Sandford Hall, Sunday 5 June 2016

(3 Hour option also available)

This event has been run.  Event results available here.

The 2016 Sandfrd MTBNav and FootNav-Bush event is for participants on either mountain bike or on foot.  The event offers the choice of five or three hours duration.

It is a Team event for two to five people where participants devise their own route to visit as many controls on the map and thus collect as many points as possible in the time available. Navigation is generally simple with course planning playing a greater part in the results.

The course area covers the roads, tracks and reserves in the Acton/Sandford area south-east of Hobart extending from Seven Mile Beach in the north to the South Arm Neck in the south and from Ralphs Bay in the west to Frederick Henry Bay in the east. A feature is the extensive Tangara Trail network.

Teams need to be self sufficient with food and drinks (although Lauderdale does offer coffee and cake if you go that way), and carry first aid gear. Because of extensive private property, the area offers limited route choice especially for walkers, and thus walkers are encouraged to give the bike a go. Riders may only ride on formed roads, tracks and paths, whilst walkers can go wherever access is legitimate. If you like mountain bike riding or extended walks, the event offers a different way for you to enjoy being out and about.

Assembly, start and finish are at the Sandford Hall on the South Arm Highway, 3.4kms south of the canal at Lauderdale.

  • 5 hour event: Maps available 8.30am, Start at 10.00am, Finish at 3.00pm
  • 3 hour event: Maps available 10.00am, Start at 11.30am, Finish at 2.30pm

There will be a compulsory briefing 15 minutes before the start of each event.

Light refreshments will be provided at assembly from about 2.00pm, with presentations at around 3.30pm.

Each control features a question to be answered from the multiple choices on the answer sheet. Controls have different point values between 10 and 90. Devising a route that is within the capabilities of the Team while maximising points collection is part of the challenge.

Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 1 June 2016 and can only be submitted and paid for online through webscorer.

Cost is $35 per person, $30 per person for pension card holders or full time students (aged 25 years or under) and $80 for a family.  Entry includes light refreshments afterwards.

There are no late entries nor enter-on-the-day for this event.

Enquiries may be directed to Brendan Hey at or on 62439637 (H).

3 Hour or 5 Hour Bike and Foot Navigation Event

Sunday 9 July 2017

The 3-5 hour Bike and Foot Metrogaine on Sunday 9 July 2017 is designed around the multitude of walking and MTB tracks and trails on the eastern and western shores of Hobart. This year the event starts and finishes at the Montagu Bay Scout Hall and covers the streets, hills and reserves in Howrah to Geilston Bay and Mornington to New Town. If you like bike riding or extended walks, the event offers an excellent way for you to enjoy being out and about and seeing parts of Hobart you may not have seen before.

It is a team event for between two and five people where participants devise their own route to visit as many controls on the map and thus collect as many points as possible in the time available. All teams have a choice of entering either the five hour or a three hour event.

Maps of the course showing the controls will be provided 90 minutes prior to the start and the navigation required will be generally simple with planning of the team’s choice of route expected to play a greater part in the team’s results.

Bike riders are restricted to riding only on formed roads, tracks, paths, and trails whilst walkers are not restricted. Persons with ebikes are welcome to enter but will be classified as an unofficial entry in the results.

Teams need to be self sufficient with respect to bike spares, and for food and drink, although there are plenty of options around the course for a coffee and cake stop. All riders must wear helmets and teams should also carry a first aid and mobile telephone for emergencies.

Light refreshments will be provided at the Montagu Bay Scout Hall “Hash House” after the event (BYO bowls, plates, cups and cutlery), with presentations for around 3.30pm.

 Any enquiries to be directed to Brendan Hey at or on 0458 150 719.

Entries

Entries close Wednesday 5 July 2017 at 11.59pm. Entries can be made through webscorer.

  • $35 for adults
  • $30 for concession holders (either a full time student 18 years or older, or the holder of a Centrelink pensioner concession card)
  • $20 for juniors (10 to 17 years of age)
  • Children under 10 years of age are free
  • $90 for families (consists of up to two adult parents or guardians together with at least one other family member under 18 years old) If a family’s entry is spread over two or more teams, pay using the adult’s, concessional holder’s and junior’s rates above and contact Brendan prior to event for a refund.

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 separately, as an individual, if you know your team name.

Please note that a team with a participant under fourteen years of age must also include another participant eighteen years of age or over.

Event Start and Close Times

  8.30am  Maps are available for those in the 5 hour event
10.00am  5 hour event starts and maps are available for those in the 3 hour event
11.30am 3 hour event starts
  2.30pm  3 hour event closes, Hash house opens, light refreshments available
  3.00pm  5 hour event closes
  3.30pm  Presentations

Event Results can be downloaded from here

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.

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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!).

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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.

Entries

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.   

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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.

Timetable

Time What
8:00am    Admin opens - maps are available and you can begin your course planning
10:00am    Event begins
4:00pm    Event closes.  Hash house opens. Light supper (nibbles and soup)

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December 2nd and 3rd 2017

State Championship 24 Hr & 8 Hr Events

Update 14 June 2017: This event is currently under review due to a number of access issues identified through the field vetting process with phytophera and eagle nesting restrictions affecting the access and size of the area available for the event.  The organisers are looking at options and we hope to provide an update soon.

