July 8 — 14, 2022

Since 2015, our club organized the “Styrian Orienteering Days” five times. In these five 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 Austrian Orienteering Days 2022 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. You can enjoy the historic city of Graz some days and then Eastern Styria with the thermal region and the roman wine route.

Part of City Race Euro Tour

The Austrian Orienteering Days are part of the European City Race Tour, which is a league of Orienteering Events in major European Cities just like Barcelona, Roma and Liverpool.

News

Here you can find the latest news – update 2022_06_27 >> New Information about the additional Sprint in Hartberg.
27 June 2022 – New informations about the additional Sprint in Hartberg. It is possible to enter to this Sprint till friday, 2022_07_08 at the CC – #Bulletin

24 June 2022 – The Bulletin and Course Lengths have been slightly changed – #Bulletin

20 June 2022 – Due to some inquiries we have set the final registration deadline to 2022_06_24. After that you can still register in the Open categories at the stages as long as maps are available.

17 June 2022 – Official Training Ringkogel – look #Maps

16 June 2022 – The course lengths are online – look #Bulletin

16 June 2022 – Update Bulletin – look #Bulletin

15 June 2022 – All competitors get a free ticket for public transport in Graz. 72 Hours. You get the ticket at the CC-Office (Open from 2022_07_08 2:00 p.m.)


7 June 2022 – New infos to stage 2 and Sprint in Hartberg – look #Bulletin

29 June 2022 – Free cable car at stage 4
All competitors get free cable car ticket to the top of Schöckl mountain for stage 4 at CC-Office


28 June 2022 – Free entry in Hartberg
All competitors who start at the additional Sprint in Hartberg get a free ticket to the swimming pool in Hartberg

Welcome to Graz & Hartberg! Take a look at the Bulletin

Orienteering and a little bit of sightseeing, wine tasting and more!

More infos ↓

Schedule 2022

Fri, 8 JulyStage 1
14:00Opening of the CC @ Kirchengasse
17:30Middle distance @ State hospital
Old and new hospital buildings, residential area and forest park with many small paths.
Sat, 9 JulyStage 2
14:00Opening of the CC @ Kirchengasse
17:30Shortened long distance @ Andritz suburb in the north of Graz, different types of settlements and a small square witd village character.
Sun, 10 JulyStage 3
8:00Opening of the CC @ Kirchengasse
10:00Middle distance ext. @ Historical centre of Graz Park with many paths and bushes, hill with steep slopes and castle on the top.
14:00Prize-giving ceremony Overall 3 days (CRET) – After Party
Mon, 11 JulyRest day – Sightseeing – Excursion
18:00Additional Sprint @ Historical centre of Hartberg Not counting for 6 days.
Entry fee. € 10.- >> entry@Austrian-O-Days.at
Tue, 12 JulyStage 4
8:00Opening of the CC @ Schöckl
10:00Middle distance @ Schöckl Plateau (1450 m)
Local mountain with limestone and open alpine meadows. View as far as Slovenia.
Wed, 13 JulyStage 5
8:30Opening of the CC @ Lake Greini
11:00Shortened long distance @ Hartberg Ringkogel
Mountain with many details, very good runnability.
Observation tower with a view as far as Hungary.
Thu, 14 JulyStage 6
8:30Opening of the CC @ Unterrohr
11:00Shortened long distance @ Unterrohr
Flat, good runnable forest, slopes with many details at the edge of the forest.
15:00Prize-giving ceremony Overall 6 days – After party

Maps & Terrain

We offer some Maps for training as PDF-File:
>> Graz-Stadtpark: GPS 47.067776, 15.442985. „Jakominiplatz“

>> Hartberg Ringkogel: GPS 47.298108, 15.944436. „Spielstätte“ with controls from Monday 11.7.
You can visit the tower „Ringwarte“ at the top of the mountain

Getting to Graz & Hartberg

By airplane
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).
By train
The main station is not far away from the City Center. For more information please got to the website of the austrian railway company.
With public transport
Due to the many tram and bus lines it’s easy to get around the city. For more information and timetables please go to the website of the public transport operator.
Exact locations
Graz →
Hartberg →
Schöckl →

