SEQ Bulletin – April 2018

Wine Country Wander Cyclegaine – 13 May
Come along for a day of fun on your bike in the beautiful Granite Belt and wine country region. The event map includes State Forest areas with a network of roads, tracks and fire trails. Enjoy a meal after the event (included in your entry fee) and stay a while to explore the surrounding area. The 6 hour event starts at 10am, and the 3 hour event starts at 12:30pm (map handout 1 hour before the start of each event).
You can enter the event here: https://qldrogaine.asn.au/event-calendar/cyclegaine/
For more details contact Richard Robinson at robpart17@gmail.com

The SunSEQer ARC Rogaine – 25/26 August – Last Chance for Early Bird Entry!

We’ve extended the $10 early bird discount available until 30 April! 

Enter Here Now – early bird discount!

We’re expecting this event to be the biggest rogaine ever held in South East Queensland, so make sure you don’t miss out on the fun. Rogainers of all abilities are welcome, and remember that although it is a 24hr event that doesn’t mean you have to stay out on the course for the full 24 hours. There will be an All Night Cafe out on the course for you to refuel and re-energise, and you can always come back in to the Hash House for a feed and/or a snooze, and perhaps a red wine by the fire!
When you enter you can also buy bus tickets to and from the event and extra meals before the event. You can also order meals for non-competitors, and we have a limited number of high-end Silva Expedition compasses for sale.
You can also order some awesome event merchandise, including long and short sleeve tshirts (choice of two designs) and arm and leg warmers.
Please share and respond to the Facebook event invitation. Please also spread the word to those that you think might be interested within Qld and interstate. If you can’t compete please think about volunteering to help.
The Gympie Regional Council have generously offered financial support to the event (see http://www.visitgympieregion.com.au for information on the region).

Offer to Host an Interstate Visitor!
We would like to invite SEQ Rogainers to host our interstate and international visitors for a night (or as many nights as you like) around the time of the SunSEQer Rogaine (the Australasian Championships). This will especially encourage and assist the Intervarsity Championship entrants.
If you have a spare bed or two, please consider if you can help us out by filling in the Expression of Interest form here: https://goo.gl/forms/3xLodR8BfhneDx992
From the Gold Coast to Noosa to Ipswich and beyond toward Manumbar, we appreciate all offers. If you have any queries in regard to this post, please don’t hesitate to contact Linda via email arc2018billeting@qldrogaine.asn.au

New Entry System 
The new Rogaining Queensland website has now been further developed to include a new built-in entry system. For events after 1 June we are using the new system (e.g. the 8hr and 6/12hr events below) which allows you to enter your whole team using one simple form. If you log in to the website (recommended) you can also store your details and the details of your regular teammates in your user profile, and then your entry forms will be pre-filled with your information.

Rogaining Results History
Another cool feature on the new website is the ability to see your rogaining results history (from almost all our Navlight-run events since 2010). Just log in to the website, go to the ‘My QRA’ menu and select the ‘My Rogaining Results‘ link. Enjoy!

Entries now open in the ‘Fox on the Run’ Rogaine – 2 June 
We have been invited onto private properties in Queensland’s beautiful Granite Belt area to hold this year’s 8 hour rogaine. Come along with your family and friends or get a team of athletes together. This event caters for all abilities.
Cunning and strategy will determine the outcome of this rogaine! The country consists of fast, open and clear areas that will have some teams running like a fox.  This is interspersed with areas containing a myriad of unmarked tracks to bring out the cunning and gamblers to guess a possible route to the next chosen checkpoint.
Enter here: https://qldrogaine.asn.au/event-calendar/8-hour/
For more details please contact the Event Organisers:  Gavin Blissner on 0414 809 296,
Susie Williams-Blissner on 0407 587 303 or Helen Bedingfeld on 0408 715 135

Entries now open in the ‘Kruising Around Kingaham’ Rogaine – 30 June
Please join us for the QRA 6hr and 12hr foot rogaines to be held in the area around the Landcruiser Mountain Park, on Saturday 30 June 2018. Our 6hr event is great for families and beginner rogainers, getting back to the Hash House before dark to enjoy dinner by the campfire. Our 12hr event is always popular, since it lets you prove your skills in both day and night and also allows you to get a hearty meal at the end and a well-deserved sleep!
Make sure to plan to stay over the night and enjoy the Hash House food, campfire and camping opportunities. Dinner and breakfast are included in your entry fees, and  also go out on the course the next morning to collect controls and check out parts of the course you might have missed.
Entries are open now, here: https://qldrogaine.asn.au/event-calendar/12-hour/
If you have any questions please contact the organiser Sue at susclar@gmail.com.

