OTHER INFO

Prindi

O-Week office

Venue

Estonia is a small yet diverse country with a surprisingly rich selection of landscapes and culture that make it an ideal holiday destination. The event centre is located in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. Tallinn combines the comforts of the modern world, versatile nightlife and luxurious adventure with a rich cultural scene in the local historical setting.

Event Centre

August 5 - 6 Event centre will be at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Lauluväljak - the home of Estonian Song Festivals which is also known as “the cradle of Singing Revolution”.

The Song Festival Grounds are located very close to the city centre of Tallinn and within walking distance from the Sprint qualification race. Opening ceremony will take place August 6 at the Song Festival Grounds.

Address is Narva mnt. 95

Event Centre coordinates:  59.44445, 24.80732

August 7 - 14 Event centre will be at Oru Hotel, which is 400 meters from the Song Festival Grounds. Also, press and media will be located there.
Address is Narva mnt. 120 Tallinn
Event Centre coordinates: 59.443, 24.80459

Location on Google Maps

 

 

How to get to Event centre using public transport:

From Lennart Meri airport take bus 2 from the airport  (stop Lennujaam) and change the bus in stop A. Laikmaa. From there take bus nr 60 or 63 (Stop Oru or Oruvärava).

From Harbour D-terminal (Tallink) take bus 2 from Harbor  (stop “Reisisadam D-terminal”) and change the bus in stop “Hobujaama”. From there take bus nr 60 or 63 (Stop “Oru”).

For more detailed information and timetables:  http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/

Parking

  • August 5 - 6 Event centre at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Lauluväljak.

Parking is next to Pirita road, 350m from Song Festival Grounds. Parking is free.

  • August 7 - 14 Event centre at Oru Hotel.

Parking is front of Oru Hotel and you need to take a parking ticket from hotel reception. Parking is free, but there are limited parking places.

Services at the Event Centre

  • Accreditation desk (TOW)

  • Information about public transport

  • Information desk with information about tourism and accommodation

  • Café

  • Free-wifi

  • Start lists and results

  • SI-rent

  • Possible to register to open courses and Tallinn Orienteering Week

  • Maps for model events for non-competitors

  • Tallinn City Cards, transfer bus, parking and banquet tickets, tickets for the organised excursions

  • On August 6 there will be EXPO of commercial traders selling sport equipment, clothes.

  • WMOC souvenirs

Event Centre in Song Festival Grounds:

Accreditation

Each participant gets his/her accreditation and competition materials at the Event Centre or at the competition centre on competition days.

Competitors must also pay any remaining charges before they can collect their envelopes.

Payments can be made by credit card. Also, cash payment is acceptable in EUR.

The Welcome envelope includes:

  • Start number bibs

  • Safety pins

  • TOW Bulletin

  • Rented SPORTident cards

  • Map of Tallinn

  • Pre-booked tickets (parking ticket, banquet, bus ticket, Tallinn Card)

  • Pre-booked souvenirs

Welcome envelopes do not include printed start lists. Printed start lists per class are available at the Event Centre where each competitor can pick up their relevant start list.

How to reach Tallinn

Tallinn is very easy to reach - the airport is located 2 km from the city. The harbour, bus station and train station are all located in the city centre.

For competitors arriving from Finland and Sweden by boat, Tallink is offering boat tickets with a 30% discount from the regular price. All competitors receive the discount code via email with the  WMOC registration confirmation. 

Press and media

Media representatives will have access to results, to officially designated spots for taking photographs and to press releases reporting from the competition in English. Press accreditation will be distributed at the Event centre. Media and Press are located at Oru hotel, there will be separated room with free Wifi and printing opportunity. If you have any questions, then please contact our press officer Jonatan Karjus: jonatan@wmoc2016.ee  

Maximum Time

 

Maximum time for Sprint races is 1 hours

Maximum time for Long races is 3 hours

Maximum time for Middle race is 2 hours

Punching system

Electronic Punching System

The SPORTIdent punching system will be used for all races. All models of SI-Card are accepted. Air+ Touch Free system is not activated in SPORTIdent stations and therefore classic direct punching must be used. SI-cards can be rented from the organisers by choosing this option in the entry form. The SI-card number and competitor name are connected each day at the competition start (similarly to Jukola, 10-mila and 25-manna) and therefore you do not need to provide the number of your SI-card at registration. Please be sure that SI-Card has enough capacaty to run 100CP. 

