Volunteering and the 2020 Calendar
We have a great calendar lined up for 2020. All we need now is enough volunteers to make it all happen!
In 2020, entries for each of the QRA-run events will not open until the organiser of each event is satisfied that they have enough helpers to run the event. Has it been a while since you’ve given up the chance to compete, and put up your hand to help? Please, have a look at the calendar and pick an event next year to give volunteering a go. You’ll have a great time and learn a lot in the process. As a rule of thumb, if you’ve competed in 5 events without giving up the chance to compete and volunteer, it’s time you helped out.
QRA is completely run by volunteers, and we do need all members (that’s you! i.e. anyone who has participated in a rogaine!) to pitch in to help run our events.
Each QRA event next year now has a Volunteer Grid on the event page which shows the roles we need to fill before entries can open. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about roles and/or put your hand up. Check out the event calendar here.
If you are raising money for a good cause (or maybe even just to fund your adventure racing habit!), QRA can and does pay for some services, most commonly supplying the catering for an event.
As a volunteer you can claim your expenses, which includes a generous per-kilometre rate for your own car usage, food and budget accommodation while course setting, etc.
Thanks for your consideration, and assistance!
Results of the 2019 Australasian Rogaining Championships (9-10 November)
Those who travelled to Tasmania for the Australasian Champs were treated to a very well organised event in a spectacular part of Australia. Julie Quinn and David Baldwin from the ACT fought off some top competition to regain the overall win, ahead of last year’s winners Wil Williams and David Symons. Full results and analysis are available on the event website.
Mitchie Madness Metrogaine Washup
Congrats to all participants in this event, a fun time was had by all accounts. Craig Keeling and Christine Perry took out the 6 hour competition, and Eric Smyth and Rubin Smyth the 3 hour. Results and photos are here.
Brisbane CBD Photo Hunt Washup
Another very successful ‘photo hunt’ event was held in the Brisbane CBD on 24 November. Around $800 was raised for to the Cancer Council as part of the Brews Brothers ‘Shitbox Rally’ fundraising effort.
Results and photos are here.
Another very popular urban rogaine was held on 6 December, results, photos and reports are available on the Raid Adventures results page.
Interview with Pete Squires
Tristan White from NSWRA has written up a good interview with Pete Squires which gives some interesting history of the electronic scoring system we use in rogaining:
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:
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 next European Rogaining Championships will be held in Latvia on 6-7 June 2020.
The 2020 World Rogaining Championships will be held in the Sierra Nevada range in California on 1-2 August, entries are now open.
The 2022 WRC will be held in the Czech Republic.
…and across Australia…
A list of all upcoming interstate rogaines can be found at rogaining.org.au/events.
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 email@example.com and we will post it.
Hope to see you at an event soon.