Final_Instructions_19Cycle

5 hour night
5:00pm-10:00pm

6 hour day/cycle
9:00am-3:00pm

 


 Final Instructions


 Important

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. 

GEAR CLEAN: We are also asking competitors to ensure that all shoes, gaiters and bikes brought to the event have been cleaned to avoid the spread of weeds in the Cotter Catchment Area. ACT Parks have kindly granted us permission so please exercise due diligence and ensure you are not spreading weeds.

    • 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.
    • 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).
    • Present your completed indemnity form at the registration desk.

 Where

The Hash House is located at Laurel Camp on Laurel Camp Road. Parking is limited at the Hash House site, so please carpool where possible.


 Registration, Map Availability, Start Times

The night event will commence by way of a mass start at 17:00 sharp, with a final briefing at 16:40. Registration for the night event will open at 15:30. The day event will commence at 09:00 sharp, with a final briefing at 08:50. Registration for the day event will open at 07:30. To register for either/both events, you will need to bring:

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

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

You will also be given premarked 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 Details

There will be one A3 map, 1:25,000 with 10 m contour interval. It contains mainly pine forest with sections of native bush. The course setters notes and control descriptions have been printed on the back.


 Water

Please bring enough water for at least 4 hours. There will be one water drop on course, however please plan to be self-sufficient. We do not recommend drinking any water found on course.


 Please Bring to the Event

    • completed indemnity form
    • map will be printed on Teslin waterproof paper with control descriptions on reverse side. Contact or map case optional.
    • Coloured pens, pencils, scissors, highlighter pen, board for map preparation
    • plate, bowl, cup, cutlery (so you have something to eat the hash house food with - we don't provide disposable items!)
    • a seat each to use at the Hash House

 Carry on Course

Mandatory Equipment

    • Whistle (per person)
    • Basic first aid kit (that includes 2 compression bandages and 1 wound dressing) (per team)
    • Helmet (if competing on the bike)

Other items we recommended that you carry

    • food for the event
    • water for 4 hours
    • compass
    • gaiters
    • watch
    • Mobile phone for emergencies.
    • Space blanket (per person)
    • Sunscreen, sun-hat and/or beanie.
    • raincoat, warm jacket
    • thermals
    • gloves
    • beanie
    • spare tubes (cyclists only)
    • pump (cyclists only)

 Mobile Phone Coverage

Phone coverage is relatively good across the majority of the northern half of the course, with the southern half being a bit more patchy. The emergency satellite phone number will be printed on the front of the maps.


 Restrictions

    • No pets; no alcohol; no firearms: no fires
    • No altimeters, pedometers or GPS-capable devices such as watches and smartphones.
    • Smartphones may be carried for emergency use only - they cannot be used for time-keeping or photography.

 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 09:30 for the night event and 14:30 for the day event. Bring your own eating utensils
    • Certificates and Mugs for winners

 

Final_Instructions_19Spring

Inverary not Contrary 

Spring 6 hr: 11am - 5pm

Spring 12 hr: 11am - 11pm

 


 Final Instructions


 Important

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.

    • 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.
    • 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).
    • Present your completed indemnity form at the registration desk.

 Where

The Hash House is located on Inverary Road east of the small township of Bungonia.  The event will be in Morton National Park and adjoining private farmland.

It takes 1.5 hours to drive from Canberra. Take the Federal and Hume Highway to Goulbourn.  Take the first Goulbourn exit. Turn right at the huge roundabout over the highway towards the "Abattoirs". At the T intersection turn left onto Garroorgang Road. After 2kms turn right and wiggle under the railway (a tight corner). Turn right on Braidwood Road, cross the creek and turn left onto Brisbane Grove Road. Turn left on Windellama Road and shortly after, right onto Mountain Ash Road.  (All this wiggling is only 6.5kms but avoids a lot of roadworks in Goulbourn).  Follow Mountain Ash road to the little town of Bungonia (22kms).  Turn left at Goderich Street* which is opposite the big green Fire Station. (This is past the "Bungonia National Park sign.)  This becomes Inverary Road which you follow to the HH site. It is 6.5kms of good quality unsealed road, but narrow in parts. 

Coming from the north - It takes about 1.5 hour to drive from Campbelltown (western Sydney). Follow the Hume Hwy south to Marulan.  Take the first exit to “Marulan South, Bungonia”.  Follow Jerrara Road south to Bungonia township (15kms). Turn left onto Goderich street* (see above).

The HH address is 716 Inverary Road Bungonia.  View on Google maps 

The GPS location of the HH is S34 o 53’701  E149 o 59’119.  The grid reference is 55H 772805 6134530


 Registration, Map Availability, Start Times

The event will commence by way of a mass start at 11:00 sharp, with a final briefing at 10:50am. Registration will open at 8:30am. To register for you will need to bring:

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

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

You will also be given premarked 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.  As they say "Time spent on planning is never wasted".  Each team must mark their intended route on the flight plan and hand it in before starting. 


