Wicked Rogaines Spring Series

These fun rogaines are suitable for gurus to newbies. 1-hour and 2-hour options are available - as well as a virtual option.

Anybody that has a moderate level of fitness can participate. A high level of navigation ability is not required.

Each event will begin in a different location on the Port Hills.

Kids and families are welcome to come and have a fun time.

Dates: Wednesdays from 17th November to 8th December 2021.
Start Time: From 5.45pm. Maps available from 5.30pm.
Cost: $25 per adult, $20 for students, $15 for secondary school students and $20 for a team in the Kids Fun Rogaine. Kids under 12 are free and must be accompanied by a paying adult. Discounts are available if you sign up for the whole series.

Find out more on the Wicked Rogaines website, including about training clinics for first-timers. Entry numbers are limited due to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions.

Get the latest information on the Wicked Rogaine 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 visiting 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.