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Sat 2 Apr 2022

Posted by Callum E on Tue, 8 Feb 2022
Leaders: Callum E, Emma F
Standard: Beginner
Meeting: Tue, 22 Mar 2022, 6:00 pm

Save the date for the first Rogaine of the year. Building on great participation in last years rogaines we want to see as many MUMC teams enter into the competition! Even if you have no idea what a rogaine is and want to find out more please come to the trip meeting! More information about the event can be found here

A 6hr and 12hr Rogaine in the Tallarook State Forest about 110km north of Melbourne. Starting from a new Hash House location Rogainers who normally do not cover most of the course area are likely to be exploring forest they have not visited before. 

Never heard of Rogaining?

Rogaining is the sport of distance cross-country navigation in which teams of two to five members visit as many checkpoints as possible in the specified time (usually 6 or 12 hours). Its kind of a mix between trail running and orienteering.

A central base camp (called the "Hash House") provides hot meals throughout the event and teams may return at any time to eat, rest or sleep. Teams travel at their own pace- though its a competition, you can go as fast or as slow as you like, and there is no pressure to get to any or all of the checkpoints.

MUMC invented it- Rogaining developed as a sport in its own right in the early 1970's, but 24-hour walks had been held since at least 1947 by MUMC. The word ROGAINE was coined from: ROd, GAIl and NEil, the three people in Australia who developed the first ROGAINE.

Once you've started an event, the parts of the course you see are entirely up to you and your team members. Some teams may cover more than 60km in a 12 hour event or over 100km in an event of 24 hours duration. However, many others may walk only a few kilometres and achieve just as much satisfaction :)

Note that trip meeting is 2 Tuesdays before the weekend. This is because entries close 2 Wednesdays before the rogaine. The trip meeting is used to organise teams and sort out cars. After that it is up to individual teams to enter and sort out pick up times etc. See following link on how to enter a rogaine

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