Metrogaine for AR’s 10th birthday

We’re celebrating www.AR.co.za’s 10th birthday with a metrogaine – an urban point-score navigation event.

Enter as an individual or pair and receive a map  on which checkpoints are marked. A cluesheet will guide you to the control locations. You will have one hour or 90-minutes (two courses) to walk, jog or run to as many checkpoints as possible.

The map is a regular street map BUT, street names and identifying features have been removed. Only basic navigation skills are needed to locate checkpoints using the clues provided. Compass skills are not required.

You will be penalised for each minute that you are late. Entrants will receive a ‘happy birthday’ cupcake on completion of the metrograine.

Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Venue: Kinetic Gear, Exercise & Nutrition Centre, cnr North & Rivonia Rds, Rivonia

Registration: from 17h00

Time: 18h00 for 18h30 start.

Entry format: individual or pairs

Entry fee: R25 per person

Bring: As this event is run at night, please wear a reflective bib / belt to ensure your visibility. The course is run on roads, so trail shoes are not necessary. Also bring a headlamp. There are not street lights on all of the route and you’ll need it to read your map anyway.

RSVP: For printing of maps, please RSVP by 10h00 on Monday, 11 April 2011. If you’re on Facebook, you can RSVP on the event notice. Alternatively email lisa@ar.co.za. I can’t guarantee that I’ll have spare maps for you if you don’t RSVP. Tnx.