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 January 2017 Newsletter

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

In this issue:

  • Bunuru Dreamtime Rogaine p1
  • the Rogaine Wizardy* Seminar p1
  • 2017 Volunteer Grid p3
  • Paul’s Presidential Ponderings p4
  • How to Rogaine, Successfully. The Seminar p4
  • Jarrahdale Jaunt: Results p5-7
  • Jarrahdale Jaunt: Setters's report p7-8
  • Jarrahdale Jaunt: a map p9
  • What a Novelty O : Results p10
  • What a Novelty O : Reports p11
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting p12-13
  • A Reflection on Bibbulmun, Bubbles and Blunders p14
  • Bunuru Dreamtime - Event Entry Form p15-16
  • “Involuntary Shortage” Rogaine - Event Entry Form p17-18
  • Noticeboard p19

Last Updated (Monday, 02 January 2017 11:29)


postheadericon WARA 2017 Membership

WARA membership fees are now due for the 2017 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. Also, if you have never rogained before, you will receive complimentry WARA membership for the 2017 calendar year with your entry.

Last Updated (Monday, 16 January 2017 19:09)


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 Come March - 11 March 2017

Come March the 11th you and a friend or spouse or your family could be enjoying a day Marching through the WA bush. The place is well known to Rogainers and is not too far from Perth. The event will start at 3:00pm (maps at 1:00pm) and will finish six hours later at 9:00pm. We are not allowed to camp here overnight, but it will only be a short drive home to your comfortable bed. This is the ideal rogaine for you to introduce a novice friend to the joys of Marching through the bush looking for those elusive controls. The setters have found an area with shady trees for you to sit under while you plan your route. The country is generally quite open and there will be lots of tracks to follow. Could there be water in the creeks? If our wet summer continues anything is possible!

The setters hope to see you, Come March.

Last Updated (Thursday, 09 February 2017 17:42)


postheadericon the Rogaine Wizardry* Seminar

Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th March 2017 @ Leederville

WARA invites rogainers to a fascinating seminar on rogaining wizardry!
Topics for discussion on Saturday lead by experienced rogainers include:

  • · Magic tricks and tips to become a rogaine wizard;
  • · Rogaining interstate and overseas;
  • · Vetting and setting your own rogaine.

For the latter, experienced setters and vetters will run a series of exercises showing you how put smiles on the faces of all your rogaine participants, from family teams to top competitive teams. On Sunday we will hold a workshop focussing on rogaine maps and mapping, especially for future rogaine setters.

The event is free, but booking is essential.
Contact Ann Smithson (WARA Training Officer) 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 615655.

Last Updated (Monday, 02 January 2017 12:13)


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 (Saturday, 24 December 2016 07:50)

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postheadericon Could you be the next ...

Are you enjoying rogaining and wondering how to put something back into the sport? As well as regular volunteering, why not consider nominating for the committee and/or one of the following roles:

Volunteer Coordinator
Membership and Event Coordinator
Facebook Page Administrator
Newsletter Editor
Hash House Coordinator
Camp Manager
Event Coordinator
Safety Officer
Training Officer

Last Updated (Monday, 14 November 2016 17:46)

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