asom

17 - 20 May 2024

In 2024 ASOM will be held in the beautiful city of Leuven! We are very happy to announce that ASOM will now have 4 days of Sprint Orienteering. All races will be within walking distance from the city center.

Registrations for ASOM are closed – still want to run? Register for the 6km day entry on Sunday here.

Friday
17 MAY

Knock Out Quali (WRE Elite) ASOM Prologue

Leuven

Saturday
18 MAY

Knock Out Final (WRE Elite)
ASOM 2 Sprint Races

Leuven

Sunday
19 MAY

Sprint (WRE Elite)
ASOM City Race

Leuven

MONDAY
20 MAY

2x2 Sprint Relay

Leuven

GENERAL INFO

All races will take place near the city centre of Leuven.

We are using the same Event Center during the weekend (except for the Monday Relay), with the courses covering all parts of Leuven. 

An overview map is available here. On this google map all info will be added regarding to locations of Competition Centers, etc.

The Bulletins for the World Ranking Event for Elite runners will be published on Eventor.

The general bulletin for ASOM will be published here on this page on Sunday 12 May.

 

ASOM:

Friday  May 17 – 18h00: Prologue
Saturday May 18 – 14h00 : Sprint 1
Saturday May 18 – 17h15 : Sprint 2
Sunday May 19 – 10h00 : City Race
Monday May 20 – 10h00 : 2×2 Sprint Relay

ASOM for ELITES:

Friday  May 17 – 18h00: Knock Out Qualification (WRE)
Saturday May 18 – 13h00 : Knock Out Quarter Final (WRE)
Saturday May 18 – 15h45 : Knock Out Semi Final (WRE)
Saturday May 18 – 16h45 : Knock Out Final (WRE)
Sunday May 19 – 10h00 : Sprint (WRE)
Monday May 20 – 10h00 : 2×2 Sprint Relay

All registrations should be made via Opunch

ASOM weekend
ASOM weekend is Saturday & Sunday, you can opt in for the races on Friday and Monday in this form.

ONLY Friday

ONLY Saturday

ONLY Sunday

ONLY Monday

Registrations will close on May 10, 2024.

Registrations close 10/5/2024.

The registration fee for ASOM is stated below.

The categories Children -12 and Youth -16 get a 50% reduction on the prices below.

Early Bird Price (Until and including 01/02/2024)
ASOM All races (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday) = 52 €
ASOM Friday = 10 €
ASOM Saturday = 17 €
ASOM Sunday = 15 €
ASOM Monday = 10 €

Normal Price (Until and including 01/05/2024)
ASOM All races (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday) = 66 €
ASOM Friday = 12 €
ASOM Saturday = 22 €
ASOM Sunday = 20 €
ASOM Monday = 12 €

Late Price (From 02/05/2024
ASOM Friday, Saturday & Sunday = 74 €
ASOM Friday = 12 €
ASOM Saturday = 25 €
ASOM Sunday = 25 €
ASOM Monday = 12 €

Orienteers from a Belgian club get their invoice after the races via their clubs.

Foreign Orienteers can pay immediately upon registration in Opunch.

Bank details:

KONO BV – EOC2025
BE87 7330 6722 7494
BIC: KREDBEBB

We recommend to book your accommodation quite some time in advance as there is limited hotel capacity in Leuven.

Booking.com or airbnb has many options available.

The following categories will be used at ASOM.
Age is on 31/12/2024.

M/W CHILDREN -12 (Age <= 12)

M/W YOUTH -16 (13 <= age <= 16)

M/W JUNIOR -20 (17 <= age <= 20) 

M/W OPEN (open for everyone aged 17+)

M/W ELITE (open for everyone aged 17+)

M/W VETERAN 40+ (40 <= age <= 54)

M/W SUPERVETERAN 55+ (55 <= age <= 64)

M/W ULTRAVETERAN 65+ (65 <= age <= 74)

M/W HYPERVETERAN 75+ (75 <= age)

There is an overall podium for all categories.

The top 5 in Men and Women Elite recieve prize money

The competition areas can be found here.

There is NO strict embargo on this zone. Moving around to your accommodation, restaurants and shops is allowed. No orienteering of any kind should take place within the embargoed areas until the competition day. Competitors should not gain familiarity of the terrain by walking or running around in the terrain, testing routechoices, with or without any map.

The Friday Prologue is a Sprint race with a winning time of 15 minutes in each category.
This race does not count to the overall ASOM ranking (only the 2 Sprints on Saturday and the City Race on Sunday count for the overall ranking).

The courses will pass the beautiful Great Beguinage of Leuven. Small streets, cobblestones and great orienteering!

The Competition Center for the Friday race will be the same as for Saturday and Sunday.

Address:

Sint-Pieterscollege Leuven
Minderbroedersstraat 13
3000 Leuven

PARKING:

Be aware that the best way to move around in Leuven is by public transport, by bike or on foot!

