A MAUI MONSOON METROGAINE
WELCOME TO OUR LUAU!
Saturday 25th February 2023
This event is a metrogaine and uses the principles of rogaining in an urban and surrounding bush 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 the body and the mind!
A Maui Monsoon Metrogaine covers urban and bush environments in Darwin’s northern suburbs, including Wulagi, Marrara, Millner, Jingili, Alawa, Casuarina, Tiwi, Leanyer, Holmes Jungle, Karama and Malak. Generally, it consists of easy terrain with roads and tracks to assist navigation, with a little bit of bush thrown in.
There are three events to choose from:
6 Hour MAHANA MISSION – WALK OR RUN. Maps out at 13:00. Event starts at 15:00, finishes at 21:00.
3 Hour ALOHA AMBLE – WALK OR RUN. Maps out at 14:00. Event starts at 16:00, finishes at 19:00.
4 Hour HULA HUSTLE – CYCLE. Maps out at 14:30. Event starts at 16:30, finishes at 20:30.
Get your entry form BELOW:
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.