Competition areas

Ac­­com­­mo­­da­­tion & Tourism

We recommend the following accomodation strategy
For the first few days, Graz is a good domicile for the urban competitions. On Sunday or Monday, a change to rural Eastern Styria in the Hartberg area makes sense. The two destinations are about 50 km apart. Of course, it’s up to you to decide where you want to spend some wonderful O-Days.
Tourist information
If you need more information about different accommodations or the surrounding area, visit the website of:
Graztourismus,
Styria,
Oststeiermark or
Hartbergerland.
Accommodation for groups
These accommodations are suitable for larger groups (clubs) at a low price, especially for young people.
>> Fürstenfeld – Lehrlingshaus (Apprentice House) : 50km to Graz / 30km to Hartberg
contact: Verena Binder: +43338252394-12 verena.binder@wkstmk.at

>> Graz: JUFA Hotel Graz City*** and JUFA Hotel Graz Süd***

>> Graz: JUFA Hotel Graz City*** and JUFA Hotel Graz Süd***

Attention!
The Formula 1 GP of Austria takes place on the same weekend. The race circuit is about 100km away. Nevertheless, accommodation in Graz will also be heavily used.

General Information

Competition Centre
BG/BRG Kirchengasse Graz, Kirchengasse 5, 8010
Timekeeping
All categories, including beginners, are controlled through the Sportident system (touch free – 20cm distance). You can use Cards from SIAC (SportidentAirCards) till SI-Cards 5. 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.
Start Point
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 available at all stages. In case of serious injury a transport to the nearest hospital will be organized.

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: Showers will be provided at the 2nd/3rd/5th and 6th stage.

Refreshments: At the urban stages, a refreshment facility will be provided at the end of the race.

Footwear: Urban no spikes allowed. Forest spikes recommended.
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
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.
Awards
Awards for top 3 in all categories (after 3 days – CRET at CC, after party), after 6 days overall at the sport area of Unterrohr. No prizes in Open A, B, C, D, Beginner children, Beginner adults. For the CITY RACE overall ranking only the 3rd stage in the historic old town counts.
Organizing Team
Club: Sportunion Schöckl Orienteering and Outdoor Orienteering.
Race Director: Hannes Pacher
Sportident & Chrono: Christopher Immervoll
Maps: Hannes Pacher, Martin Brantner
Course setter: Martin Faccinelli, Sandra Facinelli, Hannes Pacher, Lisa Pacher, Anna Lueger, Sara, Martin Brantner, Martin Brantner
Controlls: Sandro Schachner, Armin Mariacher
Starts: Martina Aigmüller
Logistica, Finish: Carsten Fink, Helmut Steiner
Catering finish: Doris Nesitka, Karin Monsberger
COVID: Dr. Thomas Aigmüller
Additional Sprint Hartberg: Gerald Mayerhofer

Categories

Name
MW10 (shadow)
MW12
MW14
MW16 (CRET Youth)
MW18 (CRET Junior)
MW20 (CRET Junior)
MW21E (CRET Elite)
MW35 (CRET Elite)
MW21A long (CRET Elite)
MW21A short
MW21B
MW40 (CRET Veteran)
MW45 (CRET Veteran)
MW50 (CRET Veteran)
MW40B
MW55 (CRET Supervet)
MW60 (CRET Supervet)
MW65 (CRET Ultravet)
MW70 (CRET Ultravet)
MW75 (CRET Hipervet)
Open A (difficult)
Open B (difficult, but shorter)
Open C (medium)
Open D (easy)
Beginner children
Beginner adults
Special notice for the categories MW40, MW45, MW50
In the urban races, these categories have the same route (for the joint CRET Veteran ranking). In case of a large number of participants, we will separate the categories. Those who want to be included in the CRET Veteran classification must make this known at the time of entry. These people will then always start in M40.

