postheadericon 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)

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postheadericon How to Rogaine Successfully Seminar

WARA is holding another How to Rogaine “Successfully” seminar at the Lions Dryandra Woodlands Village, Cuballing.

This training is both for beginners (those who have never been rogaining) as well as rogainers wanting to brush up on their techniques, and will be held on Saturday 16th May 2014.

Bookings close on the 8th of May.

Last Updated (Sunday, 08 March 2015 11:50)

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postheadericon 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.

Go to volunteering grid

Last Updated (Tuesday, 07 April 2015 19:12)

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postheadericon WARA 2015 Membership

WARA membership fees are now due for the 2015 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 (Wednesday, 07 January 2015 19:14)


postheadericon Bullant Bites Back 2 May 2015

Rumours abound as the May Autumn 12 hour rogaine fast approaches. Some experienced rogainers have been heard muttering about new comers and upstarts and questioning the validity of the event.

"We set the Bullant Rogaine in the exact same spot back in '89 for the Australian Champs." said WARA legend and Life Member Richard Matthews. "Now these guys come in and try to take away or glory! It's just not criket."

The event centred on the same hash house location as its 1989 predecessor, also includes terrain covered in more recent rogaines, The Schulstaad Waltz and Take Nothing for Granite.

Matthews said that he rates the area, an interesting mix of jarrah and wandoo liberally scattered with granite outcrops, very highly.

"I can remember all of the best control locations, although I doubt this mob would have enough nous to find them."

Only time will tell if the Bullant Bites Back can live up to the standard of the legendary Bullant event.

The setting team of Graham Braid, John Braid and Andrew Martin could not be reached for comment.

"I'm just not sure these guys can be trusted." said Matthews.

"After all, none of them even have beards!"

Last Updated (Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:49)


postheadericon April 2015 Newsletter

Newsletter in PDF Format 2015 WARA AGM Minutes in PDF format Richard Matthews Life Member Nomination

In this issue:

  • Bullant Scandal p1
  • 2015 Volunteer Grid p3
  • Top Ten #7 and #1 p4
  • Paul’s Presidential Ponderings p5
  • Short Lover: Results p6-7
  • Top Ten #4 p8
  • Junior Cadet Challenge p9
  • How to Rogaine Successfully Seminar p9
  • Feb Fandango was cancelled p9
  • Extract of the 2015 WARA AGM Minutes p10-12
  • WA Nabs Next Nude Champs p13
  • The Short Lover Short Rogaine, Long Event Report, Long Version p14
  • A Short Lesson. Or Three. p 15
  • The Beaten Tracker p16
  • The Bullant Bites Back Rogaine - Event Entry Form p17-18
  • Noticeboard p19

Last Updated (Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:45)


postheadericon 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 and place your order now.

Last Updated (Saturday, 13 July 2013 20:37)

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