IMPORTANT: Covid-19 update, changes in rules, quick tests possible in Arena

Unfortunately, Slovenian government has recently made some changes to Covid rules for sport events. The PCR or quick test are now valid for only 48 hours (72 hours before the change). Furthermore, only children younger than 15 years who are accompanied by their parents or guardians do not need negative test or proof of vaccination/recovery (before the change the age limit was 18).

Once again we kindly ask you to send us your certificates of vaccination or recovery from Covid as soon as possible. That way you will make things much easier for us. A lot of additional administration is now imposed on the organizers and we will greatly appreciate if you can send us your certificate as soon as you have it. Our email address is orienteeringonline.cup@gmail.com

During the races we will use the system with Covid-tickets which will have to be presented at the start by all runners. Vaccinated and recovered participants will get all 5 tickets upon registration. All others who will bring negative tests will only get tickets for the time/stages their test is valid. When they retake the test, they will get the rest of their Covid-tickets.

On Stages 2, 3 and 4 it will be possible to take quick antigen test in the Medical car in Finish arena for 17€.

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to ask.

IMPORTANT: Paying fees and Covid update

We are now asking all participants of OOcup/2021 to pay for their entry fees. Please do so within 3 days of your entry deadline, otherwise next deadline entry fee will apply. It means all who entered the race before 25th of June should pay for their entry fee until 28th of June at latest.

Currently, the “Tested, Vaccinated, Recovered” rule is still on in Slovenia for sport events. We are not sure whether it will change until the race. If not, it means that, if you’re not Covid recovered or vaccinated, you will have to present PCR or quick Antigen test to start the race. Furthermore, since it is valid for only 72 hours, the test will have to be retaken during the race. It is possible to do so in health care centres close to the race venue.

In order to start the race, all participants older than 18 years will have to present:

  1. Negative PCR or Quick antigen test not older than 72 hours.
  2. Proof that person is Covid-19 recovered which means positive PCR test older than 10 days but not older than 6 months, or doctor’s certificate about Covid-19 recovery not older than 6 months.
  3. Proof of vaccination. Certificate which proves that:
  • it has passed at least 7 days since vaccination with second dose of Comirnaty vaccine (Biontech/Pfizer)
  • it has passed at least 14 days since vaccination with second dose of Covid-19 Vaccine (Moderna)
  • it has passed at least 21 days since vaccination with the first dose of Vaxzevria vaccine (AstraZeneca)
  • it has passed at least 14 days since vaccination with second dose of Covid-19 Vaccine (Johnson(Jansen Cilag)
  • it has passed at least 21 days since vaccination with the first dose of Covishield vaccine (India/Astra Zeneca)
  • it has passed at least 14 days since vaccination with second dose of Sputnik vaccine (GNCEM Rusia)
  • it has passed at least 14 days since vaccination with the second dose of CoronaVac vaccine (Sinovac Biotech)
  • it has passed at least 14 days since vaccination with the second dose of Covid-19 Vaccine (Sinopharm)

If you are vaccinated or recovered we kindly ask you to send us the proof of this as soon as possible to our email address orienteeringonline.cup@gmail.com.

OOcup/2021 will be held as planned

Right now it is already possible to organize sport events without limitations regarding number of participants, which means that unless something really unexpected happens, we will organize OOcup as planned. As a matter of fact last weekend we have already organized a race – Slovenian national championships in Long/Relay.

The first entry deadline for OOcup has been prolonged till 25th of June, so keep that in mind if you want to enter at lowest possible rate.

Here is a map sample from Ultimate map Stage 1!

Why not Ultimate in 2021?

We are getting optimistic

Finally we are getting seriously optimistic about this year’s edition of OOcup 😎! The anti-Covid measures are loosening in Slovenia on an almost daily basis and more and more it looks like it will be possible to organize the event this summer. To facilitate your decision to enter the race, we prolonged the early bird entry deadline until June 25th. You still don’t have to pay anything until we ask you to do so.

If you have already entered the race after the first entry deadline, we will reduce your entry fee accordingly.

Right now we only have cca. 120 entries, which means it will probably be one of the smallest OOcup editions in a long time. Nevermind, the entries might be few, but the maps are brand new 😜👍!!

Entries are open

You can now enter OOcup/2021 at OrienteeringOnline.net. However, due to uncertain situation regarding Covid-19, we are not accepting payments at the moment. Please pay your entry fees only after we ask you to do so.

Website refreshed

We have refreshed the website a little bit during the boring Covid lockdown. Not many changes in design but it should now work faster than before. The information is updated with 2021 information, so feel free to browse around :).

Website for OOcup/2021 is now updated!

We have just updated our website with information for the next years’ edition. Although the first ideas about having OOcup in Dolenjska region are a decade old, it was not before this year that we actually decided to organize OOcup there and bring you to these amazing terrains. The region has not only beautiful forests to offer, but a whole lot more as you can find out here.

Covid-19 situation is still not clear, however we look optimistically towards 2021 and believe that in the middle of summer we will be able to organize the race as planned. Nevertheless, we have prolonged the first entry deadline by 2 months, so that you have plenty of time to decide whether you want to come and still enter at reduced rate. Moreover, just like in all our events in 2020 we will not keep any part of your start fee in case we are forced to cancel or postpone the event. If that happens due to Covid-19, you will get 100% refund.

How to claim prize won at OOcup?

The best 3 in all classes except those with free start are awarded as follows:

1st place: Free entry to any of our races in 2021 or 2022
2nd and 3rd place: Free entry to any of our races in 2021

By our races we mean: OOcup, Bubo cup, Lipica open, Easter4

Prizes are not transferable to other persons.

How to claim prize? When you want to use your prize just make entry via OrienteeringOnline and send us a note to competition’s official email address stating that you want to claim free entry won at OOcup/2020. We will check results and mark your entry as paid. That’s all!

OOcup/2020 is now history

OOcup/2020 is over. It seems like a little miracle that we managed to organize event in these strange times. Thanks to all of you who participated in this year’s edition, it was great to see so many of you satisfied. Big thanks also to all the team members from France, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Croatia  – you were the best, like always ;). Last but not least big thanks to Nicolas Greff without whom OOcup/2020 could never happen. Thanks, Nico!

See you around!
Ivan

Beautiful stage at Le Tumet!

Great stage today at Le Tumet! We have seen many happy faces and here are three of them; Isia Basset, clear leader in W21E (middle) with Cécile Foltzer (left) and Juliette Basset (right) :).

Below are MW21E maps from today.

See you tomorrow on Les Plans d’Hotonnes!