BRIEF INFORMATION

  • Date: 13 November 2022 (Sunday)
  • Venue: North East New Territories
  • Type: 2 – 4 members a team, 6 hours and 3 hours Score Event
  • Event Map: Scale 1:20:000, V.I.:10m
  • Quota: 470 People, application is on a first-come-first-served basis (The organiser reserves the right to amend the quota)
  • Meals: Free light meals will be provided​
  • Training: Training details please refer to Training and Preparation
  • Deadline: 5 October 2022, 12:00 noon
  • Enquiry: 2157 8630 (Whatsapp)/rogaine@ayp.org.hk

About Rogaine

Background of Rogaine:
Rogaine was introduced by The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP) in 2007, and the first Rogaine competition in Hong Kong was held in the same year. Rogaine is an all-round challenge which matches well with AYP. Both Rogaine and AYP encourage young people to meet challenges, explore their potentials, grow and learn through determination. To date, Rogaine has become our annual fundraising event to raise funds for AYP to support youth work.

How To Play:
Rogaining is a long distance cross-country navigation which required teams of two to four members to visit checkpoints within the time limit. Participants navigate by compass and official map between checkpoints that may vary from open farmland to hilly forest. They are also required to use their e-cards to punch the control unit at checkpoints to keep records. The team which has the highest total marks will be the champion. If there is more than one team getting the highest mark, the team which finishes the race within the shortest time will be the winner.

SETTING YOUR OWN ROUTE

The race itself has no set route; Rogainers set their strategy, plan their own route according to their ability and preference.

COUNTING ON PLANNING

Rogaine strongly emphasises on planning. Since no supply of food and water other than the event centre and official water points, participants have to prepare sufficient food and drinks before the competition. Besides, participants are required to submit their flight plan before start-off, review during the competition and fill in intention sheet about their route at specific check points.

COMBINING ​PHYSICAL CHALLENGE & JUDGMENT

Physical requirement for Rogaine is generally higher than ordinary orienteering competitions because of long hour race. Besides, Rogaine requires map work and route planning skills more than hiking or cross-country competitions. The requirement of judgment and physical challenge makes Rogaine a challenging and exciting game.

Classes

Remarks:
  • In all classes where an age requirement is stipulated, the governing date shall be 1 November 2022.
  • Participants must have basic map-reading, navigation skills and good physical fitness
  • Participation fee and minimum fundraising amount should be paid on or before 5 October 2022 (Wednesday).

Training & Preparation

General Rules of Scoring

Though Rogaine competition has a number of classes, the same rule of scoring is applied. Rogainers are advised to familiarise themselves with the scoring system before the competition, master the rules and set their own strategies tactically.

  • No team shall start before the organiser announces to do so.
  • Rogaine is a score event. You can take the checkpoints in any order. Each checkpoint carries a certain score.
  • The event will finish according to the organiser’s clock. A time penalty system will be applied. The score will be deducted for every minute or part of a minute late. Teams that finish over 30 minutes after competition time will not get any score nor position.
  • The organiser will verify a team’s checkpoint score. After deducting the penalties, it will come up with each team’s total score. The team with the highest score will be the winner. If two teams get the same score, the team with less competition time will be the winner.

Class Awards

The best three teams in each class are the winning teams. If there are less than 5 entries, only the champion will be awarded. Members of the winning teams will be awarded medals and sponsored prizes.
Participants who complete the race successfully will be awarded an e-certificate and finisher medal.

Event Procedures

Training Arrangement

Rogainers may attend training conducted by professional instructors.
Date: Lecture – 21st October (Fri), Warm-up Event – 29th October (Sat)
Time and venue will be announced in due course. Content includes map reading, orienteering skills and practice. The training fee is $150 per participant.

Rogainers Manual

Rogainers Manual will be uploaded in due course. Please read the content carefully before the event.

*The format of the race might be changed in accordance with the latest epidemic development. The organiser would share latest updates through email, official website and social media platforms.

Entry & Payment

Online Registration & Payment

Online Registration
Paypal online payment requires no registration. Credit card payment including Visa and MasterCard are available.

Registration in Person or by Post

Please download the following documents and send to Award Office (Address: Nos. 301-309, Lai Kwai House, Lai Kok Estate, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon) in person or by post on or before 5 October 2022.

Payment Method

Cheque: Crossed cheque payable to: “The Hong Kong Award for Young People” * Please write down name of team leader & entry class at the back of the cheque.

Registration Form

Download Entry Form
Download Fundraising Form

Post Race Carnival

Carnival

A carnival with game booths, stretching & recovery workshop and training camp activities tryout will be available to all participants. You may experience our signature facilities such as Adventure Park and HADO Dodgeball, and have fun at the Hong Kong Award for Young People Jockey Club Duke of Edinburgh Training Camp!

