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

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
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
Swag: Pint Glass (Not guaranteed after 4/5/2021)

Gear List & Race Rules (last updated 4/3/2021)
Registered Teams List

Final Team List
Racer Update #1

Race Recap
Facebook Photo Album

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 – 4/12/21 = $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 – 4/12/21 = $45.00 per person (+ small online registration fee) *Swag not guaranteed after 4/5/2021

Registration will open on Mar 8, 2021 and remain open until April 12, 2021, or until we reach capacity.
Entry Fees are non-refundable.
Entry fee includes swag and post race food. Swag not guaranteed after 4/5/2021. 

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COVID Response Plan

We will have the following restrictions / social distancing practices in place:

      • Race will be limited to the number of participants per the current MDHHS Epidemic Order.
      • Masks are required to be worn at the start/finish area, transition areas (TA) and anytime you are unable to maintain social distancing on the course.
      • Contactless check-in / check-out (bags with race swag/materials per team, drop box for SI Cards)
      • Race Meeting Information provided in a racer update, short race briefing prior to the race.
      • Teams will be 6ft apart at the start of the race.
      • Grab-n-Go lunches immediately following the event.

Cancellation Plans (if needed):

      • In the event we have to cancel on or before Apr 1, we will offer a full refund (minus credit card processing fees) or provide race credits for a future event (this will be the default refund option).
      • In the event we have to cancel after Apr 1st, we will offer a partial refund based on expenses at the time of cancellation. We understand this is not the ideal situation, but we also hope you understand the reasoning behind these decisions.
      • If we do have to cancel, for any reason or at any time, we plan to offer a virtual race option. More details to come on that if/when we have to go down that path.

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Event Description:

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