On Sunday, July 30, for the first time, a popular team orienteering competition Olaine rogaining will take place in the Olaine Mezaparka stage. There are offered different distances - 2, 4 and 6 hours, as well as a 3-hour MTB distance that individual participants will be able to do on bicycles, and a 8-kilometer trail run for beginners around Olaine surroundings with few orienteering elements. Registration is possible on the website www.olainesrogainings.lv.
The start of the race will be given at the Mezaparks near the stage in Olaine, but the rogaining area will stretch all around Olaine, east side starting from Apsukalni till Peternieki, but on the west side race will lead to the boundaries of the Marupe and Babite districts in the swamp Cenas Tirelis, that will be enjoyed by the participants of the longest distance.
The youngest participants - children under the age of 12 - will be offered an opportunity to take part in walks with instructors, that will last for 2 hours. Participants must registere on the competition website, where the participation fee is EUR 1 up to race week. In the end each participant will receive a commemorative medal from the Olaine rogaining.
The competition will be one of the last opportunities to improve and renew the rogaining skills for participants who plan to take part in the World Rogaining Championship, which will take place in Latgale in the middle of August in surroundings of the Lake Razna. The Olaine rogaining in particular invites beginners to try and get acquainted with this sport on one of the shortest distances.
The Olaine rogaining is a team-oriented sport where participation are in teams of 2 to 4 participants. Team can bring together friends, family, company colleagues without gender and age limit. Registration is available at www.olainesrogainings.lv. The competition is offered by Olaine municipality.