We are excited to announce that the Australasian Rogaining 24hr Championships, on 16-17th December 2023, will be held in the Lake Tekapo region. Along side the 24hr event, there is also 15hr, 6hr & 3hr non-championship event options.
This area has amazing terrain that’s incredibly well suited to all rogainers, including flat/rolling hills, tarns and alpine country. The views are just stunning.
Lake Tekapo/Takapō is about three hours drive south-west of Christchurch in the Mackenzie Basin. The township faces north across the remarkable turquoise coloured lake to the mountainous drama of the Southern Alps. Lake Tekapo/Takapō gets its intense milky-turquoise colour from the fine rock-flour (ground by glaciers) which is suspended in the water.
24HR CHAMPIONSHIPS – This is the premier event which will take place over 24 hours with teams of two to five people. The event doubles as the New Zealand and Australasian 24hr Championships, which sets the scene for an intense trans-tasman contest. Rogainers, Orienteers Adventure Racers and Outdoor Enthusiasts they will all be there!
Perfect training for longer adventure races, like GODZONE and True West.*
15HR EVENT – This is a ’15hr roving’ competition. Your team can spend a maximum of 15 hours on the course in total and must spend 9 hours back at the HQ (so you can get a nice sleep and go back out in the morning). The 15hr on course can be spent all at once or in multiple blocks of time adding up to 15hrs.*
6HR EVENT – Social event for people training for shorter events
3HR EVENT – For families, newbies and the local community.