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Jizerky o-fest 2020

Common information

About the event

The coronavirus epidemic has significantly affected the sports scene, orienteering included. Races, trainings and training camps have all been cancelled. From the end of May, larger events for more than 50 people are allowed in the Czech Republic.
The idea for this event was first floated about 4 years ago, but we decided now was the time to pull it out of the drawer. At a time when it isn’t possible to organise official races with large numbers of attendees, we want to bring a new event. A relaxing orienteering holiday. Each day we will serve great o-delicacies. And if you’ve had enough of them, you can instead go and visit the beautiful natural surroundings, as well as many other activities. But you can’t just do sports the whole time, you also need to have some other kinds of fun! There will be live music, quizzes, presentations and discussions, local trips. And will the various events be only for young people? Of course not! Here is doesn’t matter, we welcome both teenagers and veterans. This mix can also bring a number of interesting moments – understanding, help, cooperation. For many, these are difficult times. And with this event we also want to support them a little – from the guest house, to the map printers, to the manufacturers of small gifts for you.

Accommodation and event centre

An amazing place in the heart of the Jizera Mountains, surrounded by a number of new maps for orienteering. An extraordinary guest house which is not only for sleeping, but also for meeting people, organising parties, talks, and many other activities. Stylish modern mountain accommodation. Excellent home cooking with regional ingredients, pastries and spreads. This is Potkávárna u Havrana, the venue of the Jizera O-FEST 2020. And what’s more, a big bonus is that Potkávárna u Havrana is owned and run directly by orienteers.

Further information

Address: Karlov 360, Josefův Důl (okr. Jablonec nad Nisou)
GPS: 50.7805900N, 15.1992078E
Web: https://www.potkavarnauhavrana.cz/


Saturday 1st August – Saturday 8th August 2020

Accommodation and event centre

Potkávárna u Havrana
Address: Karlov 360, Josefův Důl (okr. Jablonec nad Nisou)
GPS: 50.7805900N, 15.1992078E
Web: https://www.potkavarnauhavrana.cz/


Food will be provided three times a day (breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner) and drinks will also be available at the end of each training session. The menu will be known in advance and allergy sufferers and vegetarians can also be catered for.


  • O-trainings

Each day we will have 2-3 orienteering trainings prepared for you (except for one rest day) with various specific aims. You can find more in the programme section. There will be night-O, relays, sprints, mountain orienteering, a knock-out sprint, and a wide range of technical trainings. Most trainings will use SportIdent electronic punching. There will be a choice or four courses which differ in both physical and technical difficulty. If at any point you feel as if you have done enough training, you can skip any session and we can help to organise a different activity for you.

  • Other activities

Throughout the week it is possible to choose from a whole range of other activities – we will have suggestions for untraditional tourist trips, o-crosswords, photo games, other sporting activities such as cycling, swimming, scooting, or a tourist outing may be prepared.

  • Evening programme

Every evening after 20:00, the results of the previous day will be announced and there will be analysis and breakdown of the courses. After that there’ll be a short meeting with information for the next day, a chance to make any final changes to which courses you want to run the next day, and then the evening programme (discussion, workship, quiz, etc.)


  • All maps used for the Jizera O-FEST will be entirely new or updated in June 2020, with symbol set ISOM 2017-2 or ISSprOM 2019.

  • All maps will be professionally printed on waterproof paper


  • Transport to the venue is not included, and we advise you to hire a car from Prague airport for the duration of your stay. However, we can organise group transport directly to the event centre from Prague airport if it makes sense to do so.

  • Transport to daily starts and destinations is not provided. However, half of the trainings will be within walking distance, and it’s also possible to use, for example, a bike or a scooter (there is a bicycle storage room at the event centre and the start/finish area will be manned so things can be safely left there). Having a car will be useful, but if you cannot drive we are sure we can find an empty car space for you!

  • Coronavirus rules in the Czech Republic are almost gone, however, as of mid-July, the rule remains that masks must be worn on public transport.


A – Most demanding physically and technically. Aimed at H18-H35 and D21

B – Same technical difficulty as A, but shorter distance. Aimed at H16, H40-45, D18-D40

C – Moderate technical difficulty, less physically demanding. Aimed at older participants (H50+, W45+), but also for H/D 14 and 16.

D – easier course for less experienced orienteers. No map modifications in the trainings (e.g. no missing paths, no blanked out sections). Aimed at H12, D12, D14, and anybody who is unexperienced in orienteering.

  • If necessary, it is not a problem do run different courses for different trainings during the week. Enter your most likely course, but you can always switch once you are there.

  • Results will be listed by age category to ensure they are not affected by competitors choosing to run harder or easier courses than most of their category.

Restrictions on participation

  • Age restriction – the camp is suitable for ages 12 and above. In the case that many families want to take younger children, an alternative programme for them will be prepared.

