This fun rogaine through forest and hills is suitable for gurus to newbies: 90 minute and 2.5-hour options are available.
Anybody that has a moderate level of fitness can participate. A high level of navigation ability is not required.
You will have the added challenge (and bonus!) of riding the Gondola unlimited times... adding to your strategy, and giving you a pleasant break while you suss out the next checkpoints you might visit.
Dates: Wednesday 16th December 2020.
Start Time: From 5.30pm. Registration and maps available from 5pm.
Location: Heathcote Valley Cricket Club (Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley).
Cost: $30 per adult (over 20), $25 for tertiary students, $20 for secondary students, and $10 for under 12s (must be accompanied by a paying adult).
Find out more about the Christmas Twilight Rogaine, including how to enter.
Rogaining involves teams of two to five members visiting as many checkpoints as possible in the time allowed. Checkpoints are scored differently depending on level of difficulty in reaching them, so teams choose a strategy (such as to visit many low score checkpoints) and route selection becomes a vital component.
Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to hilly forest. Teams travel at their own pace and anyone from children to grandparents can experience the personal satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation at their own level of competition and comfort. Team members stay within earshot of each other.
The best thing about rogaining is the social aspect. Everyone starts at the same time, and generally finishes at the same time - it is just the amount of ground that has been covered by teams that differs. Rogaining can be held in city environments or in farmland and bush, and you get to visit parts of the country you never knew existed.
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