postheadericon The Surf's Up....side Down Rogaine - 20 February 2021

The Surf's Up...side Down Rogaine

Hey gromets, come on down to the headwaters of Margaret River for a very special nighttime experience.

In the last few years there have been less than 100 rogainers attending Upside Down (USD) rogaines, but don't let the thought of rogaining at night put you off! As almost all the rogaine happens in the moon illuminated darkness, the setters and vetters ensure that controls are positioned in extra-obvious and easy to find locations. Ample checkpoints are on or near tracks, with high points near the hash house. Families and those new-to-rogaining should be able to enjoy this rogaine... provided you remember to put fresh batteries in your torches!

Grant Pepper and David Symons

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

Any further team changes can be made at the event.

Teams List


  • Grant Pepper and David Symonds


  • Near the head-end of Margaret River

Event schedule

  • Event date is the night of Saturday 20 February 2021.
  • 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, probably A3 size - to be confirmed


  • Details to be advised.
  • 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 (Monday, 01 March 2021 11:35)

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