SEQ Bulletin – June 2018

Last Chance to Enter – The Kruising Around Kingaham Rogaine – 30 June
Entries close on Tuesday night!
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.

The SunSEQer ARC Rogaine – 25/26 August 

Enter Here Now! Don’t forget, this event is open to everyone (not just elites), and there is now a 15 hour roving option (see below).

Exciting news… our latest team entry includes Greig Hamilton, current XO World Rogaining Champion and winner of the 2016 WRC (overall), 2015 ARC (XO), 2014 ARC (XO) and 6 (six!!) NZ Championships. Other top teams include:
– David Baldwin and Julie Quinn -ACT (ARC 2017 overall winners)
– Gill Fowler and Joel Mackay – NSW (ARC 2016 XO winners)
– Wil Williams and David Symons – WA (ARC 2016 overall winners)
– Tim Farrant and Nick Hann – NZ (2014 NZ Champs winner)
It will be a tough contest at the pointy end of the field!
Check out the team list here:
https://qldrogaine.asn.au/team-list/…
… and get your own entry in here! …
http://www.qldrogaine.asn.au/qraonline/html/wp/entry/

The ARC course setter Richard Robinson has recently returned from another trip taping control sites, and has filed this report. Sounds like there will be a bit of wildlife to see out there!

Don’t forget to order your event Merchandise! You don’t even need to be competing to order.

SunSEQer 15 Hour Roving Event
A 15 Hour ‘Roving’ event will be run in conjunction with the ARC 24 Hour event, and when you enter a team here you are entering both events. If you decide to stay out on the course for less than 15 hours in total, you will be competitive in the 15 Hour ‘Roving’ event (but note, the 15hr is not recognised as an Australasian Championships event).

SunSEQer Training Day and 3 Hour Mini Rogaine
As another option for those of you who are new to rogaining, or perhaps want to introduce your kids to rogaining, we will be running a Training Day from 1pm to 5pm on 25 August (at the SunSEQer event start/finish) and a Mini Rogaine from 9am to 12pm on 26 August. See more information and entry links here.

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).

Are you a University Student? Want free entry and transport to the SunSEQer Rogaine?
Sponsorship is available for one team to represent a Queensland university at the 2018 Intervarsity Rogaining Champs (held together with the Aus Champs – the SunSEQer Rogaine). Your bus travel to the event and your entry fees will be covered by the NAMSF and QRA (see info here). To put forward your names for consideration for the sponsorship, please email intervarsity@qldrogaine.asn.au.

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. If you have a spare bed or two, please consider if you can help us out by filling in the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/3xLodR8BfhneDx992. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Linda via email arc2018billeting@qldrogaine.asn.au

8 Hour Wrap
This year’s 8 Hour Championships were held in the fast and open Thanes Creek area, and were enjoyed by all. Dan Browning and Errol Bebbington won the event overall and cleared the course with 6 minutes to spare! Winning the Mixed category in second place overall were Craig Keeling and Christine Perry. Check out the results and Organiser’s Report here. Congrats to all participants and big thanks to Gavin, Susie, Helen, Peter, John and Will for volunteering and making the event possible.

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 Facebook Page for information.

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

28 July 2018 Wildfire Raid Reports back from the course setters suggest a pretty special race with a ton of single track riding, picturesque paddling on the bay with plenty of route choice, intricate navigation on foot and some special activities based around HQ at Kindalan Camp. With both 3hr and 6hr rogaine format course options, there is something for everyone from first timers through to experienced racers at the Wildfire Raid. Early bird entries close Friday 6 July. However, if you get your entry in by Monday 25 June you will go into the draw to win a Polar M200 GPS Running Watch from naming right sponsors Wildfire Sports valued at almost $200! Enter here.
15 Sept 2018 MOJO Raid Mojo Raid is taking entries and expected to reach capacity well before race day. The race travels to Lake Moogerah this year to explore an all new area for Queensland adventure racers. The Mojo crew have some fantastic pre-race giveaway promotions from their event sponsors TriRunning Toowoomba which can be found here.  As well as the 12hr race, there is also a 6hr and family friendly 3hr come-and-try race option. Finally, be sure to check out the Mojo Facebook page for some visuals and hints from the course. Enter here.
22-28 April 2019 Raid 100 Expressions of interest for entries are now open and can be found here. If you have earned a Volunteer Reward within the last 12 months you are guaranteed a place if you get your expression of interest in before July 1. Information on the entry process is outlined here – it looks like the event will reach capacity at this stage, but we are looking to accommodate as many teams as possible. Teams will be notified of their place in the race on 2 July 2018. Are you up for the ultimate Raid challenge? Read more about what to expect from the course including discipline lengths and the number of stages here. As always, full details on the event can be found via the race website link here.

SEQ Rogainer of the Year Competition
The current standings in the 2018 ROTY competition are on the QRA website, with Gary Sutherland and Kim Beckinsale are currently in the lead.

MTBO 
For information on upcoming mountain bike orienteering events, please visit www.mtbo.com.au.

Cool Rogaining Gear
Check out the stylish, high-quality rogaining clothing available at IOMerino, courtesy of our friends at the South Australian Rogaining Association.

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 WRC will be held in Spain. The 2020 WRC will be held in the Sierra Nevada range in California. From 2020 onwards, the World Rogaining Championships will be held every second year.
The 2018 European Championships will be held in Ukraine on 24-26 August.

…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, or 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 a QRA event, soon.
Paul Guard
QRA President

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