The Victorian Rogaining Association is hosting the Australasian Rogaining Championships in the Pyrenees Ranges, near Avoca on 8-9th October 2022. There is a non-championship 5hr event held on Saturday 8 Oct.
Avoca is a country town, approximately 220km or 2.5hrs travel from Melbourne. The area is famous for its wineries and art silos. The Pyrenees Ranges are nearby.
If flying into Melbourne Tullamarine airport, the VRA has a bus scheduled with pickup points in the CBD and airport out to/from the event. Info on the website and pre-ordered at entry.
Course and the Course Setters
Merv Trease and Vic Sedunary are the course setters for this event. Merv and Vic have chosen this area for its excellent rogaining terrain and have used their years of experience to set this world class course. It is a 1:30k map on waterproof paper.
The course is approx. 130 km2 of mostly open native forest and two smallish areas of clear, but fenced, farmland. The course is generally fast but has some areas of light undergrowth and fallen/felled trees. All areas are trafficable on foot. The terrain is flattish/undulating on the lower northern slopes rising steeply to complex spur gully systems, with a relief of 450 metres.
The course has an extensive road and track network. Not all tracks will be marked. The complexity of the terrain will challenge teams’ course planning, fine navigational skills and mental and physical endurance.
Accommodation & Meals
Free camping at the Hash House. Avoca is approximately 30km away. Optional pre-ordered Friday night dinner and Saturday morning breakfast available.
Entries are open now on the ARC website. Early Bird entries close on 15 Aug 2022.
A technical t-shirt is included in the 24hr entry, and a buff for the 6hr entry. Additional merchandise can be purchased in advance.