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We offer ‼️FREE‼️ event entry to any elite participant (groups M21E, W21E) who is first to represent his country outside Latvia!

For Children under 6 years of age there will be individual training distances.

In the competition center electricity will be available only for charging mobile phones!

Based on current situation with Covid 19 in Latvia and current government decisions for June, we have decided to postpone the competition to July 30 - August 1. We want as many participants as possible to start in Kapa 2021.

Competition will be organised taking into account all government's decisions about sports competitions

We understand that changing the times of the competition create various problems for the participants, we apologize for that! If for some reason the registered participants cannot participate in the competition - you can cancel your entry until July 5, 2021.

The entry deadline is extended to 12 July and second entry deadline to 21 July.

Important notice to all Kapa3days participants

After serious discussions about Kapa 3-day in 2020, we have decided to move the largest orienteering event in Baltics to 2nd to 4th of July 2021 at the same location!

The decision is based on publicly available information about further social distancing measures in Latvia during the whole summer of 2020 and we understand that we will not be able to organize our event under such conditions!

At the same time, we as Kapa orienteering club promise to organize a smaller sized event as soon as it will be possible this summer!

We are truly sorry about these unprecedented changes!

All existing entries to Kapa3days we move to 2021 by default. At the same time understanding the harsh financial situations, we are ready to return any entry payment made after receiving such notification from an applicant with no sanctions at all!


KĀPA 2021
30.7.-1.8.2021. Ludzas novads
Sacensību centrs "Porkaļos", Pildas pag. Ludzas novads
31.7.2021 - IOF elites ranga sacensības vidējā distancē(WRE)
Organizē: OK Kāpa sadarbībā ar Ludzas novada pašvaldību un LOF


Trīs dienu individuālās sacensības

30 July 14:00 Start of the shortened long distance race - guest house "Kazupes" region

30 July 16:00 - 20:00 Start PreO distance "Porkaļi" region

30 July 20:00 Latvijas Kausa un Filmu konkursa apbalvošana

31 July 10:30 Start of the middle distance race (WRE race for W21E and M21E) - "Porkaļi" region

31 July 18:00 Kapa sprint - Ludza

31 July 18:00 - 20:00 Start PreO distance Ludzas pilsētas ģimnāzija, Blaumaņa iela 4

1 August 10:00 Start of the long distance race - "Porkaļi" region

1 August 9:00 - 12:00 Start TempO distance "Porkaļi" region


Competition area is among various forms of lakes. Pine forests of different ages prevail in the area. Medium, big-sized relief forms concentrated in area.

Map scale 1:10 000 or 1:7 500 (1:7 500 for age groups MW65 and older), contour interval 5m

For sprint event Map scale 1:4 000, contour interval 2 m








SportIdent. Rent is 5 EUR for three days, or 2 EUR per day. DIR groups 2 EUR per day. In case a SI card is lost or damaged, the competitors are obliged to cover the expenses.

It will be possible to try out electronic punching at the finish area.

Competitors must use the exact SI card that is given in the start protocol, otherwise you can get disqualified. In case there are some problems with SI cards, please do not hesitate to seek assistance at the sekretariat.


Participant brings full responsibility about his health condition and ability to run chosen distance. (in 2nd day - middle distance)

Men km Women km Y.o.b.
M21E6,0 - 13,0 W21E5,0 - 8,5 - 2000
M8*1,5 - 2,5 W8*1,5 - 2,5 2013 -
M10*1,5 - 2,5 W10*1,5 - 2,5 2011 -
M12*2,0 - 2,8 W12*2,0 - 2,8 2009 -
M122,5 - 2,8 W122,0 - 2,5 2009 -
M14L4,0 - 5,0 W14L3,0 - 4,0 2007 -
M14**3,0 W14**2,0 - 2,5 2007 -
M16L5,0 - 6,0 W16L3,5 - 4,5 2005 -
M16**4,5 - 5,0 W16**3,0 - 4,0 2005 -
M186,5 - 7,5 W184,5 - 5,0 2003 -
M207,5 - 9,0 W205,0 - 5,5 2001 -
M21L7,5 - 9,0 W21L5,0 - 6,0 - 2000
M21S5,5 - 6,5 W21S3,5 - 4,5 - 2000
M21 easy**4,0 - 5,0 W21 easy**3,5 - 2000
M35L7,5 - 9,0 W35L5,0 - 1986
M35S5,0 - 6,0 W35S4,0 - 1986
M40L6,5 - 8,0 W40L4,5 - 5,0 - 1981
M40S5,0 - 6,0 W40S3,5 - 4,0 - 1981
M45L5,5 - 6,5 W45L4,5 - 5,0 - 1976
M45S4,5 - 5,5 W45S3,5 - 4,0 - 1976
M50L6,0 - 7,0 W50L4,5 - 5,0 - 1971
M50S4,5 - 5,5 W50S3,5 - 4,0 - 1971
M555,0 W554,5 - 1966
M604,5 W604,0 - 1961
M654,5 W653,5 - 1956
M704,5 W703,5 - 1951
M753,5 W753,0 - 1946
M803,2 W802,8 - 1941

