RT’s next major bush event, the Midlands Muster Tasmanian Rogaining Championships, will be held on the 5/6 November 2022 near Campbell Town. A mix of bush and farmland, this event will be the first 24-hour rogaine in Tasmania since we hosted the Australian Championships at the Bay of Fires in 2019. For those who value their sleep over prowling alongside the local nocturnal quolls, there will also be 6-hour and roving 15-hour options.
Also for your diary is the Pyrenees Ponder Australian Rogaining Championships to be held on the 8/9 October 2022 in the Pyrenees Ranges, Victoria (a 2.5-hour drive from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal). There will be 24-hour and 8-hour options. There was a significant Tasmanian contingent at last year’s Australian Championships near Burra in South Australia. Not only did we win the interstate trophy, but there were a significant number of Tasmanian teams with podium finishes in their respective categories. However, you don’t have to be aiming for a top three finish to participate in the Australian Championships. Participants of all ages and abilities should consider entering to experience the thrilling atmosphere of a major bush rogaine.
Further afield is the 17th World Rogaining Championships, 26 August 2022, in the Czech Republic. The event will take place in the Králický Sněžník and Rychleby Mountains along the Czech-Polish border. Entries close 30 April.
If you’re busting for a few more rogaines in the next few months, some notable mainland events include the ACT championships on the 23/24 April in the high country plains of Kosciuszko National Park, set by the reigning Australian rogaine champions, Julie Quinn and David Baldwin. There’s also a Snowgaine 5.5-hr in Victoria on the 23 July, and a 3- and 5-hour Nightgaine in NSW on the 16 July. The Australian Rogaining Association maintains a calendar of all Australian events.