by Jo Demmler February 28, 2020

This is one of my newly discovered everyday adventurers. ๐’๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฒ๐›๐ž ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  and that is a very good question.โฃ
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It is ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ชng you have to search for markers (otherwise known as controls) however, unlike orienteering you can find them in any order.โฃ
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The aim of the game is to race against the clock in teams to find the most controls and gain the highest points. Teams travel on foot, armed only with the course map and a trusty compass.โฃ

First Name:
Jo

Hometown:
Adelaide, Australia

Age:
43


Instagram username:
@reddust.active

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What is your ACTIVE? (favorite ways to move your body):
Rogaining - described as an adventure strategy sport. Rogaining may need a bit of an explanation.

This is taken from the South Australian Rogaining Association:

"Rogaining is an outdoor treasure hunt, like no other. If youโ€™re the type who enjoys the โ€˜great outdoorsโ€™ via the TV at the end of a treadmill, then rogaining probably wonโ€™t be your thing. The aim of the game is to race against the clock in teams to find the most controls and gain the highest points. Teams travel on foot, armed only with the course map and a trusty compass.

Every team has a different idea of how they are going to tackle a rogaine. Some are out to win and find every control out on the course โ€“ if they can. Other teams want to head to the hills to enjoy mountain-top views. Yet others want to hit the flatter areas and discover hidden gorges and explore river beds; immersing themselves in nature.

Thatโ€™s the beauty of rogaining. The setters provide the location and teams get to choose their own route, pace, and adventure."

How did you find your ACTIVE?ย 
Through friends.

What do you love about your ACTIVE?
The community, being outdoors, working as a team, the strategy of plotting your course and the way it changes as the rogain evolves.

The amazing volunteers and the catering which is provided is top-notch. The way you get to chose how you want to play to win or just to enjoy being in the great outdoors.

I also love that there are so many different people out there young and old and the friendly camaraderie of all the teams.

What surprises have you experienced through your ACTIVE journey?ย 
That you can also do a Velogaine - rogaining on a bike (so much fun :))

What were the challenges getting started?
Learning how to read a compass (I am still learning), working out distances on the map and judging how long the route you have plotted is going to take. It always takes longer than you think.

Working out if you go for the high points first or if it is best to snatch up lots of the lower points, which are easier to get to. So much strategy to think about.

How do you keep yourself motivated?:
I find when you are part of a team you motivate each other.

If you could share one piece of inspiration to those finding their ACTIVE and staying motivated, what would it be?:
Go out and give it a go. Sometimes it is hard to move outside your comfort zone but you never know what surprises are around the corner and how many amazing people you could meet.

Here's to us all beingย Everyday Adventures - #findyouractiveย 
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