2nd December 2023 – 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.


Event Date:  2nd December 2023 – Waimakariri River Regional Park

9:00am – Registration opens, map collection

10:00am – 1:00pm – Event starts (teams can start any time)

11:30am – FREE BBQ available from 11:30am

3:00pm – Event Finishes

What to bring:  Comfy clothes for running/walking between checkpoints, water bottle and compass


Reserve Entrance is via Old Man North Road, just after the bridge, where the Challenge petrol stations is.


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.


Family Category $25.00 per family
  • Family (maximum 2 adults and minimum 1 child under 14 years old)



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.


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.


Team Captain
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I understand that Rogaining, as an outdoor action sport, carries significant risk of personal injury. I know that there are natural and man-made hazards, environmental conditions, and risks which, in combination with my actions can cause me serious injury. I agree that I, as a participant, must take an active role in understanding and accepting these risks, conditions and hazards. I also agree that I, and not the organisers and officials of this event, WICKED ROGAINES, JUST FOR GIRLS ADVENTURE or the land owners, am responsible for my safety while I participate in this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group's aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser. And lastly a few rules that are important to us: 1) All competitors must carry the following compulsory gear: polypro top, hat, gloves, rain coat, whistle and a torch. Team must carry at least one mobile phone and one compass. 2) All team members must stay within 50metres of each other at all times 3) Packs and compulsory gear must be worn at all times. 4) All teams must compete within the spirit of the competition. We reserve the right to withdraw teams from the competition who fail to do so. 5) We also reserve the right to make any necessary decisions about any team or individual in regards to the events safety.
Entry Fee
$25 per family team

Once you submit your registration, you will be required to make your payment through Poli or internet banking.

If you don’t receive an email with bank details, please contact us by sending an email to: nora@wickedrogaines.nz.

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