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OBOP Rogaine Series - 1

OBOP Rogaine Series - 1

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  • Sun 19 Jun ’16, 10:30am


Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Rd, Rotorua


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult - club member: $10.00
  • Adult - non member: $15.00
  • Student - club member: $5.00
  • Student - non member: $7.00
  • 12 years and under (or no map): $0.00
  • Family maximum - club member: $20.00
  • Family maximum - non member: $30.00


Orienteering BOP

Rogaine is the sport of cross country navigation in which individuals or teams visit as many check-points as possible within a given time limit, sometimes up to 24 hrs! Orienteering BOP has a series of rogaines on maps near Rotorua. For these rogaines the time available in 60 minutes, with options available for all levels of navigators.

Rogaining is a type of orienteering and uses the same broad set of navigation skills. Participants travel on foot, navigating by map and compass. Checkpoints may be visited in any order, with checkpoints being allocated differing points. The highest score wins. Participants may return to the event centre as many times as they like and do not have to stay out for the entire time allowed. Penalty points are deducted from the overall score for a late return.

There are checkpoints and controls for everyone: 10 suitable for absolute beginners, which are very near handrails like tracks and fences - yellow standard controls; 10 orange standard controls, which are achievable for newer orienteers; and 10 red controls which are designed for experienced orienteers. Many people will be able to get controls that are more difficult than their usual abilities because a lot of people around you are going to them as well.

We will have experienced orienteers available to help with coaching before and after each event, with an opportunity to go and help pick up controls after the event. This can be a great learning time because you are not pressured by the race situation.

For this series we are encourage individual or pair entries, but we are also accepting teams of 3 or 4.
For each event start times are 11am. Registration opens from 10am, with maps handed out at 10:45am (arrive by 10:30am).

Event 1: Courses in and around Rotorua's iconic Redwoods.

Event 2: Take on some private farmland located near Rainbow Mountain and Lake Ngahiwa.

Event 3: A track filled, private forest that includes a wide range of forest types.

Any questions, email orienteeringbop@gmail.com or call or text Tom Reynolds on 0212343118.

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