Go West is a virtual 4-hour rogaine in Western Creek, Canberra. It includes bush areas in the Molonglo River corridor, Mount Stromlo, Narrabundah Hill and Cooleman Ridge, as well as the suburbs from Denman Prospect to Fisher. The start location is at Duffy Oval, right in the centre of the map.
The official virtual event ran between Saturday 28 May and midnight on Monday 13 June. Congratulations to overall winner Christopher Bradley with Tim Cochrane close in second place. Full results at the link below.
While the official event is finished, the course is still open. The course uses the MapRun app on your phone or watch to record your visits to control sites; there are no controls flags. The following links will provide you with PDF versions of the map, control descriptions and course setters notes. Make sure you download all three documents.
Go West Virtualgaine control descriptions
Go West Virtualgaine course setters notes
You will need the latest version of the MapRun app installed on your phone. See the virtual events page for instructions and a link to download the app.
Please donwload and read the full course setters notes too.
The start point is at Duffy oval, at the path junction on the eastern side of the carpark where a short path leads to the amenities building on the oval. The course has 45 controls worth a total of 2250 points. The controls are spread over a wider area than the 2021 Mount Ainslie virtualgaine. The distance to clear the entire course is about 38 km. You may be able to get 2000 points for about 30 km travel. Because there are no control flags, you'll need to navigate carefully and pay attention to the control descriptions, which give precise locations.
For a successful, safe and fair event:
You’re responsible for your own safety. So plan as you would normally for a run or bushwalk. Make sure you carry enough water for your needs.
Julie Quinn via Committee contacts page
|Setters and Vetters||Jon Glanville|
|First Aid||Self administered|
|Control Collection||Not required|
|General Help||Not required|