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2024 ACTRA Twilight in the Park 3 Hour Rogaine
Saturday 17 February 2024

Welcome back to rogaining for another year!

The first event this year is the annual twilight 3 hour rogaine on 17 February at Stromlo Forest Park. An evening wander around the trails and grassy areas of our nature park is always pleasant and our setters have found all sorts of interesting control locations. Gaiters or long pants are recommended as the grass is long and full of seeds in places, particularly on the eastern side of the mountain.


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Final Instructions

Thank you for entering the 2024 Twilight in the Park 3 hour rogaine! Team leaders, make sure that everyone on your team reads this whole document carefully. 


The Hash House is located at the pavilion adjacent to the criterium track at Stromlo Forest Park accessed via Uriarra road. Please note that Stromlo is a multi-use park and we do not have exclusive access to the trails or roads. Secondly, paid parking is now in effect at the Stromlo main carpark. 

Indemnity Form

Please bring to the event a printed and completed indemnity form located here. Check the team list for your relevant event on the home page to ensure that all details for your team including category are correct. If incorrect, please contact the Event Contact prior to the event. 

  • Ensure that all team members sign a separate indemnity form. Parents or guardians must sign for people under 18. Also provide registration number(s) of your car(s) at the Hash House. Be sure to put your team number on the form. 
  • Present your completed indemnity form at the registration desk.
  • Medical advice: All competitors should consider advising their partner of any pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, susceptibility to anaphylaxis) that may require first-aid action on course. This should include a description of the symptoms, the required first-aid action, and the location in their bag of any medication (such as sugar, ventolin, epi-pen, anti-histamines).

How to Get There

The Hash House is located at the Stromlo Forest Park Event HQ on Dave Mcinnes Drive.

From the centre of Canberra, take the Tuggeranong parkway south and take the Cotter Road exit west. Follow Cotter Road as it turns into John Gorton Drive. Turn left on Opperman Avenue and veer left at the roundabout onto Dave Mcinnes Drive.

A google map is here.

Registration, Map Availability, Start Times

The 2024 Twilight in the Park event will commence by way of a mass start at 1800 sharp on Saturday 17 February, with a final briefing at 1745. Registration will open at 16:30.

To register and collect maps. Your team will need to:

  • Bring first aid kit, so that it can be checked; see below for what it must contain, and
  • Bring one completed indemnity form per team member

Electronic scoring: As this event is using the Navlight system of scoring, each team member will be issued with a wristband and tag upon registration.

You will also be given pre-marked maps, control descriptions, course setter's notes and a small copy of the map to be used as a flight plan. We recommend that you arrive at least an hour prior to the start of the event to allow enough time for final preparations and route planning. Each team must mark their intended route on the flight plan and hand it in before starting. 

Map and Course Details

There will be one A4 map, 1:20,000 with 10 m contour interval. Magnetic north lines are marked on the map. Out of bounds areas are marked in pink shading. It contains mainly old cleared land with patches of old pine forest. The altitude ranges from approximately 500 to 700 m. 

The map is printed on Teslin paper which is very tough and generally does not need to be covered in contact. Gaiters or long pants are recommended as there are some patches of blackberries; however, these are easily avoided. 

Please note that there are snakes around, the course setters have come across them and it is warm. Everyone in your team should be familiar with how to treat a snakebite in Australia. For more information, visit 

Wear gaiters for the snakes and the blackberries.


Please bring enough water for Hash House use and for at least 3 hours on course. There are no water drops on course. There is a bubbler at the top of Stromlo that has been marked, but we cannot guarantee its reliability. We do not recommend drinking any water from creeks or tributaries while on course.

Other Information

ACTRA will provide catering of snacks such as fruit, cakes, mini rolls, sushi and hopefully pizza). 

Please Bring to the Event

  • completed indemnity form
  • Contact or map case optional.  The map will be printed on Teslin waterproof paper with control descriptions on reverse side. 
  • Coloured pens, pencils, scissors, highlighter pen, table and chairs or board for map preparation. The ACTRA marquee will not be available for planning, but there are plenty of places to sit undercover near the HH.
  • Some food for before and/or during the event.
  • Water for your use at the Hash House and to start the event with.
  • We will be utilising the toilets in the pavilion. You may like to bring your own hand sanitiser.

Carry on Course

Mandatory Equipment

  • Whistle (per person)
  • Basic first aid kit (that includes 2 compression bandages and 1 wound dressing) (per team)
  • Head torch (with spare batteries) (per person)

Other items we recommend that you carry/wear

  • food for the event
  • water for 3 hours
  • compass
  • gaiters – recommended for scrub/snake-bite protection
  • long trousers – recommended for scrub protection
  • watch
  • pen/pencil
  • Mobile phone for emergencies
  • Space blanket (per person)
  • Sunscreen, sun-hat, sunglasses
  • Adequate warm clothes for the conditions (noting conditions can change quickly): 
    • raincoat, warm jacket
    • thermals + a spare if it is wet 
    • gloves 
    • beanie 

Mobile Phone Coverage

Mobile phone coverage is good across most of the course, with the exception of down in some of the creeks in the far west of the course. If you find you have no service, simply move to higher ground and you’ll find some rather quickly. 

The Hash House number will be 0457 364 319 and is printed on the map.

Summary of Event Rules and Scoring

  • The only navigational aids permitted are the maps we provide together with your compasses.
  • Teams consist of 2 to 5 competitors and must remain within earshot of each other at all times. All members must simultaneously get to within 5m of each control point.
  • All team members must punch their Navlight tags at each control to score points.
  • If a Navlight punch has failed, record the three letter code visible inside the end of the punch.
  • Competitors must not enter out-of-bounds areas; gates must be left as found; stock must not be disturbed.
  • The organisers may disqualify a team if it acts against these rules or against the spirit of the event.
  • A team can retire a member at the hash house. This will finish that team's event. A new team can form but it must start with zero score.
  • Late Penalty: 10 points per minute (or part) late. Disqualification if more than 30 minutes late.
  • If teams score equal points then the first team home will have a higher rank.

Presentation and Awards

Food and drinks will be available from 2030.

Certificates  will be awarded to the winners of each category and the place-getters of most categories. This is dependent on final numbers and will be announced on the day. Presentations will take place around 20 minutes after the end of the event. 

Event volunteers

If you have queries contact the Event Contact listed below. 



Location Stromlo Forest Park
Jean Douglass - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Coordinator  Brad Vallette
 Setters and Vetters  Brad Vallette Jean Douglass Ron Simpson Mandy Leong Kelvin Peh
 Map Maker  Ron Simpson
 First Aid  Jean Douglass
 Control Collection  Conor Ammett; Jon Glanville; Guyver Fu; Sam Ostrowski; Ollie James
 General Help  Kelvin Peh; Leanne Wilkinson; Ollie James; Mandy Leong; E Wen Wong