What is Rogaining?
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation, in which teams of two to five people visit as many checkpoints as they wish in a set time period. The checkpoints are free-choice and have different point values so strategy and route selection becomes a vital component.
The traditional Rogaine is 24 hours in duration but there are also shorter events of 6, 8, 12 and 18 hours. Events that include a night section are generally scheduled to coincide with a full moon – leading to much magical meandering in the moonlight. Rogaines are normally on foot and are usually navigated with standard 1:50,000 topomaps. Rogaining is a challenging sport and is a lot of fun.
For more information about rogaining check out:
New Zealand Rogaining Association
NZOF Rogaine Website
International Rogaining Association
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