Date(s) - 16/06/2018 - 17/06/2018
The start is at grid co-ord 133 959. It is just about 2.5km south of Laragh village.
Take the R755 south of Laragh (signposted to Rathdrum)
It will be signposted from Laragh.
Rogaine Ireland 2018 6hr and 24hr will be held during weekend of 16th/17th June 2018.
The 24 hr event is for teams of 2 to 5 max
The 6 hr event can be done as solo or with team of 2 to 5 max
It is a great chance to get rightly off the beaten track in Wicklow and a fair few folk use the event to train and practice their navigation for long distance team AR events and it the obvious next step up from the popular Nav Challenge IMRA Series. If orienteering events aren’t long enough for you and you want a bigger challenge. This is the event for you.
Entry fee per person:
24hr €35 (€45 after 31st May)
6hr €25 (€32 after 31st May)
24hr will commence at 2pm Sat 16th June
6hr will commence at 8am Sun 17th June
Both finish at 2pm Sunday 17th June
We will be using the recently revised East West Map for Lugnaquilla & Glendalough whihc is now 1: 25,000 scale
The 24 hour is a tough enough event if you go at it hard and try to keep going for the duration especially if the weather is challenging but once you have a decent level of navigational ability it is well recommended.
Some bring tent/ bivy and camp out, some come back to base at night where you can camp and get food and others just keep going
If unsure of your navigational abilities especially at night then please do not enter the 24 hour event.
It is essentially a score event with the challenge to pick up as many points / controls as possible with route choice left up to yourself once you have plotted the controls.
Typically there are over 40 controls for 24 hour event and around 15 controls for the 6 hour event.
Grid reference control descriptions are given out at the start of the event and you plot and plan your course in race time
GPS’s or other such navigational aids, food drops, organised outside support, etc are not permitted
The after event BBQ is legendary 🙂