SEQ Bulletin – June 2020

Noosa Nav-X Metrogaine – 20 June
Last chance to enter the Noosa Nav-X Metrogaine, with 3hr and 6hr options. Entries close on Wednesday night this week. We all know how beautiful the Noosa coastline is, this is a great opportunity to enjoy the great winter weather in a stunning part of SEQ.

The event will be run with staggered starts to make sure that no large groups are formed on the day. The event will be run using the usual question-and-answer format but will use smartphones to help collate your answers and calculate results at the end of the event.

Entries are open on the event page. Please do make sure to follow the official guidance to keep everyone Covid-safe. The official roadmap for easing of restrictions is a useful reference for the resumption of activities in Queensland.

8 hour Rogaine – 18 July
The organising team are working hard to bring you the first bush rogaine of the year, in the Yarrabilba area. We are hoping to confirm permits to enable it to go ahead on 18 July, and aim to open entries this week. Keep your eye on the event page for updates.

We’re also hoping to hold another bush rogaine on 1 August, here’s the event calendar.

Gundabooka Rogaine – 5-6 September
Looking for an adventurous rogaining experience? The NSW rogaining association are hoping to run a 24 hour rogaine in the Gundabooka National Park in early September, near Bourke in western NSW. It’s about equidistant from Brisbane and Sydney, about 900km from both, so it would be great to see some Queenslanders take part. And with no 24 hour option in Queensland this year, this might be the best option you’ll have to get your 24hr rogaining fix! More info in this Facebook post.

Regular MapRunF Events
Orienteering Queensland has been offering plenty of metrogaine-style urban events for the past few months, check out the Night Nav and MapRun Parks pages for info. You can also try out dozens of old courses, and make your own, using the MapRunF app.

Raid Events – Update
The 24hr Rogue Raid will now take place on 29-30 August this year. The Wildfire Raid has been rescheduled for 19 September, and the next Mojo Raid will be held in 2021. 

Rogaining Gear – What to Wear
Another instalment from Tristan White over at NSWRA, this time on rogaining fashion.

MTBO 
The Samford DIY MTBO is now open to riders for the month of June, so you can ride when it suits you. Install the MapRunF App, print out the map and see if you can clear the course in under 3 hours.
All the info you’ll need on the MapRunF App and the event is in Eventor – https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/9372
Here are the results so far – Results
For all MTBO news, please visit www.mtbo.com.au

Rogaining around the world…
The European Rogaining Championships in Latvia will now be held on 22-23 August. 
The 2020 World Rogaining Championships has been postponed and will now be held in mid-2021.
The 2022 WRC will be held in the Czech Republic.

…and across Australia…
The rogaining associations in each state and territory are now starting to hold events. Please visit their websites at these links.
The 2020 Australasian Champs that had been planned for South Australia will now be held on 29-30 May 2021 and will be the 2021 Australasian Champs.

Stay safe!
Please continue to follow the public health advice, and consider using the CovidSafe app to assist the health authorities to keep ahead of the virus. We hope you’re enjoying being able to venture farther from home now, and we look forward to seeing you at rogaining events soon.

On behalf of your rogaining committee,
Paul Guard
QRA Communications

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