asom

18, 19, 20 August 2023

ASOM is back in 2023! It will be an awesome orienteering meeting in the old city of Ghent with plenty of fantastic areas for orienteering. 

It will be a real orienteering festival with challenging orienteering races for all classes and a very interesting Elite competition that will be a joy to watch live!

REGISTRATIONS will open soon!

Friday April 1

NIGHT MIXED SPRINT RELAY

Linkeroever Chicago

Saturday April 2

2 SPRINT RACES
4 KO SPRINT RACES (E)

Linkeroever Zuid

Sunday April 3

CITY RACE
WRE SPRINT (E)

Merksem

ASOM CITY RUN

6KM RACE
IDEAL FOR BEGINNERS

Sunday - Merksem

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

1/4 Friday: Antwerp Linkeroever Zeevaartschool
2/4 Saturday: Antwerp Linkeroever Zuid
3/4 Sunday: Merksem

DOWNLOAD the ASOM bulletin with all information HERE.

ASOM:

Friday  April 1 – 20h00: Night Mixed Sprint Relay
Saturday April 2 – 14h00 : Sprint 1
Saturday April 2 – 17h15 : Sprint 2
Sunday April 3 – 10h00 : City Race

ASOM for ELITES:

Friday  April 1 – 20h00: Night Mixed Sprint Relay
Saturday April 2 – 10h00 : Knock Out Quali
Saturday April 2 – 13h00 : Knock Out Quarter Final
Saturday April 2 – 15h45 : Knock Out Semi Final
Saturday April 2 – 16h45 : Knock Out Final
Sunday April 3 – 10h00 : WRE Sprint

All registrations should be made via the registration form on this website. 

An updated list of all entries is available at www.start.helga-o.com

Registrations close 20/3/2022.

The registration fee for ASOM is:

ASOM (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Incl free shirt & lottery ticket
Before 16/1/2022 – € 40
Before 22/2/2022 – € 45
Before 20/3/2022 – € 50 (50% discount for Children -12 & Youth -16)

ASOM (Sat, Sun)
Incl free shirt & lottery ticket
Before 16/1/2022 – € 32
Before 22/2/2022 – € 37
Before 20/3/2022 – € 42 (50% discount for Children -12 & Youth -16)

Only Sprint Mixed Relay on Friday
€ 8 per person, € 16 per team
€ 4 for Children -12 & Youth -16

Only 2 Sprints or Knock out Sprint on Saturday
€ 16
€ 8 for Children -12 & Youth -16

Only City Race or WRE Sprint on Sunday
€ 16
€ 8 for Children -12 & Youth -16

We have a partnership with Mercure Hotel Antwerp.
As it is a very busy weekend in the city with the cycling race ‘Ronde van Vlaanderen’ starting on Sunday many hotels will be expensive or full.

MERCURE ANTWERP CITY SOUTH – website

Download booking form PDF

€ 105 double room incl breakfast
Address: Desguinlei 94, 2018 Antwerpen
It is next to the ringroad and very accessible by car, tram and bike.
The beautiful museumpark Middelheimpark is located very close to the hotel as well as the castle-park Park den Brandt.

 

MERCURE ANTWERP CITY CENTER – website

Download booking form PDF

€ 135 double room incl breakfast
Address: Quinten Matsijslei 25, 2018 Antwerpen
This hotel is located right next to the Central Train Station in Antwerp so it is very easily accessible by public transport. The maximum distance to the events is 6km.

ASOM 2022 is part of the CITY RACE EURO TOUR (https://cityracetour.org/) and we use these international categories:

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

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

M/W JUNIOR -20 (17 <= age <= 20) 

M/W OPEN (see Elite section below)

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)

As always, ASOM takes care of the winners and lucky participants. 

–> There is an overall podium for all categories.
–> Everbody has a chance to win a prize with our lottery on Sunday
–> The top 5 in Men and Women Elite recieve prize money

Read all about the current COVID-19 restrictions on here.

At the moment you need to have a COVID SAFE TICKET to enter for ASOM (this is the same as the EU Digital Covid certificate). 

This means you either need to be fully vaccinated or have a recent negative test (72h).

The regulations around COVID restrictions can change in time and we always follow the most recent legislation.

GENERAL INFO

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.

