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 Wanted: Treasurer... Is it You?

The current WARA Treasurer needs to step down. Pressure of work and moving house mean that he is no longer able to keep the rogaining books.

Do you have a basic understanding of accounting, and want to put something back into rogaining? Are you good with figures, honest, dependable, and methodical? Then why not step forward and nominate for WARA treasurer? The Treasurer is responsible for all monies belonging to WARA, makes payments for various expenses, and maintains an accurate set of records of all this. They present a view of the financial health of WARA to the committee on a regular basis. Once a year they present to the Annual General Meeting a statement of the receipts and expenditure, the assets and liabilities, and the overall financial position of WARA.

Please contact WARA president Paul Szijarto on 0413 830 990 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to offer your services.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:56)


postheadericon April 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter in PDF format <EPUB format> < MOBI format> <AZW3 format>

In this issue:

  • Wandering Wallabies Rogaine p1,5
  • Bibbulmun & Bubbles Winter 24 Hour Rogaine p1,7
  • 2015 Volunteer Grid p3
  • Paul’s Presidential Ponderings p4
  • Down South - Aus Champs 17th-18th September p5
  • February Fandago (reprise): Results p6
  • Bibbulman & Bubbles Winter 24 Hour Rogaine p7
  • I'm not carryin'yah: Results p8-9
  • Did You Catch 22 ? p9
  • Plan now: NZ in '17 p10
  • February Fandago (reprise): Winners route p13
  • I'm not carryin'yah: Winners route p13
  • Reports from the WARA AGM p11-13
  • How to Rogaine Successfully Seminar p13
  • WARA Electronic Tagging Components p14
  • PROCESS for tagging for EACH competitor p15
  • Wanted: Treasurer... Is it You? p16
  • 2016 Junior Cadet Challenge p16
  • Planning a "Tassie Holiday"? p16
  • Wandering Wallabies - Event Entry Form p17-18
  • Bibbulmun & Bubbles - Event Entry Form p19-20
  • Editorial p21
  • Noticeboard p21

Last Updated (Friday, 22 April 2016 08:23)


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 Wandering Wallabies 21 May 2016

Join us on the 21st of May for the Autumn 12 Hour Rogaine. Set to the west of York on the Eastern boundary of the Wandoo Conservation Reserve, the course is a mixture of farmland, open wandoo forest, sheoak and some parrot bush. The Hash House itself is situated on the edge of the farmland so there is a lot of open ground for tents. The area is teeming with wildlife, and you can expect to see kangaroos, wallabies and emus (but hopefully we’ll have some rain to scare away the undesirable ticks and flies!).

The course itself is fairly straightforward with many controls suitable for the less experienced among us.

More experienced rogainers take heart though, as away from the farmland and roads there a few checkpoints that provide a more technical challenge.

So come and join us at the Wandering Wallabies Rogaine to experience the rogaining staples of Hash House food, good company and a pleasant day in the Australian bush.

The 2016 Cadet Challenge will be run at the same time as this event.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 19 April 2016 18:18)


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 28th May 2016.

Bookings close on the 20th of May.

Last Updated (Sunday, 03 April 2016 09:28)

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postheadericon Down South - Oz Champs 17-18 September 2016

Where will you be this September? There can only be one answer to this compelling question

– Down South!

Nannup – hidden gem of the south, territory of the mysterious Nannup Tiger, home of the free spirited music festival and soon to be retirement village of an enigmatic, ubiquitous true WARA legend – Warren Smith. They’ve even named the main street and a river after him in anticipation of his impending permanent residency.

Nannup will soon add one more item to its impressive list of claims to fame. This September, Nannup will play host to the 2016 edition of the Australian Rogaining Championships.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 19 April 2016 18:36)

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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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