Looking for a new challenge? Love being outdoors in nature? Love hiking or trail running? Have a sense of direction? Or maybe no sense of direction but definitely a sense of adventure? Either way, a TrailNav Challenge is just the thing for you.
A what? A TrailNav Challenge event (some call this a rogaine) is a solo or teams navigation challenge. You can compete in a 3 hour or 90-minute challenge. This is the perfect mix of teamwork, personal challenge, strategy and enjoying the outdoors!
We give you a map and the challenge involves navigating around the area (don’t worry, it’s all pretty straightforward navigation – if you can read a street map or zoo/museum map, you can do this!) and finding checkpoints (worth a varying amount of points) identified on a map to gain the most points. Some are easy (you get there, you get points, end of story), others have awesome mystery activities that give you extra points.
The beauty of it is that you choose how you want to go about it. You can choose to go fast for easy points or do it a bit slower collecting the closer checkpoints with added mysteries to get more points. The distance you cover will depend on how you plan your route (you get planning time before you start) but, fast or slow, Far or not so far, fun is guaranteed!
Sound like a bit of you - check out the details and enter on the event website.
For 2022 we have a series of 3 TrailNav Challenge (rogaine) events and then our introductory adventure race which is a similar format teams event. For the last event we add a 6-hour option.
- Muriwai - 19 June 2022
- Duder Regional Park – 10 July 2022
- Te Muri/Mahurangi West - 31 July 2022 (including a 6-hour option)
And in a similar format – our P6 or P3 Introductory Adventure Race on 6th November. This is the same sort of event but the P6 is a 6-hour version with Mountain bike and tubing stages. The P3 is 3 hours long and has no mountain bikes. See the P6/P3 event website for more information
Teams of 2 to 5 or solo people compete in a 3 hour or 90min event, which includes a mix of running or walking (you choose the pace!), navigation and mystery activities.
Teams/Solos will navigate to as many checkpoints as they can, collecting points for each checkpoint visited. To earn extra points teams can complete mystery activities which will require brains, brawn, teamwork, strategy or a combination of all!
Lactic Turkey Events has organised quality rogaine/navigational events since 2002!
THE BARE FACTS:
- Solo or 2 to 5 person teams – families, schools, social, corporate – any other combinations!
- Score as many points in the time limit as possible (3 or 1.5 hours)
- Teams stay together at all times
- Score points by navigating to checkpoints using the provided map or completing the fun mystery activities!
- A prize-giving will take place afterwards
- Token merit prizes for the top teams
- Range of small spot prizes drawn randomly
- Post-race meal