1/7/17 | TWO RACES | FREE NAV CLINIC |
We’ll have the exciting 4 hour night Rogaine following the daytime event again! Sign up for both races, or just one.
We love the rolling hills of Brown County, Indiana. Tucked away in one of the area’s steep valleys is eXplore Brown County, a beautiful tract of land with several acres of forested ravines and trails perfectly suited for a winter rogaine.
This race is perfect for beginners (see information on the FREE navigation clinic below), but we’ve also dialed in a bonus point format and added a night event to keep veteran racers out punching CPs until their toes go numb.
Registration for this race is closed.
What is a Rogaine?
A Rogaine is simply a race in which participants use a map and compass to locate checkpoints (CPs). The goal is to locate the most CPs in the allotted time. Sometimes CPs are assigned a point value according to their difficulty. Then the goal is to get the most points. There is no set course so you are free to choose any route you’d like.
If you’d like to give this type of race a try but aren’t so sure about the whole navigation thing, you’re not alone. We’re confident, however, that with just a little instruction you can be proficient enough to start enjoying not only rogaining, but other navigation based events – like ADVENTURE RACING ! If you’d like to learn how to navigate, then join us for the FREE Navigation clinic the evening before the race. We’ll be happy to show you what’s going on and answer any questions. See below for more details, or contact us if you have any questions about getting into this sport.
WHAT:A four hour Rogaine during the day, followed by a four hour Rogaine at night.
LENGTH: 4 Hours for both the Day and Night event – so, 8 Hours of racing if you do both events.
WHERE: eXplore Brown County, 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville, IN. Map
WHEN: January 7, 2017
WHO: Solos & teams
REGISTRATION PER PERSON: $45 for DAY | $45 for NIGHT | $75 for BOTH
FREE Navigation Clinic — Friday, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
DAY RACE Saturday
Day-Race Check-In — 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Day-Race Start — 11:00 am. (Maps distributed at 10:15 am)
Day-Race Cutoff — 3:00 pm
Intermission/snacks/results — 3:15 pm
NIGHT RACE Saturday Night
Night-Race Check-In — 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Night-Race Start — 5:00 pm. (Maps distributed at 4:15 pm)
Race Cutoff — 9:00 pm
Dinner/Awards — 9:15 pm
FRIGID 2017 is going to be a unique event. We hope to have a good mix of both veteran and beginner navigators at this race so we’re using a format that will challenge you all. Here’s how it works:
Just like a standard rogaine there will be a certain number of controls/checkpoints (CPs) for you to find using a map and compass. All CPs will be worth one point each. To challenge our faster racers we’ll have a number of bonus CPs available.
You’ll receive a pre-marked map with all the regular CPs marked on it. The location of the bonus CPs will be revealed to you on the course. Attached to certain CP flags will be a map with a bonus CP location marked on it. You’ll copy it onto your map and have the opportunity to get some bonus points. You will know before the start of the race which of the CP flags will have bonus CP maps attached.
Teams/solos will first be ranked by number of regular CPs punched then by number of bonus CPs. So for example, Team Cold Toes punches 10 regular CPs and 0 bonus, Team Soggy Socks punches 9 regular CPs and 3 bonus CPs – Cold Toes wins since they are ranked higher using regular CPs first. As you can see there is an element of strategy in this format.
We’ll have results for the Day event, the Night event, and an overall Rogaine Champion of Brown County for those signed up for Both events.
There is a 4 hour time limit for each event. Any team/solo arriving late will receive a 1 point penalty plus 1 point per each additional 5 minutes past 4 hours they arrive at the finish. For example at 4 hours, 5 minutes the penalty is -2 points, at 4 hours, 10 minutes it’s -3 points.
Free Navigation Clinic
For anyone who registers to do the race on Saturday, we are offering a FREE navigation clinic the evening before the race. This is a great opportunity for new(er) racers interested in the sport to learn the basics of navigation. We’re pretty confident you’ll be prepared to find some points come Saturday morning! If you’re interested, just check the box during race registration indicating that you’ll be joining us for the clinic.
Don’t forget to bring some winter-gear as we’ll be venturing outside for part of the clinic as well.
We want this to be a time where we can all get together with our friends that perhaps we haven’t seen over the winter. We have the (HEATED) Harvest Hall at our disposal, and we’ll be serving snacks and refreshments after the races along with awards.
eXplore Brown County is offering racers and their friends/families one of their 10 camping cabins, each with a unique theme. The cabins are grouped together and can accommodate up to 80 guests for a great time. Fire rings and picnic tables are provided outside of each cabin. There is a solar assisted public restroom with shower facilities and hopefully hot water (weather permitting). Water in cabins will be turned off this time of year, but the shower house has water year-round.
Cost is just $50 a cabin for four people, and $10/person for each additional guests four. Book online, or call eXplore, and just mention that you’re with the FRIGID RACE to make a reservation. 812.988.7750.
Extend the Fridge…
… by adding a cabin and a Sneak Peak Winter Wonderland Zip Tour. Buggy Tours, Paintball, sledding or ice skating available weather permitting – bring your own skates and sled! eXplore is offering a special 30% DISCOUNT, just mention the coupon “FRIGID” during booking (same number as lodging 812.988.7750), or you can simply book online.