2020 Nain Rouge Gaine – March 14, 2020
3 Hour / 6 Hour Rogaine

Registration is now open!

Race Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Location: Commerce Township, Michigan (Proud Lake Recreation Area, requires Recreation Passport, Prices HERE)

6 Hour Rogaine
Length:
6 hour
Maps: Lidar based O-maps at 1:15,000
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: 10:00-10:30am
Race Briefing: 11:45am
Race Start: 12:00pm
Race Cutoff: 6:00pm
Post Race Food: TBA
Results Ceremony, Prizes & Giveaways: 6:15pm
Awards: 1st Place in each division
Swag: Pint Glass

3 Hour Rogaine (New for 2020!!)
Length:
3 hour
Maps: Lidar based O-maps (Scale TBD)
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: 10:00-10:30am
Race Briefing: 11:45am
Race Start: 12:00pm
Race Cutoff: 3:00pm
Post Race Food: Light Snacks
Results Ceremony, Prizes & Giveaways: 6:15pm
Awards: To be determined based on registrations
Swag: Pint Glass

Gear List & Race Rules
Registered Teams List

Event Cost 6 Hour:
Early Registration: 1/6/20 – 1/19/20 = $55.00 per person (+ small online registration fee)
Regular Registration: 1/20/20 – 2/21/20 = $60.00 per person (+ small online registration fee)
Late Registration: 2/22/20 – 3/7/20 = $70.00 per person (+ small online registration fee)

Event Cost 3 Hour:
Regular Registration: 1/25/20 – 2/21/20 = $35.00 per person (+ small online registration fee)
Late Registration: 2/22/20 – 3/7/20 = $45.00 per person (+ small online registration fee)

Registration will open on Jan 6, 2020 and remain open until March 7, 2020, or until we reach capacity.  Registration can now be completed individually and waivers are signed online through the registration process. We are excited to remove the need of printing waivers!
Entry Fees are non-refundable. Entry fee includes swag and post race food. Entry is limited to the first 150 racers (3 Hour & 6 Hour Racers Combined).

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Event Description:

The 3rd Annual 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 Proud Lake Recreation Area 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

2018 Nain Rouge Gaine
2019 Nain Rouge Gaine