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Rainbow Rogaine 2023 


12th March 2023

Sunday 12th March 2023 – Entries close 8 March 2023

START TIME: 9.00 am

Event Schedule:

9:00 am sign in and maps available (Rainbow Ski Area base building)

9:45 am briefing

10:00 am event start

1:00 pm event finish

Remember it is a 2 1/2 hour drive from Nelson.

  • Registration and collection of your map is 45 mins before your start wave and no earlier (e.g. 10 am start – collect your maps from 9.15 to 9.45 am)
  • You must wear a mask until your event starts and put it back on within 10 minutes of finishing – the new compulsory item!
  • Controls will be hands-free, a three-letter code to copy
  • Bring some coins for a hand free money container to purchase a drink or snack afterwards

Rainbow Rogaine. Set in the alpine basins that surround Rainbow Ski Area, we have planned a 3-hour course that will encapsulate what is unique and special in the area. Having the ability to drive to 1550-metres above sea level and begin the event there is exceptionally unique for a rogaine of this length.  Please read this information below.




Rogaining is a cross-country navigation event where teams of 2 – 5 people visit as many checkpoints as they choose in the 3-hours. The checkpoints are free-choice and have different point values so strategy and route selection becomes a vital component. A form of orienteering, it combines tramping, navigation, competition, and strategy. The event caters for all levels of fitness and enthusiasm – but keep in mind this event is in the mountains, using only a map and compass, it’s a bit like a tramping treasure-hunt.


All proceeds go to Motueka High School Adventure Racing Team