Dinden in Darkness Rogaine

Foot Rogaine – Dinden in darkness

  • Length:  3 or 6 hour
  • Date:  Saturday 26th August 2023
  • Time:
    • 3 hour: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, map handout at 1:15 pm
    • 3 hour night: 5:00 pm to 8:00pm, map handout at 4:15 pm
    • 6 hour: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, map handout at 1:00 pm
  • Location: Dinden West State Forest, via Kanervo Rd
  • Team Size:  Teams of 2 to 5
  • Categories:  Mixed, Male and Female Teams
  • Age Classes:  Junior, Open, Veteran, Super Veteran plus Family and Novice categories
  • Cost:
    All events:  $25 Full, $20 Concession (full time students under 25), free Under 14s
  • Organising team: Chris and Jannah Dayman

Join us for the last of the North Queensland rogaining calendar, 3 or 6 hours of rogaining, your choice. The area for this event has recently been burned making for really easy travelling and lots of flat area for those who do not like the hills. It will be set to provide serious competitors with navigational challenges, tough route choices and even a little bit of night navigation, while novices will have plenty of options close to home in flat and easy to traverse country or challenge themselves on the harder course. As always in rogaining, you can be as competitive or as casual as you like. You decide how long you wish to stay out or return to the Hash for a hearty feed and a rest. Families and Novices are always welcome (this is a great course for novices and beginners)

It is only 50 minutes drive from the CBD of Cairns (about 45km), 12 minutes from Mareeba or Kuranda. The Hash House will have easy driving/parking for 2WD’s (look out for our signs and the Orange Gazebo’s).


Participants will require as mandatory equipment:

  • a whistle,
  • a compass and the knowledge to use it
  • a minimum of 1 litre water capacity (2 or 3 litres recommended),
  • nutrition for the duration of their event per person,
  • a basic first aid kit including 2 compression bandages and wound dressings as minimum per team,

Participants are also recommended to carry or wear:

  • Cold weather gear such as a thermal, fleece and buff / beanie (highly recommended for 7 hour depending on forecast weather)
  • Clothing well suited to sunny daytime conditions and off trail hiking (gaiters, long sleeves etc)
  • A mobile phone (highly recommended) to contact event organisers in the event of a late return or assistance required (Note – Smart phones and other GPS enabled devices not to be used for navigational purposes).

For more details, contact the event organiser by email or phone 0401 339 148.