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Event Entry Policy
COVID has made changes to many things – the least important of which is probably our event entry policy. But just in case you were wondering here it is (the current version, anyway [?] ).
Online entry by Eventor remains the preferred option for all events while the COVID pandemic continues. Entries will usually close four days before the event, but this may vary so please check the Eventor information for each event.
At Local and Twilight events, if you haven’t entered online, you may turn up and enter on the day (EOD), but you will be charged $2 extra. Organisers will print a few extra maps, but there is no guarantee a map for your preferred course will be available unless you enter online. Payment at the event will be by card.
For OST and Championship events, there is no EOD, as payment options may not be available due to lack of mobile reception in the bush. If you forget to enter by the deadline, late entry via Eventor will be available for an extra charge of $5 up to two days before the event.
Confused? All this information will be detailed on the Event Information Flyer which you can find on the Eventor page for each event, so if in doubt please check there. Sometimes organisers require a different entry closing date, so the golden rule is: PLEASE CHECK THE EVENT INFORMATION FLYER.
We will endeavour to make entry closures AFTER the day this newsletter is sent out, so we recommend: read the newsletter, and then enter the event via the link in the newsletter!
Training is on next Monday 22nd February at Pittwater. There are two sessions, come at either 4:30 or 6 pm. Meeting spot is through the gates and down Centre Rd, Seven Mile Beach. The van should be easy to spot! Course choice is long (3.6km) or medium (2.8km). The aim for this session is on fast relocation and working on strategies to deal with mass starts and relay legs. You can treat it as a normal course, or you can go in a group of 2-4 runners where only the leader is allowed to read the map. Before getting to the control, the leader stops at a point, from which everyone is allowed to read the map and needs to relocate to find the control as quickly as possible. At every control, the leader changes.
Let me know what time you plan to come and what course you would like to do via email or by commenting on the Facebook post. Hope to see you there!
Autumn Twilight Events 3, Wednesday 24th February
In the south, Event 3 will be held on the Lower Domain, while in the north it will be held at Prospect. Entries for both these events close on Monday 22nd February at midnight.
North Bruny Rogaine - Entries close Sunday 21st February
The close of entries is looming for the weetapoona wander rogaine, a 6 or 12-hour event on 27 February. Links to all the details and entries are here.
This event will suit all types of rogainers. There are plenty of checkpoints and distance for those who enjoy the challenge of going hard, but the event also offers wonderful coastal scenery and gentle rural terrain for those who want to take in the environment as well.
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