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)
January 2017 Newsletter
In this issue:
Last Updated (Monday, 02 January 2017 11:29)
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.
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)
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 http://wa.rogaine.asn.au/badges and place your order now.
Last Updated (Saturday, 13 July 2013 20:37)
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)
the Rogaine Wizardry* Seminar
Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th March 2017 @ Leederville
WARA invites rogainers to a fascinating seminar on rogaining wizardry!
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.
Last Updated (Monday, 02 January 2017 12:13)
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.
Last Updated (Saturday, 24 December 2016 07:50)
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
Last Updated (Monday, 14 November 2016 17:46)