Prize-giving : 15h00
Courses close: 2 hours after the last start
Place: Vars Les Claux
Le Fournet, Cours Guy Séradour, 05560 Vars, France
Latitude : 44.566698 | Longitude : 6.685421
Signage: from entry to Vars Les Claux
Distance Car parks – Arena: 0 to 800 m
For Day 3, the way between the arena and the 2 starts must be by shuttle bus, it is forbidden to walk along Route Départementale 902.
So that everyone can have a good time, we ask you to take a bus 50 min before your start time. We advise you to allow a bit more time in case there is a long wait.
Boxes will be marked out with 20-minutes slots; make sure you join the one that corresponds to your start time. Please respect this timetable for the ride up to the Arena (otherwise you will lose your slot and if you arrive late for your start you won’t be able to change it). If you are late, make yourself known to one of the organizers so that they can take care of you.
There will be a box for accompanied (shadowed) M–W10s, open and leisure (beginners).
The buses will leave from the Arena roughly every 6 minutes, starting at 8h15.
The first bus stop is for the Blue start, the terminus is at the Red start.
There will be a clothing dump at the starts: we will provide a trailer for bringing back down clothes and bags – make sure you identify anything you leave so that you can collect it from the Arena at the end of the race.
Arena Day 3
– Refreshments organised by the Vars ski club
Buvette Ski Club GB
– Restaurants, traders
– Sale of local produce
– Orienteering kit traders
– WC close to start and on arena
– Swimming pool, children’s play equipment, adventure park
Race format: Long distance
Organizer: PACA Orienteering League
Race directors: Pierre DELENNE, Céline DODIN
Course planner: Céline DODIN
Referee: Eric MERMIN
FFCO : Jean-Phippe STEFANINI
Controller: Georges DELI
SI: Richard HEYRIES
Map: Vars Les Claux (scale: 1/10.000 and 1/15000, contours: 5m/mapping 2018-2019 Franck DECHAVANNE)
Terrain: Alpine terrain between 1900 and 2300 metres above sea level in a ski resort. Alternating larch and pine forest and open areas with many relief details. Hilly terrain with good runnability and a few rocky areas.
Specific course details:
Grey areas on map: dangerous ravines, to be avoided!
The pre-start (map pick-up) will not be shown on the map for courses starting from the Blue start (too close to the start triangle).
There will be no refreshment points on the course. For the longer courses (A to G1), we advise you to take water.
Courses and expected times:
Pictures of the day will be available here after the race