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.

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



EVENT DIRECTIONS will be available on the Monday before the event via the link in your original event registration confirmation email.


  • Robert Boekelaar and Jim Langford.


  • North Bannister area, less than 2 hours south-east of Perth.

Event schedule

  • Event date is the night of Saturday 16 February 2019.
  • Event duration is 12 hours from 8pm Saturday to 8am Sunday.
  • Saturday afternoon before - most entrants arrive and optionally setup a camp to return to during the night
  • Sat 5pm - registration opens, event maps become available 3 hours prior to the start and you have an opportunity to plan your course and outing
  • Sat 630pm - a novice clinic is held for all those interested in getting an introduction to rogaining and navigation
  • Sat 745pm - pre-event briefing at the start
  • Sat 8pm - event start - you are free to head out into the field and start scoring points by locating controls
  • Sun 6am - the Hash House opens and you are free to come and go and eat as you please
  • Sun 750am - the 10min to go horn is sounded
  • Sun 8am - event finish - any team arriving after this time gets penalised 10 points per minute or part there of (you can see the official race time clock at the admin tent prior to the start)
  • Sun 830am - event close - teams arriving after this time are disqualified
  • Sun 845am - results are read out and badges awarded
  • Sun 9am - the Hash House closes and all hands on packup or control collection


  • Adult $50, Junior (under 18) $25, Child (under 10) Free
  • Non-participants pay the same fee as participants (our costs are mainly food, facilities and transport).
  • Entries close Wednesday midnight 10 days before the event date.
  • Between 2 and 5 people per team.
  • No refund for cancellations after close of entries.
  • Team changes and additions can be made on the day of the event (you can remove and add team members, as long as you stay within min 2 and max 5 people per team) at rego desk, bring cash for additional entry payments.

Map and Course Notes

  • The setters advise that there will be a good amount of bush on the map, and less farmland.
  • Map 1:50k, A3 size (until further notice).


  • The hash house is set in a flat open area and has easy access to all vehicles including caravans and camper trailers.
  • The hash house area and camping ground is literally metres off the main road. It is accessible but please do not park in amongst the trees.
  • Please note, there is no camping allowed on Friday night.
  • Most important NO OPEN FIRES.


  • To be confirmed (subject to getting enough volunteers) The Hash House generally operates Sunday morning from about 7am to 9am. Expect the usual excellent fare such as fried eggs, hamburgers, toasties, cereals, tea and coffee.

Transport and Directions

  • Can be downloaded from the Monday of the week of the event. You will need to click the link in the email you received when you registered online.


  • Compass Hire (per person) is $5.00

Further info

  • Handy info about entering an event
  • If you don't have a team, you can contact the Rogaine Partner Matching Service @  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • WARA Novice Guide
  • Rules of Rogaining


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Last Updated (Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:28)

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