Hunger Moon Monsoon Metrograine
Saturday, 27 February 2021
A Hunger Moon Monsoon Metrogaine
This event is a metrogaine and uses the principles of rogaining in an urban setting. Teamwork, strategic planning and map reading are features of the sport.
Teams of 2 to 5 people choose which map checkpoints to visit within a designated time limit, with the intent of maximizing their score. It can be a wild walk, fun run or radical ride as teams plan their strategy and move through the course using the map provided. Great exercise for both the body and the mind!
A Hunger Moon Monsoon Metrogaine starts and finishes at the Knuckey Lagoon Scout Hall on Brandt Road. The event covers bush and urban environments around Karama, Holmes Jungle and surrounds, Micket Creek, Thorak, Pinelands, Berrimah, and of course Knuckey Lagoon.
Course setters have attempted to keep everyone on solid ground throughout their chosen event, using as much of the natural bush available whilst staying out of the mud wherever possible. Route choice will be the key to being efficient with time and aggregation of points. Control points will be a mix of multiple-choice questions and traditional hanging controls.
THREE events are on offer:
|EVENT (1)||Walk or Run - 6 Hour HIKER
Get plucky with Knuckey because there are no shortcuts to any place worth going!
Maps out at 13:00. Teams will start at 15:00 and must be back by 21:00.
|EVENT (2)||Walk or Run - 3 Hour GAITER
A great event for families, or those preferring a more recreational rogaine.
Maps out at 13:30. Teams will start at 15:30 and must be back by 18:30.
|EVENT (3)||Cycle - 4 Hour BIKER
For all the cyclopaths out there! Put your peloton together and grease up your cranks.
Maps out at 14:30. Teams will start at 16:30 and must be back by 20:30.
Our wonderful volunteer catering team will have a BBQ dinner, cold drinks, fruit and cake available at the Hash House (Knuckey Lagoon Scout Hall) between 18:00 and 21:30.
What you need to know:
- The EXCEL Entry Form is below, or you can find it on the website at nt.rogaine.asn.au.
- SAVE SOME BUCKS! Early Bird entries close at 11pm on Friday 19th February 2021.
- All entries close at 11pm on Wednesday 24th February 2021.
- Your entry fee includes a BBQ dinner and the costs of course setting, vetting, maps, insurance, safety equipment and administration.
If you cannot compete and still want to be part of this fun metrogaine event, we would love to have your help on the day / in the evening with administration and/or catering. Please contact us if you are available (see contact methods below).
If you have any questions about this event or about rogaining in general, please feel free to send us a message via email or our Facebook page (NT Rogaining Association). Additional information can also be found on our website.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 27th February 2021 for A Hunger Moon Monsoon Metrogaine.
HAPPY HUNGER GAMES . . . and may the odds be ever in your favour!
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.