13th Nógrád Grand Prix 2019 - Information


  Salgótarjáni Dornyay SE, Balassagyarmati Balassi Bálint KSE
 and the Orienteering Federation of Nógrád County
 welcome you to the Nógrád Grand Prix 2019!


General information
Patron of the competition   Szabó Csaba, mayor of Hollókő
                                                Kelecsényi Péter, managing director of Hollókői Világörökség-kezelő Nonprofit Kft. 
Organizing commitee
Kovács Gábor
Goldmann Róbert
                                         Course setter
Kovács Zoltán
Győri László
     -E1 middle
Goldmann Róbert
Varga István
     -3x3 relay
Kovács Péter
Varga István
     -E3 long
Erdélyi Gyula
Varga István
Fehérváriné Dénes Judit
Berecz Gábor,Kovács Balázs, Goldmann Róbert
Bessenyei István
Stork Joachim Gábor
Control setting
Erdélyi Gyula
 Programme,  „0” start times, venues
night event
E1 - middle distance event
3x3 relay event
E2 –long distance event
Overwiev on Google map:
Event Centre (EC), registration
Locations and timetables can be seen in the section “Details on the etaps”. Registration on location is only available until the printed maps and vacant starting places are filled in, each day in the EC.
entry fee
from 17.04
2700 HUF
E1, E2,
1 day
3000 HUF
2 days
5400 HUF
1 day
4000 HUF
2 days
7400 HUF
1 day
2100 HUF
2 days
4000 HUF
3x3 relay
8300 HUF
Read section Details on the etaps for exact locations.During parking please follow the instructions of the organizers. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicles, because there will be not only orienteering competitors in the Event Center’s area. You can leave your car keys at the kindergarten where it will be guarded.
Detailed description can be found in each etap.
Fieldwork in 2012-13, revised in 2019, 4+1 colored digitally printed to Pretex water-resistant paper.
ISOM2017 symbol system is used for the night, E1 middle, and E2 long events. ISSOM 2017 is used for the maps of the 3x3 relay. Read section Details on the etaps for details such as scale, contours, size, etc. Prior versions of maps can be seen in the finish area in a form of exhibition.
Control descriptions
Printed on the maps. Extra control description can be picked up at the start area (except the 3x3 relay). For the extra control description we provide you equipment to put it up (scissors and duct tape), however, for the sake of environment friendliness, we ask you to please use you own control decription case, if possible.
M - Men, W - Women. Open categories: Open A – Open advanced; Open B – Open beginner; Open D – Open with stripes.
    Categories 10D, 12D and Open D are marked with stripes, but the stripes are not following the logical route of the course. The brave can choose the shorter route without the stripes.
    No accompanist allowed in 10D and 12D. In category 10DK the course is marked with stripes and competitors are allowed to have an accompanying member.
    Stipes of 10D, 12D, 10DK and Open-D are colored orange. Along the stripes there will be controls, which are not part of the course.
    Category contraction:
M20A > M21A
            W45A > W35Br
If the contraction doesn't fit to one's needs, it can be modified free during registration.
Categories of 3x3 relay can be seen in the detailed description of the event.
 Start bib
There will not be start bibs in the individual races, only in case of the 3x3 relay. To reduce environment pollution we only give safety-pins to prior request. Please, bring your own safety-pins if possible.
SPORTident electronic punching system will be used. The SI units will be working in Air mode during the individual races. In case of the 3x3 relay, SI units will be working in the traditional mode (you have to punch, even with the Air+ cards).
Control points will be equipped with SI-box, punch, orange-white or red-white flag. On night event controls will reflect light.
All competitors arriving to the finish will get a refresher. On the longer courses of E2 there will be a refreshment opportunity during the race. See section „Details on the etaps” for further info.
 Map collection
Maps will not be collected after the individual races. Please be fair, DO NOT show your map to any other competitor who still has to run their course. In case of the 3x3 relay, we’ll collect the maps, and give them back after the event.
Results can be observed in several ways. Beamers at the finish areas will show results. On the other hand, you can check you results online, by connecting to the Wi-Fi with you smartphone, tablet or laptop. No mobile internet connection is needed to check the results.
Technical details: SSID: result (open system, no password needed)
     You have to type into your browser the following: http://result.hu . You can find the simplified version of the events website and get to the results by one click. You select the category and set the interval if refresh (30 seconds, 1 minutes, 2 minutes or 5 minutes) Organizers are happy to help you in case you have questions.
     Results printed will be in limited amount. Result of the day and totalized results will be hanged at the finish area the next morning. Results will be uploaded to the events website at the end of each day. 
Children’s race, kindergarten, left-luggage point
Children’ s race (free of charge) E1, E2 near the EC. During the competitions kindergarten is provided by the organizers at the EC.
You can leave you luggage at the kindergarten where it will be guarded. Your car keys can also be left there in safe position.    
 Victory ceremony:
Night: Friday 23.00  
3x3 relay: Saturday 17.30
Overall: Sunday 13.30 
Dormitory: Tittel Pál Kollégium, Pásztó, Rákóczi út 5.
47°55'22.5"N 19°41'32.7"E illetve 47.922903, 19.692407
Hard floor gym with own equipment (only for saturday night): Zsigmond Király Általános Iskola Pásztó, Nagymező út 36. The same yard as the dormitory, drive in from Rákóczi út.
47°55'22.4"N 19°41'38.6"E illetve 47.922899, 19.694059
 Accommodations reserved through the organizers can be approached with a ticket, on Friday from 17.00, on Saturday from 16.00. Departure on Sunday until 9.00.
 Please don’t leave your values (notebook, mobile phone) unguarded on the accommodations. Close the rooms during the night.
On the night event there will be medal prizing.
The first 3 of each relay teamswill be given a prize.
After the two individual races E1+E2 each category’s first three places will receive medals and prizes.
Selective waste collection
According to the Hungarian Orienteering Federation’s regulation, there will be a selective waste collector in the middle of each finish area. Please place your waste into these containers, because there will be no other ways to collect waste.