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.

 

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2015 Tas Champs (24Hr) and 8 Hr Rogaines

 

*** ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED *** 

 

Event Results are available here.

Event information and directions are now available for download here.

It\'s been a few years since we last had a full twenty-four hour rogaine on offer, which is why Rogaining Tasmania is excited to announce our next big 24 hour event: The Ross Rummage.

 

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Two events will be held concurrently starting on Sat 28 November 2015. The 2015 Tasmanian Rogaining Championship, which is a 24 hour event, and a non-championship 8 hour event. The competition area is near the town of Ross which is 80km south of Launceston and 120km north of Hobart. The terrain is a mixture of farmland and forested areas which are predominately undulating dry sclerophyll with light to medium density understorey. The elevation range is approximately 400m. The course setters are Gary Carroll and Matt Chamberlain. The vetters are Bernard Walker and Sara Brain.

Event Location

The hash house is located on Auburn Road to the north west of Ross. Detailed directions will be sent to entrants at a later date.
Camping is available at the hash house site on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Event Time Table

Friday 27 November 2015
4:00 pm     Camping available at hash house


Sat 28 November 2015
9:00 am      Registration, maps and novice instruction available
11:45 am    Compulsory briefing
12 noon       Start of 24hr & 8hr events
7:30 pm      Hash house opens
8:00 pm      8 hr event finishes
8.25 pm      Sunset
8:30 pm      Finishers in 8hr are late (will get no score)
10:30 pm    Moonrise


Sun 29 November 2015
5:30 am      Sunrise
12 noon      24 hr event finishes
12:30 pm    Finishers in 24 hr are late (will get no score)
1:30 pm      Hash house closes

Entry

Entry is available to all. No previous rogaining experience is required. Novice instruction will be available before the start.

Entry must be made on-line via Webscorer which allows payment via paypal (which allows use of most credit and debit cards).  Note that this system requires each team to have a team name, however these names will not be included for the event.

The entry fees are:
24hr event:
Adult - $75, junior (under 18) – $55, concession - $65, family - $150
8hr event:
Adult - $65, junior (under 18) – $45, concession - $55, family - $130

When paying for families please make sure that the first person is entered as \"Family (first person)\" and the remaining family members are entered as \"Family (other members)\" to ensure that the correct fees are charged.

The entry fee covers

  • A pre-marked colour map and clue sheets for each team member
  • For 24hr competitors: an evening meal on Saturday night, breakfast and lunch on Sunday
  • For 8hr competitors: an evening meal on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday.
  • To qualify for the concession rate a competitor must be a full time student or holder of a Centrelink pensioner concession card.

If a family entry 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.

The age categories are as follows. To qualify for an age-category, every team member must qualify for that age on the first day of the event. For the veteran categories, this will be the age of the youngest team member. For Junior and Youth it will be the age of the oldest team member.

  • Open – Everyone!
  • Junior – under 18
  • Youth – under 23
  • Veteran – 40 and over
  • Super veteran – 55 and over
  • Ultra veteran – 65 and over

Teams will be assigned to one of mixed, mens or womens categories.

Other categories a team may enter are:

  • Family - Consists of up to two adult parents or guardians together with at least one other family member under 18 years old. 
  • Novice – This is the first rogaine entered for all team members.
  • Emergency services – All team members are members of the SES, TFS, Armed Forces, Ambulance services or similar.
  • The organisers reserve the right to assign team categories. Teams will be entered in all the categories they are eligible for. For the purposes of prizes, age categories may be combined if there are too few entries.

Entries close at midnight on Sunday 22 November. 

Compulsory Equipment

Team members are required to carry a whistle, water bottle and sufficient clothing to ensure it is possible to keep warm and dry in the event it becomes necessary to await pickup by an organisers’ vehicle as the result of an injury.
Each team is required to carry a first aid kit, a compass and a pencil for filling in check point intention sheets. The first aid kit must include a bandage suitable for immobilising a limb in the event of snake bite.

Other Information

  • If you are looking for a rogaining partner, or would like to share transport, post a message on the Rogaining Tasmania Facebook page
  • Cooking facilities and hot water will be available at the hash house on Friday night.
  • An event food menu will be posted on the RT Facebook page closer to the event.  
  • The event will cater for vegetarian and gluten-free requirements.  Please advise the organisers if you have special dietary requirements when registering.
  • The map scale will be 1:40000  (1km is 2.5cm on the map) on a single A2 page. The paper it is printed on is not waterproof and should be protected by \"contact\" adhesive or a plastic map bag.

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  • The NavLight check point registration and timing system will be used. Competitors will be issued with a wrist band containing an electronic tag.
  • In accordance with rogaining tradition: no eating or drinking utensils will be provided at the hash house. Remember to bring your own plate and eating utensils plus a cup or bowl for soup.
  • Water drops will be provided on the course. No cups will be provided, the water drops are for competitors to re-fill their water bottles which are compulsory equipment.
  • Before starting, competitors will have to provide medical and emergency contact information, and an intended route plan. Forms will be available at the registration desk.

For additional information about the event contact Nick Bowden ( or phone 0428 571 729)

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