Note that this article was first published 4 December 2013 at Rogue Adventure.
A PDF version of this information for easy printing can be dowloaded here: Urban Rogue Final Instructions. Thank you for your entry into the Urban Rogue – a 3 hour metrogaine taking in the Brisbane city Friday night lights on a summer evening. Below is all the information required for competitors about the event. Make sure to have a good read over it so that everything can run smoothly on the night: timings will be tight.
Included with this information is a copy of the briefing notes that I will be giving prior to the race start here: Urban Rogue Final Briefing Notes. With only a 40 minute map mark up time, I know things can be hectic prior to the start of the race and many people will only listen with one ear. Hence, have a read over it now to familiarize yourself with the race rules and peculiarities of the event.
Teams can also bring a signed indemnity form to streamline the process on the night. This can be downloaded here: Urban Rogue Indemnity Form
It looks like clear skies are predicted, so no summer storms unfortunately – the weather forecast for Friday is sunny, but I would still bring a head lamp. Look forward to seeing you at the Urban Rogue!
Race head quarters will be at the shelter shed in Victoria Park off Gilchrist Avenue, Herston. There is ample on street parking available, as well as parking up the road at the Kings Car Park. Please be aware that the parking is metered until 7pm, so you will need change for a ticket for approximately an hours worth of parking. There are toilets a hundred meters up the road. There is no power and very limited shelter available, so if it looks like there is a summer storm predicted, please make provisions for this in your planning.
Novice Briefing ——————— 6:00pm
Map Handout ———————– 6:10pm
Final Briefing ———————— 6:50pm
Event Start ————————— 7:00pm
Event Finish ————————– 10:00pm
Presentations and Dinner ———– After 10:00pm
- Torch or head lamp per person.
- Digital camera or smart phone capable of taking a photo for one CP.
- Marker pen – for recording answers.
- Map case / Plastic Sleeve – you will need to keep your map, question sheet and answer sheet dry from sweat, rain, spittle, blood, etc.
- Recommended: Watch, compass, water, first aid, map marking equipment, chair, contact, dry change of clothes for after the race and calculator to determine your final score.
Colour 1:16000 on A3. One per competitor. An example can be viewed here.
The Urban Rogue is a 3 hour metrogaine using a traditional rogaining score format. However, in place of flags and punches, a question and multiple choice answer format will be employed. Teams must locate the feature described and select the correct answer from a choice of four options. There are heavy penalties for guessing or incorrect answers (to the original value of the incorrect check point). Places will be awarded based firstly on total score, then on finish time in the event of a tied score. Note, a penalty of 10 points per minute, or part thereof, applies to teams arriving back late. Teams returning more than 30 minutes late will be disqualified.
A number of prizes have been generously donated by event sponsors Wildfire Sports. Make sure to check them out online for any of your outdoor apparel and equipment needs. Prizes will be awarded to the first placed Mens, Womens and Mixed teams in the “on foot” category. Prizes will also be awarded to the wining “On Wheels” team, Novice team and team containing a Junior (U15). Remaining prizes will be distributed as spot prizes, so make sure to stick around for presentations.
Pizza and drinks will be provided to competitors after the race and presentations will commence as soon as we can calculate the final results. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be catered for, however no other food allergies or intolerances will be specifically covered.
Team List and Registration
Below is a team list for the race. There are a total of 57 teams (150 competitors) including 11 that qualify for the “Rogue Junior” category, 10 for the “On Wheels” category and 17 novice teams (welcome to rogaining!). Please note your team number as you will need to provide this at registration. At registration you will also need to:
- Provide a signed copy of the indemnity form.
- Collect 1 map per person.
- Collect 1 question sheet per team.
- Collect 1 answer sheet per team.
|11||03MT||XO||Whoops Witch Way|
|19||03MT||MO||Out for a laugh|
|20||03MT||XO||The Super Geese Chasers|
|21||03MT||WO||Em & Susan|
|22||03MT||XO,N||Chafing the Dream|
|24||03MT2||XO||Wheres the other one?|
|32||03MT||XO||Sunshine and Lollypops|
|34||03MT2||XO||Living The Dream|
|42||03MT||XO,N||Thunder Ducks 5000|
|44||03MT||MO||Two Left Feet|
|48||03MT||WO||An adventure beyond|
|52||03MT||WO||Girls Night Out|
|57||03MT||XO,N||Up and Coming Taylors|
|58||03MT||XO,N||Over the Hill Taylors|
|59||03MT||XO||The Ugly Ducklings|
|Emma St Pierre|
|62||03MT||WO,N||Brisbane young adventurers|
|63||03MT||WO||Oh to Be Organ;ised|
|64||03MT||WO||The Three Amoebas|
|66||03MT2||XO,N||Jay & Silent Bob|
|Melinda Van Slobbe|