Tongues of the Land Christmas Challenge
You are cordially invited to our last get together for the calendar year, the Tongues of the Land Christmas Challenge Ho Ho Ho-Gaine.
The event will be no more than 4 hours. Maps out at 12:00, start from 14:00 and finish no later than 18:30 hrs. We will be organising teams on the day of inexperienced with experienced navigators so that it enhances and refines current skills and knowledge.
The event will be held at the Litchfield Education Centre, Litchfield National Park. There are showers and toilets, with a swimming hole, and on the course there are a few places to cool down if you want to jump in to a secluded rock hole.
If you have been involved with a Northern Territory Rogaine Event this year as a volunteer or as a competitor, there is no cost for entry, however you will need to pay for Camping ($ 3.30 per adult and $7.70 per family) and all you have to do is bring a plate of salad, desert or nibbles to share and a gift if participating in the secret Santa. If you haven’t competed this year but are keen to have a crack, then it will cost you $10.00 for entry.
Please see attached entry form which is for each person competing. We require this information to combine teams. This is an ideal opportunity for people of all ages, including families, to gain more knowledge and experience in navigating using map and compass.
There will also be a prize for best dressed tent and other surprises along the way. So get organised, set the date aside as a must do and get your entry in.
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.