For a summary of upcoming events see the event calendar.
For information about the entry process see how to enter.
MYSTERY MYRRH MONSOON 4HR MERRY ROGAINE
Time to get your TINSEL IN A TANGLE at the NT Rogaining Association’s annual “Team Challenge” Christmas Bush Rogaine!
This is a fun 4 HOUR rogaine with a view to providing training and mentoring in navigation and map reading in bushland near the eastern border of Litchfield National Park. Those who are experienced and have good navigational skills will be partnered up with others seeking to improve their rogaining skills. Current skill level and enthusiasm will be taken into account when matching people up. (You will indicate your skill level on the Entry Form, which is attached below).
What: 4 hour “Mystery Team Challenge” Christmas Bush Rogaine.
When: Sat 2nd December 2023 – maps available at 12:00pm, rogaine starts from 2:00pm.
Home Base: Litchfield Tourist Park (via Batchelor, Litchfield Park Road, Rum Jungle)
Rogaine Location: Litchfield National Park (eastern border of Park).
Cost: Adults $35pp, youth 13-17yrs $20pp, children under 13 free.
There are LIMITED SPOTS available for this event. ENTRIES CLOSE at 11pm on Tuesday 28th November (or earlier if all spots are filled).
The ENTRY FEE includes entry to the event, map, insurance, dinner and breakfast the next day. To secure your spot, ENTRY FEE MUST BE PAID IN FULL USING EFT prior to 11pm on Tuesday 28th November.
The home base for this event is at Litchfield Tourist Park, which is about 14km west of Batchelor towards the Litchfield National Park boundary (on Litchfield Park Road). Participants can organise overnight CAMPING or ACCOMMODATION (at their own cost) by visiting the Litchfield Tourist Park website at www.litchfieldtouristpark.com.au or phoning 8976 0070. Dinner after the event on Saturday evening and breakfast on Sunday morning will be served by NTRA in the Group Shed at Litchfield Tourist Park.
If taking part in SECRET SANTA SWAP & STEAL, please bring along a gift (maximum spend is $25). Please consider the environment when purchasing a gift and wrapping it.
Bacon and eggs for BREAKFAST. Tea and coffee included.
To take part in this year’s NTRA MYSTERY TEAM CHALLENGE & CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES, please complete the attached entry form. ONE FORM PER PERSON please. Children under 13 years can be included on the same form as their supervising adult. Please indicate your navigational prowess using the scale provided on the form. Please circle Y or N for the questions about dinner and breakfast - this is essential for assisting us in determining numbers for catering. Please also make sure that you read and sign the indemnity at the bottom of the form.
Completed entry forms should be returned to:
Web - www.nt.rogaine.asn.au
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Phone - 0434 854 020
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Rogaining is an activity that can involve risk of personal injury or property damage. By participating in the activity, each participant acknowledges that the sport of rogaining involves considerable risk and agrees that in entering this rogaine they do so at their own risk.
HALF MOON LANTERN OVER MANTON
Saturday 23rd September 2023
This event is a traditional bush rogaine and is taking place around the Manton Dam area. It is an amazingly large tract of undulating country with excellent diversity, and only a short drive from Darwin (approximately 70km south on the Stuart Highway).
Manton Dam was originally constructed by the Department of Defence during the Second World War to provide a reliable supply of fresh water to Darwin. It was completed in 1942.
There is something for everyone in this event, from the novice rogainer to the more experienced. Two courses are available - the 9hr Quest (rogaine) and the 4hr Odyssey (rover).
The Hash House will be serving appetising meals from just after sunset, so once you have finished your event, pull up around the camp and enjoy the company of your fellow participants.
Why Half Moon? The moon will be in the waxing gibbous phase, when the illuminated part of the moon is greater than 50.1%.
Why Lantern? Because it rhymes with Manton! And pertains to light…
In September, things are a bit less hectic in the Top End. It is starting to warm up as well, but if you are after a fun challenge, this is an event for you. We need to be precise with catering so please do not wait until the last couple of days to enter - please help our volunteers by sending your entry in as soon as you have your team together.
If you are looking to join a team please reach out, as we have others who are also in the same situation.
Save some bucks and get your Early Bird Entry in by 11pm on 18th September 2023.
ENTRY FORM BELOW!
