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Moonshine24 - 2010 SILVA New Zealand Rogaining Championships

Competition nameMoonshine24 - 2010 SILVA New Zealand Rogaining Championships
Start date20100417
End date20100418
CountryNew Zealand
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityWellington
Club/organizerOrienteering Hutt Valley
Region of countryAkatarawas
Number of competition days2
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Contact phone numberNZ 021-878-665
Contact postal addressFanny Toorenburg; PO Box 6625; Marion Square; 6141 Wellington; New Zealand
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions0 km
Latest entry dateLate fee applies after April 7
Entry fee (Euro)approximately 50 Euro (maximum fee $100NZD)
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)60 Euro
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)8 - 15 Euro per person
Event descriptionTest your navigational skills in the rugged Akatarawas! The Moonshine24 is the 2010 Silva New Zealand Rogaining Championship, to be held on April 17/18 2010. The Akatarawas are approximately 50km (about an hours drive) north of Wellington. They are most well known by mountain bikers and Karapoti Classic competitors, but are also popular with other outdoor enthusiasts. Weather at this time of the year can be warm and dry, or wet, damp, foggy and dark. Such conditions will make the course even more of a navigational challenge but also can turn travel into a bit of an adventure!
Terrain descriptionThe Moonshine 24 offers some extra challenges above and beyond a normal tough rogaine. There is typical NZ style steep terrain dotted with native bush and pines, and there are also a number of spectacular gorges and canyons dissecting the race area. Warm and enticing in the middle of a summer day, these may not be such an easy or fun proposition by moonlight. Having only been traversed by a handful of people, these wilderness gorges are a must-see feature of the Moonshine24.
Training possibilitiesThis is a great warm-up event for the World Rogaining Champs later in the year. There will be shorter rogaines for training prior to the Moonshine24; to be posted on the website.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Wellington - Te Papa, Weta Workshops (Lord of the Rings, Avatar). Tararua mountains - tramping, hiking, exploring. Akatarawas - tramping, mountain biking, Karapoti Classic 50km MTB ride on March 6.
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