We'll be offering a 6 hour or a 3 hour event, teams of 2-5 people, meal provided, lots of spot prizes.
Entry forms and more details are available on the website at www.lacticturkey.co.nz
For those that haven't done one of our rogaines and may be asking what is a rogaine? - Here's how it works:
You turn up to register 1 hour before the start and pick up your race pack (9am for the 6 hour event and 12 noon for the 3 hour) and start planning your route. Included in your race pack is a map to plan where you are going to go. The map is a topo map with a few corrections we have done to mark new tracks (we supply this map). On the map there are lots of checkpoints, each worth a different number of points.
The object is to get as many checkpoints in the time allowed (for our event 3 or 6 hours). So in the planning time (1 hour) you have to decide if you will go far away from the event centre to get a few of high pointers or stay closer and get lots of lower points. The catch is that you have to plan to be back on time, because for every minute that you're late after the 3 or 6 hours you lose 10 points (a big incentive to get back on time) and if you are more than half an hour late you get timed out. You may find that you change from your planned route as you go because the tracks are faster than you thought - that's fine, you don't have to stick to your original plan. And you can come back to the event centre as often as you like.
So at 10am for the 6 hour and 1pm for the 3 hour event, everyone heads off in lots of different directions - its a crazy start!. The event is done in teams of 2-5 people and the teams must stay together at all times.
Then at 4pm everyone should be finishing at the same time. When you finish you add up all your points (each checkpoint has a wee flag with some letters on it that you have to record). We have a meal for all competitors (included in your entry fee) and then the prize giving.
The navigation is reasonably easy as all the checkpoints are on tracks. There's no bush bashing through the thick Waitakere scrub!
Usually these are really social events with teams comparing where they went afterwards and debating the best route. The teams thing is great for the competitors too because you have to get along and take turns at navigating etc.