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Sat 19 Nov 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm

Posted by Molly F on Sun, 30 Oct 2022
Leaders: Molly F, Bernhard A
Standard: Everyone welcome
Meeting: Tue, 8 Nov 2022, 7:00 pm

Note that the trip meeting is 2 Tuesdays before the Rogaine because entries close on November 11. This event is run externally to MUMC and the trip meeting is purely to sort out teams.

A 5hr Rogaine is being planned around Mount Stirling, beginning at Telephone Box Junction and using the cross country ski trails in the area. Go to for more info.

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, in this special case, 5 hours). Its kind of a mix between trail running and orienteering. New Rogainers always welcome! 

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 Entry is $35 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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