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June 2x6hr with second 6hr being at night

CANCELLED Monster Meeting Rogaine  - 2x6hr with the 2nd 6hr being at night.

Saturday 19th June

Three events in one:

  • 6hr Rogaine - 10am to 4pm using our standard format.
  • 6hr Rogaine - 6pm to midnight
  • 2x6hr Day and Night Rogaine - Both the above.        

(Subject to change in Covid Restrictions)

UPDATE 9-Jun   This event has been cancelled due to Covid Lockdown/Restrictions announced effective 11-Jun prevent public events and there is no way to know what the rules will be by 19-Jun.   

REFUNDS   All team contacts of teams who had paid, have been sent an Email Friday 11-Jun.  Paypal/Credit/Debit card payments have been refunded to the Account that made the payment.   Bpay Payments should be processed back to the account that made the payment before Tuesday 15-Jun.  If you do not see your refund and did not receive the 11-Jun email please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Monster Meeting Rogaine
In December 1851, Australia’s first industrial action was taken near Chewton.  The industrial action by 15,000 diggers preceded the well known Eureka Rebellion and was known as the Monster Meeting. See https://monstermeeting.net/ We named this Rogaine in memory of this meeting.

Course
Set 100% in State Forest.

You can Rogaine during the day or night, or both. The day and night Rogaines are the same course but different events like when we do a Saturday and Sunday 2x6hr Rogaine weekend.  You can enter both of them and even visit the same controls you visited during the day, again at night.   If you have never Rogained at night, this is an ideal opportunity to give night navigation a go for a 6hr event.

Teams entering both Rogaines will be scored with all team for the daylight event however will not be scored with the 6hr only competitors for the night event.  There will be separate results for the night 6hr and the completion of the Both event.

Map
Scale of 1:25,000 with 10 meter contours printed on non-water proof paper.  

Location
Set on the VRA Permanent course near Chewton however with different start location, different checkpoints and changed scoring.. 1 hour 25 minutes from Melbourne. 

Special arrangements for competitors doing BOTH Rogaines:

The plan is similar to June 2019 Ross Creek Night and Day Rogaine.  The below explains the Special arrangement for that event.

In order to do BOTH Rogaines, you need to enter your team in the 2x6 Rogaine event. This will be the THIRD event listed when using Online Entry. Please DO NOT enter in the day or the night event if you intend to do BOTH. The standard day or night events are for entrants only doing a SINGLE Rogaine.

  • If you enter the double Rogaine, your Rogaine format will be at the same times as the day event with Admin opening at 8:00.
  • You are required to return to the Hash House at the Day Rogaine finish time, i.e. 16:00. You will lose 10 points for each minute you are late. If you are more than 30 minutes late, you forfeit all your day points and we will have to start a search for your team. You can still do the night Rogaine but your overall score at the start of the night Rogaine is zero.
  • When you finish your day Rogaine, you will be assigned a score however no Tag Printouts of announcements due to Covid restrictions.   You will hand back your navlight tags and receive new ones for the night event.
  • Teams doing the double Rogaine are eligible to place alongside teams that are doing the day Rogaine only. Your score at the conclusion of the day event is used for your day placing.
  • You may then have a couple of Hash House sausages, BYO extra food and re-plan your course for the night event.
  • You will be required to attend THE NIGHT ROGAINE BRIEFING at 17:45. You will need to have your night navlight tags punched by the briefing punch. The earlier day briefing punch 8 hours earlier is not valid for your night Rogaine.
  • Your team will need to provide a second trip intention plan for the night Rogaine when you enter the briefing corral for the night briefing.
  • During the night Rogaine, you may visit and score any controls on the course. THIS INCLUDES controls that you have previously visited during the day.
  • Your finish time is at 24:00 and you lose 10 points per minute after this point and forfeit your entire score if you are more than 30 minutes late.
  • Your final Rogaine score is the sum of your scores from both the day and the night Rogaine.
  • We do not support the arrangement where a person may want to do the Night Rogaine with a different team mate to the Day Rogaine.
  • No food will be provided at the conclusion of the night event.

During the time between the two Rogaines, you may wish to change into fresh warm clothing. You may find that you get MUCH COLDER than normal given the 2 hours between the end of the first Rogaine and the start of the second.

Accommodation
There will be bush camping at the Hash House.  (Subject to final permit approval)

Competitor Limits
Day entries will be limited to a maximum of 400 competitors.

Night entries will be limited to 100 night only competitors plus day entries doing both events.
Enter early, This event is likely to sell out!

Entry
Online Entry will open by 14-May.   Late date will be Wednesday 9-Jun-19 at 11:59pm and late entries will only be open for a day or two after that

Final Instructions and Start location
Final instructions which includes start location and how to get there will be available on the VRA home page from Tuesday 15th June.
Team lists included any outstanding payments will also be on the VRA home page from Tuesday 15th June.
Please download and complete an Indemnity Form from.  This will also be attached to Final Instructions.
Our Rogaining rules are no pets allowed at Rogaines either on course or at the Hash House.

6hr Daylight Rogaine Event Format:
The below format is for a 10:00am start.  Due to Covid Restrictions expect other wave start times.
08:00     Admin opens for Check in Map Collection and Navlight collections
09:45     Briefing - All must attend
10:00     6hr Rogaine Start
15:00     Approximate time the Hash House sausage Sizzle opens
16:00     6hr Rogaine Finish

6hr Night Rogaine Event Format:
16:15     Admin opens for Check in Map Collection and Navlight collections   Note We need to delay Admin checking until the bulk of day event teams have finished and moved away.
17:45     Briefing - All must attend
18:00     6hr Rogaine Start
24:00     6hr Rogaine Finish

Hash House Sausage Sizzle
A sausage sizzle is to be provided by the Castlemaine Lions Club for the finish of the day event.  Covid Restrictions are limiting our ability to provide Hash House meals. 

Partner Finder

Need a team or person to compete with for a Rogaine.  Contact our Partner Finder service before Entry Late Date so we can team you up with others looking for teams.

 
Course Enquiries
John Gavens
Ph:   0427 840 816
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Admin Manager (All Team Changes after the Late Date)
TBA
Ph:   0427 012 863
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Online Entry Assistance    
Andrew Hunter
Ph:  0401 708 189
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After Entries Late date please contact the Admin Manager for entries requests.
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