Disclaimer: Rogaining is an activity which can involve risk of personal injury or property damage. By participating in the activity, each participant acknowledges that the sport of rogaining involves considerable risk and agrees that in entering this rogaine they do so at their own risk.
CONTOURS, CREEKS & CURRIES
SATURDAY 1st JULY, 2023
This is a Bush Rogaine that is taking place on Saturday 1st July 2023 on the southern side of the Litchfield Park Road Entrance (Batchelor end). It is an easy 1.5hr drive from Darwin and free camping will be available on the Saturday Night.
The location is a bit over 32sq km through undulating country with scattered woodland savanna, the area has recently been burnt allowing key features to be readily distinguished.
There is a mix for everyone, from a novice to the more experienced. Two courses will be available - a 6.5hr rogaine and a 3.5hr rover. The 6.5hr folk, and those who start a bit later in the rover, will get the full appreciation of the moon phase with moonrise at 4:30pm and luminosity at 95% - you won’t need a head torch!
The Hash House will be serving appetising curries, rice and Naan from just after sunset, so after you finish your event, pull up around the campfire and enjoy the company of your fellow participants.
If you are keen, please get your entry in! We realise there is a lot going on in July, but if you are after a fun challenge, this event is for you. We need to be precise with our catering, so please don't wait until the last couple of days to enter - please send your entry in now.
EARLY BIRD ENTRIES close at 11pm on Monday 26th June, 2023.
LITCHFIELD CAMP - Combined Training Event - TEO and NTRA
9th to 12th JUNE 2023 - LONG WEEKEND
Join Top End Orienteers and NT Rogaining for a long weekend of navigational bliss in the beautiful Litchfield National Park! This is a training event with several activities on offer across Saturday 10th June and Sunday 11th June. Learn to use a compass and read a map. Get tips from the experts about orienteering and rogaining. Build your confidence by doing an OY orienteering event (4 to choose from to suit beginners through to advanced orienteers) and then back it up with a fun Minigaine event, where learners will be teamed up with more experienced rogainers for a 4 hour bush rogaine.
Come for the whole weekend, one night, or even just one event! Camping is available to TEO and NTRA members - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL (see all details below).
If you are camping, you must book and pay with TEO (details below).
If you are taking part in an OY orienteering event, you must register through Eventor and pay the relevant fees to TEO. Check the TEO website (details below).
If you are taking part in the Minigaine event, you must complete the NTRA Entry Form (attached below) and pay the minigaine fee to NTRA.
SATURDAY 27th MAY, 2023
This event is a metrogaine and uses the principles of rogaining in an urban and fringe bush setting. Teamwork, strategic planning and map reading are features of the sport. Teams of 2 to 5 people travel around a route of their choice either on foot or bike, scoring points by correctly navigating to mapped checkpoints within a time limit.
Metrogaine MAYhem covers urban and bush environments in and around the Darwin city area, including Stuart Park, Bayview, Larrakeyah, Parap, Fannie Bay, East Point and Ludmilla. Generally, it consists of easy terrain with roads and tracks to assist navigation, with a little bit of bush thrown in.
This event will be using the traditional control card with either a punch or a multiple-choice question that needs to be answered at each control. (This is not a MapRun event).
There are three events to choose from:
6 Hour TRAMPER – WALK OR RUN
Maps out at 12:30. Event starts at 14:30, finishes at 20:30.
3 Hour AMBLER – WALK OR RUN
Maps out at 13:30. Event starts at 15:30, finishes at 18:30.
4 Hour RIDER – CYCLE
Maps out at 14:00. Event starts at 16:00, finishes at 20:00.
DINNER is included in your entry fee! Dinner will be served between 18:00 and 21:00.
HOW TO ENTER
1) The Entry Form is attached below.
2) Select your preferred event on the Entry Form. Complete all of the BLUE sections on the Entry Form.
3) BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY FORM – all team members must read and agree to the indemnity statement. The statement can be found on a separate tab on the entry form.
5) Pay your entry fee via bank transfer:
NT Rogaining Association
BSB: 065 901
Acct: 1055 9967
Ref: Surname MAY
ALL ENTRIES for this event now close at 11:00pm on Wednesday 24th May 2023.
Rogaining is an activity which can involve risk of personal injury or property damage. By participating in the activity, each participant acknowledges that the sport of rogaining involves considerable risk and agrees that in entering this rogaine they do so at their own risk.
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