkpoint. If the competitor comes to the competition centre without running through finish or changeover he/she shall visit the Emit checkpoint to announce about drop-out. Drop-out or disqualified competitors perform a normal changeover. These teams can continue the relay to the finish. However, if a drop-out or disqualified team is less than half an hour behind the leading team, their relay will be interrupted and their next runner can leave the Emit checkpoint when half an hour has passed from the leading team’s changeover.

Forbidden areas

All yards and fields in the competition area are forbidden areas. Additionally, there are fobidden areas marked on the map which are marked with a plastic tape in the terrain.

Area for team coaches

Aside the path leading to the starting point there is “a coach area” where the team coach or some other support person can advise runners of legs 3 and 4. Access to that area is only enabled by a coach card that can be found in the club material.

Orienteerer bank

Registration to the the orienteererr bank can be made in the web page at 18.00 on Friday, August 24th at the latest, or with a document available at the Info not later than at 10.00 on Saturday, August 25th.

More information about registration to the runner bank and about reserving a runner to a combined team can be found in the web page “Bank entry” and “Show runners in the bank”.

If none of the combined teams reserves a runner from the bank, he/she can run in the mass start. He/she gets the leg material by paying a fee of 9 euros in the Info. The payment is required cash.

If possible Info also forms combined teams of those runners who have not been reserved by any club. Those who are running in these teams receive the leg material by paying a fee of 9 euros. The payment is required cash.

Washing and toilets

The washing area is located north of the competition centre. The washing area is equipped with Venla-wagon showers, warm water provided. See the map of the competition area.
Toilets are next to the showers, see the map.

First aid

In the competition centre there is a first aid station with a doctor, see the map. The number to the first aid station is 040-7781 418/Tove Sillanpää.

Prize-giving ceremonies

The 15 best club teams will be awarded Nuorten Jukola medals and plaquettes. The seven best teams will also receive special prizes. The winner team receives a trophy for one year and a scale model of it.

All prizes will be awarded on the Nuorten Jukola stage.

The 15 best teams are asked to arrive in the prize-giving area at 15.10 according to the instructions of announcer. The ceremony starts at 15.30. After some start ceremonies the teams are asked to enter the stage in turned order according to the instructions of the announcer and the organizers.

Combined teams are not entitled to Nuorten Jukola medals, plaquettes or the special prizes.

Returning of the maps

The distribution of the maps starts in Info after the mass start at 15.00. The map return card can be found in the club material.


Open fire and smoking are absolutely forbidden in the competition centre.

Service tents of the clubs can be set up at tent areas, only, according to the instructions of the organizer.