Sunday 16th February 2020
10 am start from John Doggett Park in West Hobart
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.
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.
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.
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?
December 1st saw competitors head to the Bangor farm to revisit an area previously used in 1998 & 2003 to compete in either the 24 hour, roving 15-hour event and 6-hour events.
The course saw those entered taking in scenic soaring coastal cliffs, beaches, historic monuments, broad acre paddocks, the occasional burnt out Hyundai Excel, and if they got your timing right, a cheeky stop for oysters and coffee. The link to the event results is below.
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.
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|
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.