Metrogaine Mania Reloaded
The NTRA is proud to once again support Camp Quality with our first Metrogaine event for 2018. Your participation is a contribution that helps in creating the best quality of life for children living with cancer. Last year the event raised over $4000 for Camp Quality. There will be something for everyone with three events on offer.
3 hour Minigaine
This event is perfect for families as it will get you back before dark and you could always catch the sunset. It is also is aimed at those who haven’t done Metrogaines before and want to give it a go to see what it’s all about. Assistance will be available on the day, should you need some help, prior to the event. But then at the other end of the scale, you may be a sprinter and an elite athlete who can push hard for the whole 3 hours.
4 hour Cyclogaine
With this event, again there are your personal team options. You can choose to take in the sights and do the cycle paths or you can really go hard and try and clean up.
6 Hour Roguegaine
With this event, you can again decide how your team would like to compete. Stay out for a few hours, head back to the Hash House for a feed and rest and head out for the remaining hours of the event or maybe your team are foot diehards who will keep proceeding, progressing and performing.
There will be prizes for Category winners and best dressed.
Get a team together, get your entry in, have some fun and support a worthy cause. See below for entry forms.
What is Rogaining?
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross country navigation. Teamwork, endurance, strategy and map reading are features of the sport. Rogaining is a team activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness, which aims to support and encourage people to develop respect for and enjoyment of rural and bushland environments, and to encourage the development of navigational skills, self reliance, general fitness, and the ability to work in a team.
About the NTRA
Rogaining found its way to the NT in 1999 (about a quarter of a century after the sport's invention in Victoria), courtesy of the energetic Andy Black and David Palmer who organised the first NT rogaine, the Croc and Rock, at Litchfield National Park in August of that year.
With their rogaining experience from southern states, Andy and David spent much of early 1999 battling Wet season humidity, flooded creeks, thick high grass and the almost totally unroaded bush of Litchfield National Park to set the course for what turned out to be an historic (and for many competitors very tough) 24 hour event.