Let’s try that again. We will be having another crack at running the Midlands Muster Rogaine that was postponed last year due to various problems that quite literally flowed on from heavy rain.
We look forward to sharing with you some of the best of the Midlands. There will be expansive open and grassy paddocks, rolling woodland hills, some big hills with dazzling views, wet gullies, and historic huts. The event area extends from near Ross to Lake Leake. Everyone will enjoy navigating in this unique Midlands environment. There are lots of critters to be seen. There are many native species, as well as herds of cattle and sheep, and you’re likely to spot some deer. The hash house (assembly area) is located off the Lake Leake Highway. Allow 2 hours from Launceston, and 2 ½ hours from Hobart.
There will be multiple sub-events: the 24-hour State Championships, a roving 15-hour (choose your own up to 15 hours during the event) and a 6-hour, which would be ideal for those who’ve just attended metrogaines previously as you should be back well before sunset, and there are plenty of checkpoint sites close to the hash house.
Detailed event information and online entries are now open at the RT website.
Regular entries are closing on Friday night, 20 October. Late entries will be accepted until the following Sunday night, 22 October, at twice the price. After this, entries will be absolutely closed and we’ll permit only team member substitutions.
Your entry fee includes camping from Friday night to Sunday, as well as catering during and immediately after the event for the 24-hour and 15-hour entrants, and Saturday dinner for the 6-hour entrants. 6-hour entrants can order Sunday meals for an additional fee.
Get a team together, polish up your optimal route algorithms, dig out those course planning pins, pack a pair of spare socks and get your entry in for the event.
By the Midlands Muster Team