WICKED ROGAINES SPRING SERIES
23rd, 30th October & 6th November 2019
IT’S LIKE TREASURE HUNTING. A FUN WAY TO EXERCISE YOUR BODY AND AND YOUR BRAIN.
Celebrating Spring, these events will be held mostly off road, exploring the tracks around the Port Hills.
These fun rogaines are suitable for gurus to newbies. Anybody that has a moderate level of fitness can participate. A high level of navigation ability is not required.
Rogaining involves teams of two to five members visit as many checkpoints as possible in the time allowed. Shorter duration rogaines often allow solo competitors.
Checkpoints are scored differently depending on the level of difficulty in reaching them; therefore teams choose a strategy (for example, to visit many low score checkpoints)and route selection becomes a vital component.
Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to hilly forest.
Teams travel at their own pace and anyone from children to grandparents can experience the personal satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation at their own level of competition and comfort. Team members stay within earshot of each other.
The best thing about rogaining is the social aspect. Everyone starts at the same time, and generally finishes at the same time, it is just the amount of ground that has been covered by teams that differs. Rogaining can be held in city environments or in farmland and bush, and you get to visit parts of the country you never knew existed.
2 hour option available. Kids and families are welcome to come and have a fun time.
2 or 1 HOUR EVENTS
These fun 2-hour rogaines are suitable for gurus to newbies. Anybody that has a moderate level of fitness can participate. A high level of navigation ability is not required.
5:30PM – Registration opens and maps handout
6:00PM – Start* – Teams can start between 6-7:00PM
*Kids Fun starts between 5:30PM and7:30PM
9:00PM – Finish (Latest time teams can finish)
|Class||Early Entry Fee*||Late Entry Fee**|
|Adult Whole Series||$65.00 pp|
|Student Whole Series||$50.00 pp|
|Adult per event||$25.00 pp||$30.00 pp|
|Student per event||$20.00 pp||$25.00 pp|
|Wicked Kids Fun Rogaine||$15.00 per team/ map||$20.00 per team/ map|
* Pre entries online. Pre entries close at 11:59pm on Tuesday before each event. A $5 late fee will be charged for entries submitted after that.
Pre entries online close at 12PM each Wednesday.
** *Child, 12 years old and under, must be accompanied by a paying adult.
80% refund – withdraw two weeks before the event
60% refund – withdraw a week before the event
30% refund – withdraw 4 days before the event
No refunds for cancellations 3 days prior to the event
EVENT 1 – HUNTSBURY TRACK, CASHMERE
REGISTRATION: At the end of Huntsbury Avenue
Wicked Kids Fun Rogaines
Aiming to encourage the little kids (from 4yrs) to get outside and try rogaining, we offer the Wicked Kids Fun event. A 1 hour event with easy controls around the start/finish area.
A great way to introduce kids to the sport. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and teams will be able to start any time between 5:30 – 7:30pm.
Some of the benefits of Rogaining for Children
- Provides a safe, fun environment in which to have an adventure
- Provides physical and intellectual development
- Helps develop spatial awareness
- Children are allowed the freedom to roam out of sight in a controlled environment
- It’s ok for kids to get muddy and dirty
- Teaches children about the countryside
- Children learn to read maps and navigate
- It’s educational and fun
MANDATORY GEAR & EVENT RULES
All members of the teams taking part in the event must wear or carry the following equipment. Note for items marked “per team” only 1 person in the team needs to have these.
- One base layers polypropylene top
- Water proof jacket
- Hat and gloves polyprop or wool
- Good footwear
- Headlamp with batteries
- One cellphone per team
- One Compass per team
Suggested Additional Gear– Participants may also wish to consider having and/or carrying the following:
- Highlighter to plan and mark your route.
- Gaiters, tights or similar lower body protection clothing.
- Trekking poles.
- First aid kit per team (recommended)
A team shall consist of two, three, four, five or six members.
A team that has a member under fourteen years of age shall also have a member eighteen years of age or over.
