WICKED FAMILY ROGAINE
13th November 2022 – Waimakariri River Regional Park
Railway Reserve, Kaiapoi Island
60 minutes Rogaine suitable for everyone, from families to navigation gurus.
A Rogaine challenge for families. Open to all ages and abilities this is a chance to get outdoors and have some fun “hunting” for checkpoints. There will be one Rogaine course but two competitions one for family teams.
Rogaining is a cross-country navigation event where teams of 2 – 6 people visit as many checkpoints as they choose in the 60 minutes. 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, it’s a bit like a treasure-hunt.
The Waimakariri River Regional Park was established in 2006 and includes over the 15,000+ Ha of formed and unformed areas from the gorge down both sides of the river to the mouth.
The park is open year-round for almost any outdoor pursuit that takes your fancy. There are over 250km of walking and mountain bike tracks along with large outdoor picnic spaces.
With Get Outdoors week happening 12-20 November we are keen to encourage more people into our parks.
Event Date: 13th November 2022 – Waimakariri River Regional Park
9:00am – Registration opens, map collection
10:00am – 1:00pm – Event starts (teams can start any time)
3:00pm – Event Finishes
What to bring: Comfy clothes for running/walking between checkpoints, water bottle and compass
WAIMAKARIRI RIVER REGIONAL PARK
To get there, simply take the Main North Road, cross the the Main North Road Bridge, turn left on Wrights Road and first left. Drive under the Main North Road Bridge and drive for approximately 1.6km till registration area.
NEWS & PRICES
|Family Category||$20.00 per family|
|Other Categories||$20.00 per person|
- Family (maximum 2 adults and minimum 1 child under 14 years old)
MANDATORY GEAR & EVENT RULES
What to bring: Comfy clothes for running/walking between checkpoints, water bottle and compass (optional)
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.
- Start the App
- Enter your Name – to be used with your results
- Tap Select Event and browse to the event you are looking for
- Alternatively, tap Events Near Me to display a list of events near your current location
- Tap Go to Start to see the map and course. If the organiser has locked the event, you may need to enter the 4-digit PIN that has been set
- Now tap Start GPS. It may take your GPS a moment or two to locate enough satellites, in which case you’ll get a ‘Waiting for GPS signal’ message.
- Once the GPS is live, you need to run or walk through the Start to trigger the course timer.
- In most cases the Finish is in the same place, but MapRun should not punch the Finish if you have not visited a least one checkpoint.
- Remember that you need to pass through the Finish to stop the timer.
- At the finish, MapRun will automatically upload your results, or you can do it yourself. You can also send your results to Strava.
- Finally, you can compare your results with others on the same course, and view the route you took.
How does it work?
- When a runner runs with the MapRun App, with an Event selected:The App tracks their location (without displaying it)
- It continually compares their location with the Latitude and Longitude of control locations contained in the Course File for the event
- If the distance to a control is less that 10 metres, the App records a punch on that control
- Events are started and finished by visiting the Start and Finish punches
- At the end of the event, the “rules” for the event type are applied to determine a result:This includes checking for the correct sequence of controls for a line course, and
- Calculating a score for score courses
- The runner’s result file and track are automatically uploaded to the MapRun server at the end of the run
- The runner’s result is merged with other results for this event and displayed on the phone and on the website.
- Runners can alternatively run just with a GPS watch and upload their track for a result to be determined.
Use of MapRun and MyOMaps is under the following terms and conditions. When the App is first installed, the user is asked to accept these:
For more information, please go to the website: MapRunF