<h2>What is Rogaining?</h2>\r\nRogaining is a form of cross-country orienteering. Teams of 2 to 5 people work together, using a compass and map, to navigate long distances and collect checkpoints (called ‘controls’). Teams are required to navigate through varying terrain, over mountains and through dense foliage, rivers and streams, to collect the maximum amount of points in the allocated time. The original championship event is conducted continuously over 24 hours, but 3, 4, 6, 8 and 12 hour events are common.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<a href="https://www.facebook.com/TwoCatsPhotography/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-24573 size-full" src="/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/A-beginners-guide-to-rogaining-Emily-Rowbotham-photo-by-Two-Cats-Photography-hiking-fence-backpack-compass-map.jpg" alt="A beginner's guide to rogaining Emily Rowbotham photo by Two Cats Photography hiking, fence, backpack, compass, map" width="1400" height="933" /></a>\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nRogaining originally began in Australia in the 1940s but is now practiced worldwide. Rumour has it that the term ‘Rogaine’ is derived from the names of the sport’s founders Rod, Gail and Neil --- "Ro-Gai-Ne" (cute, right?).\r\n\r\nRogaining is normally held in bushland areas of different terrain outside of major cities, but ‘Metro-gaines’, held in urban areas, are becoming increasingly common. Variations of the sport have been extended to different disciplines: you can compete in a paddlegain (kayaking), a snogaine (cross-country skiing), or a cyclogain (mountain-biking).