Wicked Autumn Rogaine

Man rogaining in a valley as the sun begins to set.These fun rogaines are suitable for gurus to newbies: 6-hour, 4-hour, 2-hour and 1-hour options are available. This event will be held on an iconic Banks Peninsula farm and is a fundraiser for Diamond Harbour School.

Anybody that has a moderate level of fitness can participate. A high level of navigation ability is not required. Kids and families are welcome to come and have a fun time.

Date: Sunday 2nd May 2021.
Start Time: From 10am. Maps available from 9am and briefing at 9.45am. All events will be completed by 4.30pm.
Start Location: Port Levy.
Cost:

  • 6-hour or 4-hour: $80 for adults and $65 for students.
  • 2-hour: $30 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for secondary school stidents.
  • Wicked Kids Fun 1-hour: $20 for a family. Kids 12 years and under are free with one paying adult.

Online entries close at 10pm on Thursday 29th April 2021. A $5 late fee will apply to entries on the day.

Find out more on the Wicked Rogaines website, including about training clinics for first-timers.

Get the latest information on the Wicked Rogaines Facebook page.

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; therefore 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.