CBD-Gaine (3rd March 2022)

CBD-gaine - Sunday 6 March 2022

This event will have multiple start times likely to be between 8.00am and 11.00am.

Covid-19 Restrictions
Entries for this event will not open until February when we’ll have a better understanding of Covid Restrictions that may be applicable ion the day.  We may need to make changes to the event format to be able to run the event.


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Event Details

The 4hr CBD-Gaine will be back in 2022 to restart Rogaining.  This event is all about exploring the art, culture, history and parkland of inner city Melbourne. With a focus on fun, finding new parts of the city and introducing friends to Rogaining this will be a fast scoring event. Walk, run or public transport around inner city of Melbourne.

The 2022 start location will be at Fawkner Park with the CBD on the north of the map.

A perfect event for novices and good 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 (all playgrounds are worth 100 points).

No post event catering however there are plenty of opportunities for top quality coffee, a taste of Melbourne cuisine or a quick stop at a convenience store to refuel.

Registration Date:11/02/2022, Closing Date:02/03/2022, Late Date:02/03/2022

Location Description

Close to the CBD and easy access by public transport.


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 you answer sheet. This event is suitable of all levels of walking, running, pram and baby backpack teams. There is no cycling (Cyclogaine) However using Public Transport 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.

Entry details

Online Entry will open when we are confident we can run the event which we expect will be early in February.

Event Entry Fees

Adults $15 Junior $5 (under 18) Juniors get free entry when in a team with an adult. Entered before 11:59pm 2nd-March. All entries must be in teams of 2 to 5 people.

Final Instructions and Start location

Final instructions which includes more information about the start location and will be available on the VRA website from Tuesday 1st March.
Team lists will also be on the VRA home page from Tuesday 1st March.
Please download and complete an Indemnity Form from the Public Entry page. ALL team members must sign the form.

Location Map

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

Event Timeline

In this event, competitors can choose their start time on the day. Start times are between 8.00am and 10.00am 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
  • 8:00 am – 11:00 am
  • 12:00 – 3:00 pm
    Competitors finish (4 hours after their start time)
  • 3:40pm Results (if Covid permits)

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


You guessed it, no camping is available at the Hash House. A variety of accommodation options are available in Melbourne CBD and the surrounding suburbs.

Hash House Meal

Please note that no catering will be available at the hash house. There are numerous restaurants, cafes and supermarkets within a short walk of the hash house.

Course Enquiries

Michelle Eeles - -

Admin Manager

TBA - - members@rogainevic.org.au

Online Entry Assistance

Andrew Hunter - 0401 708 189 - Entries@rogaineevic.org.au

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