Sat 16 - Sun 17 Jul 2022
Posted by Callum E
on Tue, 26 Apr 2022
Leaders: Callum E, Emma F
Standard: Everyone welcome
Meeting: Tue, 5 Jul 2022, 7:00 pm
About 130km from the CBD and a short distance north of Heathcote this weekend is a 2x6hr Rogaine which is the same course on Saturday and again on Sunday. Enter either day and volunteer on the other day. More information about the rogaine can be found here https://rogainevic.org.au/no-idea-rogaines-july-2022/.
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/. Entry is $32 per person. You are also entitled to a $10 reimbursement for up to 2 x 6hr rogaines or 1 x 12/24 hour rogaine. You can get this by emailing through your receipt to .
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