 Map Details and Vegetation

There will be one A3 map, 1:25,000 with 10 m contour interval, printed on teslin paper.  The area contains mainly native bush with some bushy and open farmland. It is undulating to flat and the bush is very open.  There are occassonal scratchy bushes so bring the gaiters.  The map shows vegetated land green and clear land as white. It is aligned to magnetic north and the north lines are red. The out-of-bounds areas are hatched red but the map can still be seen underneath.

There are 49 checkpoints in total. The lowest worth 40 points and the highest 100. The value of the checkpoint is equivalent to the tens e.g. checkpoints 50-59 are all worth 50 points.  The checkpoint descriptions follow the rules:

    • If the feature is shown on the map, then it is described as “The … (knoll, saddle ..)”;
    • If a feature is not shown on the map, but is obvious on the ground, then it is described as “A … (knoll, saddle etc.)”;
    • “The watercourse” will be marked with a blue line on the map;
    • “The gully” will be a similar feature, but will not have a blue line on the map (Note: gullies and watercourses may be the same size – despite the blue lines).

The map has been generated using Lidar information which means it is more accurate so you shouldn't make any navigational errors!!  However, there are occassional anomalies such as the blue line of a creek is not actually in the V of the contour line.  Where the contour lines run parallel on both sides of a creek it generally indicates steep eroded sides.  Some of these are 4-5m and the sides can be undercut and unstable.  Approach carefully and/or avoid.  The wombats have usually made paths across creeks.


 Water

Please bring enough water for at least 6 hours while on the course.  There will be 2 water drops but there is almost no water in the creeks when we hung the controls. We do not recommend drinking any water found on course unless it is very well sterilised. Please bring enough water to be self-sufficient at the HH.


 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, board for map preparation;
    • plate, bowl, cup, cutlery (so you have something to eat the hash house food with - we don't provide disposable items!);
    • a seat each to use at the Hash House; and
    • your own camping equipment if staying Friday or Saturday night.  

  Camping

Free camping is avaiable on Friday and Saturday nights at the HH, courtesy of the local landowner. Please respect this - no fires and please don't litter.  There are no services although we will have the portaloos.  There is plenty of room for tents on level grass.


  Carry on Course

Mandatory Equipment

    • Whistle (per person);
    • Thermal / space blanket (per person); and
    • Basic first aid kit (that includes 2 compression bandages and 1 wound dressing) (per team)

Other items we recommended that you carry

    • food for the event
    • water for 6 hours (depending on your course plan)
    • compass
    • gaiters - highly recommended for snakes and scratchy bushes
    • watch
    • mobile phone for emergencies
    • Sunscreen, sun-hat and/or beanie
    • raincoat, warm jacket.  It may be cold. Warm clothing and a raincoat is highly recommended.
    • thermals
    • gloves
    • beanie

 Mobile Phone Coverage

Phone coverage is poor except on the high ridges, and is phone dependent.  There is mobile phone reception at the HH. The emergency phone number is printed on the front of the map and is 0457 364 319.  We recommend that you carry a phone to be used ONLY in case of emergencies.


 Restrictions

    • No pets; no alcohol; no firearms: no fires.  The bush is very dry and risk of bushfires is high.  
    • No altimeters, pedometers or GPS-capable devices such as watches and smartphones. 
    • Smartphones may be carried for emergency use only - they cannot be used for any other purpose eg time-keeping or photography.

 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 4:00pm. Bring your own eating utensils !
    • Certificates and Mugs for winners.  Mug for winning??

 

Calendar

Australian events calendar (ARA page)

 

Events for 2019

Event Details Coordinator Course Setters
and Vetters
Catering Admin General
Help
Control
Collection
2019 Twilight 3 hour
Sat 23 Feb - 3 hour;
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Lee Rice Craig Cowan
Paul Imhoff
Stephen Goggs
ACTRA Grant Battersby
Steve Hanley
Craig Cowan
Glenn Bridgart (first aid)
Jen Conlon
Will Conlon
Emily Stewart-Reed
Wayne Gregson
Brad Vallette
NSW Minigaine 3hr
Sun 24 Feb - 3 hour
           
2019 Paddy Pallin 6 hour
3 March 2019 - 6 hour;
9:30am-3:30pm
Jiaying Goh Jon Glanville
Glenn Bridgart
Jonathan Fearn
Ciaran Lane
Martin Etherington
Grant Battersby
Hartley Lifecare Julie Quinn
Jonathan Fearn
Ciaran Lane (first aid officer)
Heng Cai
Wendy Emerton
Lisa Cutfield
The Wilkinson Family
Siobhan Tobin
Hilly Salmon Krone
2019 First Aid Course
23-24 March - 8 hour
Claire Edwards all aid - - - -
NSW Metrogaine 6hr
Sun 24 Mar - 6 hour
           
