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Rogaining: the sport of long distance cross country navigation. Rogaines are generally day and night events in which teams of two to five members travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass. Teams select their own order of visiting checkpoints on the pre-printed map. Events range in time from 6 to 24 hours. Teamwork, endurance, competition, and an appreciation of the natural environment are features of the sport.


For more details see a definition of rogaining (ARA page)

ACTRA organises several events each year including:

  • ACT Championships - 8 and 24 hour. Our premier event.
  • Spring Rogaine - 6 and 12 hour. A challenging length to prepare for a Championship.
  • Paddy Pallin 6 hour - A very popular and fun day in the bush.
  • Nightgaine - 4-6 hours. Excellent for tackling your first navigation in the dark.
  • Cyclegaine - 6 hours. Added route setting problem of track based navigation.
  • Metrogaine - 6 hours. A local event for all levels of experience and enthusiasm.
  • Winter event - 4 hours. A mid-winter bush event aimed at families and novices.


Teams in rogaining are split into categories depending on the age of the members.

  • Junior - all team members are not more than 18 years of age (J)
  • Youth - all team members are not more than 23 years of age. (Y)
  • Open - all teams are in the open category (O)
  • Veterans - all team members are over 45 years of age (V).
  • Superveterans - all team members are over 55 years of age (S).
  • Ultraveterans - all team members are over 65 years of age (U).
  • Family (F).

Within each of these categories, there are mixed, mens and womens sub-categories. You may see in results codes like XO, MO, WO. These correspond to Mixed Open, Mens Open and Womens Open.

The age is counted as at 31 December of the current year.

Ultraveterans are also eligible for the superveterans, veterans and open category.

Superveterans are also eligible for the veterans and open category.

Veterans are also eligible for the open category.

Juniors are also eligible for the open and youth category.

Youth are also eligible for the open category.