SEQ Bulletin – January 2021

Welcome to a new rogaining year!
2020 saw the QRA and Raid Adventures deliver a series of stunning and successful events, amidst the challenging and uncertain conditions posed by the global pandemic. This shows how well suited and adaptable the sport of rogaining is to our COVID normal future.
We are excited to have a lot of great events planned this year on our Event Calendar. Get those dates in your diary now, and also have a think about which ones you might like to volunteer to help organise. It is just as much fun (or perhaps even more fun!) to help out at an event as it is to compete.
Noosa Paddlegaine
Our first event for the year is the Paddlegaine on 27 Feb, with entries filling up! Get in quick to secure your teams spot. Enter here.

2021 Event Calendar
Entries are now open in QRA’s first three events for the year:

  • Noosa Paddlegaine 27 Feb
  • Training Day 27 Mar
  • Mini Rogaine 28 Mar

Plus entries are also open in the multi-discipline Raid Series events:

  • Wildfire Raid 17 April
  • Rogue Raid 8-9 May

Get your entries in at the QRA website!
Other events later in the year include:

  • 8hr Rogaine 22 May
  • 6/12hr Rogaine 26 June
  • 15/24hr Rogaine 24-25 July
  • MOJO Raid 28-29 Aug
  • Metrogaine 19 Sept
  • Urban Rogue 3 Dec

Organisers and Volunteers Needed
Now is a great time to think about how you could help us deliver these events by volunteering. In 2021, 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? Have a look at the calendar and pick an event 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 club members (that’s you! i.e. everyone who has participated in a rogaine!) to pitch in to help run our events.
Each QRA event has a Volunteer Grid on the event page which shows the roles we need to fill before entries can open. Email to enquire about roles and/or put your hand up. 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. There is information on volunteering here and lots of resources here.
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. 
Thanks for your assistance!
2020 SEQ Rogainer of the Year (ROTY)
Congratulations to Leo Theoharis and Kim Beckinsale as the 2020 SEQ Rogainers of the Year! Full results are on the QRA website.
Queensland Rogaining Association AGM – 27 Feb
The AGM this year will be held immediately after the end of the Noosa Paddlegaine. Please hang around after presentations 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.

2021 Australasian Rogaining Championships in South Australia
After being postponed in 2020, The SA Rogaining Association is excited to present ARC2021 29-30 May. See the event webpage for details here.
Rogaining in the News
Check out this story about rogaining in the SMH, The Age and Brisbane Times (thanks Rogaining NSW). Share with your friends!

For MTBO news, please visit

Maprun and Night Nav Events
For Maprun and Night Nav events, please visit
Rogaining around the world…
The European Rogaining Championships will be held on 4-5 September 2021 in Estonia.
The World Rogaining Championships was postponed in 2020 and will now be held on 14-15 August 2021 in California, USA.
The 2022 WRC will be held in the Czech Republic.

…and across Australia…
For rogaining events across Australia, take a look at the event calendars of the rogaining associations in each state and territory. Please visit their websites at these links.

Stay safe!
Protect yourself, your family and your community by following the Government’s public health directions.
We look forward to seeing you at a rogaining event soon!
On behalf of your rogaining committee,
Peter Blyton
QRA Communications

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