The setting and vetting team have completed their final tweaks to the map, and everything is ready to go. This land is good, fast travelling land, IF you’re a decent navigator. For those who don’t have finely honed navigation skills, then travel fast with care. There are lots of sneaky gully and spur lines ready to lead you astray.
And if the navigation sounds a trifle intimidating, there’s always food and warmth at the Hash House to fall back on.
The caterers are favourites of SA Rogaining – the Peterborough Historical Society. They put on a great spread – good, hot food is always welcome after many hours out in the scrub. Those doing the 8-hour event have it the best, as they’re assured of being at the Hash House for dinner, unlike the die-hard 24-hour rogainers, who don’t come in for that nourishing, energy-providing banquet. (Hmmm, I’m beginning to rethink staying out for 24 hours…)
For those of you who are not just FIFO, but are wanting a bit of a holiday, check out the following sites:
The above locations are close to the event site. Of course, you can head further north (away from Adelaide) and enjoy all the Flinders Ranges can offer: https://southaustralia.com/destinations/flinders-ranges-and-outback/things-to-do
But for those of you who are FIFO, we will have buses collecting people from the airport and bus station. We can’t tell you the times yet, as flights are still somewhat covid-19 haphazard, but as the event approaches, we’ll look at times flights arrive and optimise the pick-up times. We promise not to leave anyone behind.
A fellow South Aussie has written an enlightening article on why you should enter the Australian Rogaining Championships and experience that unique time of day at dusk and dawn. Check it out here: https://sarogaining.com.au/news/crepuscular-times/
Regular news items will be posted on the ARC site sarogaining.com.au/event/arc2021/#news so keep an eye out for updates.