Open course DIR 1** 2,0 - 2,5 km
DIR 2 4,0 - 4,5 km
DIR 3** 5,5 - 6,0 km
DIR 4 7,0 - 7,5 km
OPEN-100 Weight 100 kg and over 4,5 km

In case of necessity, also age groups M85, W85 can be introduced (provided that at least 3 competitors of the respective age group have entered).

Groups M21 easy**, W21 easy** are for all the beginners - also for young ones born in 2004 and earlier, paying participant fee according to the age group

In the open groups DIR 1 – DIR 4 (direct entering) the runner may choose the preferred course length irrespective of the age.

The proposed course lengths are approximate, and the exact parameters will be specified in the competition programme. Time limit for every course is 120 min

W8*, M8*, W10*, M10*, W12*, M12* – marked courses supported by tapes on the terrain. Punching is with SportIdent following the order shown on the map. Both the route marked on the terrain and the controls on the map are in the sequential order to be followed. Runners may prefer either to follow the route marked with the tapes or to take their own route between the controls. In groups W8* and M8* the main prize will be awarded to the competitors who have completed their course without the assistance of an adult. Participants who will be orienteering at least one day with the assistance of an adult are included in the separate groups "W8* with parents" and "M8* with parents". There will not be DQ in Groups M8* and W8* instead penalty time 60 minutes will be added to result so they will be ranked below those who punched correctly. For groups W8*, M8*, W10*, M10* controls are placed directly on the tape-marked way, while for groups W12* and M12* controls can be placed up to 150 metres away from the tape.

For Children under 6 years of age there will be individual training distances.

  • * - marked course
  • ** - technically easy courses
  • S - short course
  • L - long course
  • easy - easy course


The winners of each day will be awarded with prizes. In the groups of M21E and W21E, regarding the final results of the three days, the first six places will be awarded. For other groups the number of places awarded will be published on July 3rd in the competition centre.

There will be a lottery of competitor’s number bibs during the closing ceremony.

Prizes for best orienteering clubs and families. Each participant's rating is measured by a point system. Results from DIR groups are not included in these ratings.


During the competition, we will provide:

  • Online results - http://live.kapa.lv
  • Kindergarten - Care of the participants’ children at each day’s event centres (from 2 years and older)
  • Warm showers near the finish arenas
  • Cafeteria services at the competition centre
  • Campsite
  • In the competition center electricity will be available only for charging mobile phones!

KAPA 2021 Competition center


There are 3 deadlines for the entries (Price per all days / Price per day):

  by 12 July 2021 from July 13 to July 21
MW 8-10 7 EUR / 3 EUR 9 EUR / 4 EUR
MW12-14 12 EUR / 5 EUR 14 EUR / 6 EUR
MW16-20 18 EUR / 7 EUR 22 EUR / 9 EUR
MW21 easy 35 EUR / 14 EUR 35 EUR / 14 EUR
MW60 and older 22 EUR / 9 EUR 28 EUR / 11 EUR
Others 35 EUR / 14 EUR 45 EUR / 18 EUR
OPEN 100 according to the age group

Entry fees must be paid by the entry deadline. An entry is considered as a warranty to pay the fee.

Entries after 21 July involve a + 50% surcharge on the entry fee. Course change is possible if there are vacancies, + 7 EUR.

Refund of participation fee in case of canceling registration is possible only till 2nd June. After 3rd June participation fee will not be refunded in case of canceling participation.

  • Online entries can be made here (the entry becomes valid following the settlement of the entry fee).
  • Families of at least 3 people, where at least 2 of the family members are young (starting in classes MW8 to MW18), are eligible to a 20% discount of the original fee for the respective entry deadline. (Discount applies for children <=18 and their parents)
  • For DIR1-DIR4 courses, the entry and payment has to be made at the respective event centre of the competition day. The fee is 7 EUR per day for competitors in the age groups MW20 and younger, and 9 EUR per day for competitors in the age groups MW60 and older, and 14 EUR per day for all other competitors.
  • Car pass – 3 EUR (allows to enter the competition centre and each day’s event centres)
  • Bus pass – 7 EUR. Minivan (up to 10 passengers) – 4 EUR

Bank account:
Association Orientēšanās klubs "KĀPA"
Reģ. Nr 40008021994
O.Vācieša ielā 24-7, Carnikava, LV–2163