CBD-gaine (5th March 2023)

CBD-gaine (5th March 2023)

CBD-gaine - Sunday 5 March 2023

This event will have wave starts every 15 minutes between 8:00am and 10:15 am You can decide your wave start time on the day.

Event Details

The 4hr CBD-gaine will be back in 2023 to restart Rogaining. This event is all about exploring the art, culture, history and curiosities of inner city Melbourne. With a focus on fun, exploring new parts of the city and introducing friends to Rogaining this will be a fast scoring event. Walk, run or public transport around the inner city Melbourne.
For 2023 we have found a start location north of the city in Carlton, with the course including the CBD and reaching as far out as Clifton Hill.
A perfect event for novices and great fun for those who have done it before. This is also the perfect event for families with short distances between checkpoints, pram friendly streets and heaps of close by playgrounds (with all 100 point checkpoints at playgrounds).
No post event catering however there are plenty of opportunities for top quality coffee, a taste of Melbourne cuisine and gelato galore to refuel.

Entries are now open.  Click the button above.

Registration Date:04/02/2022, Late Date:01/03/2022, Registrations Close:01/03/2022


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 your answer sheet. This event is suitable of all levels of walking, running, pram and baby backpack teams. There is no cycling and no using scooters. However using trams, trains and buses 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.


The map is based on Melway.

Event Entry Fees

Adults $15 Junior (under 18) $5 Juniors get free entry when in a team with an adult. Entered before 11:59pm 1st-March. No new teams will be accepted after online entries close.

Final Instructions and Start location

The Final instructions which include start location will be available on the VRA home page from Tuesday 28th February.
Team lists including any outstanding payments will also be on the VRA home page from Tuesday 28th February.
Please download and complete the Indemnity form. ALL team members must sign the form.
Our Rogaining rules are no pets allowed at Rogaines either on course or at the Hash House.

Location Map

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia -37.809783953011 144.96511459351

Event Timeline

The timeline is yet to be worked out however below is what we did in 2022 and expect simiale in 2023

In this event, competitors can choose their start time on the day. Start times are between 8.00am and 10.15am 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
  • Start waves from 8:00 am – 10:15 am
  • Competitors finish (within 4 hours after their start time)
  • 2:15 last wave finish.  There will be no results or presentation at the completion of the event

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.

Refund Policy

Hash House Meal

There will be no catering. There are numerous restaurants, cafes and supermarkets close to the hash house.

Course Enquiries

Marcelle - 0409 799 095 - enquiries-march@rogainevic.org.au

Admin Manager

TBA - 0427 012 863 - admin-march@rogainevic.org.au

Online Entry Assistance

Don - 0413 623 677 - entries@rogainevic.org.au