The Starlight Metrogaine
3 & 6 hour metrogaine or 4 hour cyclegaine
Hash House: Nakara Primary School - Goodman St, Nakara, opens 12noon
Registration and maps (all events): from 1pm
Minigaine 3h and Metrogaine 6h (on foot): briefing at 2:45pm, event starts at 3pm.
Cyclegaine 4h: briefing at 4:15pm, event starts at 4:30pm.
BBQ available at finish of all events.
Join us for our next event, The Starlight Metrogaine, where we are FUNdraising for the Starlight Children's Foundation (NT), who provide entertainment and activities for kids in Territory hospitals as well as medical clinics in remote communities across the NT. The Starlight Captains and the Starlight Rooms provide an oasis for kids and families who really need something to smile about.
There will be PRIZES for best intergalactic - dressed teams, so get your creative hats on ASAP!
For those not familiar with Metrogaining, think Orienteering meets Scavenger hunt, where your team (2-5 people) try to get as many points as possible in the time limit you choose:
- 3 Hour Minigaine - Walking or running this is a good starter Metrogaine, and is very family friendly. Kids under 10 can be on bikes if joining parent/s on foot!
- 6 Hour Metrogaine - Walking or running (for the truly hardcore) this event will finish after dark, to add extra challenge!
- 4 Hour Cyclegaine - Teams on bikes! A chance to cover more of the area and go for really big scores! Maybe, just maybe, you can get them all???
In all events, your team can set their own pace, rest as much or as little as you need and visit as many interesting places on the map as you like - this one will offer lots of options for a cold drink or a coffee if you need it!
Entries close Weds April 3, but entries will be capped, so get your team together ASAP so you don't miss out. Entry forms are attached!
A Tad of Tabletop
12 Hour & 6 Hour Roving Bush Rogaine
22nd/23rd June, 2019
To be held on the superb rogaining terrain in the Southern Litchfield Tablelands – in brilliant mid dry season weather. This event is a first in a new area on a new map.
Stay tuned for further details and 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.