WHAT IS ROGAINING?
Rogaining is a team sport of long distance cross-country navigation and orienteering. Teams of 2 to 4 people choose which check points to visit within a certain time limit in order to maximise their score. Check points have different score value. Teams are ranked by the number of points they have collected. Classic rogaining races have 24 h time limit, however there are shorter races as well.
HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS CAN BE IN A TEAM?
Teams can have 2-4 participants each.
WHAT KIND OF TEAMS CAN BE FORMED?
Teams can be formed by men and women only, or mixed.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE DISTANCES?
There are 3 distances: with a time limit of 2 hours, 4 hours and 6 hours, and an individual running race, as well as MTB orienteering distance.
WHERE IS IT POSSIBLE TO REGISTER A TEAM?
It is possible to register a team online www.olainesrogainings.lv .
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PARTICIPATION FEE?
Participation fee includes race SI cards, medal for every finisher, map production, wristbands, race number, pins, storage room, dressrooms, water and energetic snacks at finish, medical assistance, prizes for winners and other organisational expenses.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT IS NECESSARY FOR THE RACE?
To participate in the race it is necessary to have a race map, race number and SI card given by organisers. Other things that might be helpful: a compass with degree graduation, water-proof marker for writing, ruler, watch, sports drink, snacks for energy.
HOW TO CHECK IN AT CHECK POINTS CORRECTLY?
In each check point is located checking device, where the SI card must be inserted. Teams must hear a signal to know that checking is successful. If there is no signal, teams must call and inform the organisers by phone and then continue the distance. Correct checking ensures that information is collected in each check point regarding time when checkpoint attended and team number. Data is saved in both SI card and check point electronic device.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE PERSONAL SI CARDS?
No, SI cards are provided by organisers and included in the participation fee.
WILL THE MAPS BE WATER-PROOF?
Yes, maps will be water-proof, however participants themselves are responsible for preserving them during the wet weather conditions.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR RENT?
The equipment for rent is guaranteed only for participants who have booked it by filling the form until application deadline. The organisers offer to rent out the compass and GPS tracking devices to track each team's location live.
HOW LONG IS EACH DISTANCE?
2 hour distance: approximately 7-10 km on foot, 15-25 km when running.
4 hour distance: approximately 15-20 km on foot, 25-35 km when running.
6 hour distance: approximately 20-30 km on foot, 35-50 km when running.
HOW VALUABLE IS EACH CHECK POINT?
Check points have different value - they are typically 2 digit numbers. The value of each check point is determined by the first digit.
HOW TO REGISTER ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBER?
In order to register additional team member, an e-mail to the organisers must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to add additional team member. E-mail must contain all the necessary information about the new team member. After organisers gave approved the new participant, participation fee must be paid - amount according to the reglament of the event at that moment.
WHERE TO DO THE PARTICIPATION FEE TRANSFER?
Beneficiary: Piedzīvojumu sacensību apvienība
Beneficiary's registration number: 40008154479
Bank account: LV77NDEA0000082636667
Bank: Nordea Bank AB Latvian branch
Payment purpose: "Team name" participation in Olaine Rogaining.
ORGANIZERS GAVE US SI CARDS, BUT IT IS NOT WRITTEN WHICH SI CARD IS FOR ME. WHAT DO I DO?
SI cards are not assigned to a particular team member, but to the team as a whole, so there is no difference which SI card is used by which team member.
HOW TO CANCEL PARTICIPATION IN THE OLAINE ROGAINING?
To cancel your participation in the Olaine rogaining, send e-mail to email@example.com with information. If participants cancel their registration, the team does not arrive to the competition or the race is cancelled due to force majeure, the participation fee is not refunded.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE RACE INDIVIDUALLY, IN CASE YOU DON'T HAVE TEAM-MATE?
The rogaining race is only in teams of 2-4 participants in each, but there are also individual distances - 3h MTB rogaining and 8km trail run.