SEQ Bulletin – March 2019

Training Day – Saturday 30 March

Entries are open in the annual QRA Training Day. The program is aimed at both novice and semi-experienced rogainers. The day will be adapted to the number of participants, and their level of navigation experience and will consist of both theory and hands on exercises. Full details and event sign up are here.

Mini Rogaine – Sunday 31 March
Don’t miss out on this fun event right here in Brisbane. It’s a great opportunity to get the family out in the bush, or perhaps to show some friends what this rogaining thing is all about. The event will be held in Bunyaville this year, and entries are closing soon (27 March). Full details and team entries are available here.

Upside Down Rogaine Washup
The annual upside down rogaine was held at White Rock near Ipswich, and although it was a tough event it looked like everyone had a great time out there. Gary Sutherland and Russ Stringer won the overall competition by a significant margin, while Craig Keeling and Sara Barrett won the Mixed category and Kim Beckinsale, Cass Kimlin and Ali Wright won the Womens category. Congrats to all participants and a big thank you to Paul Elby and all of the other event volunteers. Check out the full results here.

AGM
The QRA AGM was held on 10 March. Sue Clark is the new President, Linda Thompson has taken on the Secretary job and Jo Thomae is the new Treasurer. Thanks to those three for stepping up, and please do get in touch if you have any interest in helping on this year’s Committee.

Volunteers Needed for the 8 hour, 12 hour and 24 hour Events
We really need to finalise the organising teams for these events later in the year. If you have been competing for a while but haven’t yet volunteered, now is a great time to jump in. If we can’t get enough volunteers lined up to fill roles in these events, we may have cancellations which would be a big disappointment.
The Rogaining Queensland Event Calendar for 2019 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.

Are you a University Student? Want a Free Trip to Canberra to go Rogaining?
Sponsorship is available for one team to represent a Queensland university at the 2019 Intervarsity Rogaining Champs (held together with the ACT rogaining championships on 18-19 May 2019). Your flights and bus travel to the event will be covered by the NAMSF (see info from last year’s event here). To put forward your names for consideration for the sponsorship, please email intervarsity@qldrogaine.asn.au by 1 April 2019. If more than one team applies the successful team will be chosen on the basis of previous rogaining results.

Questgaines and Night Nav
Questgaines are back! 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. Also check out the OQ Night Nav events.

Rogue Raid 100 – 22-28 April 2019
The Rogue 100 is only a month away now… 100 hours of rogaine-style multi-discipline adventure racing! There will be lots of ways to follow the race, through live tracking, social media, and leaderboards as the teams pass through each transition area. Email Liam at rogueadventureracing@gmail.com to inquire about last minute entries and volunteering opportunities. If you would like to find out more, check out the event page and live site.

Wildfire Raid – Date Change
The Wildfire Raid will now be held on Sunday 28 July, so please update your calendars if you put in the old date. The venue will be Wyaralong Dam, and thanks go to Wildfire Sports for returning as sponsors of the event.

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:
https://qldrogaine.asn.au/event-list/

MTBO 
For information on upcoming mountain bike orienteering events, 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 2019 WRC will be held in Spain, entries are still open. 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.…and across Australia…
The 2019 Australasian Rogaining Champs will be held in Tasmania in the stunning Bay of Fires region on 9-10 November 2019. This will be an event you must not miss. Put it in your calendar now! https://arc2019.rt.asn.au/The classic 24hr rogaine is a very special event and travelling interstate for a rogaine is a great way to see more of Australia. Here are the dates for this year’s 24hr events:

18-19 May: ACT 24hr Champs and SA 24hr Champs
15-16 June: WA Winter 24hr
27-28 July: World Champs in Spain
10-11 August: WA 24hr Champs
24-25 August: Qld 24hr Champs
14-15 September: NSW 24hr Champs
12-13 October: Vic 24hr Champs
9-10 November: Australasian Champs in Tassie

See if you can get along to at least one! A list of all 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, 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 bulletins@qldrogaine.asn.au and we will post it.

Hope to see you at a QRA event, soon.
Paul Guard
QRA Communications

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