If you’re looking for an excuse to get out on the trails this weekend, Bowen Island Trail Society may have the event for you. BITS is holding its first rogaining event Saturday morning.
Rogaining, a long distance, cross country orienteering sport, sees teams of two to five people route planning and navigating between checkpoints, choosing which checkpoints to visit within the time limit (in this case three hours) to maximize their score, according to Wikipedia.
BITS is hosting a runner and family friendly “Rogaine” event on Aug 7.
This event can be done in groups of three or four running or families / friends can walk and find as many checkpoints as possible in the three-hour timed event, which takes place in Fairy Fen/ Quarry Park / Cape Rodger Curtis and the Disc Golf Course.
Admission is by donation and runners/ walkers will need to sign a waiver.
Meet at Thompson Road for an 8:30 a.m. start and finish by 11:30 a.m.
This event will be followed by a talk by Mara Letaine, World Rogaine Championships medallist, at the Golf Course at noon.
New and renewed membership for the trail society with our brand new hat swag will also be available at the golf course, noon to 1:30 p.m.