Entries for the 2017 Australian Rogaining Championships entries are now open. The event will be held 6-7 May near Cooma. The 2017 Intervarsity rogaining championships will also be held in conjunction with the event. Former world rogaining category champions, Ron Simpson and Jean Douglass, have set a course of very high standard.
The area is ideal for rogaining: attractive open woodlands in spur and gully terrain, allowing fast and comfortable travel, with views towards the coast and back to the Snowy Mountains. You will see the remains of 19th century gold mining activity, and you may even hear or see the area’s famed bark-eating koalas!
The ARC 2017 website ( http://arc2017.act.rogaining.org.au/ ) is chock-full of information and photos, and this is where you enter. For more information on the national intervarsity rogaining competition is being held in conjunction with the 2017 Australian Rogaining Championships, see: http://arc2017.act.rogaining.org.au/pages/inter-varsity . In particular, travel for one team from each state can be covered by the Nigel Aylott Memorial Sports Foundation, which could be worth looking into.
Additionally, ANUMC members are elligble for competition funding and could receive $40 for each member. See http://www.anumc.org.au/members/anumc-funding for detail.
If you are interested in coming but don't have a team together, please sign up to this trip and give me an indication of your level of competitiveness, experience, and any expectations (e.g. if you would also want to compete in the varsity category). And I will try and find a team for you.
Additionally, if you are coming to the rogaine and have a car with spare seats, or are looking for transport to the rogaine, please sign up to the trip and I will do my best to help you out.