What is Rogaining?
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation in which teams of two to five members visit as many checkpoints as possible in twenty-four hours. Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to hilly forest. A central base camp provides hot meals throughout the event and teams may return at any time to eat, rest or sleep. Teams travel at their own pace and anyone from children to grandparents can experience the personal satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation at their own level of competition and comfort.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:14)
September 2014 Newsletter
In this issue:
Volunteering:- your association needs you!
Volunteering is part and parcel of the culture of rogaining in WA. Unlike many other states, the WA rogaining association has been able to keep prices low and event quality high by the many members who every so often kindly forego an event to help out with administration, hash house, setting, vetting, first aid, or truck driving duties.
Last Updated (Saturday, 13 July 2013 21:58)
Three Bridges Rogaine 29 November 2014
Set in the vicinity of Bayswater and Belmont, the Three Bridges rogaine draws on the long tradition of non-bush events to challenge, entertain, and surprise you as you saunter around the suburbs looking for controls. It’s certainly been fun getting the event together, being able to enjoy wonderful scenery and interesting locations, with the odd panoramic view thrown in for good measure.
Starting at 1:00pm, the standard format of a four-hour event and post-event sausage sizzle remain, with the added bonus of being able to cross the river and still keep your feet as dry as the air around you. In fact due to the number of watercraft, swimming the river is a definite no-no.
There should be something for everyone in this event, with bushland, hills, lakes, riverbanks, and of course suburbia (with its delis and coffee shops) out there to enjoy.
Whether you aim to go to every control or just cover a small area, you will most likely learn a thing or two about such diverse topics as history, gardening, home security, and physical fitness, and have fun at the same time!
Last Updated (Wednesday, 19 November 2014 21:19)
Could you be the next ...
Are you enjoying rogaining and wondering how to put something back into the sport? As well as regular volunteering, why not consider nominating for the committee and/or one of the following roles:
Last Updated (Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:58)
Are you proud of your rogaining achievements?
Do you sometimes feel you want to let everyone know what you've achieved, and are looking for a more subtle way then shouting it from the rooftops?
Did you know that there are points achievement badges available for purchase from WARA?
They are available for those Rogainers that achieve the points milestones in bush Rogaines:
Then why not go to http://wa.rogaine.asn.au/badges and place your order now.
Last Updated (Saturday, 13 July 2013 20:37)