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.

Welcome to Graz & Hartberg, two wonderful Cities!

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

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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 award Overall 3 days (CRET) – After Party
Mon, 11 JulyRest day – Sightseeing – Excursion
18:00Additional Sprint @ Historical centre of HartbergNot counting for 6 days. Special entry.
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 award Overall 6 days – After party

Maps & Terrain

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.

Runner Info

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 €
Registration → Orienteering Online
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

Specific 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.
Organizing Team
Club: Sportunion Schöckl Orienteering and Outdoor Orienteering.
Race Director: Hannes Pacher
Sportident & Chrono: Christopher Immervoll
Maps: Hannes Pacher
Starts: Armin Mariacher
Logistica: Reinhold Lueger, Thomas Winkler

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