"The Lennox - a bridge too far"

What:

6hr Rogaine (team 2-5 people)

When:

Sunday, 24th March 2024

Where:

Lower Blue Mountains, from Blaxland to Emu Plains

How Much:

Adult: $45  Concession: $32   Child <14 free

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Event description

The Blue Mountains is one of the most iconic pieces of bushland in the world, so what better way to explore it than with an added navigational challenge?

We’ll explore the beautiful bush tracks, parks, lookouts and streets of the Lower Blue Mountains. Knapsack Reserve and Darks Common will be key features of this course.

Will you choose to visit Lennox Bridge, the oldest stone arch bridge on mainland Australia? Will you walk the old tramway route through sandstone cuttings to spectacular views over Glenbrook Creek? Will you find yourself down under Lapstone Viaduct or up on Cripple Creek? Can you really see Pondi* from Marges Lookout?

There will be plenty of route options for all ages and fitness levels with the course including Blaxland, East Blaxland, Mount Riverview, Glenbrook, Lapstone, Leonay, Emu Heights and Emu Plains. Entries close on Monday 18 March.

Map Availability and Course Times

  • Maps available from 8:00am, so you can plan your team’s route before you start
  • Briefing for new participants at 9:00am
  • Course briefing for all participants at 9:45am
  • Mass start at 10:00am
  • Teams can be out on course from 10:00am to 4:00pm, for as much or as little of this time as they like. But you lose points if you get back after 4:00pm!
  • Post event food and drinks will be available from 3:00pm, included in your entry
  • Prize giving from 4:30pm for each team category

What your entry includes

  • Up to 6 hours of adventure in the iconic Blue Mountains
  • Map and electronic timing (1 per person)
  • A light meal and refreshments after the event

Final event details

These will be released on this event page on Monday 18 March. They will include further details on the event day, what gear to bring, where the local coffee shops are, and much much more.

What is Rogaining?

A fun team sport, navigating using map, compass and clues to visit as many checkpoints as possible within the time limit. It’s a “choose your own adventure” experience in outdoor environments where teams explore the course for as much or as little of the allocated time as they like.

Our sport is for all ages and fitness levels, from families walking with small children through to bushwalkers and runners. Rogaining encourages the development of strategy and navigational skills, fitness, and the ability to work in a team.

Further information can be found on our Novice Info Pages.

Questions?

Send your enquiries to: admin@nswrogaining.org



*The new Penrith Beach

“Lennox Bridge cover photo by Craig Siczak – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37571652. Modifications were made to the stonework and the image is cropped.”

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