Kingborough Local Links Metrogaine
The Kingborough Local Links Metrogaine is a great opportunity to discover Kingborough’s Local Links – secret pathways and hidden links that provide short cuts to neighbouring steets and parks. This event is supported by the Kingborough Council.
Rogaining is an adventure strategy sport for anyone. Your team of 2 to 5 people will each receive a specially-made detailed map, marked with checkpoints of differing point scores. The objective is to maximise your point score, by visiting checkpoints on foot within the three hour time limit. You choose your own route. The map extends from Howden to Bonnet Hill, including streets and pathways in Kingston and Blackmans Bay and bushland in Peter Murrell Reserve. There is plenty of gorgeous coastal scenery.
Start and finish at the Blackmans Bay Hall. You will have an hour to plan your course, and three hours to find your chosen checkpoints. Answer a question to prove you’ve been there – for example, what is the garden gnome at no. 23 doing? Step up to the navigational challenge – use of smartphones for navigation is not allowed! You don’t have to stick to your original plan – adapt as you go, depending on how you’re travelling. Don’t be back late though – there are big point losses for every minute you are late, and you get no points at all if you are more than 30 minutes late.
This event is especially suited to families and beginners - stroll around with time for an icecream at the beach, or you can run flat out and still not visit all the checkpoints.
Stay for afternoon tea, presentations and spot prizes after the event. There will be prizes for first female, male, mixed, youth (under 23) and family teams.
|12:00||Novice instruction for anyone new to rogaining|
|12:30||Maps are available – begin planning!|
|1:55||Briefing outside the hall|
|4:45||Afternoon tea available|
|5.30||Competitors not back will get no score|
|6:30||Rogaining Tasmania AGM|
Teams consist of two to five members. A family team includes a person under 14 and a person over 18 who are related to each other, and may include other non-related members. A team that has a member under thirteen years of age must also have a member eighteen years of age or over.
Cost to enter is $35 for adults, $30 for concession holders, $20 for juniors and $80 for families. Children under 10 years of age are free. The specially made map and a generous afternoon tea is included in your entry fee.
To qualify for the concession rate a competitor must be a full time student or the holder of a Centrelink pensioner concession card. If a family is spread over two teams, pay for two teams and contact the organisers for a refund.
One person can enter and pay for a whole team if they know the date of birth for each team member, or you can enter independently.
Entries open on Wednesday 3 January and close on Wednesday 31 January 2018 at 11.59pm.
|Event End Date||03-02-2018|
|Registration Start Date||23-12-2017|
|Cut off date||31-01-2018|
|Individual Price||Adult $35, Concession $30, under 18 $25, under 10 free and families $80|