Event information

Germany-Luxembourg Two Country Weekend 2018

Luxembourg Orienteering Club, Gymnasion Offenbach and Trimmelter SV welcome you to two days of orienteering in neighbouring cities – and countries! The driving time between the two venues is about 30 minutes.

Programme

Saturday 20 October 2018, at Trier (Germany)
Trier Herbst-OL / Trier autumn orienteering
Middle distance race with a sprint prologue (time addition)

  • 12.00 – Opening Competition Centre at College Campus Pallien, Trier
  • 14.00 – Sprint prologue race at Pallien Campus
  • 15.00 – Middle distance race (forest) at Weisshauswald

Sunday 21 October 2018, at Kirchberg (Luxembourg)
Luxembourg Sprint
Double sprint (time addition) / Ranking Event for Deutsche Park Tour

  • 8.30 – Opening Competition Centre at The Coque Sports and Culture Centre, Luxembourg
  • 9.45 – 11.15 Urban sprint race 1 at Plateau Kirchberg (Coque)
  • 12.00 – 13.30 Urban sprint race 2 at Plateau Kirchberg (Coque)

Courses and classes

Saturday 20 October

Competition classes
  • D-10, D11-12, D13-14, D15-18, D19-34 (Elite), D35-44, D45-54, D55-64, D65+
  • H-10, H11-12, H13-14, H15-18, H19-34 (Elite), H35-44, H45-54, H55-64, H65+

The lengths of all the courses for the Sprint prologue will be set to target a winner’s time of less than 15 minutes, and between 25 and 40 minutes for the subsequent Middle distance race – for example, the H19-34 courses will have an optimum route distance of about 2.0km for the sprint prologue, and about 5.5 km for the Middle distance race.

Adults may “shadow” children on the D-10, D11-12, H-10, or H11-12 courses, so long as they do not run their own race afterwards. For these classes, start times will not be allocated before the race.

More precise details of course lengths, climb, and number of controls will be given in the Final Information.

Start times will be allocated, and published on the website on or before Thursday 18 October 2018.

Other classes
  • Open Long, Open Short

These courses will have an optimum route distance of about 0.7km and 2.0km (Open Short) / about 1.1km and 2.7km (Open Long), both offering a moderate degree of technical challenge. The Open courses are primarily aimed at newcomers to the sport and others, entering on the day.

For open classes, start times will not be allocated before the race.

Sunday 21 October 2018

Deutsche Parktour competition classes
  • D13-14, D15-18, D19-34 (Elite), D35-44, D45-54, D55-64, D65+
  • H13-14, H15-18, H19-34 (Elite), H35-44, H45-54, H55-64, D65+

The lengths of all the courses, for each of the urban sprint races, will be set to target a winner’s time of between 15 and 20 minutes – for example, each of the H19-34 courses will thus have an optimum route distance of about 3.5km.

More precise details of course lengths, climb, and number of controls will be given in the Final Information.

Start times will be allocated, and published on the website on or before Thursday 18 October.

Only participants belonging to German clubs can be ranked for the Deutsche Park Tour. All starters will however be classified in the results for the day.

Other classes
  • D-10, D11-12
  • H-10, H11-12

Each course will have an optimum route distance of 1.0 - 1.3km, and will be technically suitable for young children. Adults may “shadow” children, so long as they do not run their own race afterwards.

  • Open Long, Open Short

These courses will have an optimum route distance of 1.4 - 1.6km (Open Short) / 2.4 - 2.7km (Open Long), both offering a moderate degree of technical challenge. The Open courses are primarily aimed at newcomers to the sport and others, entering on the day.

For all non-Deutsche Park Tour competition classes, start times will not be allocated before the race – participants will be given start times at the start area.

Timing system

The SPORTident system will be used on both days with (combined) contactless AIR+ mode enabled.

For the Saturday races in Trier, participants will use their own SI timing unit (standard SI, or SIAC), or hire a standard SI unit on the day from the organisers (EUR 2 rental fee / EUR 30 deposit). There will be no SIACs rentable on Saturday.

For both the Sunday races in Luxembourg, each participant will be loaned one of the latest SPORTident Active Cards – the SIAC. For more information see https://www.sportident.com/siac2016 . Participants will not be allowed to use any SIAC that they already own.

