I struggle with the concept that AR is a team sport mostly because of this fact (and you have to stay together). To go fast, since there is only 1 map, you should have 1 navigator. But then you are basically as fast as the navigator (as least for the sprint version).
The Rootstock one I did last month was only the foot part but I think everyone had a map. That's just my impression of seeing teams in the woods.
Again, this would be another place to fine tune the team if there is only one map. I punched all the bike and foot controls but that was time I could have been planning navigation while Josh was punching.
Only one map per team at Rootstock, but there were overview maps and section maps, so more than one person could follow along. When we've done rogaines, though, we usually get a map for each person. Definitely one of the big differences between orienteering/rogaining and AR.
Abby, Thanks for clarifying that for me. As a solo runner, I was not really sure but it makes sense that one person could have the overview map and the other could have the mini map for that race and that is what I probably saw.
Being new to the sports outside of strictly orienteering, are you saying that AR events will only have one map per team and Rogaines would/could have maps for each person?
I see you and Brent are registered for the Water Gap Rogaine next month. I'm looking forward to that and hope I am back to 100% by then.
Oh good, we'll look forward to seeing you at the Rogaine! We're racing with my dad and our two-year-old, so we're not totally sure what to expect :)
In terms of maps, there are definitely exceptions, but in general, yes, in AR you'll get one set of maps for the whole team, so you usually have one primary navigator, though others might offer feedback. In every Rogaine, we've done, each team member has gotten a map.