About

About the race

Rokua Geopark Challenge is a fierce 24-hour adventure race committed to protecting the environment for future generations. The UNESCO Global Geopark certified Rokua Geopark offers stunning surroundings for the 10-year anniversary race on August 14th 2021. The competitors help us in our mission to preserve the environment: all entry fees are donated entirely to grass-root fresh-water ecosystem preservation work in the Rokua area.

Compulsory equipment

Needs to be with the team throughout the race.

Team compulsory equipment

  • First aid kit (sport tape >2m, disinfection liquid, bandage)
  • Space blanket
  • Knife
  • 10 m rope min 6 mm
  • Mobile phone
  • Waterproof pen
  • Material given by the organization

Personal compulsory equipment

  • Windproof jacket
  • WhistleHeadlight
  • Drinking bottle
  • GPS-transmitter given by organization 1 per team connected on back bag

Compulsory equipment for different sections

Equipment the teams are required to have for individual sections in the race. This equipment list is updated as the race route is designed.

MTB

  • Bikes
  • Helmets
  • Backlight

Recommended:

  • Repair kit

Canoeing

  • Life vests
  • Helmets (MTB helmet can be used)

Rollerblading

  • Rollerblades
  • Helmets

Recommended:

  • Poles

Trekking

No section-specific mandatory equipment

Swimming/Backraft

  • Life vests

Recommended:

  • A swim mattress
  • Swim fins, or similar

Climbing

  • Helmets (MTB helmet can be used)

The organiser will provide other necessary gear, including climbing equipment and a canoe and paddles.

Why UNESCO Global Geopark?

UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas of international geological significance. They have a bottom-up approach of combining conservation with sustainable development while involving local communities. In addition to sustainable surroundings, each location offers a captivating arena for the race. Read more at the UNESCO Global Geoparks site.

Organization

Seppo Mäkinen

Head of Sports

Teemu Hostikka

Head of Media

Nikolaos Zouros

Head of Unesco Global Geopark Network

Vesa Krökki

Head of Rokua Geopark