General Info – POM2019

General Info


Arenas  |  Hard Floor  |  BabySitting  |  Showers  |  Model Event  |  WREvent  |  Men Elite Class  |  Chasing Start  |  Bib Number  |  SI-Card changes  |  Control System  |  Start Times  |  Race Time Limits  |  Fair Play  |  Results  |  Prizes  |  Sport Insurance  |  Traffic Indications  |  Rules


– At arenas athletes will find every necessary infrastructure (secretariat, informatics, bar service, WC, babysitting, first aids, results, speaker, etc);
– During Sprint Relay and Night Sprint events there won’t be bar service;
– If you are thinking about using babysitting service during the event, please check the corresponding option during your accreditation process at OriOásis.
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Hard Floor

– Hard Floor will be in Quiaios College;
Opening: February 27th – 8:00 pm.;
Closing: March 5 – 4:00 pm.;
– Only athletes with the identification wristband assigned by the organization upon registration in OriOásis will have access to the Hard Floor;
– The wristband serves for the security of the facilities and belongings of the athletes.
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We will have babysitting service in all arenas with the following rules:
– Registration for Babysitting in OASIS is mandatory;
– Each child will receive a wristband that must be filled in by the person in charge of the child;
– The wristbands will have the start time of the person in charge, who can leave the child in the Babysitting 60 minutes before start, and must pick up the child no later than 30 minutes after the arrival time.
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– Showers will be at the Hard Floor.
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Model Event

– Model Event will be in Figueira da Foz map (Sprint) and Leirosa map (Forest);
– The maps will be distributed during the accreditation, at the Event Center in Figueira da Foz;
– Please select “Model Event” during your application process. Not registering to the model event is subject to map availability.
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World Raking Event

– The Middle distance on March 4th (day 3) will be a World Ranking Event for Elite classes.
– During that race, GPS watches with map display won’t be allowed in Elite classes.
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Men Elite classes

– Due to the high number of entries, this class will be split into M21SE (super elite) and M21E (elite), with the separation criteria being the World Ranking of registered athletes, as of 20 days before the competition. Check the Rules for Definition and Assignment of Vacancies in Men Super Elite.
– Both classes will count to the World Ranking in day 3, as IOF suggests.
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Chasing Start

– On the last stage, all the Elite classes (M21SE, M21E and W21E) will have a Chasing Start close to the Arena;
– Athletes who are more than one hour after the first or didn’t run one of the forest stages will have a mass start one hour after the first start;
– The first athlete in the finish will be the winner of the respective class.
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POM 2019 BIB

– All athletes must use the POM2019 bib, given during the accreditation;
– Only athletes with POM’s official bib correctly placed are allowed to start the race;
– The bib will have the following information: number, name, SI-Card number, class, club and country.
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SI-Card Change

– Any SI-Card change must be done before the start in the secretariat. It will not be allowed any start with changes of information not validated previously at the secretariat.
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Control System

– The control system used will be SPORTident;
– Contactless AIR+ mode will be active on all forest and sprint races;
– Anyone who does not own a SIAC can use any other SI-Card with no problem;
– The organization will have SIAC’s for rent if you want to experience the contactless system.
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Start times

– It won’t be allowed any change of start times in the event days;
– In case of any constraint related with start times (example: the need of an early start time in the last day) please write it down during the entry process;
– Open classes won’t have a start time, they will have a time interval where they can start with “START” SI-Station.

However, a list with starting times will be generated, which should be minimally respected, so that there is no accumulation of athletes in the same minute.
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Race time limits

– The race time limits are:
Long Distance – 3 hours
Middle Distance – 2 hours
Night Sprint – 1 hour
– Sprint Relay has not limited time. However, there will be a mass Start at 15h30 for the runners who did not start by that time.
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Fair Play

– At the end of each course athletes can keep their map, therefore Fair Play is requested to all participants.
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– The final result of Portugal ‘O’ Meeting 2019 will be defined by the sum of points from all four forest stages, except in Elite classes, whose event winner will be the first runner at the finish on the last stage (Chasing Start);
– The Sprint Relay, Night Sprint and PreO events won’t count to POM2019 general classification.
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POM2019: Prizes for the first 3 athletes in each class (5 first in M21E, M21SE and W21E classes) and 3 best clubs. All W/M10 and W/M12 runners will receive a gift, whatever their classification;
WRE: prizes for the 5 first in W21E and M21SE;
SPORTident Sprint Relay: Prizes for each runner of the 3 first teams in both Competition and Open Sprint Relay and for the first 3 runners of each individual class;
Night Sprint: Prizes for the first 3 in each class.
PreO: Prizes for the first 3 in each class.
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Sport insurance

– Athletes affiliated in POF are covered by POF insurance;
– National and Portuguese resident non-affiliated athletes are covered by POF insurance;
– Foreign and/or non-resident athletes are not covered by any insurance. They should provide for their own security and insurance.
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Traffic Indications

– There will be traffic indications given by the Organization using orange and white arrows;
– Please follow and respect the indications, both for traffic and parking.
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– POM2019 will be regulated by Portuguese Orienteering Federation regulation. In presence of any missing case, we will apply the IOF rules.
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