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CBD-Gaine 2021

CBD-gaine - Sunday 28th Febuary 2021
Rolling Starts in 15 min intervals (8:00am - 10:00am)
4 hour event

Covid-19 Restrictions
Update 18-Jan-21   Planning for this event is progressing and barring any Covid-19 outbreaks resulting in restrictions being tightened again we should be able to enjoy the CBD-Gaine.    There will be some Covid-19 restriction changes to the way we run the event that will be announced before entries are opened.    We will not be opening entries until February.

The 4hr CBD-gaine will be back to kick start your 2021 Hopefully! This event is all about exploring the art, culture, history and parkland of 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.

The 2021 start location will not be announced until much closer to the event however will be close to the CBD and the CBD will be included on the map.  

A perfect event for novices and good fun for those who have done it all before. This is also the perfect event for families with short distances between checkpoints, pram friendly streets and heaps of close by playgrounds (all playgrounds are worth 100 points).

Following the success of recent years rolling start times, competitors will be able to choose their start time. Starts will be between 8.00 am and 10.00 am in 15 minute intervals.

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.

Close to the CBD and easy access by public transport.  

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.

Online Entry will open when we are confident we can run the event and we expect no later then the end of January..

Entry Fee:   
Adults $15
Junior $5 (under 18) Juniors get free entry when in a team with an adult.
Entered before 11:59pm   24th February,   Entries will be closed 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 23rd February.

Team lists included any outstanding payments will also be on the VRA home page from Tuesday 23rd February.

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

Event Format:

In this event, competitors can choose their start time on the day.  Start times are between 8.00am and 10.00am in 15 minute intervals. Competitors must report to the start line 10 minutes before their start time for the pre-race briefing.

7:30 am    Registration opens and maps can be issued. 
                 Start planning your course.

8:00 am    First ‘wave’ of competitors can start
                 Please go to ‘start area’ 10 minutes before your start time for the compulsory briefing

8:00 am - 10:00 am 
                 Competitors can start in 15 minute ‘waves’ (E.g. 8.00 am, 8.15 am, 8.30am etc… 
                 The last possible start time is 10.00am. 

12:00 - 2:00 pm
                 Competitors finish (4 hours after their start time)

2:30pm     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
Alan Cooke
Email   MarchEnquiries@vra...
Admin Manager  (All Team Changes after entry close 25-Feb)
Email   MarchAdmin@vra...
Online Entry Assistance    
Andrew Hunter
Ph:  0401 708 189
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