Date: 29. July – 2. August 2023
Location: Bodenmais, Bavarian Forest (Bayerischer Wald)
Event Type: 5 day event - 1 city sprint, 4 forest days
Maps: 1 - 4000 (city sprint), Equidistance 2.5m; 1 – 7500, Equidistance 5m and 1 – 5000, Equidistance 5m
Timing system: Sportident, SI Air is activated
Scoring: Points based scoring system (daily winner = 100 points). For the combined total score, the best 4 of 5 will be added together.
Prizes: Prizes for top 3 in all categories. Separate price giving for the city championships Viechtach with prices for the first of each category.
Classes: M10, M12, M14, M16, M18, M20, M21E, M21K (kurz), M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70, M75, M80, W10, W12, W14, W16, W18, W20, W21E, W21K (kurz), W35, W40, W45, W50, W55, W60, W65, W70, Open Short, Open Middle, Open Middle Easy, Open Long, Kids 12 Shadow,
Free start times for all Open categories: All Open categories as well as the Kids 12 Shadow have no fixed start times, although you need to start 30 minutes before the official "last start."
New category Kids 12 Shadow: We were asked if we could also allow kids older than 10 to have a shadowed category. As a result we combined the M/W 10 Shadow and extended it to age 12. REMEMBER: If you want to shadow your kids this HAS TO BE after your own run. Kids 12 Shadow have open start times.
New category Open Middle Easy: Some runners asked for an open category that allows longer running times but easier than the Open Middle. Therefore we introduced the Open Middle Easy. Roughly, this will have the difficulty of the M/W14 and the length of the W16.
Open Categories and Courses: To be able to better judge the requirements of the Open Categories, here is the alignment with the other categories:
Kids 12 Shadow: M/W10
Open Short: M/W12
Open Middle: W16
Open Middle Easy: Difficulty: M/W14, Length: ca. M16
Open Long: W21E
The open categories are not designed to be easy categories. They correspond in length and difficulty to their assigned classes.
Class reduction: In case there are less than 6 competitors in a class, this class might be combined with the next higher one.
Day 1: 12.00
Day 2: 10.00
Day 3: 10.00
Day 4: 16.00 (city sprint)
Day 5: 10.00
Indemnity: For all runs on Staatsforsten Property (the landowner of many of the forests) an indemnity has to be agreed to by every competitor. Please see further down this page for more details.
What is included in the entry fee:
• Free parking on all 5 days, no extra parking fees!
• Bus shuttle from event center to start/finish on 2 different days (so we can access new areas of the map without long walk to the start/finish)
• Bus shuttle on Day 5 from the car park to the event center. As there is no parking close by, this area would otherwise not be accessible to us!
• 4 high quality forest maps, made by Ingo Horst. Ingo updates these maps again 1 month before the event!
• Enhanced public transport Bodenmais – event center Bretterschachten
• All other services a large orienteering event offers: SI timing and result service, all relevant permission, price giving ceremony and class prices, food and drink providers, orienteering shop and a friendly event team.
Payment received until
09.07.2023 (Last entry deadline)
M/W 10, M/W 12, M/W 14, Kids 12 Shadow: 60€ / 5 Days, 15€ / per stage
All others (including Open): 140€ / 5 days, 30€ / per stage
Payment details: (New bank details)
Account holder: Endspurt Events GmbH
IBAN: DE63 1001 0010 0066 5211 45
, Names(s) of competitor(s)
Bank fees for international transfers are to be born by the sender.
SI rentals: You can rent SI cards for 3 € per day, plus a refundable safety deposit of 50€. Please indicate at sign up that you want to hire a SI card. Payment will be at the event centre.
Entries are only valid once payment has been received, before the deadline for the appropriated fee as stated above.
BE AWARE: Orienteering Online always shows the entry fee at the time of enrollment. However, the entry fees are due according to the date you make the transfer and therefore can be higher than what is displayed on Orienteering Online. To avoid confusion, best make the transfer at the same time you enroll!
Late entries at the competition: Late entries on the days of the competition cost the then current entry fees plus a one off 5 € late entry charge. To avoid late payment fees, best enroll until July 9 2023. Late entries are subject to availability of maps and vacant start slots. Changes to the category and changes to the SI number are possible on Orienteering Online until the 9 July 2023 free of charge.
After the 9 July, changes can only be made in person at the event, subject to availability of maps and vacant start slots. To avoid longer queues at the event, best do this via Orienteering Online until July 9.
Start times and requests for specific start times: Start times will be assigned to clubs, meaning members of the same clubs have similar start times. For the forest days, each club will be assigned an early, 2 middle and a late starting block. You can establish your own club on Orienteering Online, for example if you want to start as a family. We will of course also accept start time requests, if for example you want to have an early and a late start to look after kids. Please remember that all open categories including the Kids 12 Shadow have open start times, meaning you can start at any time you want to, but last possible start is 30 minutes before the official last start. The deadline for requesting specific start times is the 9 July (entry deadline). After this, we will print the start numbers which include the start times and therefore start time changes are no longer possible.
The total number of entries is capped at a maximum of 800 participants
. Once this number has been reached, no further entries will be accepted. Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis, by date of payment.
Organizer: Endspurt Events GmbH
Important Notice: All competitors start at their own risk. Orienteering can be an inherently dangerous activity. Organizers, local authorities or property owners cannot be held liable.
By taking part in this event all participants agree to the publication of enrollment details, results and photos taking during the event in the internet, other media and displays at the event.
Travel insurance: In 2022 we had a few instances of competitors being unable to join the event on short notice, for example because of medical reasons like Corona. To avoid loosing out on entry fees, we STRONGLY recommend a travel insurance which covers this eventuality for our event.
Cancellation condition: We offer a 50% refund (minus banking fees, if applicable) for a cancellation in writing until the 1. May 2023. After that no refund will be given. This is for the instance that a competitor does not take part in the event for whatever reason after payment of the start fees.
If the organizer cancels the event the following conditions apply:
1.) Cancellation because of Corona guidelines: If the event has to be cancelled because of Corona guidelines by the authorities, all entry fees minus a 5 Euro administration fee will be refunded. Applicable banking fees will also be deducted.
2.) Cancellation on short notice because of weather related reasons or because of requirements by the authorities: If the event or single days of the event have to be cancelled on short notice (10 days or less before the start of the event) because of weather related reasons or instructions by the local authorities (for example because of storm it is too dangerous to enter the forest, the forest cannot be entered because of flooding or results thereof) no refunds will be given.
3.) Cancellation for other reasons: If the event will be cancelled for other than above mentioned reasons, all already paid start fees will be refunded, minus any banking charges.
If the event has to be cancelled for reason 1 or 3 above, all entries will be automatically rolled over to the following year. If a roll over is rejected by the participant, a refund has to be applied for by e-mail within 30 days of cancellation. In this case, the entry fees will be refunded as described above.
German and English website: In case there are any discrepancies between the German and the English version of the website and entry requirements, the German version prevails.