If you arrive by car, we recommend to use the QPark Heilig Hart. It is located 800m on foot from the Event Center.

Friday 17 May 2024

16h30 Opening Event Office
18h00 First start ASOM
18h30 First start KO Qualification (Elites))
21h00 closing of the courses

Map: Leuven South
Scale: 1/4000

Terrain: The race is held in the southern part of Leuven. This is a mix of newly build housing areas, but also some really old and beautiful houses amongst which is the Beguinage of Leuven. The river Dijle running through the area will provide interesting routechoices.

ASOM
All categories have an expected winning time of 15 minutes.

The ASOM categories are:
M/W Children -12 (Age <= 12)
M/W Youth -16 (12 < Age <= 16)
M/W Junior -20 (16 < Age <= 20)
M/W Open (21 <= Age <= 39)
M/W Vet 40+ (40 <= Age <= 54)
M/W Supervet 55+ (55 <= Age <= 64)
M/W Ultravet 65+ (65 <= Age <= 74)
M/W Hypervet 75+ (75 <= Age) 

Knock-Out Sprint WRE
M/W Elite – Qualification
Expected winning time is 9 minutes

All elites will be devided into 3 Heats.

The 12 fastest times of each heat will go through to the Quarter Final on Saturday.

Elite runners knocked out of the Knock-Out Sprint can participate in the normal ASOM Sprints on Saturday in the Elite category. 

Friday

KNOCK-OUT SPRINT Quali (ELITE)
ASOM Prologue

Saturday

KNOCK-OUT SPRINT WRE (ELITE)
ASOM 2 SPRINT RACES

On Saturday the races will be held in the Western part of Leuven. Tricky orienteering in the botanical garden, right in the city center and fantastic running alongside the river in the city awaits. 

The Elites will battle for victory in the Knock Out Sprint Finals. As the courses will start, pass or finish in the arena, it will be a joy to watch the races live as a spectator!

The Competition Center for the Saturday race will be the same as for Friday and Sunday.

Address:

Sint-Pieterscollege Leuven
Minderbroedersstraat 13
3000 Leuven

PARKING:

Be aware that the best way to move around in Leuven is by public transport, by bike or on foot!

If you arrive by car, we recommend to use the QPark Heilig Hart. It is located 800m on foot from the Event Center.

All information about the Knock-Out Sprint can be found on Eventor.

Saturday 18 May 2024

13h00 – ELITES – Knock Out Quarter Final
14h00 – ASOM Sprint 1
15h45 – ELITES – Knock Out Semi Final
16h45 – ELITES – Knock Out Final
17h30 – ASOM Sprint 2

The Saturday races of ASOM will be held in the Western and Northern part of the city of Leuven. 

It is a mix of old and new city with some elevation (between 30 and 80m). 

ASOM
All categories have an expected winning time of 15 minutes.

The ASOM categories are:
M/W Children -12 (Age <= 12)
M/W Youth -16 (12 < Age <= 16)
M/W Junior -20 (16 < Age <= 20)
M/W Elite (runners Knocked Out of Quali or QF can run 2 sprints)
M/W Open (21 <= Age <= 39)
M/W Vet 40+ (40 <= Age <= 54)
M/W Supervet 55+ (55 <= Age <= 64)
M/W Ultravet 65+ (65 <= Age <= 74)
M/W Hypervet 75+ (75 <= Age) 

Knock-Out Sprint WRE
Quarter Final – 7 minutes
Semi Final – 7 minutes
Final – 7 minutes

Elites knocked out of the Knock-Out Sprint can participate in the normal ASOM Sprints in the Elite category (it is not allowed to run the ASOM sprint when you still have to run a Final race in the Knock-Out Sprint!.

The Sunday race will take place in the old town of Leuven. The City has the biggest university in Belgium and you will see that during your race! The courses pass through various campusses in the city, offering a fun combination between running full speed in the streets of Leuven & taking it easy in the tricky & difficult parts.

The Competition Center for the Sunday race will be the same as for Friday and Saturday.

Address:

Sint-Pieterscollege Leuven
Minderbroedersstraat 13
3000 Leuven

PARKING:

Be aware that the best way to move around in Leuven is by public transport, by bike or on foot!

If you arrive by car, we recommend to use the QPark Heilig Hart. It is located 800m on foot from the Event Center.

The WRE Bulletin is available at Eventor.

Sunday 19 May 2024

8h00 Competition centre opens
10h00 First start
12h00 Start top 10 Elites
13h00 Prize giving ceremony ASOM weekend & WRE

Map: Leuven City
Scale: 1/4000

The Sunday race will be held in the Eastern part of Leuven. The area is a typical old Belgian city with some parks, squares, University campusses and a river running through the city. Expect fast running in a beautiful surrounding with interesting routechoices.

