The organisers are very satisfied with the current situation regarding the arrangements.
-Everything is going well and we are already waiting for next August to enjoy the great weekend with all the rogaining lovers, says Event Manager Jari Kaaja.
The course setter Juhani Isaksson has made good plans for a variable rogaining course.
-The controls will be set in varying terrain types from high fjells to large open swamps and old pine forests. Those who want to fight for the victory have to make really good plans for their competition day and night, promises Isaksson.
Kaaja and Isaksson along with their friends in Retki-Rogaining have organized 24-hour rogaining competitions in Finland every year since 2007. They have had a significant role in importing rogaining to Finland.
-The number of participants has increased every year and we wish this competition gets the interest of new rogaining people. It has been very few participants from Sweden and Norway in previous WRCs and we are trying to intrigue interest in our neighbouring countries, too, tells Jari Kaaja.
If you have visited Lapland during the summer time, you may have been suffering of the irritating (but not dangerous) mosquitos. No worry! In August they are usually gone, dead after first cold nights. Instead you may meet some friendly animals in the fjells: there are a lot of reindeers hiking around Saariselkä area.
Today the weather in Saariselkä is cloudy and the temperature is +8 C. That's a little bit colder than usually this time of year, normal day temperature being about +15–18 C. But the weather in Lapland may change quickly, and especially in the open fjell areas you have to be ready for the rapid changes.