The Orienteering USA Rules of Orienteering include a section specific to rogaines. In addition, we recommend that rogaines go through the same sanctioning process as standard "A" events.
Benefits of Applying for Rogaine Sanctioning
- Excellent advice from the entire rogaine committee, as well as an event consultant and a course consultant who will work with you in the months leading up to the rogaine with the shared goal of having a safe, enjoyable and high quality event.
- Access to our growing network of contacts to advertise the event outside normal orienteering circles.
Steps to Obtain Sanctioning for a Rogaine
Sanctioning a rogaine is similar to sanctioning an A meet, and currently uses the same sanctioning application form.
- Review the sanctioning information in the Sanctioned Events section for foot orienteering events, as the forms used are the same.
- Review the planning calendar, the North American rogaine schedule and various sanctioning calendars to get an idea of what else is going on, and attempt to avoid/resolve any conflicts.
- Sanctioning applications should be submitted at least 6 months prior to the event. We will consider shorter time lines if necessary.
- Championship bids for a calendar year are due by September 1 of the year preceding the proposed championship. Note that a bid on a championship can be made after the sanctioning application has been submitted; they do not need to be submitted at the same time.
- Fill out the form and e-mail it to the Chair of the Rogaine Committee (currently Bud Laird, bnclaird [at] yahoo [dot] com). Incomplete forms, including those missing the safety plan, will be returned.
- Clean bids should then go to the committee within 3 days of their receipt by the Rogaine Committee chair. The committee will then vote for the next 2 weeks or so. Expect the total process to take about 3 to 4 weeks from submission.
Please note the following special considerations for rogaines:
- Safety and water placement plans are of great importance.
- The event should follow Orienteering USA’s rogaine rules.
- Please note that solo competitors should not be allowed on 24-hour events.
- Hash house food plans will be reviewed by the committee.
- Consideration should be given to ways to minimize risk of sleep-deprived competitors driving following the event. (Consider support for carpooling, designated drivers, allowing camping the night after the event, etc.)
- We encourage organizers to offer discounts to competitors in exchange for their volunteering to help work the event.