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Hungarian Orienteering Federation
Salgótarjáni Dornyay SE
Balassagyarmati Balassi Bálint KSE
Nógrád County
City of Salgótarján
Event Director Tibor Sramkó
[email protected]
Technical Director Gábor Kovács
[email protected]
Event Secretary Róbert Goldmann
[email protected]
IOF Senior Event Adviser Jan Fiala (CZE)
IOF SEA Assistant Roman Zbranek (CZE)
National Controller Máté Bereczki
Friday, 1st July 2022 – Monday, 4th July 2022
The European Youth Orienteering Championships 2022 will be held in Salgótarján.

Salgótarján is the capital of Nógrád County, in Northern Hungary. It’s located at the foot of the Karancs mountain, in the Cserhát hills, 250 meters above sea level, 120 km north-east from Budapest, and 10 km south of the border with Slovakia. Salgótarján is surrounded by beautiful forests and hills topped with castle ruins. The town already existed in the Middle Ages, but information on it is scarce possibly because it was a small settlement. The word salgó means “shining” in Old Hungarian, while Tarján was the name of one of the Hungarian tribes conquering the area.

Real development came in the mid-19th century, when a coal mine was opened nearby. The job opportunities provided by the mine and the developing industry began to attract people. The village grew quickly and was granted town status in 1922. Today visitors can see the remains of the mining industry by visiting the Mine Museum. In 1950, Salgótarján became the capital of Nógrád county. In the next twenty years several villages were annexed to the growing city. The coal mines closed years ago. The population is around 34.000 today.
Salgótarján Sportcentrum, 3100 Salgótarján, Kassai sor 54.
Accreditation of the teams will be held in the Event Centre.
Nearest international airports to Salgótarján:
110 km from Budapest, Hungary
180 km from Košice, Slovakia
230 km from Debrecen, Hungary
290 km from Bratislava, Slovakia
320 km from Kraków, Poland
370 km from Wien, Austria
First week of July in northern Hungary is moderately warm, with average temperatures between 20°C and 23°C, while maximum temperatures up to 30°C is possible. July is one of the rainiest months of the year with an average of 8 rainy days and an average monthly rainfall amount of 60 mm in Salgótarján. As Salgótarján is surrounded by steep hills, temperatures will not feel extreme.
1st July
Team arrivals, accreditation, model event (relevant for long and sprint), technical model event
2nd July
Long Distance (first start planned: 10:00)
Opening Ceremony, Friendship Party
3rd July
(first start planned: 15:00)
4th July
Relay (first start planned: 10:00)
Closing Ceremony
The Competition Rules for IOF Foot Orienteering Events (version valid from 1st January 2020) shall be applied to participation in the European Youth Orienteering Championships 2022, with special attention to Appendix 8.

Competitors representing member Federations of the IOF, defined by the International Olympic Committee as belonging to the European continent, can compete in EYOC. Competitors representing other member Federations of the IOF can participate in EYOC but will not be eligible for European titles, medals or diplomas.
W16 women born 2006 or later
W18 women born 2004 or later
M16 men born 2006 or later
M18 men born 2004 or later
Each country may enter a maximum number of 4 competitors in each class and one relay team/class. All participants must be full passport holding citizens of the country they are representing.
Maximum number of officials per team is not limited.
Medium to big hillsides and valleys between 250-480 m asl with a lot of point features (stones, pits, etc.). Some areas with intricate land forms. Some rocky areas in small parts of the terrain. Beech and oak forest, some open areas. Some dense areas with thickets. Runnability and visibilty varies between very good and moderate. Medium density of roads and paths. Typical objects of old mining may occur.
Hilly urban terrain between 250-330 m asl: mainly built up urban areas and parks. Hillsides with varying steepness and terraces. Excellent runnability and visibilty. Dense network of roads and paths. Artificial stone walls between the blocks of flats.
Medium hillsides and valleys between 380-500 m asl with a lot of point features (mainly mining objects). Some areas with intricate land forms. Beech and pine forest, mostly with good runnability and visibilty. Some open areas and some dense areas with thickets. Dense network of roads and paths.
Long: scale 1:10 000, e=5m, according to ISOM 2017-2 – new map
Sprint: scale 1:4 000, e=2.5m, according to ISSprOM 2019 – new map
Relay: scale 1:10 000, e=5m, according to ISOM 2017-2 – new map
Mapmakers: Nándor Vancsik, Zoltán Dénes
Class Approx. winning time Approx. length
W16 35-40 min 5,0 km
W18 40-45 min 6,0 km
M16 40-45 min 6,0 km
M18 45-50 min 7,0 km
Class Approx. winning time Approx. length
W16 10-12 min 2,0 km
W18 10-12 min 2,3 km
M16 10-12 min 2,8 km
M18 10-12 min 3,0 km
Class Approx. winning time Approx. length
W16 75 min 3,0-3,2 km
W18 90 min 4,3-4,5 km
M16 90 min 4,3-4,5 km
M18 105 min 5,0-5,2 km
SportIdent Air+ punching system will be used in all races. The organiser will provide AIR+ SI cards on request – please indicate upon entering. Hire costs 10 €/card for the whole EYOC.
GPS-tracking will be used for chosen athletes / teams at the discretion of the Organising Committee.
Preliminary entry deadline:
2nd May 2022. Preliminary entry includes countries’ estimated number of competitors in each class and total number of team officials.
Payment deadline:
23rd May 2022. After the preliminary entry deadline, all entered Federations will receive an invoice.
Information about payment will be further described in Bulletin 2.
Team names deadline:
21st June 2022.
Payment surcharge:
According to IOF Competition Rule 7.4.
3rd May to 21st June: surcharge 20% on new entries and withdrawals receive an 80% refund.
22nd June to 27th June: surcharge of 50% on new entries, withdrawals receive a 50% refund. Name changes in this period cost 10 €.