ASOM
All categories have a middle / long distance Urban City Race which is part of the City Race Euro Tour 2024. Winning times are between 35 and 50 minutes.
The Elite category runs a Sprint World Ranking Event with a winning time of 15min.

The ASOM categories are:
M/W Children -12 (Age <= 12)
M/W Youth -16 (12 < Age <= 16)
M/W Junior -20 (16 < Age <= 20)
M/W Elite (WRE)
M/W Open (21 <= Age <= 39) (CRET)
M/W Vet 40+ (40 <= Age <= 54)
M/W Supervet 55+ (55 <= Age <= 64)
M/W Ultravet 65+ (65 <= Age <= 74)
M/W Hypervet 75+ (75 <= Age) 

Sunday

SPRINT WRE (ELITE)
city Race Euro Tour

Monday

2x2 Sprint relay
Individual Sprint

The Northern part of Leuven is steep and very interesting for orienteering! The School ‘De Wijnpers’ is located on a hill and has vineyards on the property. A few blocks further there is the ‘Keizersberg’, an old Abbey build on the top of the hill.

In short everything you need for a fantastic relay race is located on the map you have in your hands on Monday!

The Event Center will be in the school ‘De wijnpers’ in Leuven. It is a school near the ringroad only 1,5km away from the ASOM Event Center during the weekend.

There will be showers available at the arena for those traveling home!

Monday 20 May 2024

10h30 Massstart 2×2 Relay
10h45 First start individual race
12h30 Prize giving ceremony

2×2 Relay:

A Relay race with 2 runners, each running twice.
You can team up with same gender or run in a mixed team. 

Each team member runs two races of 12 a 15 min.

M/W/Mix Youth -16 (Age <= 16) (age on 31 dec 2024)
M/W/Mix Open (no age restrictions)
M/W/Mix Masters 55+ (Age >=55) (age on 31 dec 2024)  

Individual race:
There are also 3 different individual races available:

Course 1 – 4,5km
Course 2 – 3,5km
Course 3 – 1,7km

Map: Leuven North
Scale: 1/4.000

ASOM Sprint Camp

The ASOM Training camp is organised for National Teams who build up a training camp around ASOM. 

Courses are made by Fabien Pasquasy (BEL team).

Individual national team runners can join these trainings as well by mailing to jeremy@asom.be.

Wednesday 16/8 AM & PM – 2 Sprint Trainings
Thursday 17/8 AM & PM – 2 sprint Trainings
Friday 18/8 AM – 1 Sprint Training

The first bulletin of the training camp is available here.

Each training costs € 7 per person.

This includes:
* SPORTident timing
* Waterproof maps printed by SPPrint
* Quality courses made by Fabien Pasquasy

Map with all locations of competitions and trainings below:

LOCATION MAP

Please find the results of the AM training in Kortrijk HERE.

The Route analysis can be found HERE.

Please find the results of the PM Training in Kortrijk HERE.

The Route analysis can be found HERE

Please find the route analysis of the ASOM training in Gentbrugge HERE.

Sunday


GHENT CITY RUN

De Ghent City Run vind plaats op zondag 20 augustus en is geschikt voor beginnende (en ervaren!) oriëntatielopers!

We sturen je op deze 6km lange omloop langs de mooiste plekjes van Gent en testen je navigatieskills met veel leuke checkpoints.

Download de briefing hier

Het afhalen van de borstnummers, start en aankomst zijn in het Coyendanspark.

Coyendanspark 1
9000 Gent

Parkeren kan op de parking aan station Dampoort.

9h00 Opening onthaal in het Coyendanspark
09h45 Eerste start
11h00 Laatste start
13h00 Prijsuitreiking
14h00 Sluiting omloop

Deelnemen aan de ASOM City Run kost € 10.
Dit is inclusief:

  • oriëntatieloopkaart met omloop
  • huur tijdsregistratiechip SPORTident
  • verzekering tijdens de wedstrijd
  • Eindbevoorrading

De start is individueel (of in kleine groepjes van max 3 personen) waarbij er elke minuut een deelnemer aan zijn omloop begint. 

Je kan gewoon naar start gaan wanneer je wil starten en zal dan een starttijd krijgen of direct kunnen starten.

Bij orienteering moet je zo snel mogelijk checkpoints vinden, in de juiste volgorde, die staan aangeduid op een kaart. Elke deelnemer krijgt een chip mee die elke checkpoint registreert en de tijd bij houdt. 

De kaarten zijn getekend volgens symbolen vastgelegd door de internationale federatie en zijn dus over heel de wereld hetzelfde. Wil je weten hoe zo’n kaart eruit ziet? Kijk HIER eens naar de kaart van het centrum van Antwerpen.

Schrijf je hier in voor de
Ghent CITY RUN
Zondag 20/8

After clicking on 'Confirm your registration' below your registration is final and you will receive an email with the details of your entry and the instructions for the payment. When approved by the organisation you will see your entry on www.start.helga-o.com See you soon!

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