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 September 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter in PDF format

In this issue:

  • The Jarrahdale Jaunt p1
  • What a Novelty-O! p1
  • Volunteer Grid p3
  • Paul’s Presidential Ponderings p4
  • Setting and Vetting Seminar p4
  • Results: Down South - Australasian Championship p5-7
  • Results: Down South - WA Schools Rogaine Championship p8
  • Results: Down South Interstate Challenge p8
  • Top Ten Report: team 76M, 10th p8
  • Down South: Photoes p9, 13-14
  • Down South - Winners Route and Report p10-11
  • Set and Vet Safely p11
  • Top Ten Report: 58XV, 3rd p12
  • Jarrahdale Jaunt - Event Entry Form p15-16
  • What a Novelty-O! - Event Entry Form p15-16
  • Editorial p19
  • Noticeboard p19

Last Updated (Tuesday, 27 September 2016 09:48)


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.

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Last Updated (Thursday, 20 August 2015 19:42)

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postheadericon 'What a Novelty-O !' - 26 November 2016

Like its surrounds, this event has some grand plans as we super-size the novelty factor. A portion of the map will be missing, a control will be a moving “bingo control” and a control will be in the river (for those keen, be prepared to swim – but this will be an adults only control!) What more can we dream up between now and November? You’ll just have to wait and see.

This event will also be sharing its starting location with the MetrO Series Orienteering which will start at the conclusion of this Rogaine, so for those of you who still have energy to burn you can easily make it a double header. The HH will be located in the NE corner of Manners Hill Park in Peppermint Grove with the map spanning into Claremont, across to Cottesloe, down towards the bridges out of North Fremantle and back around the river again. It’s a beautiful area so make sure you bring a picnic blanket so you can enjoy the day with your friends and family. There is play equipment very close to the start location and hopefully a brand new café will be open there too. I look forward to seeing you all on the day!

Last Updated (Thursday, 13 October 2016 20:55)


postheadericon 2017 Australasian Championships

The Australasian Championship for 2017 will be on 11-12 Febuary in the heart of New Zealand's south island high country.

The land includes some pockets of native beech forest, some high tussock grasslands, and a large area of rolling hill country, mostly developed but with plenty of challenges. For for more information see

Last Updated (Tuesday, 27 September 2016 10:02)


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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