We are planning a slightly different Paddy Pallin 6 hr rogaine for 2024.
The event will be at the Googong Foreshores area near Queanbeyan. One of Canberra's water supply dams where people are allowed to explore the catchment areas. It is open and grassy with patchy trees on the western side though to dry open eucalypt forest on the eastern shores. Very nice rogaining country, although you will be challenged with some steeper hills if you head to some parts of the course. If you want some hints, check out the photo gallery from our last multi-sport rogaine there in 2011 and the photo gallery for this event.
There will be the usual 6 hr foot event and we will also have controls for people to visit on mountain bikes or kayaks. If you wish to use either a mountain bike or a kayak or both we will have a combined multi-sport categoy.
Note for mountain bikers and kayakers
Mountain bikers: We know lots of people now own ebikes and that these are lots of fun. However, they do give you a big advantage cycling up hills. For this event you will be welcome to bring your ebike and participate in the event as normal but this will be on a non-ranked basis. You will not be eligible for a winners mug and will be listed separately in the results.
Kayakers: Googong reservoir does not allow power boats and we will not be providing any water safety. You are expected to bring a stable kayak that you are capable of paddling in windy and choppy conditions (the reservoir can get quite wavy in the wind). Further, being a water reservoir there are some limitations on what type of craft you are allowed. Paddleboards are prohibited and you are not allowed any body contact with the water (e.g. wading). See the photo of the reminder sign at the Foreshores. You must wear a life jacket. We recommend paddle leashes and a drybag to keep your valuables and sandwiches dry.
We need several on-day helpers. If you can help with either of these, please contact Julie by email or phone 0421 021 693, before 13 February.
The event will run 10 am to 4 pm, with registration and maps available from 8:30 am. Note that the Googong Foreshores gate does not open until 8 am and closes at 8 pm.
We are likely to only have basic catering at the end of the event as the ACTRA committee has yet to find replacement caterers so please consider bringing additional food with you. We hope to have cheese toasties available at events later in the year.
The ACT Rogaining Association will hold a brief Annual General Meeting after the event and immediately prior to the presentation. Agenda and documents will be put on the website documents page by 18 February. If you would like to join the committee or nominate someone for the committe please contact Stephen Goggs.
Entries cost $34 full and $27 concession. Under 14 free. No solo entries for this event - teams of 2 to 5 people.
Entries are open to Sunday 25 February 11:59 pm without late fees. Entries receieved between then and complete close at 11:59 pm on Wednesday 28 February incur a late fee of $10 per person.
If you need a partner, contact the event organiser with your category and level of competitiveness for the event. The event organiser will match people up where possible but we make no guarantees and recommend you keep asking around people you know.
There is NO camping at Googong Reservoir.
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