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March CBD-Gaine 2020
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CBD-gaine - Melbourne CBD - Sunday 1st March 2020

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 convenience store to refuel.

Starting outside the CBD with the CBD included on the map.  More details closer to the event.

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 set on points of interest as much as possible. 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 based map

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. 

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


Online Entry will open in Late January with Late date Tuesday 25-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   25th 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.

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 25th February.

Team lists included any outstanding payments will also be on the VRA home page from Tuesday 25th February.

Please download and complete an Indemnity Form 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 to receive the Questions Sheet

10:00 am   Start - Collect your question sheet before you leave. 

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.

All Enquiries
Tom Lothian
Ph:  0409 991 291
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Online Entry Assistance    
Andrew Hunter
Ph:  0401 708 189
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Posted Entries if Online Entry not possible
Post by Last Post (5pm) 21-February 2017
Download an Entry Form
Complete it, include a cheque and post to:
PO Box 314, FLEMINGTON, VIC 3031
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