Rented Sportident Cards

Renting fee for the entire week is €15 if booked in advance.

Without pre-registration the renting fee is €3 for one day or €20 for the entire week.

Please return rented SI-card after passing the finish line or at the Information desk after your last race. A charge of €60 will be made for the loss or non-return of rented cards. 

Open courses

On all days it is possible to run open courses (pre-registration is not required). The start is open during times, which are shown in the programme. Five different courses are offered (suitable for all). Tickets for open course can be purchased from the information tent at the Competition Centre.

Lengths of open courses:
in sprint distance: 1,5 - 4,0 km
in middle distance: 2,0 - 6,0 km
in long distance: 2,5 - 11,0 km

Marked course (WM8-10)

There will be marked course for children every day. The start is open during times, which are shown in the programme. Start in this courses is called Printcenter. Children complete race by themselves, but parents are allowed to teach them in the start.

Start Number Bibs

Every TOW competitor will be issued with a numbered bib (often known as “start number”) which must be worn on the chest for each race.

Information on bibs will consist of the bus transport stamp (if ordered), competitor´s name, personal barcode, Federation, age, class and start times for the competition days as well as information about which Start is used where there is more than one.

Every competitor is asked to complete the back of his or her bib with health data and an emergency contact. This information could be helpful for the medical team in case of emergency.

Lost bibs can be replaced at the Event Centre or arena Information desk for a charge of 5 EUR.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Tallinn is high quality. A wide range of accommodation is available in Tallinn, and the number of choices grows yearly. Average 3 stars hotel price range is €35 to €60. These room rates generally include breakfast buffet.

WMOC and TOW organisers have agreements with many accommodation providers in different price classes in order to provide the participants with accommodation options at a discounted price. The majority of those hotels are centrally located within easy walking distance of restaurants, entertainment, culture, and shops. All hotels are also easily accessible from airport, harbour and the railway station.

Online booking for accommodation is available at our website: http://wmoc2016.ee/category/hotels/

For group bookings please contact info@sk100.ee for an even better offer.

Food

Just as with Estonian culture, the local taste has been infused with the best of our neighbouring countries. Here you'll find traces of Scandinavian, Russian and German cuisine, not to mention other mainstream international influences such as the French nouvelle cuisine.

  • Beer brewing tradition in today's Estonia is very much alive and kicking. Beer in Tallinn Old Town typically costs €2.50 to €5.50 (0,5l).

  • Pizza is usually between €5 to €10.

  • Steak meals cost around €8 to €15.

Transport and Parking

WMOC shuttle (also for TOW competitors)

Shuttle bus transport is organised in the Kõrvemaa and Pikasaare competition centres since the parking area is located approximately 5 km from  the competition centre. Shuttle bus transport is free of charge. Bus stops are at the parking areas and the shuttle bus takes the competitors to the competition centre. Buses go from the competition centre and parking area after every 15 minutes on average.

Shuttle bus schedule

Competition centre

First bus

Last bus

Starting

Kõrvemaa 10.08

7:30

16:30

Every 15 min

Kõrvemaa 11.08

7:30

16:30

Every 15 min

Pikasaare 13.08

6:30

16:30

Every 15 min

Transfer
Transport to the long distance model event, long distance qualifications and final will be organised with buses from the Event Centre directly. The bus ticket price for 4 days (long distance model, two qualifications and a final race) is €40 (until 11/07/2016) and €50 (after 11/07/2016)

The sprint model event and sprint competitions can be reached by Tallinn public transport.

Bus stops:
1. Laikmaa (next to LHV bank), Laikmaa street 13

2. Oru Hotel, Narva mnt 120
3. Competition centre

 

August 9 Kodasoo

August 10
Kõrvemaa

August 11 Kõrvemaa

August 13 Pikasaare

Buses from Tallinn

       

Laikmaa 13 (LHV Bank)

08:15

07:00

07:00

06:30

Oru Hotel

08:30

07:15

07:15

06:45

Oru Hotel

09:15

08:00

08:00

07:30

Oru Hotel

10:00

08:45

08:45

08:15

Oru Hotel

     

09:00

Travel time from Oru Hotel

45 min

60 min

60 min

60 min

         

Buses from competition centre

11:00

13:00

13:00

15:00

 

12:00

14:30

14:30

15:30

 

13:00

15:30

15:30

16:00

   

16:30

16:30

 

Travel time to Oru Hotel

45 min

60 min

60 min

60 min

Transport

The purchasers of the O-Week Pass can order transportation from the Centre of Tallinn to all competition venues outside Tallinn from the organisers.

