Celebrate 10 years of Wicked Rogaines with an afternoon of fun for all ages - treasure hunting on the Port Hills.
These fun rogaines are suitable for gurus to newbies: 6-hour, 4-hour, 2-hour and 1-hour options are available.
Anybody that has a moderate level of fitness can participate. A high level of navigation ability is not required.
Kids and families are welcome to come and have a fun time.
Dates: Sunday 10th March 2019.
Start Time: From 12.30 to 1pm for the 6-hour event, from 12.30 to 2pm for the 4-hour event, and from 1 to 3pm for the shorter distances.
Start Location: Christchurch Adventure Park (225 Worsleys Road).
Cost: From $20 to $60 per adult and $15 for students. Kids under 12 are free with one paying adult.
Rogaining involves teams of two to five members visiting as many checkpoints as possible in the time allowed. Checkpoints are scored differently depending on level of difficulty in reaching them; therefore teams choose a strategy (such as visiting many low score checkpoints) and route selection becomes a vital component.
Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to hilly forest. Teams travel at their own pace and anyone from children to grandparents can experience the personal satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation at their own level of competition and comfort. Team members stay within earshot of each other.
The best thing about rogaining is the social aspect. Everyone generally finishes at the same time - it is just the amount of ground that has been covered by teams that differs. Rogaining can be held in city environments or in farmland and bush, and you get to visit parts of the country you never knew existed.
Find out more on the Wicked Rogaines website, including about training clinics for first-timers.
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