SEQ Bulletin – August 2019

A Spoonful of Sugar 15/24hr Rogaine – 24-25 August – Get your entry in now…
The organising team has almost finished hanging the flags for the upcoming Spoonful of Sugar rogaine, and they’ve been sharing some great photos on the QRA Facebook page. It’s going to be awesome! Up to 24 hours of rogaining – as always, you decide how much or how little you’d like to do as a team. The course will be set to provide serious competitors with navigational challenges and tough route choices, while novices will have plenty of options close to home. As always in rogaining, you can be as competitive or as casual as you like. You decide whether to stay out all night or return to the Hash for a hearty feed and a snooze by the most awesome campfire. Novices are always welcome!

Get your entry in here. If you are unable to make it to the event but are free the following weekend, the organising team would love a hand collecting checkpoints. 

Camping on Saturday night is included in your entry, and camping is also available at the Hash (start/finish location) on Friday night and Sunday night if required (cost $6 per person – please have cash). There is also a motel, cabins (Tiaro Tourist Stopover) and free camps (Tiaro and Petrie Park) in Tiaro (approx 25 minutes from Hash) or numerous accommodation options in Maryborough (approx 40 minutes from Hash).

For more information and to enter your team, visit the event entry page.

Mojo Raid – 14-15 September
The Mojo Raid is getting closer, get your entry in now! It is a multi-discipline event (trek/paddle/MTB) with options including a 3 hour (with a solo option), a 6 hour (with a solo option), and the premier 12 hour race. The race will return to the shores of Lake Moogerah with the stunning Main Range as a backdrop on 14-15 September. All the details including how to enter are here. You can also book a range of accommodation options.

Wildfire Raid Washup
Congrats to all participants who had fun out at Wyaralong Dam in this year’s Wildfire Raid. There is a report and discussion on the results by the event organiser, Adam Power, here. Unfortunately the detailed results link isn’t working at the moment due to some website issues, but should be restored soon. Other reports, maps and photos are on the results page. Also thanks to Wildfire Sports and Trek for supporting the event with some great random draw prizes.

Entries open in the 2019 Australasian Rogaining Championships (9-10 November)
This year’s championships (open to all rogainers) will be held in a stunning location in the Bay of Fires region in Tasmania.
Entry is open now, all the event details including bus schedules are available at
https://arc2019.rt.asn.au
There are some great merino tops available to order too: 
https://iomerino.com/collections/australasian-championships
Thinking about staying some extra time and looking for itinerary inspiration? Check out the Discover Tasmania website.

Volunteers Needed 
The Rogaining Queensland Event Calendar for 2019 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. 

Questgaines and Night Nav
These 1-hour mini-rogaines can be done as individuals or in a group, and best of all, they’re free! For updates, check out the Facebook Page for information, the list of upcoming events is here. Also check out the OQ Night Nav events.

Individual Rogaining Results
You can look up any individual’s historical results in QRA events since 2010 and all of the ARCs going back to 1979:
https://qldrogaine.asn.au/event-list/

MTBO 
The second bulletin for this year’s QLD MTBO Champs (31 Aug-1 Sep) is available for download from 
www.qld-mtbo-champs.com.au
This bulletin contains all the details on the event centre, race locations and the courses on offer for you to get your entry in.
Entry is now open via Eventor 
For information on all upcoming MTBO, please visit www.mtbo.com.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 ticking the appropriate box when entering an event. 

Rogaining around the world…
The 2019 WRC was held in Spain in July, check out the list of Australian place-getters here. Congrats to Qld participants (Sue Clarke, Walter Kelemen, Richard Robinson, Tamsin Barnes, Rod Gray, Vetti Fawcett, Alex Morgan, Robin Spriggs, any others?).
The 2020 WRC will be held in the Sierra Nevada range in California. 
The IRF has recently decided that the 2022 WRC will be held in the Czech Republic.
From 2020 onwards, the World Rogaining Championships will be held every second year.

…and across Australia…
The classic 24hr rogaine is a very special event and travelling interstate for a rogaine is a great way to see more of Australia. Here are the dates for this year’s 24hr events:

24-25 August: Qld 24hr Champs
21-22 September: NSW 24hr Champs
12-13 October: Vic 24hr Champs
9-10 November: Australasian Champs in TassieSee if you can get along to at least one! A list of all 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, and join the Adventure Racing and Rogaining Qld group. Don’t forget to ‘like’ our Facebook page. If you would like to share some news, send it to bulletins@qldrogaine.asn.au and we will post it. 

Hope to see you at an event soon.
Paul Guard
QRA Communications

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