NSW Autumngaine 12/6hr
Sat 4 May - 6 hour /12 hour
           
2019 ACT Champs 8/24hr
18-19 May 2019 - 8 hour /24 hour;
12 pm Saturday - 8 pm Saturday or 12 pm Sunday
Stephen Goggs Mike Harrap
Marg Harrap
Stephen Goggs
Alex Tyson
Nick Lhuede
Hartley Lifecare Stephen Goggs
Mike Harrap
Pat Miethke
Jonathan Miller
Max Bedward (first aid)
Colleen Mock
Colin Mock
Jean Douglass
Ron Simpson
Andrew Rowe
2019 Navigation and Rogaining Skills Workshop
1-2 June 2019 8:15 am Sat - 4:30 pm Sun - 3 hour;
8:30 am Saturday - 4:30 pm Sunday
Julie Quinn
Claire Edwards
Jeannie Douglass
Tom Banks
Many coaches needed
Self-catering
Afternoon teas provided by ACTRA
Julie Quinn
Claire Edwards
Coaches NEEDED
NSW Paddy Pallin 6hr
Sun 16 June - 6 hour
           
2019 Winter 4hr
7 July 2019 - 4 hour;
10:00am-2:00pm
Thomas Banks Thomas Banks
Keira Doherty
Wendy Emerton
Craig Cowan
Hartley Lifecare Thomas Banks
Keira Doherty
Jean Douglass
Thomas Banks (first aid)
Keira Doherty
Jean Douglass
Ron Simpson
Andrew Rowe
Katherine Adena
2019 World Rogaining Championship
27-28 July 2019 - 24 hour
           
NSW Lake Macquarie 6/12hr
Sat 10 Aug - 6 hour /12 hour
           
2019 Metrogaine 6 hour
18 August 2019 - 6 hour;
9:30am-3:30pm
Fergus Macleod Jonathan Fearn
Ciaran Lane
Alex Tyson
Hartley Lifecare Xiaolun Jia
Jonathan Fearn (FA)
More needed
Zac Waine NEEDED
2019 Night/Day/Cycle
7-8 September 2019 - 6;
Night: 5:00pm-10:00pm Day/Cycle: 9:00am-3:00pm
Brad Vallette Brad Vallette
Fergus MacLeod
Gail Sutton
Dave Sutton
Hartley Lifecare Brad Vallette (map) Hannah Johnson (first aid) NEEDED
NSW Champs 8/24hr
21-22 Sep - 8 hour /24 hour
           
2019 Spring 6/12
Sat 12 October 2019 - 6 hour /12 hour
Jeannie Douglass Jeannie Douglass
Ron Simpson
Hartley Lifecare Ron Simpson

Tom Banks (first aid)

Cec and Dave Sutton

Andrew Rowe
NSW Surprise Event
Sun 3 Nov 2019 - 3 hour /6 hour
           
2019 Australasian Championships
9-10 Nov - 24 hour
           
NSW Socialgaine 6hr
Sun 24 Nov - 6 hour
 

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See also Australian Championships Results Archive

Getting Started

compass map hands

Rogaining: the sport of long distance cross country navigation. Rogaines are generally day and night events in which teams of two to five members travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass. Teams normally select their own order of visiting checkpoints. Events range in time from 6 to 24 hours. Teamwork, endurance, competition, and an appreciation of the natural environment are features of the sport.

 

For more details see a definition of rogaining (ARA page)

 

oflag So what is Rogaining?out on the course

Here is a flyer that hopefully explains it all.
An introductory guide is available for newcomers - see attachment

 

oflag Local Events

ACTRA organises several events each year including:

  • ACT Championships - 8 and 24 hour. Our premier event.
  • Spring Rogaine - 6 and 12 hour. A challenging length to prepare for a Championship.
  • Paddy Pallin 6 hour - A very popular and fun day in the bush.
  • Nightgaine - 4-6 hours. Excellent for tackling your first navigation in the dark.
  • Cyclegaine - 6 hours. Added route setting problem of track based navigation.
  • Metrogaine - 6 hours. A local event for all levels of experience and enthusiasm.
  • Winter event - 4 hours. A mid-winter bush event aimed at families and novices.

 

Attachments:
Download this file (rogaine-guide-2up.pdf)rogaine-guide-2up.pdf[Rogaining Guide 2-up]118 kB
Download this file (rogaine-guide.pdf)rogaine-guide.pdf[Rogaining Guide]119 kB