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Valmiera night rogaining returns to Latvia this week

One of the most exciting events of the year is just around the corner. Are you ready for an adventure?

  • September 24, 2019 17:30
  • Author Anton Stoyanov
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First off, you might be wondering what rogaining actually is – so here’s a brief explainer. The sport was officially born in 1976 in Melbourne, Australia. In its essence, it’s an orienteering sport that involves the planning of appropriate routes, navigating between landmarks and checkpoints and using different tools to help you on the way.

During the European Sport Week, Valmiera will be hosting its very own annual rogaining competition – Valmiera night rogaining on 27 September. Organized by the Valmiera Cultural Centre, the competition will take place not only within the city’s urban area, but also within the forests in its outskirts. Teams of 2 to 5 members are able to apply to one of the three routes – the less demanding 1.5-hour track, the 3-hour walking strength check or a 2-hour cycling orienteering race. And because the Latvian city is environmentally conscious, it is ditching paper maps in favour of a mobile app. You can register your team for the event by 25 September and pay the participation fee of 5 euros at the venue on 27 September.

You can find more about the event, its rules and its online registration form over at the city’s website.

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