Transport to the training (middle distance), long distance events and middle distance will be organised with buses from the WMOC 2016 event centre (Tallinn Song Festival Grounds) directly. The bus ticket price for 4 days is €40 if booked before 11/07/2016.
The sprint model event and sprint competitions can be reached by Tallinn public transport.

Travelling by own transport – a fee will be charged for parking at the long distance event centres and middle distance. Parking fee includes shuttle-bus transport from parking area to competition centres and back. Coming with own transport, participants need to consider extra time for parking and shuttle-bus transport to reach competition centre.

   Before 11/07/2016 11/07/2016 - 08/08/2016  After 08/08/2016 One day ticket, August 10, 11, 13 (purchased on the spot) One day ticket, August 9, 12 (purchased on the spot)
Bus transport  ticket €40 €45 €50 €15 €15
Parking fee- Car €30 €35 €40 €12 €2
Parking fee - Caravan €40 €45 €50 €15 €5
Parking fee - Bus €100 €110 €120

€30 €30 

Public Transport in Tallinn

Public transport is free of charge in Tallinn Transport area ( not including Regional Transport area) for WMOC and TOW competitors starting from 5.08.2016 until 14.08.2016. Remember to take your number bib with you, that’s for the ticket. Without your number it is required to buy ticket from bus driver.

You can catch a bus, trolley bus or a tram – these are available between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Organisers advise to use public transportation. The competition areas ( Freedom square and Kadrioru Park) and also Event Center is in Tallinn Transport area and public transport is usually faster, especially in rush hours.

Public transport schedules: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/ 

Parking

Parking is organized for cars, buses and caravans in Kodasoo (9 August), Kõrvemaa (10-11 August), training in Botanic Garden (12 August) and Pikasaare (13 August). No parking is organised in other competition centres - we recommend to use public transport. There are parking fees in most of central Tallinn, please follow parking regulating traffic signs.

Travelling by own transport – a fee will be charged for parking at the long distance parking areas (trainings in Kodasoo and Botanic Garden also TOW3, TOW4 and TOW5). Parking fee also includes shuttle-bus transport from Pikasaare and Kõrvemaa parking area to competition centres and back. Coming with own transport, participants need to consider extra time for parking and shuttle-bus transport to reach competition centres.



Before 11/07/2016

12/07/2016 - 08/08/2016

On the competition day

One day ticket, August 10, 11, 13 (purchased on the spot)

One day ticket, August 9, 12 (purchased on the spot)

Bus transport ticket

€40

€45

€50

€15

€15

Parking fee- Car

€30

€35

€40

€12

€2

Parking fee - Caravan

€40

€45

€50

€15

€5

Parking fee - Bus

€100

€110

€120

€30

€30

Paid parking in Tallinn

First 15 minutes of parking is free if using parking clock that shows parking starting time. Parking clock or written notice with parking starting time has to be visible under vehicle windscreen. 15 minutes of free parking is valid only in city paid parking zone (NB! Not valid in private parkings).

KESKLINN (Tallinn City Centre) - zone T5 to T11:
1,5 euros 1 Hour
150 euros monthly card
Paid parking: Mon-Fri 07:00-19:00, Sat 08:00-15:00
Sundays and country holidays free.

SÜDALINN (paid parking area in the city centre where the fee is higher (the so-called Downtown (Südalinn) - zone T3 and T4:
4,8 euros 1 Hour
250 euros monthly card
Paid parking twenty-four hours a day.

VANALINN (Tallinn Old Town) - zone T1 and T2:
6 euros 1 Hour
300 euros monthly card
Paid parking twenty-four hours a day.

 

Bus and caravan parking
Near Old Town the only parking lot for busses and bigger caravans is located on Rumbi street, behind the Linnahall building. Location on map.

