Luxembourg City Race

Entries and Initial information

Luxembourg Orienteering Club, newly set up in 2016, welcomes you to its first open orienteering event. Enjoy the novel experience of orienteering in the Grand Duchy – be part of orienteering history, while seeing part of Luxembourg’s history.

The Race

An urban event, with Middle Distance courses. Estimated winning times for all adult courses are between 30 and 35 minutes. Competition classes are as used for the City Race Euro Tour series, although this 2017 event is not part of that series.

The competition area covers the old heart of Luxembourg City, including the Grund district, and the Petrusse gorge. Be ready for complex route choices, steep climbs and narrow alleys.

Newcomers to the sport will be particularly welcome. At the event, it will be possible to rent the simple electronic punching/timing device that all participants must use.

Date and Start Times

Sunday 5 November 2017. Start times 10.00 until 11.30 – note that these times are a little earlier than usual, as the City authorities would like the race to take place before the streets become busy.

Electronic Punching/Timing System

The EMIT system will be used. EMIT electronic punching/timing device rental: € 2, with ID or € 50 as deposit for safe return.

Courses and Classes

Class

Age Group

Birth Years

Win time

Fee

Men

H21-34

1983 - 1996

30 - 35 mins

€ 8

Entry on the day € 10

Women

D21-34

1983 - 1996

30 - 35 mins

€ 8

Entry on the day € 10

Veteran Men

H35-49

1968 - 1982

30 - 35 mins

€ 8

Entry on the day € 10

Veteran Women

D35-49

1968 - 1982

30 - 35 mins

€ 8

Entry on the day € 10

SuperVet Men

H50-64

1953 - 1967

30 - 35 mins

€ 8

Entry on the day € 10

SuperVet Women

D50-64

1953 - 1967

30 - 35 mins

€ 8

Entry on the day € 10

UltraVet Men

H65 +

1952 or earlier

30 - 35 mins

€ 8

Entry on the day € 10

UltraVet Women

D65 +

1952 or earlier

30 - 35 mins

€ 8

Entry on the day € 10

Young Men

H17-20

1997 - 2000

30 - 35 mins

€ 5

Same fee for entry on the day

Young Women

D17-20

1997 - 2000

30 - 35 mins

€ 5

Same fee for entry on the day

Junior Men

H13-16

2001 - 2004

20 - 25 mins

€ 5

Same fee for entry on the day

Junior Women

D13-16

2001 - 2004

20 - 25 mins

€ 5

Same fee for entry on the day

Children Boys

H12 -

2005 or later

15 - 20 mins

€ 2

Same fee for entry on the day

Children Girls

D12 -

2005 or later

15 - 20 mins

€ 2

Same fee for entry on the day

Newcomers Long

ANY AGE

€ 5

Entry on the day only

Newcomers Medium

ANY AGE

€ 5

Entry on the day only

Newcomers Short

ANY AGE

€ 2

Entry on the day only

Details of course lengths, climb, and number of controls will be published once planning is finalised, and before 1 October 2017.

The Junior and Children courses are planned to avoid any busy road crossings.

Entries and Closing Date

Please pre-enter if possible, using the OrienteeringOnline platform. List of entered runners may be found here.

Alternatively, members of Belgian clubs can register using OL-CO – please confirm to Enable JavaScript to view protected content. .

Entries will close at midnight on Wednesday 25 October 2017, ten days before the event.

When entering, please be sure to select the correct Age Group designation for the Class you wish to run.

Please pay all entry fees due to the Luxembourg OC bank account:

BLUXLULL
LU49 0080 3523 2970 2001

When making your transfer, please quote the OrienteeringOnline reference (shown under the “Club fees” tab) as well as a brief indication of family name, number of entries, and club.

If you are entering from Great Britain, please contact the organiser to arrange fee-free payment.

Entry on the day will also be available, at a higher entry fee, until preprinted maps run out.

There will be no pre-set start times or start list. At the start, competitors will queue for the next available start time for the course they have entered. Competitors who have pre-entered will be checked against the list of entries. On the day entrants will present a voucher showing the course entered.

Map

1:4 000 scale, contour interval 5 metres. To IOF standard ISSOM 2007.

Mapping by Ondrej Piják and Barbora Pijáková November 2015, updated and extended by Ondřej Kotecký and members of Luxembourg OC August 2017.

Event Officials

  • Planners – Ondřej Kotecký and Jevgenijs Sproge, Luxembourg OC
  • Controller – Jonas Wolff, Luxembourg OC
  • Organiser – David Roach, Luxembourg OC – please contact for queries via Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

On the Course

The competition area is mainly on old city streets. Although traffic should be light on the Sunday morning, cars are present. Please follow the “code de la route”, do not run into roads without looking, and do not obstruct the passage of any cars.

The competition area used by competitors aged over 16 has some very steep and long drops – please be careful.

All competitors take part at their own risk. Luxembourg OC does not assume any liability.

Travel and Parking

If travelling by car, please park using the “Glacis” open air car park. This is the main car park for Luxembourg City Centre, and is free on Sundays. (Other underground car parks are pay parking, and can be costly.)

There will be no event-specific road signage. The Glacis car park is well signposted. It is situated north of the main inner ring route around the old City Centre, about 400 metres west of the Pont G-D Charlotte (the “Red Bridge”,linking the city centre and the Kirchberg EU and financial services office district). If approaching the city centre from Route d’Arlon, it is necessary to first turn right on reaching the inner ring route, and proceed for about 300 metres before turning left and doubling back to join the northbound inner ring route. The main entry to the Glacis car park is on Avenue de la Faiencerie, 50 metres NW of its crossing with Boulevard de la Foire (near “N.51” on the event location map).

The event centre is located at the Sang a Klang concert hall, 1 rue des Trois Glands, L-1629 Luxembourg-Pfaffenthal. The route from the SE corner of the Glacis car park to Sang a Klang will be marked with red and white taping. Part of the route involves descending the (spectacular) Pfaffenthal panoramic public elevator opened in July 2016 – enjoy the view!

If using public transport, there is a bus service (line 23 to Eecher Plaz) from the Gare Centrale (quai 7) at xx.21 and xx.51 on Sunday mornings (one-way fare € 2.00). The stop Théiwesbur (next after Vauban) is 100 metres beyond the event centre.

If staying in Luxembourg and coming to the event on foot, please approach the event centre from Avenue de la Porte-Neuve and follow the tapes to use the Pfaffenthal lift.

Event Centre

The Event Centre will offer the following facilities – shelter, entry on the day registration, guidance for newcomers, EMIT electronic punching/timing device rental, EMIT download, and a large-screen rolling results display. There will also be limited toilet facilities, and an area for safe bag storage. There may be a bar – this will be confirmed in the final information.

The Event Centre will not offer showers, formal changing facilities, or a crèche.

Timetable

08.30 Event Centre opens

10.00 First start time

11.30 Last start time

14.00 Event Centre closes

Event layout

Glacis car park – Event Centre 800 metres 20 minutes (via elevator)

Event Centre – Start 700 metres 20 minutes (via elevator)

Finish – Event Centre 500 metres 8 minutes (downhill!)