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9th World Rogaining Championship 2010

Competition name9th World Rogaining Championship 2010
Start date20101120
End date20101121
CountryNew Zealand
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityCheviot 120 kilometres north east of Christchurch
Club/organizerNew Zealand Rogaining Association
Region of countrySouth Island
Number of competition days24 hour rogaine
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Contact phone numbersee enquiry page http://wrc2010.org.nz/contacts.htm
Contact postal addresssee enquiry page http://wrc2010.org.nz/contacts.htm
Max distance from eventcentre to competitionsnil Hash House is the start point
Latest entry date30th September 2010
Entry fee (Euro)88 ($180 New Zealand)
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)http://wrc2010.org.nz/travel.htm
Event descriptionThe World Rogaining Championship is a single 24 hr rogaine event. For this rogaine only teams of two or three will be accepted in male, female and mixed teams. In Junior
Terrain descriptionTerrain Most of the terrain is open and fast, grassed farmland, with rolling hills and spur-gully features. A small amount of flat land lies west of Cheviot which is 60m above sea level. Coastal hills to the east rise to a maximum of 423 m on Mt. Beautiful. A number of 300 m saddles provide easier access to the coast, and south of Cheviot the hills are easier, rising to between 120 and 200 m. The hills to the west vary between 200 and 300 m. The views from the coastal hills are spectacular, with the night lights of Christchurch visible across Pegasus Bay. Seals may also be seen on the coastal strip although the rocky shoreline and steep cliffs preclude travel along the sea shore itself. A number of minor roads and farm tracks exist, but for the most part travel will be cross-country rather than road or track walking. There are a few pockets of native forest in the eastern streams, and some plantation forests. There is very little shrubby vegetation that cannot be negotiated. See some preliminary pictures; more will be posted as fieldwork progresses. top
Training possibilitiesModel Course and other Exercise Opportunities To familiarise competitors with terrain typical of that for the WRC a model course will be available a few days prior to the championship event. This will be about 90 km north of Christchurch in an area having very similar characteristics to the championship course. See the Activities and Tourism section of the website for more information. There are many other possibilities for exercise and training pre-event. Consult the Activities and Tourism section of the website for suggestions. top
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Introducing New Zealand New Zealand is a relatively small country with a population of roughly 4 million. Of these 1.3 million reside in the northern city of Auckland. New Zealand consists of two main islands, appropriately and unimaginatively named the North Island and the South Island, and a third smaller Stewart Island off the bottom of the South Island. The New Zealand climate is dominated by the effects of the mountains and sea but, in general, is moderate. Christchurch with a population of about 350,000 is the largest city in the South Island. It is known as the "garden city" because of the many parks, reserves, and private gardens. It is a flat city with a backdrop of the picturesque Port Hills rising to 500m. There are many magnificent walks in the Port Hills only ten minutes drive from the city center. To the east the city is bounded by the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The venue for the World Rogaining Championships is at Cheviot, 120 km north of Christchurch.
Street address of navigation point94 Greenhills Street
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