Rogaining Championships: Bay of Fires, Tasmania (Early Bird Deadline of July 31st)

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday 09 November, 2019 - Sunday 10 November, 2019
All Day

activities orienteering


Hello all,

This year’s Rogaining Championships are in the iconic Bay of Fires region in Tasmania. The event spans the weekend of November 9th/10th.

“There will be a wide variety of terrain types in the event area – steep, subtle, granite, coastal, marshes and some former tin mining areas. Don’t be put off because it is a “championship event”. There will be control sites that test the navigational ability of the elite teams, but there will be something for family and social rogainers to enjoy.”

Even if you haven’t attended an orienteering or rogaining event before, this will be a fun outing with the club, where you can learn and explore in a beautiful place. We’ll arrange teams and leadership within our guidelines to accommodate ability and interest. We’ll have some more experienced rogainers (the ‘Godwits’) around from prior events — Salomé Hussein (myself), Susan So, Adam, and James C.

Here’s the route setter’s gallery for location preview: https://arc2019.rt.asn.au/course-setters-gallery/

Adult fees are $125, with a $20 discount for students, and a 10% early bird discount as well.
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You’ll need:

  • Sleeping arrangements: tent, sleeping bag/mat… or accommodation as recommended in link below (camping is way more fun though)
  • Food, unless you opt for one of the catered offerings and/or ration packs upon registration
  • 2L water per day (there will be refill facilities of course)
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Writing utensils
  • Space/thermal blanket
  • Clothing you’re willing to get muddy/brambled
  • Suitable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellant
  • Spare coins for misc purchases and showers

All the specifics about the camping facilities, catering, sun/moon rise and set, annual temps, and competition rules are finely outlined in great detail at the official site: https://arc2019.rt.asn.au/event-info/

Just contact me with any inquiries.

–Salomé (Sam) Hussein

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