postheadericon The Rush Job Rogaine - 16 February 2019

TheRushJob Upside Down Rogaine

This is just as it appears – a job that was conceived in December and born in February. Definitely a rush job!!

I find that there are three main groups of rogainers – the novices, the competents and the professionals. In the last few years there have been as few as 150 to 200 rogainers attending UpSide Down (USD) rogaines. It would be great if we could have more people like the competents and the novices try a USD rogaine – may be “go through the night” for the first time their lives and know that it is achievable.

For the rogaining “professional” there are some difficult controls to get – a challenge during the event rather than the challenge at the planning table. On the other hand the “competent” rogainer will get satisfaction that they have achieved a score that is competitive – maybe in this event a score that is only separated by time!

In past rogaines I have seen groups go out and get piddly scores of 50 points after several hours. In this rogaine a novice team could get over 500 points on the patrolled road and brag about the fact that they rogained through the night!!!

Now is your chance… Have a go at an all-night event less than two hours south east of Perth. This could be life-changing.

Robert Boekelaar Setter, Jim Langford Vetter.

STOP PRESS: Volunteers are required URGENTLY for the following RUSH job roles:

  • Hash House
  • Safety Officer
  • First Aid
  • Someone to do the briefings

Go to volunteering grid

Footnote: Whilst caming is allowed on the Saturday night, no camping is allowed on the Friday night.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 January 2019 06:13)


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.

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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.


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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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