Sat 30 Apr - Sun 1 May 2022
Posted by Callum E
on Tue, 8 Feb 2022
Leaders: Callum E, Emma F
Meeting: Tue, 19 Apr 2022, 7:00 pm
A save the date for the second rogaine for the year! More information about the event can be found here https://rogainevic.org.au/autumn-2x6hr-schools/.
This event is a 6hr Rogaine on Saturday with the same event repeated on Sunday. Consider competing one day and volunteering the other day. We also need volunteer experienced Rogainers to assist on Sunday with the Schools Scouts and Cadets team checks. Assess their gear and ability to navigate. Please email to volunteer. Some on course coaches may also be required and must have a current Working With Children’s Check to do this role.
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 the meeting is 2 Tuesdays before the rogaine so that teams can be organised before the entry closure date and have time to enter. Instructions on how to enter can be found here https://rogainevic.org.au/events3/event-entry-how-to-explanation/
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