These fun Wednesday night rogaines are suitable for gurus to newbies: 1-hour and 2-hour options are available.
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.
All events in this Winter Series will be in the dark with a mixture of street and off road route options:
- Wednesday 10th, 17th and 24th June 2020; and
- Wednesday 12th, 19th and 26th August 2020.
Start Time: 5.30pm for kids, and 6pm for adults. Maps available from 5.30pm.
Cost: $25 per adult, $20 for students and $10 per team for the Kids Fun event. Kids under 12 are free with one paying adult. Discounts are available if sign up for the whole series.
Find out more on the Wicked Rogaines website, including about training clinics for first-timers.
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.
Wicked Kids Fun Rogaines will also be held to encourage kids - especially those under 7 years - to get outside and try rogaining.