2021 Nain Rouge Gaine – April 24, 2021
3 Hour / 6 Hour Rogaine

Registration Opens 3/8/2021

Race Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Pinckney Recreation Area (requires recreation passport, Prices Here)

6 Hour Rogaine
Length:
6 hour
Maps: Lidar based O-maps
Disciplines: Trail Running and Orienteering
5 Divisions: Solo Male, Solo Female, 2-Person Coed, 2-Person Male, 2-Person Female
Who: Beginner to Experienced Adventurers!
Racer Check-In & Maps: 10:30-11:00am
Race Briefing: 11:15am
Race Start: 12:00pm
Race Cutoff: 6:00pm
Post Race Food: Grab-N-Go Lunches
Awards: 1st Place in each division (mailed to team captains)
Swag: Pint Glass (Not guaranteed after 4/5/2021)

3 Hour Rogaine
Length:
3 hour
Maps: Lidar based O-maps
Disciplines: Trail Running and Orienteering
5 Divisions: Solo Male, Solo Female, 2-Person Coed, 2-Person Male, 2-Person Female
Who: Beginner to Experienced Adventurers!
Racer Check-In & Maps: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Race Briefing: 1:10pm
Race Start: 1:30pm
Race Cutoff: 4:30pm
Post Race Food: Light Snacks
Awards: 1st Overall (mailed to team captains)
Swag: Pint Glass (Not guaranteed after 4/5/2021)

Event Cost 6 Hour: 
Regular Registration: 3/8/21 – 4/2/21 = $60.00 per person (+ small online registration fee)
Late Registration: 4/3/21 – 4/17/21 = $70.00 per person (+ small online registration fee) *Swag not guaranteed after 4/5/2021

Event Cost 3 Hour:
Regular Registration: 3/8/21 – 4/2/21 = $35.00 per person (+ small online registration fee)
Late Registration: 4/3/21 – 4/17/21 = $45.00 per person (+ small online registration fee) *Swag not guaranteed after 4/5/2021

Entry Fees are non-refundable. Entry fee includes swag and post race food. Swag not guaranteed after 4/5/2021. 

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Event Description:

The Nain Rouge Gaine is a 3 Hour/6 Hour Rogaine (Long Orienteering Event) in Southeast Michigan. Competitors will locate Orienteering Controls on foot, in an all optional format using supplied electronic punch sticks and Lidar based O-maps throughout the park location in attempt to find the Nain Rouge and ward him off for another year.

The Nain Rouge is a red dwarf that is said to have been haunting the area in and around Detroit for the last 300 years. He is most vulnerable around the Spring Equinox, register now and prepare to find the Nain Rouge!!

Detailed Orienteering topographical maps will be provided pre-marked with control points.  The total trekking will be around 30K – depending on a your selected route and number of CP’s achieved.  Not all control points will be required to finish as an officially ranked team/individual; however, the more control points a team/individual obtains in the shortest amount of time, the higher they will rank in the overall standings.  Teams / individuals can choose to trek on trails or bushwhack through the wilderness!

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please review our Sponsorship Opportunities Form or reach out to us by filling out the contact form on our Contact page.

Past Race Results

2020 Nain Rouge Gaine
2019 Nain Rouge Gaine
2018 Nain Rouge Gaine