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 January 2015 Newsletter

Newsletter in PDF format

In this issue:

  • February Fandango p1
  • Short Lovers Rogaine p1
  • 2015 Volunteer Grid p3
  • Emu's Run: Setters report p4
  • Paul’s Presidential Ponderings p5
  • Emu's Run: Results p6,8-9
  • notes from WRC, USA p7
  • Three Bridges: Results p10-11
  • Black Hills Bother for XU Ultravets p11
  • Three Bridges: Setters report p12
  • WARA 2015 AGM Notice p14
  • February Fandango USD Rogaine - Event Entry Form p15-165
  • Short Lovers Rogaine - Event Entry Form p17-18
  • Noticeboard p19

Last Updated (Wednesday, 07 January 2015 19:33)


postheadericon 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:

Volunteer Coordinator
Facebook Page Administrator
Newsletter Editor
Hash House Coordinator
Camp Manager
Event Coordinator
Safety Officer
Training Officer

Last Updated (Sunday, 30 November 2014 16:46)

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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)


postheadericon Short Lovers Rogaine

Only 1 hour from Perth, before you reach Toodyay and overlooking the Avon river – Lovers Lane is a rogainer’s dream. In winter, the lush green grasses of the open farmland and rolling terrain are spectacular to behold. While post summer the lush grass is likely to be gone, the area has a bit of everything – open farmland, some stunning Wandoo forest and a bit of scrub (only a little bit, honest!) to keep you on your toes. There is plenty to see including old quarries, stunning views across the landscape and some lovely rock formations.

The course will be designed to ensure all the newcomers to the sport who are learning the ropes should have fun and get a reasonable score. For the more advanced we will do our best to make it a challenge for you – but expect some tight and fast competition. Orienteers may recognise some of the area, but the map and controls will be rogaine standard.

There are some active stone quarries on the map. The land manager has been very generous in letting us use the area, and in return we must enforce a few rules – primarily that competitors must avoid the active quarries at all times. These will be clearly marked on the map, and will be equally clear on the ground – you’ll recognise them by the holes in the ground that look like quarries. There are a lot of old quarrying works that are passable, though – if in doubt, please go around.

We look forward to seeing you out near Toodyay in March!


postheadericon WARA 2015 AGM Notice

The Western Australian Rogaining Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 13th February 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Department of Sport and Recreation, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville. Parking is available at the venue (see ). NB: DSR is providing the meeting room free of charge, but in return, asks that we leave the room clean and tidy.

Note: The AGM will commence immediately after the Post Rogaine Pizza night (alcohol free event) for the February Fandango Upside Down Rogaine. Pizza served from 6:30pm.

Last Updated (Sunday, 04 January 2015 14:44)

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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.

Last Updated (Saturday, 13 July 2013 21:58)

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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)

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