Details on the etaps


Night event, Hollókő, Friday 26th April 2019

Event Centre
Küszöb Információs Iroda, Hollókő, Central parking
47°59'48.2"N 19°35'21.6"E illetve 47.996710, 19.589344
Signed with boards inside Hollókő.
In the Central parking. Free of charge after 16.00.
17:00-19:00 in the dormitory, Pásztó.
19:30-20:30 in the Event Centre, Hollókő
 First start 21:00
Varied terrain, with different levels of runability and steepness. Courses go through the reserved buldings of the Ófalu (Old Town) of Hollókő and around the medieval castle, which is part of the World Heritage. Courses also go through open lands with scattered trees.
Scale, contours, size:             1:10 000 / 5m / A5:     MW 16, 18, 21
                                               1: 7500 / 5m / A4:      other categories
EC-start 100m no stripes, signed with boards.
There will be no mobile toilets. Please use the toilets in the building by the Event centre.
The logical route of most courses go near the EC of the Saturday and Sunday events. There will be tents, cordon tapes, etc. there. This EC will not be shown on the map of the night event.

E1, E2 and 3x3 relay, Hollókő, Saturday 27th April and Sunday 28th April 2019

Event Centre
Hollókő, Gomb-hegy
47°59'49.2"N 19°35'02.3"E illetve 47.997008, 19.583977
Signed with boards inside Hollókő.
There will be a temporary parking area 200-500 meters from the EC. Please follow the instructions of the organizers while parking. Parking instructors will also collect the parking fee, which is 500 HUF/car/day. Please DO NOT use the parking places of the Castellum Hotel (except when you stay there). Parking in the village costs 1200 HUF/car/day, payment at the parking meters.    
Registration on Saturdayfrom 8:00 to 10:00, on Sunday from 8:30 to 9:30 in the EC.For the 3x3 relay also on Saturday from 12:00 to 14:00.
The area near the EC is a competition area on Saturday. Please don’t enter the fenced area.
There will be no mobile toilets. Please use the toilets in the building near the Event centre (100m) and near the Central parking place (100…300m).


E1 middle distance, Hollókő, Saturday 27th April 2019 morning

First start 10:30
Sheer and straight parts both can be found on the terrain. Running on the clean forest will be cogged by stony areas and there will be bushy part as well. Partly rich in contour details. Some parts of the courses will be in a newly wooded area where old trees will be marked one by one.
Scale, contours, size:             (see the table of Courses)
1:10000 / 5m / A3                  
1:10000 / 5m / A4                  
1:7500 / 5m / A3        
1:7500 / 5m / A4        
The finish area of this day the will be different from the EC.
EC-start 800m / 10m, blue-white stripes. The striped route to the start will not go through the outsourced finish.
Finish area-EC400m / 50m, yellow and white stripes.
Because of the steep slopes, it is strongly recommended to wear spiked or knobby shoes.

