2016 Czech National Rogaining Championship

The Czech Rogaining Championship was held from July 2nd to July 3rd 2016 in the Orlické mountains. The event centre containing the hash house was situated in Orlické Záhoří, small villlage on the Czech-Polish border.

Total number of rogainers in 24, 12 and 6h categories was 133 split to 65 teams. 125 participants were from the Czech Republic, 4 from Poland and 4 from Germany.

On the race map in scale of 1:50 000 and coloured in traditional hiker’s scheme there had been prepared 69 control points and it was possible to reach up to 4160 points. The best team in the 24-MO category gathered 2850 points.

All results are present on the organizerʼs website: http://www.dobruska.cz/kob/rogaining2016/index.php?stranka=vysledky

The event map with team routes (if drawn or uploaded) is available at


And photos



The race was well organised and the hash house situated approximately in the middle of control points offered a very good refreshment to the competitors (e.g. local Czech beer included), so the weatherʼs caprices could have been surmounted with a smile. Fortunately nobody was injured during the race.


Pavla Privoznikova

Czech mountain orienteering national championship (5th-6th November 2016)

Czech championship in mountain orienteering  was held from November 5th to November 6th 2016 in Klíny, Ore mountains, near to Czech-German border. 

The competition is traditionally split to two parts (one part is held on Saturday and one part on Sunday), each with a time limit. This once the limit was 6h30 for both days. On Saturday, the competitors had to overcome two laps: the first one was a free order course (all control points had to be collected), in the second lap, control points were in fixed order.

The 406 participants (399 Czechs, 4 Germans, 3 Slovaks) in 203 teams competed on a map scaled 1:25000 and had to face not only difficult mountain terrain but also the weather: few minutes before the start it stopped raining, but whole Saturday the Ore mountains were covered with fog and temperature was from -1 to 1 celsius. Thanks to organizersʾ forethought there were two refreshment points every day and the competitors could warm themselves drinking a cup of tea with rum (non EU-compliant).

The best teams in main categories needed in both parts more or less 3 hours to get to the finish. Final results are available at the organizerʾs website http://hrob-2016.krk-litvinov.cz/files/vysl_po_e2.html

Saturday map with team routes (if drawn or uploaded) is available on http://play-map.com/event.php?id=174, Sunday map http://play-map.com/event.php?id=175

Photos https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPFGzoeVhNloGb_HFsR1J-R8M7pp9-XOqpeV-_QvcNIqI55SfOsdcPmbOvgdNtPAw?key=SEowd1NfMXhhU0lJOXBlcXBsRFJoM2NsY3ZQZlNR


Next national rogaining event in the Czech republic will be the 2 laps race named Brutus extreme orienteering, on the weekend of March 18th-19th (6h rogaining on Saturday, 5h rogaining on Sunday) with the event centre in Vizovice (Moravia).

Pavla Privoznikova

Czech-German cross-border skirogaining

On Sunday, 1 March 2015 the 5th cross border skirogaining was held in Klíny, Ore Mountains, Czech Republic.
17 Czech teams and 3 German, 42 skirogainers (from 14 newcomers 5 were younger than 18) took part in the 6 hour competition.
Weather and snow conditions were excellent, therefore two teams cleaned up the map by visiting all check points.
Event website:
Event map and routes:
Jan Tojnar

10th. Latvian Rogaining Championship

The 10th Latvian Rogaining Championship was held in Ranka, Gulbene municipality, it is about 150 km from Riga, Latvia capital city. Total of 162 teams from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuanian took a part in 24h and 6h rogaine held on July 18-19, 2015.

The start was given near Ranka elementary school built in 1887. 76 checkpoints with total value of 500 were placed on course.

Best team in 24 hour race “ISOSTAR” (Men class - Jānis Krūmiņš and Alberts Jasāns) collected 397 points (59 CPs) in 23h 33min 54sec.  

Full results as well as team route maps are available by clicking on results link.

Competition map.

Links to photos: Māris Stabiņš, Raimonds, Sandra, Aivis Stračinskis, Sandra Lapiņa.

Next rogaine events in Latvia are 4 and 8 hour race Tautas Rogaining on September 27, 2015, and JelgavasRogaining – 6 and 3 hour event on Oktober 17 in Jelgava city. More information about rogaine in Latvia available on site http://www.rogaining.lv



Rogaining in Italy is on the go and hopefully here to stay!

Rogaining in Italy is on the go and hopefully here to stay!

Written by Maurice Ongania                                                                                       Edited by Richard Robinson

Two years on after the first event at San Gimignano in 2012, Rogaining in Italy (Toscana) is looking at three Events in 2015. "It’s the adventure and the excitement of going into unknown territory that gets you in every time" was an view expressed by people coming back to try it for a third time. 

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