Road system
There is no road toll. Be aware of traffic control. In general there is speed limit of 90 km/h on motorways and 50 km/h in the city. Driving is on the right side of the road in Estonia.

Embargoed areas

Embargoed areas are shown on Google Maps.

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Embargoed areas are shown on the webpage: http://www.wmoc2016.ee/embargoed-areas/

Old maps of the competition areas: http://www.wmoc2016.ee/old-maps/

Sprint competition areas (Kadriorg and Tallinn Old Town) are embargoed on the competition days from 6 o’clock until the competition is over. Plan your tourist activities that you do not need to visit Kadriorg on 7th and Tallinn Old Town on 8th of August. All competitors whose accommodation is located in the embargoed areas must be in the competition centre latest one hour before the first start and use only the routes specified by the organisers to reach the competition centre. See the maps in the competition day information. Also athletes are not allowed to re-enter either Sprint area after they have finished their race before the last competitor has finished his race. At all times, respect fences, walls, private property and the locals. Additionally there are a lot of tourists in the areas of Sprint competitions.

All Long race competition areas are embargoed. Any attempt to survey, walk or train in the competition areas is forbidden. Attempts to gain any information related to the course, beyond that provided by the organiser, is prohibited before and during the competition. Having crossed the finish line, a competitor must not re-enter the competition terrain without the permission of the organiser. This includes the Start and Finish areas. It is not allowed to bring any previous maps along to the competition arenas. A competitor who breaks any rule, or benefits from the breaking of any rule, may be disqualified.

Do not leave any litter or paper on the ground, please use specific waste containers instead. Always use official toilets by Event Centre, Arena, Start and Finish areas.

Competition Rules

 The competitions will be conducted under Competition Rules for IOF Foot Orienteering Events (2016 Edition).

Copies of these can be downloaded from http://orienteering.org/foot-orienteering/rules.

GPS Equipment

GPS data loggers with no display or no audible feedback can be used (IOF rule 21.4).

Any other GPS equipment is forbidden.

Fair play

All competitors shall behave with fairness and honesty. During the races athletes are forbidden to speak to each other.

Anti-Doping

Doping is strictly forbidden, and the organisers of WMOC 2016 are dedicated to support the anti-doping authorities in their work. Doping controls may be carried out any time during the competition period and will be carried out in accordance with the procedures described in the WADA International Standard of testing. Each competitor is responsible for following the anti-doping rules, and avoiding any prohibited substances. If anyone has to follow a special medical treatment, s/he has to confirm with his doctor that the drug isn´t prohibited. In the case of doubt, the doctor should provide a certificate for medical use. You can find the list of prohibited substances with the link: http://www.antidoping.ee/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/wada-2016-prohibited-list-en.pdf

In the case of conflict or a positive test, all competitors must accept the arbitration according to the WADA rules.

Complaints and protests

A special form should be used for both complaints and protests. This form is available at the Problem Desk.

Any complaint should be made in writing in English to the organiser and handed in at the Problem Desk in the Finish area as soon as possible. If the complaint is of a personal nature, e.g. if the competitors feel they have been disqualified unfairly, then the complaint should be made at the Problem Desk immediately. The organiser will decide on the outcome and inform the complaint of the result as soon as possible.

There is no fee for making a complaint. If the runner is not satisfied with the result of the complaint, a protest can be made against the organiser’s decision no later than 15 minutes after that decision has been given to the runner.

Protests must be written in English and handed in at the Problem Desk in the Finish area. A protest will immediately be forwarded to the IOF Senior Event Adviser. Protests will be handled by the jury, who will communicate their decision to the complainant as soon as possible.

From 1 January 2016, IOF Rules state that there is a protest fee of 50 €. The fee shall be paid to the IOF Senior Event Adviser in cash when handing in the protest. The fee will be returned if the protest is accepted by the jury. Should a Protest be signed by more than one participant, each of these shall pay the Protest fee.

Additional services at the Competition Centre

On all days several additional services are offered at the Competiton Centre:

 

Sun 7.08

Mon 8.08

Tue 9.08

Wed 10.08

Thu 11.08

Fri 12.08

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First Aid

There will be First Aid facilities at the finish of all the races.

First Aid locations in the forest are marked by the standard purple cross symbol on the map.

Fellow competitors are obliged to assist in case of accident, illness or injury.

