These fun rogaines are suitable for gurus to newbies: 6-hour, 4-hour, 2-hour options are available as well as an 1-hour family event.
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 1st August 2021.
Start Time: From 10am. Maps available from 9am and briefing at 9.45am. All events will be completed by 4.30pm.
Location: Orton Bradley Park (Charteris Bay, Banks Peninsula).
Cost: 6-hour or 4-hour: $70 per adult and $55 for students. 2-hour: $30 per adult and $20 for students. 1-hour: $20 for a family. Kids 12 years and under are free with one paying adult. A late fee will apply to entries received after 10pm on Thursday 22nd July 2021.
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.
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