Highland Events are privileged to be running the Rab New Zealand Rogaine Championships 23-24 November 2019.

Note:  If you want to book accommodation for this event, the best way to do this is to let each individual book their own place in the team and their accommodation.  The team captain to  complete his/her entry, the team captain will then get a confirmation email which has a link that he can send to the rest of the team inviting them to enter the team.  Hope this makes sense.

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  • Saturday 0800 24hr Map handout.
  • Saturday 1000 3hr Rogaine registration and map handout
  • Saturday 1100 3hr Rogaine starts
  • Saturday 1200 24hr Rogaine starts
  • Saturday 1215 6hr Rogaine registration, gear check
  • Saturday 1215 6hr map handout
  • Saturday 1330 6hr Rogaine starts
  • Saturday 1400 3hr Rogaine ends –  Prize giving approx 1500
  • Saturday 1800 Hash House opens
  • Saturday 1930 6hr Rogaine ends –  Light meal available, Prize giving approx 2030
  • Sunday 0700 Hash House closes.  Tea and coffee and snacks still available, self service.
  • Sunday 1200 Rab NZ Rogaine Championship finishes.

Sunday 1330 NZRC Competitor meal and prize giving

Required Gear

  • Two base layers polypropylene or wool
  • Water proof jacket
  • Hat and gloves polyprop or wool
  • Good footwear
  • One litre of water
  • First aid kit per team
  • One cellphone per team
  • Whistle
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Food
  • Torch for night events

Please do not bother the land owners
Before or after the event, please do not contact land owners. We are only able to hold these events with the very generous help of land owners allowing us access over their property. Non permission running or MTBing over their land could spell the end to Rogaining as we know it. Thanks very much for your support in this area.

Entry Fees


24 Hour
Early Bird – May 1st – June 30th $100 (Junior $70)

Standard – July 1st – November 11th $125 ($90)
Late – last two weeks $150 ($120)

Note: Junior are those eligible for MJ, WJ and XJ categories, 16-22 years old.

6 Hour (light meal)
Standard $65
Late $75 

3 Hour (cash on the day, register online)
Standard $35 (no late fee)
Family $60 (2-5 members)


Refund – 80% refund up until Monday 1st of September, 50% refund from Wednesday 2nd of September to Thursday 31st October 2300hrs.  After this date there will be no refunds.  Team changes can be made on the website up until date of online entry closure Friday 8th of November at 2300hrs, after this date by email to event organisers.  Entry after this time is at the discretion of the event organisers

Age Categories:

Teams will compete in the standard divisions as specified by the IRF. In summary these are:
There will be three gender classes of competition: Men’s teams, Women’s teams, and Mixed teams, the latter being teams that contain at least one female and one male. In addition, some teams will be eligible for restricted age categories as follows:Junior: all team members must be under 23 years of age on the first day of competition (23 Nov 2019).
Veteran: all team members must be 40 years of age or over on the first day of competition.
Super Veteran: all team members must be 55 years of age or over on the first day of competition.
Ultra Veteran: all team members must be 65 years of ago or over on the first day of competition.
There are thus 15 classes overall: MO, WO, XO, MJ, WJ, XJ, MV, WV, XV, MSV, WSV, XSV, UVM, UVW, UVX. Teams are deemed to compete in every class for which they are eligible, that is:All teams are in the Open category of their gender class.
Junior and Veteran teams are automatically entered in the Open category of their gender class.
Super Veteran teams are automatically entered in the Open and Veteran categories of their gender class.
Ultra Veteran teams are automatically entered in the Open, Veteran and Super Veteran categories of their gender class.

There will be accommodation at HQ for $30 per person, per night, you will need to bring your own bed linen and towels. This accommodation will be able to be booked during the registration process on a first in first served basis.  Sorry there is no camping available on the site of the Christian Retreat.   This accommodation is available Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November 2019, inclusive.

Please note:  Sorry you will need to book the Saturday night even thought many of you will be staying out on the course over this period and not returning to your room until midday Sunday.  You will be able to leave all your gear in your room ready for a well-earned snooze on your return.

T&C for this accommodation. – No alcohol, No smoking,  No cohabitating  unless married.

Dunedin to HQ 1hr 40mins by car.  Queenstown to HQ 2hr 20mins by car,  Christchurh to HQ 5hr 01 mins by car.

Bannockburn Rogaine Results 8 September 2018





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We have all the landowner sorted, venue for Hash-house and accommodation.

The course is on typical Central Otago high country, rocky outcrops, gold mining relics, large open ridges incised with small to large gullies.  Mainly ground level vegetation, some denser vegetation in the gullies.  Elevation is 600m in the North of the course going out to 1200m in the South.

Entries open 1 April 2019  Entries are NOW OPEN CLICK HERE

Don’t let the word Championship put you off we have a very user friendly course suitable for all levels.  Along side the Champs we will be running 3hr and 6hr events for the slightly less adventurous.  Don’t be scared to give the 24hr Champs a crack.  It seems intimidating but its not.  You can stay in the field as long as you like, rest as long as you like and eat as much as you like at the hash-house on the course.