Child care

Child care is available to children over the age of 3 during all competitions. The Child care area is opened one hour before the starts and will be closed with the finish. Children should be diaper free. Child care provides for a tent, toys, games and instructors. Please enter your need for child care at: info@wmoc2016.ee

Luggage area

It is possible to leave your belongings at a supervised luggage area in all Competition Centres. The luggage area is opened one hour before the starts and will be closed with the finish.

Climate

The weather in Estonia is largely dictated by its closeness to the Baltic sea. The average temperature in Estonia in August is 16.5 °C and generally the temperature is between 11 to 22 °C. The average rainfall in August is 76mm and the sea temperature is 17°C. In summer, especially if you will travel countryside/coastal area (long distance competitions), it is best to take mosquito repellent, which can be bought from pharmacy (called “Apteek”).

Responsibility and Safety

All competitors who take part in the TOW 2016 and in the spectator races (including Model events and Open races) must consider any risks and take their own safety precautions, and will be totally responsible for any injuries which might occur to them during the races as well as for any accidents on the way to and from any event during the WMOC week.

ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE RECOMMENDED TO ACQUIRE AN ACCIDENT INSURANCE POLICY THAT, IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, WILL COVER ALL FEES FOR EVENTUAL RETRIEVAL, RESCUE AND TRANSPORT TO THE HOSPITAL.

Insurance

Each competitor participates in the event at his/her own risk.

Clothes and Shoes

Sprint races

Shoes: It is forbidden to run with spiked or metal dobbs shoes in Kadriorg (TOW 1) and Tallinn Old Town (TOW 2).

Clothing: Shorts and running shirts are allowed.

Long Distance races

Shoes: There are no special requirements to shoes in long distance competitions.

Clothing: There are no special requirements to clothing. Regular orienteering clothing with long trousers and leg protection is recommended. 

Shops

Sport and O-Shops will be present at the arenas of each competition and at the Event Centre on the 6th of August.

Lost and found

Lost belongings will be collected and found at the Information desk at the arenas.

Arena catering

In every competition centre there will be cafeteria area where it is possible to buy light meals, cold and hot beverages. At Kõrvemaa and Pikasaare there will be also possible to buy hot meals that consist of carefully selected meat and fish dishes. Menu is composed by taking into account different special needs like vegan, lactose intolerance etc. 

Emergency, fire, ambulance and police

112 is the emergency number for ambulance and rescue services, as well as the police.

Open fire or smoking is prohibited in all competition arenas.

Cancellations

In case of cancelling your entry, the entry fees will not be refunded. However, if medical certificate is provided before O-Week, next year’s entry can be done at half the price. If the race is cancelled due to force majeure (circumstances not depending on the organisers), the entry fees will not be refunded.

Green thinking- sorting the waste

Orienteers have a green mindset and therefore we are sorting waste at WMOC 2016. We are collaborating with Ragn-Sells AS.

There are two kinds of different trash bins in the Competition Centre with the appropriate signs:

  1. Plastic drinking cups in refreshment controls and plastic bottles will be separated and recycled. Plastic waste will be collected in a transparent bin.

  2. Mixed waste - all other kinds of waste, which are not collected separately, go to mixed waste bin (incl. food waste, used disposable tableware, map plastic bags etc.). Mixed waste will be collected in a black bin.

We kindly ask the competitors to follow the signs and separate the waste into the correct bins!

Toilets

There will be toilets on the arenas. Limited toilet facilities will be provided at the Starts (TOW2, TOW3 and TOW4, TOW5). In TOW1, there will be no toilet facilities at the start area. Please use official toilets. Using the forest gives competitors a bad reputation and could make organisation of future O-Events in these regions difficult.

Showers

There are showers at the arenas in all competition days, except in Sprint Final, Tallinn Old Town.

Additional Services

Sports massage and kinesio taping are offered at the arenas in all competition days.

 

6.08
Extra Training

7.08 TOW 1

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TOW 2

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TOW

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TOW 3

11.08
TOW 4

12.08
TOW

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TOW prize giving ceremony

Prize giving for Tallinn O-Week will take place as the sum of 5 competitions times (TOW1 sprint, TOW2 sprint, TOW3 long distance, TOW4 long distance and  TOW5 middle distance). Prize giving will take place on Saturday August 13 as the results become available.

 

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