  • Total capacity – 45 people

  • You must be in good health. If you have any symptoms of disease, please do not attend as you put all of your fellow participants and their families at risk.


Entries are open. Applications should be made exclusively through the form on the “Applications” page.

Entry fee

Up to and including 12 July 2020 CZK 6200 15 years and older

CZK 5400 14 years and younger

After 12 July 2020 CZK 6700 15 years and older

CZK 6000 14 years and younger

Included in the entry fee:

  • 7 nights of accommodation at Potkávárna u Havrana

  • 3 mode made meals per day

  • Car parking / bike storage

  • Accompanying programme including tourist trips and live music

  • Basic health/first aid (a doctor will be on site)

  • Complete organisation from the preparation of trainings to the provision of the programme for the whole day

  • Exclusive headband

  • Set of unique O-crossword puzzles

  • Guide to the Jizera Mountains

Other fees:

  • SI card hire CZK 100 for the whole week


The registration fee can be paid by one of these options:

  • International bank transfer to the following account:

IBAN CZ3920100000002301761857


  • Payment by cash or card upon arrival

Enter your name(s) to identify your payment in the payment reference. If you think the payment reference may be unclear please email picanek@o-fest.cz to specify who the payment is for. A receipt will be issued to each participant upon arrival. If you need us to issue an invoice to your club or organisation, please contact picanek@o-fest.cz

Cancellation conditions

Up to 30 days before the event – 100% refund

Up to 15 days before the event – 75% refund

Up to 7 days before the event – 50% refund

Later – no refund

If we are forced to cancel the event, a 100% refund will be given.

Possible changes

In the event of cancellation or modification due to the coronavirus epidemic or by the decision of the Government of the Czech Republic, there will be information on the modifications or cancellation available on the event website no later than 14 days before the event. In the case of cancellation, the full fee will be refunded.


Participants take part at their own risk.

Further information

  • Web, social networks

All events during the camp will be rigorously timed. Maps, results, photos and analysis from trainings will be immediately published on the website www.o-fest.cz and Facebook.

  • Event details

More detailed information will be sent to participants by email approximately 7 days before the event

  • Main organiser

Jan Picek, email: picanek@o-fest.cz, phone: +420 608 324 456

Privacy and Photography (GDPR)

By registering, each participant agrees to publication of their relevant personal data in the form of a participant list, start list, and result list on the event website, as well as in the instructions for participants and to be displayed at the event centre. During the event, photographs will be taken for publicity purposes to inform the public about the event, in accordance with Section 89 of Act No. 89/2012 sb., The Civil Code. Furthermore, photographs may be taken by your fellow competitors for their own memories or for promotion needs of their own orienteering club, especially during prizegiving ceremonies and in the finish area. If you do not with to be photographed, please explicitly inform the photographer.

Provisional Programme

This programme is provisional and is subject to change. The concept will remain the same.

Saturday arrival

afternoon Introductory training (free order)

evening Introductory evening

Sunday morning Technical training, various techniques combined into one exercise

afternoon Forest knock-out sprint

evening O-sudoku tournament

Monday morning Long distance courses

afternoon Corridor training

evening Lecture – how to organise international races

Tuesday morning Rocks/cliffs adventure

afternoon Domino training

evening O-quiz

Wednesday O-free day, you can do some of the activities available throughout the week

afternoon For those interested: tourist trip

evening Discussion with Czech national team member

Thursday morning Mountain orienteering

afternoon City sprint

evening Night orienteering

Friday morning Two-wheels MicrO

afternoon Relay

evening Live music

Saturday morning O-Fest cup race

afternoon Prizegiving, departure

Activities available throughout the week

  • Geocaching

  • PhotoGame “The three lookout towers”

  • Trips with a story



The Jizera Mountains are the northernmost mountains of the Czech Republic. The mountain range is named after the river Jizera, whose source is on the slopes of Smrk, the highest peak in the Czech part of this mountain range. They are also characterised by a large number of lookout towers, various rocks, and colder weather. The Jizera mountains are a popular place for many sports. Almost everybody knows the famous ski race Jizerská 50, but orienteering also has a long tradition here. There are a number of new and high-quality maps, the Czech long distance champs was held here in 2017 and 2019, and Czech Cup in 2016, the Czech relay champs in 2013, and the Czech middle distance champs in 2010. In 2021, the World Orienteering Championships will take place here, and this autumn also the dress rehearsal for this event – Euromeeting.

Organisers and Contact

Jan Picek – main organiser

Pavel Procházka – accommodation/catering

Alena Voborníková – photography, games

Matěj Burda – analysis

David Pustai – control hanging

Lenka Straková – medical cover




+420 608 324 456

Billing address:

Pic Pic s. r. o.

Lučany nad Nisou 532

46871 Lučany nad Nisou

IČO: 08857423