Canterbury Rogaine Series

Welcome to the Canterbury Rogaine Series

Thanks to everyone who came to the Orton Bradley Rogaine!

What an awesome day out at Orton Bradley Park with great weather and a fantastic variety of rogaining terrain! We are especially grateful to Orton Bradley Park for hosting us.

Results are now up under

And route analysis is at 

That wraps up our event series for summer. if you are keen for more rogaining take at look at the NZ Rogaine Association calender at There are lots of events around Canterbury and further afield to look forward to.

Also don't forget about the Kaikoura Adventure Race 25th-26th April. Find out more at


Orton Bradley Rogaine - Sunday 1st March 

Including the official Canterbury Secondary Schools Rogaining Championships!

We're excited to bring you a new event for this year, the Orton Bradley Rogaine on Sunday 1st March. As well as a 4hr, 2hr or 1hr foot rogaine, there will also be a 6hr Adventure option (2hr kayak + 4hr foot rogaine) including kayaking/packrafting or swimrun (supply your own kayak). 

Online entry is now closed - for a late entry email us at [email protected], or enter at the event on Sunday ($5 surcharge for late entries)

The Orton Bradley rogaine will also be the 2020 Canterbury Secondary Schools Rogaining Championships. Get your school mates together into a team and enter! There will be two age grades, Senior (Years 11-13) doing the 4hr event and Junior (Years 9-10) doing the 2hr event (make sure you select the correct rogaine length when entering). If you have both juniors and seniors in your team, then you must enter in the Senior age group. Rogaining allows you to choose how long you spend out there, so if you want to come back to the finish before the maximum time limit that is fine. Schools partitipants start at 11am.

School entries are open via the website for students to directly enter the schools championships, but please ensure your sport coordinator/teacher in charge knows you are doing the event. Event information has been sent out to all schools.


On the day 

Foot rogainers will start and finish from Picnic area 3 (far end of the park) Orton Bradley Park (Marine Drive, Charteris Bay). There will be a series of mass starts at 11:00am, 11:30am and 12:00 midday and you can choose which time to start at. There will be a briefing 10mins before each start, and registration from 9:00am.

Cantebury Secondary Schools Champs also start from picnic area 3, Orton Bradley Park. Schools participants will all start at 11:00am, with registration from 9:00am.

Adventure rogainers will start the water section from the boat ramp opposite 428 Marine Drive, Charteris Bay (5mins drive towards Diamond harbour from Orton Bradley park). Go straight there for registration in the morning (don't come to Orton Bradley first). Registration from 8:30am, briefing at 9:00am and start at 9:30am. You must be off the water by 11:30am at the latest (High tide 10:23am). After finishing the water section you will have a 5min drive back to Orton Bradley for the foot rogaine and must be finished the rogaine by 4pm at the latest (we have allowed 1/2hr for your water to foot transition). 

Gear List (required)

  • Cellphone
  • Whistle
  • Medical kit
  • Raincoat
  • Warm top/polypro
  • Sufficient food and water
  • Lifejacket (kayakers)

We stongly recommend you take a compass, sunhat and polypro bottoms Be prepared for all conditions, and bring more gear in case the weather is worse on the day.

Entry fees (includes Orton Bradley Park entrance fee):
Event Adult  Student (Uni or teritary) School child Under 12 years
4hr Foot $35 $20 $10 Free (must run with adult)
2hr Foot $25 $15 $10 Free (must run with adult)
1hr Foot $15 $5 $5 Free (must run with adult)
6hr Adventure $55 $30 Not applicable Not applicable

Online entries close midnight Thurs 27th Feb. Late entries will be taken after that via email and on the day (Note - a $5 surcharge applies to entries after 27th Feb including on-the-day entries)

Any questions? Email us at  [email protected] 

Note: A copy of our Health and Safety plan for the Orton Bradley rogaine is avaliable on request (contact us via email)

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