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March CBD-Gaine 2018
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CBD-gaine - Melbourne CBD - Sunday 4th March 2018

Start 10:00 am      Finish 2:00 pm 

We kick off the year with a 4hr CBD-gaine starting from inner city Melbourne.  With a focus on fun, finding new parts of the city and introducing friends to Rogaining this will be a fast scoring event. Walk, run or public transport around inner city of Melbourne.  A perfect event for novices and good fun for those who have done it all before.  We have set checkpoints on as many interesting points of history, parks, architecture and art as we could. For families all 100 point checkpoints will be placed at great playgrounds!!

No post event catering however there are plenty of opportunities for top quality coffee, a taste of Melbourne cuisine or a quick stop at a conveinence store to refuel.  


Starting in Ievers Reserve, 42 Flemington Rd, Parkville.  The map extends into the Melbourne CBD and surrounds featuring gardens and park land including.


The course uses question and multiple choice answer checkpoints.   The questions are intended to confirm your visit to the checkpoint and not test your IQ.  Checkpoints are as much as possible set on points of interest.  Find the location on the Map then find the answer to the question matching a multiple choice answer and marking off A, B, C or D on you answer sheet.  

This event is suitable of all levels of walking, running, pram and baby backpack teams.  There is no cycling (Cyclogaine)    However using Public Transport is allowed.  Bring your myki as you must pay to use public transport outside of the free tram zone.  Note that the hash house is outside of the free tram zone..


Melway base maps 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2J, 2K and 2L


The event will start in Ievers Reserve, 42 Flemington Rd, Parkville between the Royal Children's Hospital and Royal Women's Hospital.  There is a public toilet and playground at the hash house and a small supermarket within easy walking distance.  You guessed it, no camping is available at the Hash House.  A variety of accommodation options are available in Melbourne CBD and the surrounding suburbs.

Getting there and away

We strongly recommend taking public transport to the start.  The route 59 tram runs right past the start of the event. 

If you are travelling in by train, you can connect from Melbourne Central train station taking the route 59 tram towards 'Airport West' or, if you alight at Flemington Bridge train station you can take the route 59 tram towards 'The City'.  In either scenario, alight at the Flemington Road/Park Street Stop.

Off-street parking is expensive and metered parking options tend to be limited to shorter parking periods.


Online Entry is now open.   Late date will be later than other Rogaines.  Tuesday 27-Feb at 11:59pm and late entries will only be open for a day or two after that. 

Entry Fee:   
Adults $15
Junior $5 (under 18) Juniors get free entry when in a team with an adult.
Entered before 11:59pm   27th February 2017,   Late fees apply if entering after this date.
Above fees are per person.  
All entries must be in teams of 2 to 5 people.
Entry fees for 2018 have increased.   New cost and increasing cost have seen us making a small loss in recent years and we need to get back to a no profit result financial situation. 

Final Instructions and Start location

Final instructions which includes more information about the start location will be available on the VRA home page from Tuesday 27th February.

Team lists included any outstanding payments will also be on the VRA home page from Tuesday 27th February.

Please download and complete an Indemnity Form to from the Public Entry page. ALL team members must sign the form.

Event Format:

9:00 am     Registration opens and maps issued.  Start planning your course.

9:45 am     Briefing - All competitors must attend

10:00 am   Start - Collect your score card from the clothes line at 10:00am 

2:00 pm    Finish

2:40pm     Results

Weather Cancellation Policy.  Our policy is to cancel an event on a day of total fire ban in the event location.  The inner city CBD-Gaine location is unlikely be affected by a bush fire however a total fire ban is only declared for hot weather and we still apply that policy.   If we need to cancel the event because of Total Fire Ban or other reason all entry fees will be refunded.       


Question and Answer.   Mark off A, B  C or D on your score sheet.   

NO Hash House Meal

Please note that no catering will be available at the hash house.  There are numerous restaurants, cafes and supermarkets within a short walk of the hash house.

Course Enquiries
Kate Gavens
Ph: 0409 165 334
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Admin Manager (All Team Changes after the Late Date)
Tom Lothian
Ph:  0409 991 291
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Posted Entries if Online Entry not possible
Post by Last Post (5pm) 23-February 2017
Download an Entry Form
Complete it, include a cheque and post to:
39 Sir Garnet Road
Surrey Hills  Vic  3127
Location Ievers Reserve, 42 Flemington Rd, Parkville
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