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.
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January 2017 Newsletter
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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)
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)
Bunuru Dreamtime - 4 February 2017
Picture yourself on a track in the forest with tammar wallabies and cockatoo skies. The Hash House calls you, you return quite slowly.... to a cheesy with kaleidoscope eyes.
The 2017 upside down event is promising to be the best for years..... there are a couple of brand new setters! It will be held in bushland east of Perth, featuring gently rolling hills, and well defined creek lines. A last minute dash of farmland has been added so you can test yourself with night navigation before venturing off into the bush.
If this sounds like your dream rogaine then come along and make the most of the season the Noongar call Bunuru!
Last Updated (Monday, 19 December 2016 20:34)
WARA 2017 AGM Notice
The Western Australian Rogaining Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 10th February 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Department of Sport and Recreation, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville. Parking is available at the venue (see www.dsr.wa.gov.au/visit ). NB: DSR is providing the meeting room free of charge, but in return, asks that we leave the room clean and tidy.
Note: The AGM will commence immediately after the Post Rogaine Pizza night (alcohol free event) for the February Upside Down Rogaine. Pizza served from 6:00pm.
Last Updated (Monday, 02 January 2017 10:40)
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)