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)