All entries should be submitted through IOF Eventor.
Entries will open on 2nd March 2022.
A 220 €/participant (competitor or team official) in accommodation A
B 190 €/participant (competitor or team official) in accommodation B
C 160 €/participant (competitor or team official) in accommodation C
A 1-4 bed hotel rooms with own bathroom (340 places available – first come, first served)
B 4-8 bed hostel rooms with shared bathrooms
C hard floor in gym with own sleeping equipment and shared bathrooms
Entry fee includes:
  • Start fee for all three EYOC competitions
  • Model events
  • Accommodation between 1s-4th July
  • Full board from dinner on 1st July until lunch on 4th July (only entry packages A and B)
  • Cold lunches on 2nd, 3rd and 4th July (only entry package C)
Entry fee DOES NOT include:
  • Cost of local transport
  • Hiring of SI Air+ cards
If a team wants to stay in an accommodation not provided by the organiser (and outside the embargoed areas), they must order and pay for the entry package ”C”.
Teams are recommended to use their own transport throughout the competition, including getting to the quarantines. Organisers provide transportation during the official programme of EYOC on request. For costs and details, please contact [email protected] after 1st January 2022.
Please check the following link with a list of citizens of countries, who need visa to enter Hungary:
About the possible Covid restrictions we will publish more information in the Bulletins 2 and 3, depending the actual situation.
The embargoed areas for Sprintindicated with orange colour – are permitted for access for competitors, team officials and other persons but may not be used for orienteering trainings or routechoice testing. It is prohibited to stay there with a map, to orienteer (reconnoitre) through the embargoed area or to test route choices running or walking. No organised orienteering of any kind may take place in these embargoed area until after EYOC 2022. New regulations (full embargo) will be in effect on the competition day, described in detail in Bulletin 3

The embargoed areas for the Long Distance and the Relay competitionsindicated with red colour: Competitors, team officials, and other persons, who, through knowledge of the terrain may influence the results of the competition, are not allowed to enter these embargoed areas.

Green line through the embargoed area:
It is allowed to cross the forbidden area using this road.
Two training competitions will be organised in the year leading up to EYOC on relevant terrains and maps.
Salgó Cup 21st November 2021
Nógrád Grand Prix 22nd-24th April 2022
This event with a Sprint, a Middle Distance and a Long Distance race will also serve as the selection races for the Hungarian Youth Team.
Training camps:
The organisers will organise two official training camps with a fixed programme in the following periods:
1st training camp: 18th-21st November 2021 Invitation link
2nd training camp: 22nd-27th April 2022 Bulletion
SPORTident punching and timing and big control flags will be used.

Trainings and training camps organised individually must be announced at least two months in advance beacuse the organiser must obtain permissions from the authorities. Please contact [email protected].
It is not possible to organise any traning camps in the forest during September, because of the local hunting season. There are a lot of different training maps and terrains within 50 km of the Event Centre in Salgótarján – see the embargoed and training areas Google Maps link at the start of this section.
Prices for individual training maps:
Laser printed maps: 4 €/piece
OCAD file: 150 €/map/team for 2021-2022
You can order setting SI controls and timekeeping. It costs 100-200 €/training regarding the number of participants. You can ask for help in organising accommodation and boarding. Please contact [email protected].
A public event (Multinavigátor Salgó Cup) will be organised on the weekend of EYOC2022 with two middle distance competitions. All information about the public event will be published at the EYOC 2022 website in the autumn and more information will be available in Bulletin 2.
The Event Organiser will not bear any responsibility related to the cost of medical services for the participants. Each Federation is responsible for the health insurance of all their delegates.
Bulletin 3 will be published on 29th June 2022