Competition categories are as follows:
1) Three gender classes of competition:
- Men (all team members must be male)
- Women (all team members must be female)
- Mixed (teams must contain at least one female and one male)
2) Four age categories of competition within each gender class:
- Open (no age restriction)
- Junior (all team members must be under 23 years of age on the day of competition)
- Veteran (all team members must be 40 years of age or over on the day of competition)
- Super Veteran (all team members must be 55 years of age or over on the day of competition)
3) Three length categories
- 2 hour
- 1 hour
- 1 hour Kids Event
Acceptance of your entry means that you have read and will adhere to this code of conduct throughout this Rogaine.
This Code of Conduct is motivated by the following two considerations:
- respect for the property and lifestyle of landowners
- safety of event participants, organizers and helpers, and others affected by the event, including assistance for injured people.
Land, Environment, Property and Stock
Rogaining is an environmentally and socially friendly activity and we expect all participants, including event organisers, to reinforce this ethic.
- Respect the right of landowners to operate their business and lifestyle in privacy and security.
- Leave gates as you found them.
- Do not crowd or otherwise disturb stock.
- Cross fences at gates or major posts, or go through the wires.
- Do not drop litter.
- Avoid houses and accessory buildings and/or machinery and stay out of out-of-bound areas.
- No dogs, guns, fires or smoking.
- Report any damage or disturbance you may have caused, or seen.
- Keep streams and water bodies clean
- Take due care to avoid spread of weeds, pest or diseases (e.g., Didymo)
- Note that access approval to land for an event is limited to the event duration. It does not extend to before or after the event.
- Event organisers will respect individual landowner attitudes to access to private land, and will strive to maintain good relationships with landowners at all times.
Event participants will also abide by other conditions that may be set out in instructions for specific events.
Safety and Injury
- Distress call – six or more short whistle blasts at about 1 second intervals, repeated every 1 to 5 minutes, or in reply to a Search call.
- Search call – one long whistle blast of several seconds.
- If someone in your team is immobilised, identify your position and send someone to seek help. If possible, leave someone else with the injured person, along with all spare clothing. For urgent assistance, use your whistle to give the distress call.
- Any team hearing the distress signal MUST offer all assistance required.
- If someone in your team is injured, but can walk, use your common sense in getting them back to base.
Safety – legislative requirements
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 much private land (e.g., farm land) is designated ‘workplace.’ Landowners must inform recreational visitors of significant workplace hazards. To ensure this:
- Event organisers will elicit advice from the landowner or manager on safety hazards, preferably at both the course planning stage and several days before the event.
- Event organisers will inform all participants of any such hazards relevant to the event in written or verbal briefings.
- Organisers, course planners and participants will take reasonable care that their actions (or lack of action) do not put themselves or others at risk. They will comply with reasonable safety advice or instruction given by the landowner (usually via the event organiser), as far as they’re able to.
NOTES TO THE CODE
Gates and Stock
If you open a gate, your team must close it or identify a person in a following team who will explicitly state that they will close it. If you corner stock, move no closer than 50 metres and find an alternative way round. This is particularly important when the easy way out for the stock is towards you on a track. Drop below the track and sidle around well clear of the stock. Stock in the wrong place at the wrong time of year can easily cost farmers tens of thousands of dollars, and cattle in particular are surprisingly easy to spook, and will readily demolish a good fence, injuring themselves badly on the way. If you cause any damage, it is vital that you report it to the organisers as soon as practicable, so that repairs can be started.
Understand the Distress call and the Search call. Serious injury is very rare, but needs urgent action. For the more common injuries where people can still limp, use your common sense. This usually means assisting them to a road and returning to the hash-house.
We are using the NavLight electronic punching system. Each team will be given one “Tag” which can be worn like a wristwatch.
At the start, teams must have their Tag activated by inserting the Start Punch into it. Your time will then start.
At each checkpoint the Checkpoint Punch must be inserted in the “Tag” to record your visit. When punching is completed (about 1 second) a red light flashes. If you don’t see a light flash it is ok to repeat the punching. After repeated attempts and you still haven’t seen any red lights you should record the three letter code on the inside of the punch.
There will be a test TAG SYSTEM at registration. Please take time to become familiar with the punching and the small flashing light.
At the finish you must insert the finishing punch and have your Tag removed to have your controls and times recorded. Your Tag is valuable so please don’t lose it.
Please make sure that when the Tag is attached to your wrist it is not too tight, especially as your wrist is likely to swell during the event. We recommend two-finger spacing under the strap.
On the course it is vital that you do not tamper or play with the punches.