EVENT INFO

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE RACE

Lost In Kainuu Adventure Race 11.-12.9.2020 will be held in the Kajaani and its surrounding areas. Competition centre is in the Kajaani´s Vimpelinlaakso Sport Centre area.

Competition starts and ends in Kajaani and offers 4 different categories; Extremely Lost, LostAlmost Lost and Casually Lost

In the Lost In Kainuu Adventure Race you can experience and enjoy hard, versatile and challenging endurance experience
with different kinds of physical movements like running, kayaking/canoeing, swimming and some other water related tasks, MTB-biking, upsailing/climbing, orienteering, trail running/trekking only some to mention. In addition we have large amount of good quality adventure quests and tasks for you to enjoy! In this adventure race you can surely challenge yourself and your team mates physically and mentally!

Routes pass through magnificent nature of Kajaani and Kainuu and for example, MTB trails are both challenging and rewarding carrying competitors through great landscapes but also along with lakes/ponds and hills.

You can take part in this adventure race if you have basic orienteering and swimming skills and you are at least 18 years old with the quite good endurance condition. In to the Almost Lost and Casually Lost categories also 15-17 years old youths are allowed to participate with the parent/custodian approval. To participate in this adventure race does not require any special skills (for ex. rope climbing skills). Rope training will be available before the start at the competition area.

FIRST TIMER’S EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Mountain Bike or a fatbike, which you can also rent from the local companies
    • Rental Mountain Bikes are also available in the registration service with additional fee
    • The organizer gives the possibility to lend (for free) army bikes for the competition, these need to be reserved at the time of registration. Don’t forget the helmet and bike lights!
  • Wind and waterproof clothing
  • Energy-rich food and drink
  • Swimsuit
  • Swim mattress: Teams must reserve swim mattresses for all the team members (also the pumps)
  • Plenty of adventure and group spirit.
  • Check out the detail equipment list from below (later on this page)

CATEGORIES, DISTANCES AND DURATION

Extremely Lost (Friday-Saturday)

  • Total competition time for the top team is about 24 hours
    • overnight, non-stop competition
    • mandatory 30 min break in the mid section of the adventure
    • Total distance 240-260 km
  • Three (3) members/team
  • Categories: Men, Women and Mixed
  • Max. 50 teams
  • We strongly recommend MTB-bikes/Cyclo-cross bikes/fatbikes for the teams
  • During the Extremely Lost category men and mixed teams are competing on the same route. Women´s route is a little bit shorter with some different control points. Cut-off points will be used on the route. The slower teams will be guided through shortcuts; the way that all the teams will finish with a reasonable time difference.
  • Swim mattress: Teams must reserve swim mattresses for all the team members (also the pumps)
  • Service and camping area
    • For every team, we have reserved one camping spot from our service and camping area. During the competition from Friday 11th, Sep at 8.00 am to Saturday 12th Sep at 7.00 pm teams must use only this service and camping area spot for the accommodation/service/equipment storage and so on. The team are not allowed to accommodate or do service/maintenance somewhere else in the area. Only the places what organisers will allow in advance are allowed during the race. In the team´s camping spot (at the service and camping area) team can use shelter (for ex. Tent, lean etc) for the equipment and for themselves. It is also possible to reserve accommodation tent (Finnish army half platoon tent) for the team when making the registration. In the service and camping area we have all the necessary basic services like running water, toilets, etc.
    • Every team´s camping spot is open for the teams as a camping area also before and after the adventure race between Thursday 10th Sep at 3.00 pm to Sunday 13th Sep at 12.00 am. Camping spot is included in the participation fee.

Lost (Friday-Saturday)

  • Total competition time for the top team is about 16-18 hours
    • Mandatory night break (about 10.00 pm – 6.00 am) at the service and camping area (in the competition centre)
    • Total distance 180-200 km
  • Two (2) members/team
  • Men, Women and Mixed
  • Max. 80 teams
  • We strongly recommend MTB-bikes/Cyclo-cross bikes/fatbikes for the teams
  • During the Lost category men, women and mixed teams are competing on the same route. Cut-off points will be used on the route. The slower teams will be guided through shortcuts; the way that all the teams will finish with a reasonable time difference. The race has a mandatory night break (over the night) at the service and camping area.
  • Swim mattress: Teams must reserve swim mattresses for all the team members (also the pumps)
  • Service and camping area
    • For every team, we have reserved one camping spot from our service and camping area. During the competition from Friday 11th, Sep at 8.00 am to Saturday 12th Sep at 7.00 pm teams must use only this service and camping area spot for the accommodation/service/equipment storage and so on. The team are not allowed to accommodate or do service/maintenance somewhere else in the area. Only the places what organisers will allow in advance are allowed during the race. In the team´s camping spot (at the service and camping area) team can use shelter (for ex. Tent, lean etc) for the equipment and for themselves. It is also possible to reserve accommodation tent (Finnish army half platoon tent) for the team when making the registration. In the service and camping area we have all the necessary basic services like running water, toilets, etc.
    • Every team´s camping spot is open for the teams as a camping area also before and after the adventure race between Thursday 10th Sep at 3.00 pm to Sunday 13th Sep at 12.00 am. Camping spot is included in the participation fee.

