10 reasons you should attend the Pyrenees Ponder Australasian Rogaining Championship, 8-9 October 2022, Avoca, Victoria.
- You’ll help defend Tasmania’s grip on the Interstate Trophy (and make RT prez, Gary, very very happy).
- There’s a bus to and from the Hash House (HH) from Melbourne city and Tullamarine airport, making it super easy to get there. The bus will get you back in time to connect to flights home. Jetstar, Virgin and Qantas have flights on Sunday night to Hobart and Launceston, and Qantas has one to Devonport.
- For those coming from the Australian Orienteering Championships, the rogaine is following weekend and just over an hour’s drive away.
- You’ll get to experience the excitement of a massive rogaine event and meet rogainers from other states
- All 24-hour entrants receive a very cool technical t-shirt and 6-hour entrants receive a buff. Entry also includes food and water during and immediately after the event, as well as free camping at the HH before and after the event. Bargain.
- You can swap stories with fellow Tasmanian rogainers at Tullamarine on the way home. Just look for the group hunched over maps (and optional celebratory pints).
- It’s such a terrific environment that the Pyrenees is soon to become a National Park. Better still, the spur gully systems will be familiar to Tasmanians (unlike 2021’s foreign mallee scrub and dry rivers).
- It’s good training for the Midlands Muster Tasmanian champs, particularly for participants who have only experienced metrogaines.
- You can enter either the 24-hour championship event or the 6-hour event.
- You don’t need to be an expert, a pro athlete, or a serious competitor to enter. Rogaining is fun, friendly, and encourages participation from people of all ages, abilities and levels of ambition.
Entries are open now. Early entry ends 15 August. Late entry ends 30 September. What are you waiting for?
Tasmanian rogainers at the 2021 Australian Rogaining Championships in South Australia