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 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter in PDF format

In this issue:

  • February Fandango (reprise) p1
  • I'm Not Carryin'yah Rogaine p1
  • 2016 Volunteer Grid p3
  • Ding Dong AvonGaine 12hr Rogaine: Results p4,7
  • Paul’s Presidential Ponderings p5
  • WARA Members' Survey p5
  • Ding Dong AvonGaine: Setters's report p6
  • Ding Dong AvonGaine: Winners Route p8
  • The Search for Millicent (no.14) p9
  • Training Office required p9
  • Seaside Hills Challenge 4hr Rogaine: Results p10
  • Seaside Hills Challenge: Vetters's report p11
  • Top Ten Report: Seaside and more p12-13
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting p14
  • Committee Position Nomination Form p15
  • February Fandango (reprise) - Event Entry Form p17-18
  • I'm Not Carryin'yah Rogaine - Event Entry Form p19-20
  • Noticeboard p21

Last Updated (Thursday, 21 January 2016 20:14)


postheadericon Help Wanted!

We are still looking for setters and vetters to join the setting/vetting team for the 6 hour rogaine to be held on March 19 2016.

The area for the event has already been selected, it is at the back of Karagullen in an area commonly known as Carinyah. We just need additional setters and/or vetters to join Ricky and Graham.

Please contact the WARA volunteer co-ordinatator Ian Thomsett on 0428 105 127 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to offer your services.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 13 January 2016 16:47)


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 (Thursday, 20 August 2015 19:42)

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postheadericon I'm Not Carryin'yah Rogaine 19 March 2016

This year’s 6hr rogaine takes place very close to home, in the bushland out behind Pickering Brook in an area commonly known as Carinyah.

For those of you new to the area, there are LOADS of tracks to get confused on and, just for something different, they will all be on the map. Yes all! In fact due to the laziness of the setter (and the not-yet-permission issue), many of the controls will be on or near tracks just to make your life easier. Don’t think this means you can just walk tracks between the controls though. How silly; I’m not that nice. You should probably still bring a compass and your legs because I’m not carryin’ yah.

We also don’t really have a setting team so you’ll just have to rely on our honesty and awesomeness at control placement. Between Graham and me we have Many Years of rogaining experience so you should be AMAZED at this great event. So come for a short
drive (it is bitumen all the way to the HH, unless it’s in Sawyers Valley in which case it’s not), enjoy the bush in autumn and have a gentle stroll around. You’ll love what you might find out there (well you will if you love tracks, the outdoors and trees).

p.s There is still time if you would like to join the sensational yet humble setting/vetting team.

p.p.s. There is a cidery just 1km from the start that’s open on Saturdays so seriously, no excuse.

Last Updated (Thursday, 11 February 2016 17:30)


postheadericon WARA 2016 AGM Notice

The Western Australian Rogaining Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 26th February 2016 at 7:00 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 (reprise) Upside Down Rogaine. Pizza served from 6:30pm.

Last Updated (Thursday, 21 January 2016 20:16)

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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 WARA 2016 Membership

WARA membership fees are now due for the 2016 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, 13 January 2016 17:28)

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