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 July 2017 Newsletter

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

Correction - event entry for Wildflower Rogaine is $60/$30 and membership is $20/$10 for adult/junior.

In this issue:

  • Dreaming of Wildflowers State and Schools Championships p1
  • June is Bustin' Out p1
  • 2017 Volunteer Grid p3
  • Presidential Ponderings p4
  • May-it-be: Results p5
  • How to Rogaine, Successfully. The Report p6
  • May-it-be Setters Report p9
  • May-it-be Top Ten Reports p10
  • May-it-be: Winners Route p11
  • Cinderella Winners Route p12
  • How to think like a winner p13
  • Cinderella  Results p14
  • Orienteering; ever tried it? p15
  • 2017 AGM minutes p17-20
  • Noticeboard p23

Last Updated (Monday, 17 July 2017 09:56)


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, 08 April 2017 15:00)


postheadericon The Wildflower Rogaine - 12 August 2017

Plans are underway to revisit the location of the 2nd World Rogaine Championships (and only WRC hosted in WA) from the 1996 Everlasting Rogaine at Mt Singleton, 4.5 hours NE of Perth. Our setter Ann Smithson writes below...

Dreaming of Wildflowers?

This Spring, we offer you not only carpets of wildflowers, but also red soil, a Mount, a historic pastoral station by the hash house, the nearest taste of the outback to Perth, a magnificent Lake, and a reserve managed as an indigenous protected area by generations of one family.

We can promise the Wildflower rogaine will have plenty of both gentle wildflower-filled mulga country, that is a delight for everyone to cross in spring, and topography to challenge even our most competitive of rogainers.

The high point of the rogaine is over 600m, and has accessible and spectacular views.

This, our only 24 hour rogaine for 2017 and our State Championships, is well worth everyone travelling to. At around 4.5 hours drive (depending on your selection of great stops on the way), this is a weekend worth reserving in your diary!

Spend an extra day at the station exploring the spectacular scenery and wave rock formation, or instead of driving take a WARA bus (TBC ed.) to the hash house from Perth. We look forward to welcoming you!

Ann and Peter



BOOK ACCOMMODATION (Now closed - some single rooms still available for Fri/Sat, and lots of availability for all rooms on Sunday night)

EVENT DIRECTIONS NOW AVAILABLE via the link in your original event registration confirmation email

7 August - added teams entered download
7 August - Event directions now available - via the link in your original event registration confirmation email
2 August - Accommodation bookings now open.
1 August - added Cottage and Donga information and notice of upcoming bookings opening at 2pm on Wed 2 Aug
28 July - added note about no bus organised
14 July - added download PDF map of the 1996 World Championships Everlasting Rogaine (see Map and Course Notes below)
13 July - updated with lots of great info from the Setters.

Details below...

Last Updated (Thursday, 10 August 2017 11:27)

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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. As an added incentive to give up a rogaine and volunteer to help out, you will get free WARA membership the following year.

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 (Monday, 08 May 2017 20:11)

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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)

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