Free Questgaines!
Questgaines are being held each week all over Brisbane. These 1-hour mini-rogaines can be done as individuals or in a group, and best of all, they’re free! Check out the blog for information.

Mini Rogaine Results
Congratulations to all of those that competed in the Mini Rogaine at Karingal Scout Camp. A big thank you goes out to Michael and Janelle Schafer and all the other volunteers who made the event happen. The course required careful strategy due to the dual map concept, and the placings at the top of the field were very close. Craig Keeling, Christine Perry, Sara Barrett won the event ahead of Gary Sutherland and Trevor Mullens in second place.
You can read the Organisers’ Report and see the full results, team routes and the Strava Flyby on the Results page.

Raid Events
The following multi-discipline rogaine events are coming up on the Rogaining Queensland Calendar:

22 April 2018 Colts Raid

Scatter Raid

Entries in the Colts Raid (youth) and Scatter Raid (everyone) are closing on Thursday 19 April – last chance to enter!
It’s a great opportunity to get a bit more training in for the Rogue, or try out multi-discipline rogaining if you haven’t yet done so.
05 May 2018 Rogue Raid The Rogue 24 is another sell out and set to be the biggest 24 hour adventure race in terms of competitor numbers in Australia, ever.
Note that places in the 6 hour event option are still available, but are over half full. Full details on the race including entries can be found via the link on the left.
28 July 2018 Wildfire Raid The Wildfire Raid will be hosted from the Kindilan Adventure Camp in Redland Bay. Entries for both the 6 hour and 3 hour events are now open and limited, so get in soon to secure a spot.
15 Sept 2018 MOJO Raid The location has been announced! General entries open Monday 30th April. Pre entries for previous entrants and Volunteer Reward Holders are being taken now and spaces are filling fast!! Check your email for the link if you are eligible.

For details on other events this year, check out the Rogaining Queensland Calendar.

SEQ Rogainer of the Year Competition
The current standings in the 2018 ROTY competition are now on the QRA website, with Gary Sutherland and Linda Thompson currently in the lead. Who will be our winners this year?

MTBO 
The 2018 Australian MTBO Championships will be held in SE Queensland on 19 and 20 May this year. There will be a Sprint and a Middle Distance event on the Saturday with a Long Distance event on Sunday morning. All events are between 30 and 60 minutes’ drive north of Brisbane. Here is a chance to test yourself against the best MTBO riders in Australia or just to have fun on some top class courses. Details can be found at www.ausmtbochamps.com

Call for Volunteers!
The rogaining association and all QRA events are run entirely by volunteers. We actually need all QRA members to volunteer some time each year to sustain the sport. If you are interested in organising or assisting in running a rogaine please get in touch, it’s a fantastic opportunity to explore Queensland and practice your nav all while giving back to the organisation.
The Rogaining Queensland Event Calendar is available at qldrogaine.asn.au/event-calendar. The volunteer page on the website has a description of each of the event volunteer roles. Please send an email to volunteer@qldrogaine.asn.au to put your hand up. It’s a lot of fun, you learn heaps about rogaining and we have many experienced hands to support you.
If you have any interest in helping on the Committee in any way please also get in touch via volunteer@qldrogaine.asn.au.

Volunteer Rewards Policy
Volunteers at QRA or Raid Adventures events who have contributed at least a full day to an event and have given up their opportunity to compete are offered a $50 credit towards entry in a QRA or Raid Adventures event of their choosing within the following 12 months. A list of people who have earned rewards is on the website. The reward can be claimed by emailing the support@qldrogaine.asn.au when entering an event (or for the 8hr and 6/12hr using the new entry system, they can be claimed from within the entry form).

Rogaining around the world…
There will be no World Rogaining Championships in 2018. The 2019 event has been awarded to Spain, and the event website is now available. The 2020 event has been awarded to the USA. From 2020 onwards, the World Rogaining Championships will be held every second year.
The first 24hr rogaine to be held in Romania will be held on 30 June 2018: https://rogaining.ro/en/…and across Australia…
A list of upcoming interstate rogaines can be found at rogaining.org.au/events.

Rogaining Stories
We’re always keen to hear from QRA members about your rogaining or other outdoor experiences. Please share your stories by posting on the wall of the official QRA Facebook page. Don’t forget to ‘like’ our Facebook page. If you don’t have access to these sites and would like to share some news, send it to bulletins@qldrogaine.asn.au and we will post it.

Hope to see you at a QRA event, soon.
Paul Guard
QRA President

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