Remarks:
  • A limited quota for each activity will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Activities offered are subject to the organisers’ arrangements. For further updates, please refer to the announcement on event date

FAQ

DISEASE PREVENTION MEASURES

1. Are there any vaccination requirements?

All participants are required to be vaccinated according to the Government’s Dosage Schedule for Vaccine Pass. They will be required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code using the ”LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app. Only those participants who can provide a Blue Code would be allowed to enter the event centre and participate in the race.

2. Do I need to conduct COVID-19 nucleic acid test before the race?

All participants have to present a negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours of the event date. They are also required to present proof of a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) obtained on the event date. They should keep the record in case of needed by respective departments.

GENERAL

1. Where is the start point and end point?

The start point and end point are usually located near the event centre. The exact location of the event centre, with details of event information will be provided about one week before the event.

2. What is the distance the group required to travel?

BOC Life Rogaine Charity Race 2022 is a scoring event. There are no fixed routes and the parts of the course competitors visit are entirely up to the team members.

3. Will the classes race in the dark?

All classes will start in the morning of 13 November 2022. 3 and 6 hours classes are not required to race in the dark unless you cannot report to the finish within the race time limit due to any delay.

COMPETITION RULES

4. Do all team members race together?

Rogaine is not a relay event. All team members on list must register on the event date, otherwise the team will be classified as unofficial and the team result will not be recorded. Members of a team shall remain within a distance of 10 metres at all times whilst on the course. All members must visit checkpoints together. Violation of this rule will risk disqualification.

5. If a member withdraws from the race, can the other team members continue the race?

If a member withdraws from the race, the entire team shall return to the event centre and notify the organiser. The original team shall be deemed to have finished the event. If a new team is formed it may be admitted to the competition at the discretion of the organiser but no points shall be credited for checkpoints already visited.

6. Can a support team set up for the racing team?

Teams compete on a self-sufficient basis. Any support in whatever form and from whatever source are not allowed. No food or equipment shall be left on course before the event for a team’s use. Competitors shall travel only on foot and shall not take any transportation during competition.

EQUIPMENT

7. What kind of competition materials will be provided by the organiser? When will such materials be provided?

The organiser will provide number bibs, maps and control cards. Number bids, maps and control cards will be provided at Event Centre on the event day.

8. Can GPS be used for navigation?

The only navigational aids that may be carried on the course are magnetic compasses, watches and copies of the competition map. The possession of other navigational aids, including pedometers, altimeters and GPS device with map display is prohibited during competition.

9. Can participant bring their own maps or use other maps for competition?

Apart from the competition maps provided by the organiser, no other maps in whatever format are to be used during the competition.

10. How many maps will be provided?

Each team member will be provided a map. Only competitors who show up at the event day will be provided with maps.

11. How many SI cards will be provided?

Each team will be provided a SI card.

12. If number bid is lost during competition, can it be re-issued?

If competitors lose the number bibs during competition, he/she together with his/her team members should return to Event Centre together for re-issue of number bibs. Violation of this will risk disqualification.

13. If SI card is lost during competition, can it be re-issued?

If the team loses the SI card during competition, the team should return to Event Centre for re-issue of control card and the team shall indemnify the organiser HK$700 for the lost. Violation of this will risk disqualification.

14. What kinds of equipment are necessary for the competition?

Compass, whistle, watch, headlamp/torch, mobile phone and drinking water are compulsory for every participant. First aid kit, waterproof marker pen and thermal/space blanket are compulsory for every team. (The exact compulsory equipment list and amount are listed in the Event Information)

15. What will happen if compulsory equipment is lost during competition?

All teams and team members must bring all compulsory group/personal equipment. Checking of equipment by officials will take place at start or any checkpoints. Competitors fail to produce such equipment will not be allowed to start or will be stopped from competition.

OTHERS

16. Is it necessary to wear the T-shirt provided by the organiser?

No, but the organiser recommends competitors to wear it as this will be easier for the staff and rescue team to identify the competitors during the event.

17. Will water be provided by the organiser?

● Event Centre will NOT provide water before the competition start. Competitors will have to bring enough water to the event centre. Water will only be provided from afternoon on the event day at the Event Centre.
● Water points will be set in competition area. Location will be pre-printed on the maps. Competitors need to bring their own containers for refilling water.

18. How is luggage storage arranged?

Participants can leave their belongings at designated area. However, the organiser bears no responsibility on any loss or damage of your property. Therefore, DO NOT bring any valuable items.

Acknowledgement

Organiser

Title Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Sliver Sponsor

Official Drink

Official Gears

Other Sponsors

Media Partners

Green Event Partner

Supporting Organisations

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Chairlady
Ms. Tina WONG Ting

Members

Ms. Jennifer YEUNG Yin Chi

Mr. NG Kam Fu

Mr. YU Sai Hong

Mr. Timothy HASSAN Ka Chun

Mr. POON Ka Hang

Ms. Moraine CHAN Ka Wai

Mr. KWOK Wing Chow