Welcome to the OBOP Rogaines series for 2016
Rogaine is the sport of cross country navigation in which individuals or teams visit as many check-points as possible within a given time limit, sometimes 24 hrs! For these rogaines the time available in 60 minutes.
Rogaining is a type of orienteering and uses the same broad set of navigation skills. Participants travel on foot, navigating by map and compass. Checkpoints may be visited in any order, with checkpoints being allocated differing points. The highest score wins. Participants may return to the event centre as many times as they like and do not have to stay out for the entire time allowed. Penalty points are deducted from the overall score for a late return.
There are checkpoints/controls for everyone: 10 suitable for absolute beginners, which are very near handrails like tracks and fences - yellow standard controls; 10 orange standard controls, which are achievable for newer orienteers; and 10 red controls which are designed for experienced orienteers. Many people will be able to get controls that are more difficult than their usual abilities because a lot of people around you are going to them as well.
We will have experienced orienteers available to help with coaching before and after each event, with an opportunity to go and help pick up controls after the event. This can be a great learning time because you are not pressured by the race situation.
For this series we are encourage individual or pair entries, but we are also accepting teams of 3 or 4
For each event start times are 11.00am. Registration opens from 10.00am, with maps handed out at 10.45am.
Event 1: Sunday 19 June
Whakarewarewa Forest, Longmile Road entry to Redwoods
Courses in and around Rotorua's iconic Redwoods.
Turn into Longmile Road off Tarawera Road and follow the orienteering signs past the visitor centre.
Event 2: Sunday 3 July
Ngahiwa, 20km south of Rotorua on SH5
Take on some private farmland located near Rainbow Mountain and Lake Ngahiwa.
Head South out of Rotorua towards Taupo on SH5, look for orienteering signs directing you right into farmland. If you reach the SH38 turnoff you have gone too far.
Event 3: Sunday 17 July
Tui Ridge Park, 15km north of Rotorua on Oturoa Road
A track filled, private forest that includes a wide range of forest types.
Head out of Ngongotaha around the lake on Hamurana Road, turn into Oturoa road and follow until you see Anderson Road on the right and signs for Tui Ridge Park. Orienteering signs will guide you from Oturoa Road.
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text Tom Reynolds on 0212343118
Prices (per event):
All events are enter on the day (if possible please advise via email in advance if you have a large group)
Adult - club member $10
Adult - non member $15
Student - club member $5
Student - non member $7
Child (under 12) Free
Family max - club members $20
Family max - non members $30
Student is a school or university student.
Family is up to 2 adults and children living at the same address.
Free Navigation Coaching & Training
Free coaching and training will be provided before each of the three OBOP rogaines in June and July. We will focus on fundamentals at each session, building on the previously learnt skills. Perfect for beginners and those wanting a refresher. Also very timely for anyone planning on doing the Great Forest Rogaine and other upcoming adventure races.
You do need to register your interest in advance by quickly completing this form.
Coaching starts at 10am sharp. (Rogaine maps released at 10.45).
Event 1 - Sunday 19 June - Redwoods, Whaka Forest
- Map Symbols
- Map orientation, compass
- How to plan a good rogaine route
- Route planning
- Stepping stones
- Attack points