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 2015 Australasian Champs

The Australasian Championship for 2015 will be on 10-11 October, hosted by the New South Wales Rogaining Association. The event location is Capertee National Park, between Lithgow and Mudgee, 4 hours west of Sydney.

As well as the 24-hour championship event, there will also be an eight-hour event (for those who like an evening by the fire with a feed and a nice cup of tea).

The 24 hour event will give you the chance to pre-qualify for the 2016 World Rogaining Championships held in the Northern Territory, and also constitutes the 2015 Intervarsity Rogaining Championships, so if you are a uni student rustle up a team from your campus.

Entries close Friday 2 Oct at midnight (the end of Friday night...).

Last Updated (Saturday, 19 September 2015 18:08)


postheadericon September 2015 Newsletter

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

In this issue:

  • Ding Dong AvonGaine p1
  • Seaside Hills Challenge p1
  • 2015 Volunteer Grid p3
  • Phoenix Spring 24hr Rogaine setters's report p4
  • Top Ten: # 5 p4
  • Paul’s Presidential Ponderings p5
  • Message from Deepest Tasmania p5
  • Phoenix Spring 24hr Rogaine: Results p6-8
  • Intervarsity Rogaining and Aus Champs p8
  • July Quiz: Help Steve find Ten p8
  • A Sacrifice to the Rogaining Gods p8
  • Spring into Electronic Punching p9
  • July Quiz: The Shapely OOB p9
  • Safety / First Aid p10
  • 2015 World Champs reports p11-12
  • Artistic Challenge, reprise p12
  • Phoenix Spring 24hr Rogaine: Winners route p13
  • Phonix Volunteers p13
  • 2015 WA Schools Rogaining Championships - results p14
  • Gear-watch : Trekking Boot p14
  • Ding Dong AvonGaine - Event Entry Form p15-16
  • Seaside Hills Challenge Rogaine - Event Entry Form p17-18
  • Editorial p19
  • Noticeboard p19

Last Updated (Friday, 25 September 2015 16:53)


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 Ding Dong AvonGaine 24 October 2015

Calling all rogainers, runners, doctors, merchandisers, party planners and even hairdressers, the Ding Dong AvonGaine is upon us. There will be open bits, thick bits, flat bits and steep bits. There will be fun bits, sad bits, clever bits and stupid bits. Lots of bits, but mainly a competitive, fun and challenging Rogaine.

Set on the banks of the lazy Avon River this Rogaine will draw you in and test even the most testable. Release yourselves from the bondage of life, allow the Avon aura to envelop your every move. Enlightenment could be yours or sign up for a new party plan.

So join us on our freedom moped to nowhere, just up Toodyay Road a bit on the left. Not far, but hopefully far enough to stay overnight and enjoy the midnight sacrifice.

As far as we know the Hash House is back to full strength, so even more reason to stay and enjoy the bonnie banks of the Avon.

Last Updated (Saturday, 19 September 2015 16:53)


postheadericon Artistic Challenge

Are you good with the pencil or photoshop or paintbrush? WARA invites you to design a logo and artwork for the 2016 Australian Rogaining Championships.

We have four great entries so far ! Send more before Christmas ! Make it difficult for us to decide !

Your logo could feature on the event map, clothing and trophies. The designer of the best entry will receive free event apparel sporting their own design. The exact name of the rogaine is:

Down South
Australian Rogaining Championships
Nannup 2016

Please send your entries to Warren Smith:
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Last Updated (Saturday, 19 September 2015 16:50)


postheadericon 2016 World Champs

2016 Worlds

Plan to explore the Red Centre of Australia in 2016 at the World Rogaining Championships!

Set by Australia's most experienced setters, it will be course that is bound to challenge the world's best rogainers. Picture spectacular rock formations, beautiful gorges and wide, dry watercourses with complex counter detail and very few trails.


Held on 23-24 July 2016 at the Ross River Resort and adjacent properties, less than an hour's drive from Alice Springs.

Phase one registration opens on 23 October 2015, for more details go to

Last Updated (Saturday, 19 September 2015 17:37)


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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