Rogaine Ireland 2019
Date(s) - 15/06/2019 - 16/06/2019
Setanta Orienteering club are proud to host the 22nd Rogaine Ireland event this June in the Wicklow Mountains.
Event Base: Oakwood Hostel, grid reference O 034 018. Signposted from the forest entrance on the R756.
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Entry fee per person: 24hr €35 (€45 after 31st May)
6hr €25 (€32 after 31st May)There are two events, the full 24 hour course or the 6 hour ‘sprint’
24hr will commence at 2pm Sat 15th June 2019
6hr will commence at 8am Sun 16th June 2019
Both finish at 2pm Sunday 16th June 2019
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
We will be using the East West Map for Lugnaquilla & Glendalough. 1:25,000 version published in April 2018. We recommend the encapsulated version. Available direct from East West Mapping
Please familiarise yourself about rules and kit requirements for both the 6 and 24hr events.
This event is a great chance to get right off the beaten track in some of the most beautiful parts of Wicklow. The event will challenge your teamwork, endurance and strategy all at once. A fair few folk use the event to train and practice their navigation for long distance team AR events and it is the obvious next step up from the popular Nav Challenge IMRA Series. If orienteering events aren’t long enough for you, this is your event.
The Rogaine is a score event with the challenge to pick up as many points/controls as possible in the given time, with route choice left up to each competitor. Grid reference control descriptions are given out at the start of the event and you plot and plan your course in race time.
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.
GPS’s or other such navigational aids, food drops, organised outside support, etc are not permitted.
The after event BBQ is legendary