What is rogaining? Rogaining is a team sport that combines outdoor adventure with strategy. Think of it as an outdoor treasure hunt for all ages. Your goal is to race against the clock as you navigate to as many checkpoints (“controls”) as possible to collect points. That’s where the strategy comes in. Every team approaches a rogaine in a different way. Some are out to race to every point on the course, while others want the kudos of finding the most challenging checkpoints.
Some of the world’s best navigators from Australia and New Zealand will be trying to be crowned overall winners. There is also strong competition within the gender and age categories.
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. Moonambel is approximately 10km away. Avoca is approximately 30km away. Optional pre-ordered Friday night dinner and Saturday morning breakfast available.
For those who just want to try out rogaining there is a non-championship 6hr event held on Saturday 8 Oct from midday.
Entries: Entries are open now https://rogainevic.org.au/arc/