3x3 relay, Hollókő, Saturday 27th April 2019, afternoon

First start 15:00
The medieval castle of Hollókő and its surroundings. Some open lands with scattered trees, forests with various runnability. The remains of former stone mines and clean rock surfaces
Scale, contours, size:             1:4000 / 5m (longer parts)
1:2000 / 1m (shorter parts) are together on an A5 sheet 
Changeover and finish area in the Event centre
Because of the steep slopes, it is strongly recommended to wear spike or knobby shoes.
Two courses (Long and Short), 3 members/team. Club, gender, age are no matter, you can be in a team with anyone. One can entry alone, in this case we help you to find a team. Each member runs 3 times, each time a different course.
For age and gender are the following restrictions in the several categories:
3x3x1,1 km
age sum maximum 50 years
anyone without restriction
only women
age sum minimum 100 years
3x3x0,7 km
age sum maximum 40 years
only women, age sum maximum 50 years
only women, age sum minimum 100 years
age sum minimum 150 years
only women, age sum minimum 150 years
anyone, but at most one M21runner per team


Process of the relay
Registration by name and strict order of the runners with SI numbers should be given as soon as possible through the online Entry system or by filling a registration form which can be downloaded from the website and must be sent to Ez az e-mail cím a spamrobotok elleni védelem alatt áll. Megtekintéséhez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript használatát.. The deadline is 20:00 Friday, 26th April.
     Those who send their registrations after the deadline will have to pay 1000 HUF/team as an administration fee. Registrations can only be modified in special cases (e.g. injury, etc.). A high amount of late registrations and registrations on the spot can cause unwanted possibilities of error.
     As in case of all big relay events, 3x3 relay starting order will be set according to last year’s results. It means that last year’s best will be given the 1st number, in case of the short course the 101st, and the others in an ascending order. By this method, the best teams will be in the first line during mass start.    
Clubs with several teams are also going to be given the numbers in this order. So it is advised to give the 1st number to the best team. The numbers of teams within clubs should be registered online and on the register paper. There is an opportunity to give fantasy names to you team.
     All members of each relay will run 3 times. The running order is bounded, which means the first runner runs 1st ,4th and 7th time, the second runner runs 2nd, 5th and 8th time, and the third runner runs 3rd, 6th and 9th time     
     Every runner runs a different course each time, which means all runners runs all of the three courses, however not sure they will run it on the same order! Results will be count as one after running all three courses. So competitors will run 3 courses but it will count only as one.
    The start number bibs of the competitors will be colored on three colors. The 1-4-7 runners' are blue, the 2-5-7 runners' are yellow and the 3-6-9 runners are magenta.
    To reduce environment pollution, safety pins to the numbers will be given only to request, if it is possible, every competitors bring own safety pins to the race.
     First runners will be given the map on the hand at the mass start. All the other runners have to pick up their map from a stand on the open-air stage on their own! On the stand, maps are organized on ascendant order from right to left, maps of a team are under each other on an erect column. On the top, the second runner's and beneath that, the third's and so on to the 9th. All the maps contain the number of the team and the number of the runner (for example: 23.8, which mean relay 23, runner 8).
     Every time the top map must be picked. To make competition easier, the color of the map will be the same as the color of the start number bib of the current runner.
     The state of the competition can be observed clearly during the race, by the amount of the maps on the stand. Which team has the less maps, they are likely the best.
After the stand competitors have to run some meters to the actual start marked on the map which is marked with a control flag.
     Controls of different courses are placed closely to each other in some cases. But take good care of checking the code of the controls.
The first and longer part of the courses will be in forested and semi-open areas. This part will be on the map’s upper side with the scale of 1:4000/2,5m. After this part competitors will reach the spectator control where they have to run the second and shorter part of the course. You have to check every time you pass through spectator control.
    The shorter part will be on the map’s lower side with the scale of 1:2000/1m. Controls will be placed really close to each other. Take good care of checking the code of the controls.
At the end of each course, runners will reach the last control then, they need to run about 50 meters on a marked route to the finish. Changeover can be done by touching hands. After the changeover, the arrived competitor must punch in the finish as well, then the SI  card must be out read in the finish tent.
ATTENTION! Please be careful to clear your SI card only after the outreading, if you do not, all results of you and your teammates will be disqualified!
After outreading, the map must be put in a bag, which is marked with the start number of the team. After this, runners will be given refreshment.
When stepping in to the change at the start of the next course, you have to clear you SI. Pay attention to clear you SI, because if you do not do so, there will not be enough space for the next course.

E2 long distance, Hollókő, Sunday 28th April 2019

First start 10:00
Sheer and straight parts both can be found on the terrain. Running on the clean forest will be cogged by stony areas and there will be bushy part as well. Partly rich in contour details. Some parts of the courses will be in a newly wooded area where old trees will be marked one by one.
Scale, contours, size:             (see the table of Courses
1:10000 / 5m / A4                  
1:10000 / 5m / A5                  
1:7500 / 5m / A4        
The finish area of this day the will be different from the EC.
EC-start 2300m / 80m, blue-white stripes. The striped route to the start will not go through the outsourced finish. Finish area-EC750m / 120m, yellow and white stripes.
Between controls, marked with a cup on the map in the following categories:
M18A    72%
M20A    64%
M21A    43%   70%
M35A    64%
M40A    67%  
M45A    60%
W21A   72%
Because of the steep slopes, it is strongly recommended to wear spiked or knobby shoes.


We wish you a successful and enjoyable competition