Vörå/Vaasa – Orienteering
The world’s first OCR Orienteering race!
Toughest Orienteering is a team race with two members per team that will try to find as many obstacles and collect as many points as possible in the shortest period of time.
Date & Location: 17th of August, 2018. Norrvalla, Vörå, Finland
Changing-room & wardrobe:
There are temporary changing-rooms and wardrobes at the event area. The wardrobes will be overseen by our staff but are not locked and secured fully.
Toilets will be available on the event area.
Water and other beverages will be available at the finish line and once during the course. There will also be food & beverage for sale for the audience.
Food will be sold at the event area.
– Who can find and beat all the obstacles first?
The world’s first OCR Orienteering will be launched in Orienteering’s home country Finland. In the deep forests of northern Finland the teams will fight through obstacles and tough terrain with the compass around the neck until the sunset.
You are competing in teams of 2 people.
There are three classes; Ladies, Gents & Mix.
Who can find and beat all the obstacle first?
The team that collects most points by finding and completing obstacles or controls in the shortest time wins Toughest Orienteering. In which order to complete the obstacles/controls is up to you and a part of the strategic game// exception for the ramp that must be the last obstacle.
Points will be awarded to the team on the obstacles/controls and the score will be varied due to many different aspects such as level of difficulty and availability.
Award ceremony takes place on Saturday at 12:00.
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch / Dinner
15:30 Race meeting
23:00 – 23:10 The competition ends
Tent: All teams have the opportunity to set up a tent at the site Norrvalla Camping with no extra cost between 17-18 August.
Hotel: You can also book rooms at Norrvallas hotel at a cost of 85 € per room/night. The hotel has a total of 150 beds, so first come first served.
A lunch buffet is included between 13:30 and 15:00.
Included in the price
Map Compass Medal T-shirt Medicare
Energy Drinks Food Accomodation
TO COLLECT POINTS YOU NEED TO FIND AND BEAT THE OBSTACLES BELOW. THE MAXIMUM ARE 800 POINTS.
Cliff Jump/Dive down
Jump down the high cliff and swim out and dive down to the control. Both runners needs to jump the cliff and dive down.
Uphill Bucket carry
400 m of 50 KG bucket carry uphill
Five Orienteering Checkpoint
Find the inaccessible checkpoint´s out in the woods
Grab a tired one each and run thru the swamp and back again
Digg a Weaver
Digg under the lumber climb over the lumber repeat 5 times
Climb the tree
Climb the tree to you reach the control
Pull cliff tire
Pull the tire up the 20 m high cliff
Pull a tire
Pull a tire 800 m one each
Swim and grab
Swim out to the float
Run/Climb the 5m ramp, both team members need to get up the ramp
Stone to stone
Carry/lift the heavy nature stones up at a 3 m high the lift will divided into 2 lifts
400 m wreak bags up a mountain
Carry a 3-4 m long Pole together up a 5 m high cliff with help of a rope.
Climb the Pole, ring the bell!
A rope hanging down a big stone at a height of 3,5m. Help your teammate up on your back and climb the stone
Flip the tire
Flip a tire each 100 m
Hold on the rope
Throw the rope over the bar and hold on at the same time as the other teammate climb the rope
Climb the ladder upside down then do a transition to the hanging board without touching the ground
Move yourself forward using the different grips hanging down. The obstacle is about 5m long
Climb the rope to a height of 5m and ring the bell
Swing with the rings to get to the other side. The obstacle varies in total length, but the rings is always hanging with 80cm intervals and hangs down about 80 cm from the stand. Height above ground varies
There are 2 ways to do this. Either you take it slow and stop and grab every the platform after each jump
In the second option, you don’t use your hands and instead jump from platform to platform without stopping
In this technique speed and timing is the essential
Move the rings one by one in a controlled motion from peg to peg until you have crossed the whole pipe. Make sure you have a good grip on the rings since you will be hanging with your whole body weight on one hand while moving the rings
Finnair from London: about 200 € return ticket
Finnair from Oslo: about 200 € return ticket
Finnair from Copenhagen: about 200 € return ticket
SAS from Stockholm: about 120 € return ticket
Finnair from Helsinki: about 100 € return ticket
Free airport shuttle from Vaasa Airport:
To the event – The last flight from Helsinki lands at 14:10 local time. The bus is waiting outside the airport and takes you directly to the event 5 kilometers outside Vaasa in Vårö.
Return bus – 13:00 from the event area in Värö. Everyone who sign up for Saturday’s Race through the Tuffest Orientation Discount Code is placed in an early start-up group before 10:30 so that everyone can returning 13:00 to the airport.
Return bus – 13:00 from the event area in Värö. Everyone who registers for Sunday’s Family through the Tuffest Orientation Discount Code is placed in early start-up group before noon. 10.30 so that everyone comes with the return bus at 13.00 to the airport.
Set GPS on Norrvalla. However, we recommend that you go together to save on the environment.
There is a parking lot at the event area for about 300 cars and costs 5 € per car.
Registration and Team Name?
Registration most be done individually, therefore it´s extra important that you choose the same team name and category to compete in.
What obstacles will be included?
Your team will find out when the starting shot has passed and your team gets the map at the starting line.
Do you need any orienteering skill to participate?
The orienteering will be at base level so you just need to know how to read a map and how a compass works. It will also be a presentation at the race meeting how to use these two units.
If you not manage to complete the obstacle?
Then you not get a stamp or score for the obstacle in the score board. Most points win´s Toughest orienteering and the team gets different points on obstacle depending on the difficulty and the location of the obstacles. You can try the obstacle as many times as you like.
Fast lane or not?
A couple of fast lanes will be included in the competition and you will need to do this to get a stamp/score at that obstacle. You can try the fast lane how many times you like during this competition.
In this competition you have to pass the obstacle to get a stamp/score . So there are no Penalty rounds in this competition.
The volunteers have the power to decide if your team completed the obstacle or not and if your team get a stamp in your scorecard or not.
What´s accepted to bring in to the race?
Clothes/shoes and it is also optional to include a headlight in the pack list. The team is also allowed to bring liquid and nutrition such as energy drinks, gel and bars.
Mobile, GPS watch or any other GPS-based device that can help you with your position are not allow.
Is there any age limit?
Recommended age is 18 years old.
Results and award ceremony?
An official result will be reported at the official award ceremony at 12:00 on Saturday.