Entry fee

Cate­goriesDates & Costs
til 20 Febtil 20 Aprtil 20 Jun
6 days1 day6 days1 day6 days1 day
MW18 and older96 €16 €108 €18 €120 €20 €
Up to MW1660 €10 €66 €11 €72 €12 €
Open96 €16 €108 €18 €120 €20 €
Beginner60 €10 €66 €11 €72 €12 €

Entry-fee for the additional Sprint € 10.- Entry per Mail: entry@Austrian-O-Days.at

Entry – Registration

Registration on the platform:
www.orienteeringonline.net

Entry is not valid until entry money is received. Fees to be paid latest within 2 days after the deadline in which entry was submitted. Deadline Entry date June, 22th 2022. Rent Sportident (not SI-Air) 15 € all races (a deposit fee of 50 € will be required).

Bank details
Austrian Orienteering Days
Raiffeisenbank Graz-Nord
RZSTAT2G377
AT39 3837 7000 0420 9888

Bulletins

Downloads

Detailed information about the stages

Stage 1 “the tricky one
Coordinates of parking
No official parking, only some fee parking around. 
Take public transport to the “St.Leonhard/Klinikum Mitte” stop. 
Tram line 7 from “Jakominiplatz” > 10’ ; Bus line 58 from “Geidorfplatz” > 13’
Coordinates of CC
GPS: 47.079632, 15.468209
Type of Competition
Middle distance; winning times 30-35’
Map
State hospital Graz (LKH) – ISSprOM2019 – 1:4000
Cartography
Outdoor-Orienteering 2022
Course Planning
Lisa Pacher
Type of Terrain
Settlement, new and old hospital buildings, forest with a dense network of paths
Shoes
No spikes allowed; we recommend shoes with off-road profile
First start
5:30 p.m.
Distance to the start
200m, 0m climb
Warm-up
Prestart-area; roads around
Maximum running time
70 minutes
Water on course
No
Toilets
Around the CC; some public-WC, you can use the toilets at the restaurant nearby
Baggage
No transport, no keeping
Refreshment at finish
Fruit, tropical fruit and biscuits, water from „Gastro-Express” and „BILLA“
Catering at CC
Nearby there is a food shop and a small restaurant and cafe
Technical Information, Spezials
Come shortly before the competition
Map examples
Coming step by step

Pictures from the competition area
Coming step by step

Stage 2 “the fast one
Coordinates of parking
No official parking, only some fee parking around. 
Take public transport to CC – Bus-Line 3/5
Coordinates of CC
Swimming ground „Stukitzbad“ – free entrance with Startnumber-bibs
GPS: 47.102319, 15.424632
Type of Competition
shortend long distance; winning times 50’
Map
Graz Andritz Center – ISSprOM2019 – 1:4000
Cartography
Hannes Pacher, Outdoor-Orienteering 2022
Course Planning
Hannes Pacher
Type of Terrain
Different types of residential areas and a small square with the village character of Andritz Center, a suburb of Graz. Most flat, only at the beginning there are some climbs. Between the settlements partly long running distances
Shoes
No spikes allowed; we recommend shoes with off-road profile
First start
5:30 p.m.
Distance CC to the start
2400m, 120m climb, 34′ to go
Distance finish to CC
0m, 0m climb, 0′ to go
Warm-up
Prestart-area
Maximum running time
100 minutes
Water on course
No
Toilets
At CC; on the way to start after 2000m
Baggage
No transport, no keeping (only if bad weather)
Refreshment at finish
Fruit, tropical fruit and biscuits, water from „Gastro-Express” and „BILLA“
Catering at CC
Use the opportunity at CC, a small restaurant self-service
Technical Information, Spezials
Come shortly before the competition
Map examples
Coming step by step



