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Port Gamble Rogaine

May 12 - Port Gamble WA


Event Description

The Port Gamble Rogaine is an orienteering event. Participants will visit as many of the 30-40 checkpoints that they can within the given time period. Participants are allowed to visit checkpoints in any order by foot or bike using only map and compass. Checkpoints are located throughout Stottlemeyer Forest and Port Gamble.


We are excited to offer you an event in an area that has great trails and terrain surrounding beautiful Port Gamble. The race is completely navigation based, and teams should be proficient with using a map and compass. The course is characterized by areas of dense undergrowth, second and third growth forests, and clearcuts. It is a Puget Sound lowland environment. The course is relatively flat with a number of hills and ridges leading up to the highest central part around 500ft above sea level.


We will be using 1:12,000 USGS based maps printed on water resistant paper. It is your responsibility to preserve the maps and checkpoint descriptions throughout the race. There will be no replacements available. All checkpoints will be pre-plotted. The maps will have some improvements to reflect trails/roads that might be useful to you. In many instances there is some overlap between old roads and trails. Generally, old roads have been mapped as trails when a vehicle can no longer travel on them. The roads and trails that we add to the maps are based on GPS plotting and field checking.

No outside maps are permitted on the course. While there are other maps that you are welcome to use prior to the race start, we can assure you that no other map will be as up to date and as accurate as the maps that we provide you.

Race maps will be distributed prior to the start in order to allow participants enough time to plan their routes.


Each checkpoint will have a standard orange and white orienteering flag, an electronic punch box, and a backup manual punch. There will be no paper passports for this race. All controls have been located by GPS and vetted. You will be expected to insert your SPORTident card in the electronic box. In the event that an electronic punch doesn’t work, you will be required to manually punch your map.

If you'd like to see how to punch, here's a great video from Run Bosco.

CONTROLS from Rebecca Jensen on Vimeo.

SPORTident Timing

Thanks to the Cascade Orienteering Club, we will be using SPORTident timing for this race. Each team will be assigned one electronic punch stick. If you own a stick, you will NOT be allowed to use it. You will be given the stick at check in and then be responsible for this stick during the race. If you lose or damage it, you will be required to purchase it (approximately $50). We will give a demonstration of using the timing system at the prerace meeting. You must turn in your stick at the completion of the race.



Duathlon competitors are required to do their mountain bike leg for the first half of their time and the foot leg for the second half. The clock will not stop while competitors are transitioning from their bikes to foot. Duathlon teams may return early from their biking leg and spend more than half their time on foot, but they will receive substantial point penalty for returning late from their biking leg.


Teams can be as small as one or as large as you like.

Schedule - May 12

Awards will be presented shortly after each finish after the results have been calculated.

Participant Responsibility Model

Trioba endorses the Participant Responsibility Model wherein participants take primary responsibility for their own safety. Participants are encouraged to acquire the skills and experience required to safely participate in all of the various activities that can be part of rogaine. Participants are expected to be aware of their own limitations and exercise good judgment while still challenging themselves. Race Directors will strive to provide participants with adequate information regarding the activities involved in its events.

The gear list should NOT be considered all that is necessary to safely participate in our events. You are required to make a personal assessment of your abilities and requirements for each event. You should carry with you all the gear that you believe is necessary to safely complete the event.

Registration/Race Fees


Division Early Registration (until 3/15/2012) Regular Registration (3/16/2012-4/21/2012) Late Registration (4/22/2012-5/9/2012)
2 hour foot $20/person $25/person $30/person
4 hour (foot, bike, duathlon) $30/person $35/person $40/person
6 hour foot $40/person $45/person $50/person

Race fees include land use fees/permits, taxes, high-quality maps, insurance, post-race party including food and drink, prizes, give-a-ways, and one unbelievable race!

Registration closes

May 9, 2012 midnight

Refund Policy

If you cancel


The rules for the Trioba Rogaines are intended to maximize the safety and enjoyment of all participants. Please review and follow the rules!

If you have any questions please review the frequently asked questions section of our website, post a question on our facebook page, or email us at


Each checkpoint has a point value which is equal to the checkpoint number rounded down to the tens place. For example, a checkpoint numbered 33 would be worth 30 points. The winning team will score the most points within the time limit. There will be a significant point penalty for returning past the time limit. Teams with be ranked first by their score and second by their time.

Required Gear

You are required to have specific gear with you during the race. See the gear page for a list.


Awards will be presented shortly after each finish after the results have been calculated. Prizes will be awarded and there will also be some great food and drinks available to all racers. All teams that are eligible for prizes must be present at the awards ceremony. We recommend that all teams stick around for the awards ceremony to congratulate the winning teams and take part in this festive atmosphere!


Racer check-in, pre-race meeting, and start/finish is located just 1/3 of a mile south of  Port Gamble on US-104.

Port Gamble location map


From Seattle

Via Edmonds/Kingston Ferry

  1. Take I-5 North
  2. Take Exit 177 for WA-104 W toward Edmonds
  3. Turn right at WA-104 W/NE 205th St/Lake Ballinger Way
  4. Continue to follow WA-104 W, follow signs for WA-104 W/Kingston Ferry
  5. Take the WA-104 W/Kingston - Edmonds-Kingston ferry, Trip Time roughly 30 Minutes (Schedule)
  6. Continue straight onto WA-104 W
  7. Turn right at NE East 1st St, go 0.3 Miles
  8. Turn right at WA-104 W, go 3.7 mi
  9. Turn right to stay on WA-104 W, go 3.3 mi
  10. Turn left onto Event Grounds

Via Tacoma Narrows Bridge

  1. Take exit 132 on I-5 Hwy 16 West Gig Harbor/Bremerton
  2. Hwy 16 becomes WA 3 North in 27 miles
  3. WA 3 becomes WA 104 in 25 miles
  4. Stay right at Hood Canal Bridge on WA104 for 1 mile to Port Gamble
  5. Continue south on WA-104 E, go 0.4 mi
  6. Turn right onto Event Grounds

From Portland

Take I-5 north and follow instructions via Tacoma Narrows Bridge


For complete information, please visit the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau website


Poulsbo Inn and Suites
Port Gamble Guest Houses


Kitsap Memorial Park


Volunteering is an excellent way to get the feel and experience of a rogaine if you are unsure if you would like to participate. Also, friends and family of racers that are planning on coming to the race are encouraged to volunteer. Rogaines would not be possible without the help of volunteers, and Trioba is currently looking for outdoor-minded volunteers that are willing to help with the race!

All volunteers that can help for the duration of the race will receive a certificate for a discount on future Trioba events and food after the race. If you would like to be a part of this exciting event, please contact Trioba at

Trioba Trails Day

We believe in giving back to the areas where we play. We will be holding a Trioba trails day in Capitol Forest on March 31, 2012. We will be partnering with Friends of Capitol Forest.  Each person who attends the work party will receive a discount on their entry fee. If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, email us at and let us know.  We also encourage you help out with the Stottlemeyer trail system by volunteering for a Port Gamble trails work party with Kitsap Mountain Biking.