Rugged Rogaines 2024

The Rugged Rogaine Series is a fun way to explore the beautiful Waikato countryside, experience an adventure sport, practice map reading and navigation, and improve your fitness.

  • Run, jog, or walk – you set the pace
  • By yourself, in a team, or as a family
  • Kids, adults, and seniors
  • Fun adventure or a competitive challenge and race

Orienteering Waikato has four upcoming rogaines as part of this event series:

Event DateLocation (all events are both 2&4hr)Link to Orienteering NZ Website
Sun 19-May 2024Te Aroha Village & Bush, Te ArohaEvent Information
Sun 09-Jun 2024Rapid Stream, Kerr Rd, NaikeEvent Information
Sun 30-Jun 2024Te Miro, Waterworks Rd, CambridgeEvent Information
Sun 21-Jul 2024   Waimai Valley, Waimai Valley Rd, Te Akau (North Island 4hr Champs)Event Information

What: 2 & 4 hour Rogaine through forestry and over farmland where teams/individuals have to find as many controls as they can in that time. The control points will vary so it is important to spend a bit of time planning a route. If you’re late back points will be deducted for every minute you’re over the cut-off time. The two hour race can be done solo but the 4 hour race must be done as a team (2-5 people, Men/Women/Mixed/Junior).

We provide you with:

  • A Rogaine map
  • A 2 hour or a 4 hour Rogaine course
  • Electronic timing (SI card)

The Challenge: Visit as many checkpoints as you can in the time available. Some are worth more than others so make sure you choose the best ones to visit! Don’t be late back as you will lose points!

The race is on! All are welcome to have a go!

Compulsory Gear List:

A list of compulsory gear for all individuals/teams is provided here:

Per individual:
• Waterproof jacket
• Warm* thermal base layer top (long sleeve)
• Warm* hat
• Whistle
• Adequate water

Per team/entry:
• Compass
• Fully charged phone in waterproof bag

Other Recommended Gear:
• Warm* gloves
• Basic first aid kit
• Survival blanket
• Head torch
• Food

*Warm means wool, merino, fleece, down, polypro or equivalent material.


 2 hour event4 hour event
Registration9 – 11.30am9 – 9.30am
Maps handed out11.45am9.45am
Race start12.30pm10.30am

Pickup electronic timing SI cards from 9am, briefing and maps handed out at 9:45am for 4 hour race and 11:45am for 2 hour race. Planning time will be approximately 30 minutes. The course closes at 3pm.

Entry Details:

PRE-REGISTER ONLY. Pre-entry closes the Thursday prior to each event. Entries are now open for all four events via EnterO –

Series Fees:

 2 hour event4 hour event
Under 12FreeFree
Junior (12-19 years)$20 (non-member) $15 (member)$25 (non-member) $20 (member)
Senior (20 years and over)$40 (non-member) $30 (member)$50 (non-member) $40 (member)
Electronic Timing Device (SI card) Hire$3$3

Waikato Orienteering looks forward to seeing you and your mates there, for a fun, challenging event!