Stage 3 “the historic one
Coordinates of parking
No official parking, only some fee parking around. 
Take public transport to CC
Coordinates of CC
GPS: 47.081974, 15.439628
Type of Competition
Middle distance; winning times 30-35’
Map
Graz City – ISSprOM2019 – 1:4000
Cartography
Hannes Pacher 1997, update Outdoor-Orienteering 2022
Course Planning
Sandra and Martin Faccinelli
Type of Terrain
3 different parts: Old town with small alleys and some passages; large city park with many trees and bushes; the steep castle hill with many paths and the castle with clock tower
Shoes
No spikes allowed; we recommend shoes with off-road profile
First start
10:00 a.m.
Distance CC to the start
900m, 40m climb, 11′ to go
Distance finish to CC
600m, 0m climb, 6′ to go
Warm-up
Prestart-area
Maximum running time
70 minutes
Water on course
No
Toilets
At CC; public-WC near finish
Baggage
No transport, no keeping
Refreshment at finish
Fruit, tropical fruit and biscuits, water from „Gastro-Express” and „BILLA“
Catering at CC / After party
Use the opportunity at CC, self-service, stay with us.
Prize-giving Ceremony
02:00 p.m. at CC for the 3 urban overall
Technical Information, Spezials
Come shortly before the competition
Map examples
Coming step by step




Pictures from the competition area
Coming step by step




Additional Sprint, don’t miss the historical City Hartberg – Austrian Champs 2017
Television Link to the Race 2017 in German 25´
Austrian Champs
Entry
Registration by mail to: entry@Austrian-O-Days.at. Entry fee: € 10.-
Courses: A: 3,6 km; B: 3,0 km; C: 2,4 km; D: 2,4 km E: 1,8 km F: 1,6 km
Coordinates of parking
GPS: 47.278044, 15.975399
Parking area of Hartberghalle
Coordinates of CC
GPS: 47.281023, 15.973437
South-side of Raiffeisen-Bank
Type of Competition
short distance; winning times 20′
Map
Hartberg – ISSprOM2017 – 1:4000 – some special symbols
Cartography
Hannes Pacher 2016; update 2022
Course Planning and Organization
Gerald Mayrhofer (O-Club Deutsch-Kaltenbrunn)
Type of Terrain
Historic old town with narrow streets, with castle park and mountain park. Venue of the Austrian National Championships 2017
Shoes
No spikes allowed; we recommend shoes with off-road profile
First start
6:00 p.m.
Distance CC to the start
600m, 0m climb, 9′ walk
Distance finish to CC
100m, 0m climb, 2′ walk
Warm-up
On the way to start
Toilets
You can use the toilets at the parking area (HERZ swimming pool – there you get free entry)
Refreshment and Catering at CC
You can jump into the nearby HERZ Recreation Center (Swimming pool – free entry)
Map examples
Coming step by step


Pictures from the competition area and surrounding
Coming step by step

Stage 4 “the alpine one
Coordinates of parking
GPS: 47.185867, 15.486916
Schöckl valley station cable car
Coordinates of CC
GPS: 47.198397, 15.466817; at “Alpengasthof”
You had to go with cable car at the top of mountain.
Type of Competition
Middle distance; winning times 35′-40′ 
Map
Schöckl-Plateau – ISOM2017 – 1:5000 – some special symbols
Cartography
Hannes Pacher 2010; update 2022
Course Planning
Anna Lueger, Sara Fend, Hannah Winkler 
Type of Terrain
Alpine limestone plateau at 1450m with open areas, alpine meadows and some areas difficult to walk on. Stones, rocks, clearings and rootstocks are good locations for controlls. Enjoy the view over almost the whole of Styria!
Shoes
Dobb-Spikes allowed
First start
11:00 a.m.
Distance CC to the start
450m, 0m climb, 7′ walk
Distance finish to CC
200m, 0m climb, 3′ walk
Warm-up
Prestart-area;
Maximum running time
80 minutes
Water on course
No
Toilets
You can use the toilets at the restaurants (without spikes)
Baggage transport
No
Refreshment at finish
No
Catering at CC
At the Top of mountain there are some restaurant with good food and good view. It is worth to enjoy the mountain after the competition
Technical Information, Spezials
Come shortly before the competition
Map examples
Coming step by step

Pictures from the competition area
Coming step by step


Stage 5 “the steep one
Coordinates of parking
GPS: 47.310572, 15.978489.  at “Greini-See”

Coordinates of CC
GPS: 47.310245, 15.977195. at “Greine-See”

Type of Competition
Shortend long distance; winning times 50′-60′ 

Map
Hartberg/Ringkogel – ISOM2017 – 1:10000 / 1:7500

Cartography
Georgi Hadztimitev, Klaus Kramer 2016; update Eugen Kainrath, Martin Brantner 2022

Course Planning
Martin Brantner

Type of Terrain
Rather steep slope with cliffs and stones at the beginning, moderate slope with a lot of details at the end. Open forest with good runnability.

