2019 Nain Rouge Gaine

Registration is now open!

Race Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Location: Brighton, Michigan (Brighton Recreation Area at Emrich Retreat Center)
Length: 6 hour Rogaine
Maps: Lidar based O-maps at 1:12,500
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: Lighter fare and hot/cold drinks starting at 5:30pm
Results Ceremony, Prizes & Giveaways: 6:15pm
Awards: 1st Place in each division
Swag: Pint Glass
Gear List & Race Rules
Team Registration List

Event Cost:
Early Registration: 12/29/18 – 1/12/19 = $55.00 per person (+ small online registration fee)
Regular Registration: 1/13/19 – 2/23/19 = $60.00 per person (+ small online registration fee)
Late Registration: 2/24/19 – 3/9/19 = $70.00 per person (+ small online registration fee)

Registration will open on Dec 29, 2018 and remain open until March 9, 2019, or until we reach capacity.  Full team payment is due when team captain registers the team.
**All team member information is required to submit the online registration.** (Name, Email, Phone, Address, Age, Gender, Emerg. Contact & Phone). Entry Fees are non-refundable.
Entry fee includes swag and post race food. Entry is limited to the first 100 racers.

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Event Description:

The 2nd Annual Nain Rouge Gaine is a 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 Brighton 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