WICKED NORTHBURN ROGAINE
9th JANUARY 2021
Want a better way to start the New Year?
Come and burn the holidays puddings exploring this amazing place, close to Cromwell town.
6hr, 4hr, 2hr & Wicked Kids Event
Walk – Run – Navigate
Like treasure hunting, these social rogaines are fun and suitable to anyone, from families with little kids to the expert adventurers.
Great way to exercise the body and the brain.
Rogaining is a cross-country navigation event where teams of 2 – 5 people visit as many checkpoints as they choose in the 6-hours (or less according to event’s choice). The checkpoints are free-choice and have different point values so strategy and route selection becomes a vital component. A form of orienteering, it combines tramping, navigation, competition, and strategy. The event caters for all levels of fitness and enthusiasm – but keep in mind this event is in the mountains, using only a map and compass, it’s a bit like a tramping treasure-hunt.
Event Date: 9th January 2021
27th December 2020 – Early bird entries close
2nd January 2021 – Online Entries close. Teams will still have a chance to enter on the day, but we can’t guarantee maps to everyone. A $5 late fee will be charged on the day.
9:00am – Registration & maps collection
10:00am – 10:30am – 6 & 4hr Event Start
10:00am – 12:30pm – 2hr Event and Wicked Kids Event Start
4:30pm – All courses close
5:00pm – Event Finish
NORTHBURN STATION, CROMWELL
There is no age limit if children are accompanied by an adult. Due to the alpine nature of the environment and hazards that exist, young children will need to be well supervised.
A capable team of 14-year olds can enter.
NEWS & PRICES
|Adult 6hr & 4hr||65.00 pp|
|Student 6hr & 4hr||$50.00 pp|
|Adult 2hr||$30.00 pp|
|Student 2hr||$20.00 pp|
|Wicked Kids Family Event||$20.00 per map|
* Road Toll to be paid onsite at sign in
** Child, 13 years old and under, must be accompanied by a paying adult.
- 80% refund – withdraw two weeks before event day
- 60% refund – withdraw a week before event day
- 30% refund – withdraw 4 days before event day
- No refunds for cancellation 3 days prior to the event
MANDATORY GEAR & EVENT RULES
For safety reasons there will be a minimum amount of gear and equipment that each person must carry or wear at all times. The event is in a high alpine environment and weather can change rapidly, temperature can drop quickly and visibility can be reduced within minutes if clouds layers descend.
Thermal top and pants
Warm hat (BUFF, wooden hat, balaclava)
Waterproof over-trousers recommended
Water bottle or bladder
Each team must carry a basic first aid kit that includes; bandage, wound dressing pain relief, strapping tape, survival blanket
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 at school)
- 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
- 6 hour
- 4 hour
- 2 hour
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.