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 Setting and Vetting Seminar - 1st October 2016

WARA is sponsoring another Setting and Vetting Seminar at the Department of Sport and Recreation training rooms in Leederville on Saturday 1st October 2016, 9am - 4pm.

Grab this opportunity to come along to have a fun day with your rogaine buddies learning how events are organized, and even plan your own event.

Experienced setters and vetters will run a series of exercises showing you how to:

  • Put smiles on the faces of all your rogaine participants, from family teams to top competitive teams
  • Choose a memorable rogaine site
  • Create a fantastic rogaine map
  • Place controls, in your armchair and on site, for
  • maximum enjoyment
  • Work with WARA’s electronic control system
  • Gain event permissions in good time
  • Ensure all event practicalities including safety are sorted

The event is free to current WARA members, but booking is essential.

Contact Ann for more information or to register, on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0434 615 655.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 27 September 2016 10:03)


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 Jarrahdale Jaunt - 22 October 2016

Where is It??? The majority would say, just down the road, but is it???
Do not confuse it with Jarrahwood???? The majority wins as Jarrahwood is on the Vasse Hwy between Busselton and Nannup, but you all knew that right???
Why would you want to Rogaine in Jarrahdale???

Well, let me help you decide.

1. No long journey for most of you to participate.
2. Almost all on bitumen road to HH site.
3. A great variety of vertical (and less vertical) terrain to suit all levels of competitors.
4. Majority of course in bushland, but small amount of farmland in the steeper terrain.
5. Many colourful wildflowers should still be in bloom.
6. An abundance of roads and tracks to make navigation easy or confusing.
7. Heritage Trails and old railway lines to explore.
8. Option to have coffee, tea, wine or beer, as well as water, as there is a Cafe, Tavern and a Winery all within the event area.
9. Attend a “Bush Setting Wedding” as an uninvited guest if you time it right.
10. Last but not least, a little bit of History about this Historical Timber Town...

Last Updated (Sunday, 18 September 2016 19:19)

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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 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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