July 19-21, 2019
Urban Orienteering Graz
Since 2015, our club organized the "Styrian Orienteering Days“ four times. In these four years, the forest competitions had the main focus, but also two Austrian Championships in the city were arranged. In 2017, our Sprint in Hartberg was honored as the best event of the year.
With the Styrian Orienteering Days 2019 we are breaking new ground. In addition to the 3 competitions in the urban area (Prologue in the university district, CRET 1 in the nice settlement district of Geidorf and CRET 2 in the historic old town) Graz offers a number of tourist highlights. Besides the historic city or a trip to the wine region (Styrian Tuscany) you could hike up Schöckl the local mountain of Graz.
Welcome to Graz, a wonderful City!
Orienteering and a little bit of sightseeing!
Friday 19th of July 2019
Sprint race University of Graz (additional)
14:00 CC opens (Kirchengasse 5, 8010 Graz)
19:00 Sprint Race (Zero Time)
22:00 Race closed
Saturday 20th of July 2019
Long distance shortend Graz-Geidorf District
08:00 CC opens (Kirchengasse 5, 8010 Graz)
19:00 City Race 1 (Zero Time)
22:00 Race closed Finish at Augustinum
Sunday 21th of July 2019
Long distance shortend City of Graz
07:00 CC opens (Kirchengasse 5, 8010 Graz)
10:00 City Race 2 (Zero Time)
13:00 Race closed Finish at Landessportzentrum
Getting to Graz
The nearest airport, Graz-Thalerhof, is 13 km away from the city center. It has a good connection to other european airports. Vienna International Airport (180 km), Ljubljana/Slovenia (200 km) and Zagreb/Croatia (240 km).
The main station is not far away from the City Center. For more information please got to the website of the austrian railway company.
Due to the many tram and bus lines it’s easy to get around the city. For more information and timetables please got to the website of the public transport operator.
|Youth||16-||2003 and later|
|Elite City Race||21||1980-1998|
|Hipervet||75+||1944 and earlier|
Ranking for men/women. Not included in CRET-Ranking: Open short, Open middle, Open long, Beginners children, Beginner adults
€ 15 / €10 Youth
€ 40 / €25 Youth
Registration will be through the platform: www.orienteeringonline.net. Deadline Entry date July 5, 2019. 20% discount early registration with payment until May 31, 2019. Rent Sportident € 10 all races (a deposit fee of € 40 will be required). Bank-Account: Raiffeisenbank Mariatrost // BIC: RZSTAT2G223 // IBAN: AT38 3822 3000 0017 4409
BG/BRG Kirchengasse Graz, Kirchengasse 5, 8010
All categories, including beginners, are controlled through the Sportident system (touch free – 20cm distance). You can use Cards from SIAC (SportidentAirCards) till SI-Cards5 Only for the promotion categories, an electronic card will be lent free of charge (a deposit fee will be required). Other categories must hire it at € 4 fee.
The starting procedure is as follows: -3 Minutes: clean and check; -2 Minutes: last instructions; -1 Minute: map handling; 0 Start (with start-base). There will be a direct route for runners arriving late. This can only be used if authorized by the Starts Commissioner.
Please, keep in mind
Car Traffic: The traffic will not stop at any time. Although traffic is limited to these areas, it is very important to watch every time you cross over. Please, respect the required neutralized crossings which will be monitored by the Organization staff and regulated with the SportIDENT system. Pedestrian crossings regulated by traffic lights must be respected too.
First aid and ambulance: An ambulance will be located by to the competition centre ready to evacuate anyone to the hospital if required. In this case the runner injured will be transferred to the Hospital „Unfallkrankenhaus“
Road works: We are running within an urban area, and it is possible that works that do not exist at the time of printing the map, may appear at the time of preparing the event. Similarly, the Parks and Gardens city service could change the green zone of the long race if, unexpectedly, started working on an area.
Locker-Space: Staff will improvise a place where bags and objects could be placed, but they will not be held responsible for any objects left there.
Showers: Since the race on Saturday will be at a sports venue there will be the opportunity to take a shower. Since the race on Sunday will be at a sports venue there will be the opportunity to take a shower.
WC Cabinets: on Saturday it will be possible to use the toilets CC. On Sunday at the sports facility (Landessportzentrum)
Refreshments: apart from public fountains existing along the circuit, a refreshment facility will be provided at the end of the race.
Footwear: Metal studs are not recommended. Versatile/multipurpose footwear is advisable. Sand, wood, bricks, asphalt and metal plates are on the way.
Babysitting: There will be a nursery to care for runner’s children while running. Please, bear in mind that all parents with children at an early age can make a request, at the time of registration, to ask for tee times separated from their partners. These requests will be handled as far as possible.
Claims and Complaints
Due to the type of race, we ought to remark that no circuit will be annulled or cancelled in the event of a control suffering from vandalism of any sort. In front of a claim for this reason, the technical jury might decide to nullify those sections defined by the appealed control. Therefore, all runners must consider finishing the race even though they find problems due to the accessibility of the public to the controls or to organizational errors. Any complaint must be submitted in writing before the awards ceremony.
Results will be provisionally displayed at the Finish of each stage and on this Website after the race is finished. We are offering live results as well.
The 3 first qualified in each official and unofficial category will be awarded.
Will be published in time, 2 month before competition.
Race Director: Hannes Pacher
Circuit Planning: Lisa Pacher and others.
Sportident & Chrono: Christopher Immervoll
Maps: Hannes Pacher
Starts: Armin Mariacher
Logistica: Reinhold Lueger
Sportunion Schöckl Orienteering and Outdoor-Orienteering.
Maps and Terrain
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