2021 proved to be another difficult year for rogaining throughout much of Australia with Covid enforced border closures and numerous lockdowns forcing the cancellation of many events.
We were fortunate in Queensland and able to conduct all of our planned events except for the 24 hour rogaine championships which were scheduled for the Tenterfield region in NSW. Border closures forced its postponement and this event is now scheduled for 23rd-24th July 2022.
I would like to thank all our organisers and their team of volunteers who managed to conduct rogaines during the year, the uncertainty of border restrictions and Covid compliance rules making their work more challenging.
Results from NavLight scored events during the year were analysed to find our Rogainer of the Year.
For 2021 the female winner was Nicole Walker and the male winner was Liam St Pierre.
Full results can be found here.
Our calendar for 2022 is nearly complete with event organisers allocated – but we do need volunteers to assist those organisers and there are numerous positions to be filled whether it be map preparation, logistics, hanging controls, helping out at admin on the day, safety patrols or other duties.
Remember, if we don’t have volunteers for events, we don’t have events so your help is certainly needed and appreciated.
See you at the next rogaine,
Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The AGM this year will be held immediately after the end of the Pumicestone Paddlegaine on 13th February. Please stick around after the event to take part – it won’t take much of your time. If you have any interest in helping out on the Committee in any capacity please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
The minutes of last year’s AGM are available here.
Next Event – Pumicestone Paddlegaine – 13 Feb
It’s under two weeks until the 2022 rogaine season opener! Always a popular event, entries sold out fast and a wait list is available.
Are you keen to eye off the competition prior to the event? See the latest team list here.
For an update from the event organisers, see our Facebook page.
Entries Open – PreRogueative – 26-27 Feb
The QRA is excited to present The PreRogueative – a multi-discipline rogaine incorporating hiking, mountain biking and packrafting (optional). This event is specially designed for teams that are training for the Raid 100, but all teams with sufficient experience are invited to enter. It is a replacement for the ‘upside down’ event in the QRA calendar, but those who love the foot-only format will be able to do the event as a 12-hour upside-down foot rogaine if desired.
Entries are now open! For more details, and some stunning photos to whet your appetite, see the event page here.
South East QLD Event Calendar
The QRA is busy planning an exciting calendar of events for 2022 – save these dates in your diary. Which events will we see you at?
- 13 February – Paddlegaine
- 26-27 February – PreRogueative
- 19 March – Training Day
- 27 March – 3hr Mini Rogaine
- 9 April – 3/6hr Cyclegaine
- 28 May – 8hr Rogaine
- 23-24 July – 15/24hr Rogaine
- 13 August – 6/12hr Rogaine
- 29 October – Metrogaine
North QLD Event Calendar
A solid calendar events are available for those in the far north. Here are just the rogaines on offer:
- 8 May – Herberton 3/6hr Bike Hike Rogaine
- 19 June – Biboohra 3/6hr Bush Rogaine
- 23 July – Atherton 3/8hr Bush Rogaine
- 27 August – Dinden West 3/6/12hr Bush Rogaine
For more information visit adventuresportnq.info
Raid Adventures Update
It’s a big year ahead for the Raid Adventures’ series of races, with the return of the Raid 100, and dates have been set for the Wildfire Raid, MOJO Raid and Urban Rogue events.
For the latest news on these events, see https://raidadventures.com/news/
We are seeking volunteers to help us bring these events to you. For example, can you help us with flag hanging or administration for the mini rogaine? If so, please email email@example.com. Volunteering is a lot of fun, you learn heaps about rogaining and we have many experienced hands to support you if you are a little unsure, so give it a go.
Rogaining around the world…
After being postponed in 2020 & 2021, the World Rogaining Championships will now be held in the Czech Republic on 26-27 August 2022.
…and across Australia…
The Australian Rogaining Championships will be held in the Pyrenees Ranges, near Avoca VIC, on 8-9th October 2022.
On behalf of your rogaining committee,