Thursday 31/3 PM – 1 Sprint Training
Friday 1/4 AM – 1 Sprint Training
Friday 1/4 PM – ASOM Mixed Relay
Saturday 2/4 – ASOM KO Sprint
Sunday 3/4 – ASOM WRE Sprint
Monday 4/4 – Free Training possibility
Tuesday 5/4 – 2 Belgian Sprint Selection Races

You can download the Training Camp Bulletin here:

DOWNLOAD TC BULLETIN

DOWNLOAD BULLETIN SELECTION RACES

* Top 100 of Sprint World Ranking run ASOM races for free.
* Runners outside top 100 pay regular price
* Organised training with SPORTident (10€ per runner)
-> courses by Fabien Pasquasy (BEL), Thierry Gueorgiou (FIN) and Jan Sedivy (CZE)
* Training maps for free training (6€ per map)

Map with all locations below:

LOCATION MAP

ASOM Sprint Camp

The Event Center, start and finish will be on the terrain of the school ‘Stedelijk Lyceum’ in Antwerp.

Address:

Stedelijk Lyceum  Linkeroever
Gloriantlaan 60
2050 Antwerpen

The ONLY entrance for orienteers to the school is via the Gloriantlaan, East of the school.

PARKING:

You can easily park alongside the Gloriantlaan and the Thonetlaan.

Massstart at 20h00 (Men start first)

There are 3 categories:
YOUTH -16
OPEN
MASTERS 55+

Teams should consist of 1 man and 1 woman.

Map: Linkeroever Zeevaartschool
Scale: 1/4000

Terrain: This race will be held on the Left bank of the Scheldt. A quiet area with schoolyards and park orienteering. Ideal for an exciting (Night!) Mixed Relay 

There are 3 categories:
YOUTH -16
OPEN
MASTERS 55+

Teams consist of 1 man and 1 woman.

The sun goes down at 20h15: Don’t forget a lamp!

Expected winning time for each leg is 7-8 min.

Friday

Sprint Mixed Relay

Saturday

2 SPRINT RACES
4 KO SPRINT RACES (Elite)

The Saturday races all start from the same event center at Linkeroever in Antwerp.

Address:
Stedelijke Basisschool Apenstaartjes
Hanegraefstraat 15
2050 Antwerpen

PARKING

You can park the car alongside the Beatrijslaan, 2050 Antwerpen. It is a +- 800m walk to the event center from there.

10h00 – ELITES – Knock Out Qualification
13h00 – ELITES – Knock Out Quarter Final
14h00 – ASOM Sprint 1
15h45 – ELITES – Knock Out Semi Final
16h45 – ELITES – Knock Out Final
17h15 – ASOM Sprint 2

Elite 

ASOM
All races will have an expected winning time of 15 minutes.

Knock Out Sprint
Quali – 11 minutes
Quarter Final – 8 minutes
Semi Final – 8 minutes
Final – 8 minutes

Elites knocked out of the race can participate in the normal ASOM Sprints

The event center will be in the school ‘Het Laerhof’ in Merksem.

Address:
Het Laerhof
Laarsebaan 100
2170 Antwerpen

FOR ELITE ORIENTEERS THERE IS A QUARANTINE AREA IN ANOTHER PLACE:

Sporthal KNMC Groenendaal
Ullenhofstraat 2
2170 Antwerpen

There will be a regular bag transfer to the finish area provided by the organisation.

The WRE Bulletin is available HERE and on IOF eventor.

8h30 competition centre opens
10h00 start in all categories
12h30 start top 10 Elites

This is a Sprint World Ranking Event for the Elite categorie. 

Download bulletin 1 HERE.

Bulletin 2 is scheduled for 21/03/2022.

This race is part of the Euro Race City Tour 2022!

Homepage

Map: Merksem
Scale: 1/4000

The map contains fast park areas, school terrains and streets. It will be a fast sprint with challenging route choices in a fantastic surrounding.

Sunday

CITY RACE
WRE SPRINT (Elite)

Sunday


ASOM CITY RUN

De ASOM City Run is geschikt voor beginnende oriëntatielopers!
Vind op de 6km lange omloop de kortste route tussen de checkpoints en loop langs de mooie parken, scholen en kastelen van Merksem!

Het afhalen van de borstnummers, start en aankomst zijn gelegen in de Basisschool Het Laerhof.

Het Laerhof
Laarsebaan 100
2170 Antwerpen

Parkeren kan op de parking van sportcentrum de Rode Loop aan de Rodeloopstraat.

8h30 Opening onthaal in Het Laerhof
10h00 Eerste start
11h30 Laatste start
13h00 Prijsuitreiking
14h00 Sluiting omloop

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

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

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.

Registration
ASOM CITY RUN 5K
Sunday 3/4

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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