All systems are GO

The ARC2021 organising group are in the final stages of the preparation for the up-coming event. Everything is slowly coming together for what should be a very enjoyable event where we can entertain our interstate (and possibly our NZ) rogaining fraternity.

Entry system

The entries are trickling in with over 50 teams already entered, but please note that entries will not be accepted after midnight on Sunday, 9 May; so don’t miss out.

Entry late fee and refund

Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has created some uncertainty for making travel arrangements, the organisers have decided to drop the late fee. Please note that in the event of COVID-19 border closures or onerous quarantine restrictions on participants’ return home a full entry refund will be provided. If you are experiencing any issues with the entry system, please contact the Event Organiser, Craig Colwell, via email:

Pre-event training opportunities

If you are in Adelaide the weekend prior to the ARC event, then you may be interested in Orienteering SA’s 3-hour score event in Karinya Reserve, Eden Hills on Sunday, 23 May – one week before the ARC.

It’s a perfect opportunity for rogainers to gain some extra practice and/or fitness training. All welcome, see Orienteering SA for details. Only $20 for non-members, entries in by Wednesday evening 19 May via the OSA website.

For those travellers visiting the mid-north area, then a visit to the Caroona Creek Conservation Park would provide some insights to the ARC event terrain. SARA held a 12-hour rogaine there in 2016 and the map can be found on the SARA website at  spring2016basev9.pdf. The Caroona Creek CP is approximately 35kms from the ARC event site.

Partner matching

We are currently fielding enquiries regarding a partner matching service.  If you are looking for a partner for this event, please forward your details, stating:

  • name, age, gender, email or phone contact
  • navigational experience and fitness level
  • expectations for event (ie walking/running, 24-hours with sleep or no sleep, 8-hour only)
  • what you are looking for in a partner

to and and we will try and put you in touch with other non-partnered persons.

COVID-19 restrictions

This event will be held under the guidelines required by a SA Health COVID-Safe Plan.  A COVID- Safe Plan approval for this event has been obtained. Please note that there will be a requirement to sign-in via a smart phone app or by pen and paper for contact tracing purposes.

If travelling from interstate, please check border crossing requirements and permits needed, well in advance at: Please check your own state’s requirements for re-entry also.

Bus schedule

The departure time from Adelaide on the afternoon of Friday, 28 May is still planned to be around 1pm from Adelaide Airport so that arrival at the Hash House site will be in daylight. It will be finalised once numbers are confirmed, and in-coming flight times of participants are known. If you are flying into Adelaide and will be using the bus service, please advise the ARC bus coordinator, Jo Powell, of your flight schedule so that our ‘meet & greet’ volunteers are available to direct you to the bus departure location.

It is expected that in addition to the airport pick-up, there will also be an inner Adelaide location pick-up that will most likely be the Adelaide Central Bus terminal, 85 Franklin St, Adelaide. If only one coach is being used, then it is likely that the Adelaide Central Bus terminal pick-up will be before the airport pick-up.

To assist with travellers wishing to fly out of Adelaide on the evening of Sunday, 30 May, the departure time for at least one of the buses will be 2pm (at the latest) with arrival at Adelaide Airport estimated to be around 5.30pm (6pm at the latest).

Those wishing to avail themselves of this early bus service, from the event site to Adelaide Airport, should advise Jo Powell ( so that seat allocation can be arranged.

Fruit and vegetable restrictions

South Australia has strict laws regarding the bringing of fruit and vegetables into the state. Also, note that there is currently a fruit fly outbreak in some areas of Adelaide, with restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetable in these zones.

If required, the bus will make a short stop at a supermarket outside the metropolitan restriction zone to allow for last minute purchases.

Please see and
Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak – metropolitan Adelaide – PIRSA for more details.