What is a ROGAINE?

Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation, in which teams of two to five people visit as many checkpoints as they wish in a set time period. The traditional Rogaine is 24 hours in duration, however, there are also shorter events of 6,8 and 12 hours. Most rogainers are on foot and held in attractive bush and farmland locations, however, some events are held in metropolitan areas (Metrogaines), or on bikes (Cyclegaines). Rogaining is a real adventure sport and is a lot of fun.

WHO IS IT FOR? Rogaining is a team activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Everyone from elite athletes to families with young children can enjoy rogaining. New rogainers are always welcome and assistance is always available from organizer to help get novices started. The parts of the course you visit are entirely up to you and your team members. There are no set routes and you don’t have to spend the whole time on the course. You can return to the ‘hash house’ at any time for hot food and rest around the campfire, or sleep, before heading out again. Some competitive teams may cover 50km in a 12 hour event and even more in an event of 24 hours duration. However, the distance you travel is entirely up to you. The satisfaction comes in finding your way around the course according to the route you have chosen and navigating back to the finish within the time limit.

WHAT DO YOU NEED? Rogaining is good value for money, all you need is basic bushwalking gear including a compass, whistle, pencil, water bottle, comfortable and warm clothes and shoes, a waterproof jacket and a basic team first aid kit. On 12 and 24 hour events you may also wish to bring along camping gear and spend the overnight at the hash house.

Required gear;
Each person shall carry at all times;

  • whistle
  • compass
  • map
  • hydration
  • Frozen Beaver and Sleepy Hollow requires lights

Each team/solo shall have;

  • properly completed waiver
  • race number on back
  • emergency space blanket
  • charged and functional wireless phone

Each person shall receive;

  • one promotional item
  • pre-marked waterproof map at 1/24,000th scale
  • one Honey Stinger product
  • HOT food at conclusion
  • giveaways as provided by sponsors
  • a great time

Each team/solo shall receive;

  • scorecard
  • race bib number
  • pre event email on the Wed. before the event
  • entry for $50 cash drawing at start line
Absolutely NO trespassing on private property.

Each person on a team are required to stay within 50 yards or less from each other at all times.

Please visit our rule page.