Almost Lost (Saturday)

  • Total competition time for the top team is about 6-8 hours.
    • Day competition
    • Total distance 80-90 km
  • Two (2) members/team
  • Open (Men, women or mixed)
  • Max. 80 teams
  • All the teams are competing on the same route. Cut-off points will be used on the route. The slower teams will be guided through shortcuts; the way that all the teams will finish with reasonable time difference. The Almost Lost category is a one-day adventure, organized on Saturday.
  • Swim mattress: Teams must reserve swim mattresses for all the team members (also the pumps)
  • Service and camping area
    • For every team, we have reserved one camping spot from our service and camping area. During the competition from Saturday 12th Sep from at 8.00 am to 7.00 pm teams must use only this service and camping area spot for the accommodation/service/equipment storage and so on. The team are not allowed to accommodate or do service/maintenance somewhere else in the area. Only the places what organisers will allow in advance are allowed during the race. In the team´s camping spot (at the service and camping area) team can use shelter (for ex. Tent, lean etc) for the equipment and for themselves. It is also possible to reserve accommodation tent (Finnish army half platoon tent) for the team when making the registration. In the service and camping area we have all the necessary basic services like running water, toilets, etc.
    • Every team´s camping spot is open for the teams as a camping area also before and after the adventure race between Friday 11th Sep at 3.00 pm to Sunday 13th Sep at 12.00 am. Camping spot is included in the participation fee.

Casually Lost (Saturday)

  • Total competition time for the top team is about 3-4 hours.
    • Day competition
    • Total distance 40-50 km
  • 2-5 members/team
  • Open
  • Max. 50 teams
  • All the teams are competing on the same route. Cut-off points will be used on the route. The slower teams will be guided through shortcuts; the way that all the teams will finish with reasonable time difference. The Casually Lost category is a smooth and casual one-day adventure, organized on Saturday.
  • Swim mattress: Teams must reserve swim mattresses for all the team members (also the pumps)
  • Service and camping area
    • For every team, we have reserved one camping spot from our service and camping area. During the competition from Saturday 12th Sep from at 8.00 am to 7.00 pm teams must use only this service and camping area spot for the accommodation/service/equipment storage and so on. The team are not allowed to accommodate or do service/maintenance somewhere else in the area. Only the places what organisers will allow in advance are allowed during the race. In the team´s camping spot (at the service and camping area) team can use shelter (for ex. Tent, lean etc) for the equipment and for themselves. It is also possible to reserve accommodation tent (Finnish army half platoon tent) for the team when making the registration. In the service and camping area we have all the necessary basic services like running water, toilets, etc.
    • Every team´s camping spot is open for the teams as a camping area also before and after the adventure race between Friday 11th Sep at 3.00 pm to Sunday 13th Sep at 12.00 am. Camping spot is included in the participation fee.

SERVICE AND SERVICE STATIONS DURING THE RACE

EXTREMELY LOST (24h)

Every team has to carry all their equipment and service bags (food, re-hydration drinks, power bars etc.) with them during the whole adventure. There will be 3 – 4 water stations for the teams on each day. Water stations are marked on to the route maps. In our adventure, we don´t allow any other service for the teams from outside (for example service team or other helpers) than our organizers own services.

Mandatory break: During the 24 hours’ adventure there is a mandatory half an hour break in the midsection of the adventure in the competition centre´s service and camping area.

Soup meal is served (if reserved in advance) in service and camping area in the friday 11th Sep evening 6.00 pm – Saturday 12th Sep night at 3.00 am.

LOST (16-18h)

Every team has to carry all their equipment and service bags (food, re-hydration drinks, power bars etc.) with them during the whole adventure. There will be 3 – 4 water stations for the teams on each day. Water stations are marked on to the route maps. In our adventure, we don´t allow any other service for the teams from outside (for example service team or other helpers) than our organizers own services.

