postheadericon Update from Interim President - Elena

We would like to express condolences, President Peter Trenaman for the loss of his father. Peter has decided to resign, and has asked that I stand in as Proxy President until the AGM on 30.3.2023, when a new president will be elected.

The year ahead is looking good. There are nominations for all executive and a few other roles, including from several longstanding very experienced Rogainer's, and few former committee members ready to hit their roles running.

Unfortunately the March 2023 6 hour Rogaine had to be cancelled due to lack of setters and vetters. We have been fortunate to have Emma Firth and Josephine Taylor volunteer as emergency setters for the 6th May Rogaine, 1 hour north of Perth. They plan to do a 6 hour event, though if we can get Vetters to volunteer this could be extended to an 8 hour event.

Working and Vetting with our Womens Champion team, is fantastic way to increase your Rogaining Skills. There are often up to 100 people involved in the preparation for a Rogaine, most of them hidden workers in the background from maintaining the Map Bank, resetting the "beepers", filling gas bottles, maintaining equipment, loading the truck, ordering the toilets... the list goes on, and on . Please consider lending a hand, if you are ever in a position to do so.... even 30 min at end of a Rogaine is a big help, and very much appreciated.

Kind Regards Elena Ghergori

Last Updated (Friday, 10 March 2023 17:24)


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.

People step forward for the event roles usually in the last few weeks leading up to the event which is alway very much appreciated.

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Last Updated (Thursday, 06 February 2020 21:19)

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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 of 3000, 2500, 2000, 1500, 1000, or 500 points:
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Then why not go to and place your order now.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:30)


postheadericon 2nd WARA 2023 AGM Notice

A 2nd Western Australian Rogaining Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 30th March 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Department of Sport and Recreation, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville. Parking is available at the venue.

Pizzas will be served from 6:15 pm. Please RSVP your attendance to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (note we had a typo in the address in the first Enews notice) to assist with catering.

As the February AGM failed to reach a quorum, a new committee has not been elected. A number of the current committee members, including all of the executive, have elected to resign and are not standing for re-election. Consequently, WARA does not currently have a functioning committee and it is essential that we get sufficient members attending the AGM to elect a new committee. If we don’t, then WARA may cease to function and future events will need to be cancelled.

Happily we have nominations for all office bearers President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer and more. Nominations for all positions including general committee positions are open until 7 days prior to the meeting. To do so please use this nomination form and email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (who is stepping in for the secretary at this moment).


Information about the Committee positions can be found in the WARA Constitution on our website and feel free to reach out to current committee members with any questions. We welcome everyone to step forward and help run the association as you can.

It would be great to reach the minimum number of members required to vote in the new Committee and even better to see a large number attend in support of them and WARA. 

Last Updated (Sunday, 12 March 2023 17:44)

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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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