Sunday 16th February 2020
10 am start from John Doggett Park in West Hobart

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Rogaining is a strategy sport for everyone, conducted on foot in teams of two to five people. Using a purpose-made map marked with check points of differing points values, the aim is to devise a route to visit as many locations as possible and correctly answer the related clue to gather points, all within a set time limit.

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This is a pleasant event with an energetic emphasis on participation, houses, history, art, and some oddities around parts of North Hobart and West Hobart. The course area is bounded roughly by Letitia Street, Wilson Street, Mt Stuart Road, Landsdowne Crescent and Patrick Street, with a few ups and downs in the terrain.

Starting at the South Hobart Community Centre on the corner of D’Arcy and Macquarie Streets, both hardcore runners and laid-back walkers will have the chance to shoot straight up the slopes or foray into the flat suburban sprawl of Hobart. In either 3 or 6-hour events, visit some familiar spots: Knocklofty, West Hobart, Sandy Bay, or the Waterworks, or explore the path less trodden and venture up Tolmans Hill, Pottery Road or Strickland Avenue and get lost in the foothills of beautiful kunanyi. 

Full event details are available in this document

Grab a friend or go with the family. Explore historic Battery Point and Upper Sandy Bay in this 4 hour metrogaine. A deluge of clues will involve the names, build dates and occupants of HOUSES, the nineteenth century HISTORY of Hobart Town and the modern mainly sculptural (H)ART in public places.

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(H)art ... What is the name of the artist
who created this sculpture?
History ... How much did it cost to build
this little cottage?

 

All teams start at 10 am and should finish before the 2:15 pm deadline. Scores are determined by the total point value of the questions answered minus any late penalties. Watch out - there are big penalties for getting back late.

Catering will not be provided. Everyone has to make a minimum 15-minute lunch stop - choose your own café or perhaps a stall at the markets!

More details can be found and on-line entries are now open at [Link removed].

Entries close on Monday night 23rd July. And if you have any queries contact Mark Hey ().

Event results are available here

Saturday 17 August – come along for a four-hour foot or bike rogaine set exclusively on the Derwent’s sunny Eastern Shore and up into the Meehan Range. With the Hash House in the Sea Scout Hall behind the Clarence Aquatic centre the event will allow you to explore the delightful beaches and suburbs of the sunnier side of the river and the trails of its ranges and parks.

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Go hard and grab some vertical or go soft and grab something chilled (or hot) as you pass through the Bellerive waterfront. The choice – as they say in real estate land – is yours. Whichever path you choose you will be sure to find a scenic lookout or two from which to look across the Derwent at the large and snowy (well, maybe) kunanyi. You may very well find yourselves travelling in the footsteps of Darwin or sitting on a cannon in an historic Napoleonic-era fort. You will undoubtedly view plants described in Sir Joseph Hooker’s Flora Tasmaniae (1855).

Your domain will stretch from Howrah in the south to Lindisfarne in the north and west. New mapping will allow you to explore the tracks and trails of the Meehan Range as far to the east as Stringy Bark Gully. What will you discover?

Come and join the gathering at The Midlands Muster for Tasmania’s next bush rogaining event on the first weekend in November. This event will be the first 24-hour rogaine in Tasmania since we hosted the Australian Championships at the Bay of Fires in 2019, and the first bush event since the weetapoona wander on Bruny Island in 2021. For budding rogainers who have only entered metrogaines so far, this event will be a great opportunity to test out your bush navigation skills. The organisers have catered for newcomers and there are plenty of checkpoints close to the hash house, as well as durations shorter than the demanding 24-hour category.

There will be a nice blend of country (see photos below) - from open rolling paddocks and native grassy meadows, through to open forested hills and into wet gullies via occasional historic bush huts and lots of wildlife. You will have nearly 200 square kms to explore over either 24 hours, Roving-15 hours (do as much as you like within a 23-hr period), or 6 hours. The event area extends from outside Ross almost to Lake Leake and encompasses some of the best fine wool growing land in the world. Fieldwork and mapping are nearly complete.


The event will challenge rogaining champions with plenty of distance, interesting navigation and ample hilly bits. It will also offer novice entrants an opportunity to practice their navigation skills in beautiful farmland and natural environments, and everyone in-between will find a great mix of terrain, vegetation and chances to spot unique Tasmanian wildlife.


Entries are now open at https://www.rt.asn.au/events/upcoming-events/the-midlands-muster


Bass Burgess

Event Co-coordinator.