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)
May 2013 Newsletter
Newsletter in PDF format
In this issue:
WARA 2013 Membership
WARA membership fees are now due for the 2013 calendar year.The easiest way (for both you and us) to renew your membership is on-line.
You can easily Renew Membership On-line now
NOTE: You do not need to join or renew membership separately if you are entering an event; you can join as part of your entry.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 January 2013 21:52)
Pikes Pursuit 22/23 June 2013
This year's Winter Rogaine incorporating the 2013 Schools Championships is to be held in a familiar part of the south-west in the Bannister area approx. 1.5hrs south of Armadale. The area was last used 4 years ago and some other rogaines held since have also touched on the parts of the mapped area.
This is a recycled map so for those regular rogainers a chance to improve on your last efforts in this area.
What can you expect? Well for the families, social and novice rogainers something a little different as the setters felt it time to encourage these teams by tempting them to stay out a little longer. As a result, there are several good scoring controls close to hash that we are sure will help all achieve their best ever result.
For the more hardened rogainers there are plenty of other controls spread far afield for you guys and we feel the course will be fast as there are not a lot of hills - well step ones anyway - so navigation will need to be precise.
The bush is thick in areas but mostly open with some hilly areas. When setting we came across a few areas where there were bee hives so we will let you know on the day where these are if they are indeed still on course for the event.
If you need any help be it with your map compass whatever do not be shy. The setters are there with the yellow shirts and we are eager to assist you.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 21 May 2013 21:12)
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.
Due to the reduced numbers of people stepping forward to do their bit in recent times, there is a real danger of having to undertake drastic measures such as having to reduce the variety of food available at events, and of having to limit hash house (food tent) opening times.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 23 January 2013 19:35)