Pyrenees Ponder 24hr Aus Champs + 6hr Rogaines
+ Intervarsity Champs
8-9 October 2022
Victoria will hold the Australasian Rogaining 24hr Championships on 8-9th October 2022. There is also a 6 hour non-championship rogaine held on Saturday 8th October. The Intervarsity Championships will be held in conjunction with the ARC.
Event and Location
Held on Dja Dja Wurrung land in the Pyrenees Ranges, approximately 220km and 2.5hrs drive northwest of Melbourne. The nearest towns are Avoca (30km), St Arnaud (70km) and Ballarat (100km).
Further information on accommodation, camping options, amenities, and event schedule is here.
The event is mainly in the Pyrenees State Park, with a course of about 130 km². Competitors will appreciate why the area is designated to become a National Park. The terrain is generally hilly, with complex spur gully systems; some of which are steep. This will challenge championship teams’ course planning, fine navigational skills, and mental and physical endurance.
The northern part of the course, where the Hash House is located, is lower and more undulating, well suited to 6-hour event competitors and family and novice teams.
The open native forest is generally fast going, with some areas of light to moderate undergrowth and lots of fallen trees. There are many roads and tracks, and two small areas of clear, fenced, farmland.
Several water points are located on the course, and there is an all-night café, in addition to the Hash House. Mobile phone reception is limited.
Entry, pricing, inclusions, optional bus transport and merchandise information and timelines are detailed here.
The 24hr Championship event entrants will receive a complimentary technical t-shirt with entry. The 6hr entrants will receive a complimentary buff with entry.
Entrants may purchase additional merchandise, and details are here.
Questions? Please send us an email and we will assist you with your planning.