Shoes
Dobb-Spikes allowed

First start
11:00 a.m.

Distance CC to the start
2200m, 140m climb, 40′ walk

Distance finish to CC
900m, 0m climb, 12′ walk

Warm-up
Prestart-area;

Maximum running time
120 minutes

Water on course
You can bring your on water in plastic bottle to the start. We care for the waste.
No water on the course; only at some courses if hot weather.
water at the finish line

Toilets
public toilets at CC; two public toilets the way to the start (after 1100m) you can find public toilet

Baggage transport
Only in heavy rainy weather

Refreshment at finish
water at the finish line – silent finish

Catering at CC
the restaurant at the „Greini lake“ offers snacks, but take care of own food and drinks

Technical Information, Spezials
Come shortly before the competition

Map examples
Coming step by step




Pictures from the competition area
Coming step by step




Stage 6 “the flat one
Coordinates of parking
GPS: 47.247269, 16.063168 
Parking to CC: 0-300m 

Coordinates of CC
GPS: 47.247684, 16.062289

Type of Competition
Shortend long distance; winning times 50′-60′ 

Map
Ghartwald – ISOM2017 – 1:10000 / 1:7500

Cartography
Gabor Toth und Nandor Vancsik; update Eugen Kainrath, Martin Brantner 2022

Course Planning
Martin Brantner

Type of Terrain
Flat open forest with many details especially at the beginning, open forest with very good runnability, only a few green areas, many little paths

Shoes
Dobb-Spikes allowed

First start
11:00 a.m.

Distance CC to the start
2100m, 20m climb, 30′ walk

Distance finish to CC
0m, 0m climb,

Warm-up
Warmup-map with some controls; Public-control on the way

Maximum running time
120 minutes

Water on course
You can bring your on water in plastic bottle to the start. We care for the waste.
No water on the course; only at some courses if hot weather.

Toilets
toilets at CC; mobile toilets at the start

Baggage transport
Only in heavy rainy weather

Refreshment at finish
You can get it in the sporthall

Catering at CC
In the sports hall by the volunteer fire department Unterrohr. They offer local food and drinks

Technical Information, Spezials
Come shortly before the competition

Map examples
Coming step by step



Pictures from the competition area
Coming step by step


Startlist & Results

Startlist all stages
startlist categories
startlist clubs
Results Stage 1
startlist
live results
result stage 1
splits
winsplits
Results Stage 2
startlist
live results
result stage 2
splits
winsplits
Overall after 2 days
Results Stage 3
startlist
live results
result stage 3
splits
winsplits
Overall after 3 days
Results Stage 4
startlist
live results
result stage 4
splits
winsplits
Overall after 4 days
Results Stage 5
startlist
live results
result stage 5
splits
winsplits
Overall after 5 days
Results Stage 6
startlist
live results
result stage 6
splits
winsplits
Overall after 6 days
Results Overall Austrian Orienteering Days
Overall after 6 days

O-Shop Sportvogl

O-Shop Sportvogl is one of the best stores of orienteering wear in Central Europe. The shop will be present at stage 1, 3, and 4. Check it out www.sportvogl.de



Merchandising

The official Austrian-O-Days Dress

For all participants who like to order a dress of the event, we offer a great orienteering top for you. For the price of € 30, you can take home a nice souvenir from the AODs.

You can order the offical event merchandise on www.orienteeringonline.net until June 20, 2022. After you have done that, you have to transfer the costs of your selection to our bank account. Only then your chosen products will actually be ordered.

Refreshment at the finish

At stages 1-3 we will again offer perfect finish catering as in 2019 with tropical fruits from GASTRO-Express and biscuits from the supermarket BILLA. At stages 4 and 5 there will be snacks from local restaurants. Finally, the voluntary fire brigade of Unterrohr provides the starters with sausages and Wiener Schnitzel during and after the award ceremony. Of course we also serve drinks and beer.

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