postheadericon The Rivers Run Through It 7 Hour Paddle-Foot Rogaine

12th February 2022, 10am to 5pm

There has been no other WARA event like this before - welcome to a SPLASH-gaine! All teams: family, competitive, social, both foot- and paddle-based, are invited to enjoy our cool inaugural WARA water-focussed rogaine event. Teams will be able to enjoy stunning water scenery, wetland reserves, and historic features in a daytime only event. Most controls will be accessible both by foot and by watercraft, with a scattering of controls that are either foot-only or water only, with some far-flung controls for the fleet-of-foot and experienced paddle-guns. Unusual features include The Isthmus, The Peninsular. The Headland and The Island, and we predict many contour-free navigational challenges for all. Teams* will have complete freedom to choose when to use foot- and water-based travel, mix them as desired, or even portage, adding a cool dimension to rogaine planning. Teams* may bring their own watercraft (any human-powered watercraft such as kayaks, canoes, skis, SUPs, packrafts, rowboats, etc), may borrow a kayak for the event, or may simply use the provided canoes to cross water at strategic marked points on the map. Intrepid foot soldiers can enjoy wetland reserves, intricate navigation around waterfeatures, or the controls among playgrounds, cafes and icecream shops. Maps will be handed out at 8am, start at 10am, for a 7 hour event concluding at 5pm with sausage sizzle. The setting team has no idea how this event can be won (foot only, water only, or a combination?) but are sure that everyone will have fun finding out. :-)

*Teams using watercraft should be composed of members all able to swim 25m, and PFDs and footwear must be used!

Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 December 2021 15:17)


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 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 Season's Greetings

The novelty event is done and dusted; another rogaining year draws to a close.Christmas WARA hat

All the very best to you and yours over the Christmas holiday season. Stay safe and we hope to see you at a rogaine in 2022!


p.s. Don't forget to add your name to the list of volunteers if it's been more than 9 events or 2 years since you last volunteered!

Last Updated (Monday, 22 November 2021 18:35)


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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