The Rogaining Tasmania event program for this year has been settled. Please write the following dates in your diary.
May 14th (Sunday): The Town and Country 6 hour Metro Rogaine will be held in Kingston and surrounds. Entries are now open.
July 9th (Sunday): A MTBNav bike and on-foot event will be held on the Hobart eastern shore. December 2nd and 3rd (Saturday & Sunday): The Run Rheban Run Rogaine will be held in bush and farmland south of Orford.
Town and Country Metro 6 hour Rogaine – Sun May 14th
The 6 hour Town & Country Metrogaine will be held on Sunday 14 May, around and south of Kingston. The course covers suburbs around Kingston, bushland including Peter Murrell Reserve and the Tinderbox area, and rural country to the west and south as far as Margate. There is plenty of gorgeous coastal scenery as well.
This is an event that is about scenery, interesting locations, and route choice dilemmas, with less emphasis on difficult navigation. It’s your opportunity to explore as much or as little of Hobart’s southern fringe as you wish, with plenty of choice. Most of your routes will be on roads or tracks, or perhaps across paddocks. There won’t be much bush or scrub (unless you really want it). You will have the chance to stroll around with time for a coffee at the beach, or to run flat out for 6 hours and still not get all the controls (we hope!).
The hash house is at the Huntingfield Pony Club in the southwestern corner of Peter Murrell Reserve. Maps will be available from 8:00 am, start time is 10:00 am, finish at 4:00 pm, light supper available from the hash house after the finish (BYO bowls, plates, cups and cutlery). Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.
The map is 1:25 000, specially prepared for this event with particular attention to showing out-of-bounds areas and routes through them. The hash house is close to the centre of the map.
Cost to enter is $35 for adults, $30 for concession holders, $20 for juniors and $90 for families. Children under 10 years of age are free.
To qualify for the concession rate a competitor must be a full time student, 18 years or older, or the holder of a Centrelink pensioner concession card. A family team consists of up to two adult parents or guardians together with at least one other family member under 18 years old. If a family is spread over two teams, pay for two teams and contact the organisers for a refund after the event. A team that has a member under fourteen years of age must also have a member eighteen years of age or over.
One person can enter and pay for a whole team, but they will need to know the Date of Birth for each team member. It is OK to enter seperately as an individuals if you know your team name.
Entries can be made through webscorer. Entries close Tuesday 9 May at 11.59pm.
Admin opens - maps are available and you can begin your course planning
Event closes. Hash house opens. Light supper (nibbles and soup)
Ridgy Didge - Australian Championships – May 6th and 7th
The 2017 Australian Rogaining Championships are being held in ideal open rogaining country one hour south of Canberra. Enter now for a weekend away in the bush with friends, camping and super exercise for brain and body. ACTRA promises a great course, a high-quality map, excellent administration and great food. Remember, you don’t have to be an elite rogainer to enter – everyone will enjoy the event.
The safe way to get to and from a 24-hour event is by bus. Buses leave Canberra on Friday afternoon and on Saturday morning. Returning buses will then depart the Hash House on Sunday 2pm. Bookings must be made by Friday 21 April.
The 2017 Intervarsity Rogaining Championships will be held in conjunction with this event. Teams must be comprised of members who are all enrolled at the same tertiary institution. That tertiary institution must be recognised by Australian University Sports (which also covers TAFE institutes). Students can be full-time or part-time.
A travel subsidy is still available for a Tasmanian University or TAFE team to travel to this event to compete in the intervarsity championships. Details are at http://arc2017.act.rogaining.org.au/pages/inter-varsity . Please quickly contact Nick (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
This event will be held on Hobart’s eastern shore, and will be open to cyclists and those on foot. More details in the next newsletter.
Run Rheban Run Rogaine – Dec 2nd and 3rd
Set on Tasmania's east coast with views of Maria Island, the stunning coastal scenery, varied vegetation types and substantial elevation will make this a memorable event. Combining an 8 hour event with the Championship 24 hour there will be something for all the family. More details to follow.
Northern Tasmania – Anyone?
You may have noticed a bias towards 2017 events being in the south of Tasmania. The committee would love to see more statewide events, so please contact us if you are interested in organising an event in the north or anywhere else in Tassie. It isn’t too early to be thinking about events in 2018. Assistance from the committee to help organise an event is available.