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 April 2014 Newsletter

Newsletter in PDF format

In this issue:

  • The Dambusters Rogaine p1
  • Myth Busters Mountain Bike Rogaine p1
  • 2014 Volunteer Grid p3
  • Paul’s Presidential Ponderings p5
  • AGM Minutes p5-7
  • Oh So Late: Results p8
  • IOh So Late: Reports p9
  • "Thank you" to the First-Aider p10
  • Oh So Late: Winners Route p10
  • Event Teaser: Rogaining in South Dakota p11
  • El Lobo Malo: Results p12-13
  • El Lobo Malo: Report s p13-15
  • 2014 Junior Cadet Challenge  p16
  • Australian Intrervarsity Championships 2014 p16
  • How to Rogaine Successfully Seminar p16
  • The DambustersRogaine - Event Entry Form p17-18
  • Noticeboard p19

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 17th  May 2014.

Bookings close on the 9th of May.

Last Updated (Monday, 24 March 2014 19:15)

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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 DamBusters Rogaine 3 May 2014

I got sick of travelling for hours to set a rogaine so decided to look around what was closeby and found that we haven't done a rogaine on the eastern side of Wellington Dam (SW of Collie) so thats where you lot will have to go if you want to to compete in the "Dambusters Rogaine" on May 3.

Unfortunately for me I have a pretty average team to help me set this but of course everyone wants to improve their image by being with me so I have accepted ,with regrets, Ian Thomsett, Vicki Redden and Craig Dermer to follow The Legend in the making of this event. If you don't like tracks amongst the pines don't bother coming BUT if you like the idea of a rogaine with beautiful views across sparkling waters and some great sites in the bush plus a few controls on farmland for all you sooks then this is THE event to come to.

You may also wish to consider bringing your mountain bike with you so you can participate in the Myth Busters Mountain Bike Rogaine held on the on Sunday, the day after the DamBusters rogaine (at discount prices for rogainers).

The 2014 Cadet Challenge will be run in conjuction with this event.

Last Updated (Sunday, 16 March 2014 11:11)


postheadericon Myth Busters Mountain Bike Rogaine 4 May 2014

Well you’ve had the Dam Busters rogaine, now it’s time to dispel the myth that rogaines must be done on foot.  Yes that’s right, for those of you old enough to remember (circa 1997), WARA used to hold rogaines in Metro areas… on bikes!  Unfortunately Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman were too busy with their own MythBusters production commitments to help us blow stuff up (and the Department of Parks and Wildlife probably wouldn’t appreciate it anyway) so legendary daredevil Ricky Thackray is on hand to, well, not blow stuff up.  Instead there will be a number of controls – not Q&A as was previously the case – worth points scattered around the Wellington Dam area for you to go out and find on your bike.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:17)

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postheadericon WARA 2014 Membership

WARA membership fees are now due for the 2014 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, 08 January 2014 18:49)


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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