Each participant (n.b. no collection by one person for a whole club), whether pre-entered or entering on the day, will need to register at the Sunday event base before running, in order to collect the loaned SIAC that they will use. All SIACs will be returned at the download station immediately after finishing the second race. Any participant not returning (at the Competition Centre) the SIAC lent to them, will be invoiced a EUR 70 charge.

The organising clubs gratefully acknowledge the considerable support being provided by SPORTident Benelux, who are lending without charge the SIACs and base stations that you will be using.

Also, five lucky entrants to the Deutsche Park Tour races will win a spot prize of a refund of their entry fee for the Sunday races. Find out if your SIAC has a lucky number, when collecting it on registration!

Entry process

Participants wishing to compete in any of the Deutsche Park Tour competition classes at the Sunday event are strongly recommended to pre-enter for the Weekend. Entries for other classes can also be made on the day.

The pre-entry systems will be open to accept entries as from Saturday 1 September. The closing deadline for pre-entries to be accepted will be 23.59 on Saturday 13 October, and anyone wishing to enter after that time must enter on the day.

For the Sunday event, there is an upper limit to the total number of pre-entries that can be accepted of 320, so early entry is advised.

Entries will also be accepted on the day, including for the Deutsche Park Tour competition classes at the Sunday event. This is conditional on stocks of pre-printed maps and/or SIACs for loan still being available. The organisers of the Sunday event thus cannot guarantee that all entries on the day can be accepted, but will do all they can to allow participation.

Pre-entries for each of the days’ events of the Weekend are to be made separately.

German participants must use the O-Manager system to pre-enter:

All other participants should pre-enter using the OrienteeringOnline system. Intending participants who have not used this system before will need to create a brief profile before proceeding.

Entry fees

Saturday 20 October

class charge before deadline entry on the day surcharge
children (18 or younger) EUR 5 EUR 2.50
elites and seniors (19 and older) EUR 10 EUR 5
open courses EUR 5 EUR 2.50

Sunday 21 October 2018

class charge before deadline entry on the day surcharge
children (18 or younger) EUR 5
elites and seniors (19 and older) EUR 10 EUR 5
open courses EUR 5

Paying entry fees

When pre-entering, all entry fees, for either or both days of the Weekend, should be paid by bank transfer to the following account:

account GGymnasion Offenbach e. V.
bank Sparkasse Offenbach
BIC HELADEF1OFF
IBAN DE83 5055 0020 0010 0026 56
note Club or family name + number of runners + LUX-Weekend

Payment must be received no later than Monday 15 October 2018.

Participants who are members of German clubs should have their entry fees settled by their clubs on their behalf. All other participants are responsible for settling their own entry fees, unless it has been agreed in advance between a club and Luxembourg OC (clubs should contact Enable JavaScript to view protected content.) that the club will settle entry fees for the Weekend for its members.

Competition Centre and facilities

Saturday 20 October

Hochschule Trier / Campus Pallien, Schneidershof, 54293 Trier, Germany

Opening at 12.00 hrs.

Toilets, shelter, lockers and showers available.

Parking close to the Campus at parking areas P1 and P2 available. Please observe at Final information!

Sunday 21 October 2018

The Coque, 2 rue Leon Hengen, 1745 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG

Opening at 08.30 hrs.

Toilets and shelter available, no showers.

The Coque is Luxembourg’s National Sports and Cultural Centre. This spectacular site offers an Olympic-standard swimming pool and wellness centre - as well as a coffee bar and restaurant. For further information see www.coque.lu/en/presentation .

Parking on the south side of boulevard JF Kennedy, 300 to 700 metres from the Competition Centre.

Accommodation

Hard floor accommodation is available in Trier for the night from Saturday to Sunday. The cost is 5 EUR per person, may be booked together with the Saturday race in both enrolment systems. The address: Grundschule Tarforst, Am Trimmelter Hof 206, 54296 Trier.

Also for campers, we can recommend the camp ground at Igel, direct at the Moselle (Campingplatz Igel, Moselstraße, 54298 Igel, www.camping-igel.de). Please name "OL" with your booking.

Final Information

Final information for both days of the weekend will be posted on this website no later than Sunday 14 October 2018.

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