Mandatory overnight break: During the 16-18 hours’ adventure there is a mandatory overnight break in the midsection (approx. 10.00 pm – 6.00 am) of the adventure in the competition centre´s service and camping area.

Soup meal is served (if reserved in advance) in service and camping area at the Friday 11th Sep evening at 6.00 pm – 12.00 pm.
Breakfast is served (if reserved in advance) in service and camping area in the Saturday 12th Sep morning at 04.00-06.00.

ALMOST LOST (6-8h)

Every team has to carry all their equipment and service bags (food, re-hydration drinks, power bars etc.) with them during the whole adventure. There will be 3 – 4 water stations for the teams on each day. Water stations are marked on to the route maps. In our adventure, we don´t allow any other service for the teams from outside (for example service team or other helpers) than our organizers own services.

Soup meal is served (if reserved in advance) in service and camping area at the Friday 11th Sep evening at 6.00 pm – 12.00 pm. For those teams who are planning to accommodate friday-saturday night in the competition centre’s service and camping area.

Breakfast is served (if reserved in advance) in service and camping area in the Saturday 12th Sep morning at 04.00-06.00.

CASUALLY LOST (6-8h)

Every team has to carry all their equipment and service bags (food, re-hydration drinks, power bars etc.) with them during the whole adventure. There will be 3 – 4 water stations for the teams on each day. Water stations are marked on to the route maps. In our adventure, we don´t allow any other service for the teams from outside (for example service team or other helpers) than our organizers own services.

Soup meal is served (if reserved in advance) in service and camping area at the Friday 11th Sep evening at 6.00 pm – 12.00 pm. For those teams who are planning to accommodate friday-saturday night in the competition centre’s service and camping area.

Breakfast is served (if reserved in advance) in service and camping area in the Saturday 12th Sep morning at 04.00-06.00.

COMPETITION INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES

Read the competition instructions and rules from here (will be published spring 2020)

ROUTE MASTER´S STATEMENT

Read the Routemaster’s statement later from here.

THE NEWSLETTER FOR THE TEAM CAPTAINS

Newsletter 1 (will be published on August 2020)

Newsletter 2 (will be published on August 2020)

Newsletter 3 (will be published on September 2020)

MANDATORY AND RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

See the Mandatory and recommended equipment by the series from below:

Extremely Lost

Lost

Almost Lost

Casually Lost

TIMETABLE

See the preliminary timetable by the series from below:

Extremely Lost

Lost

Almost Lost

Casually Lost

STARTING TIMES (MASS STARTS)

Extremely Lost and Lost -categories mass start is on Friday 11th Sep at 10.00 am.

Almost Lost and Casually Lost -categories mass start is on Saturday 12th at 8.00 am.

The finish will be closed on Saturday 14th at 7.00 pm.

COMPETITION CENTRE AND THE COMPETITION OFFICE

Competition centre and the main competition office is in Kajaani´s Vimpelinlaakso Sport Centre area.

Detailed location and arrival instructions are released later.

ARRIVAL TO KAJAANI

Arrival to Kajaani is quite easy. Check out the arriving instruction from our main page.

Easiest way to arrive to Kajaani is by airplane but also there are daily bus and train connections from Helsinki to Kajaani. From Kajaani airport it is very easy to go by taxi to Kajaani city centre.

GPS-TRACKING

All the Extremely Lost, Lost and Almost Lost teams will have the GPS-tracking devices and instructions from the organizers. The audience and organizers can follow the teams in internet www.gpsseuranta.net. The tracking can be seen afterwards as well, and it is shown during the prize-giving ceremony.

For Casually Lost teams we don’t yet have GPS-tracking, but if the situation changes we will inform immediately.

PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY

Time: Saturday 12th of September at 8.00 pm
Program: Recap of the competition, food and drinks at own expenses and prize ceremony
Place will be informed later

CONTACT

Please don’t hesitate to ask help or anything related to Lost In Kainuu Adventure – we are here to serve!

Event director

Jukka Liuha
Phone: +358 44 532 5917
email: jukka.liuha(a)kainuunliikunta.fi

Competition office

Kainuun Liikunta ry
Ketunpolku 1, Tieto 1 building, 87100 Kajaani

tel: +358 8 632 590 
email: tapahtumat@kainuunliikunta.fi