The Stone’s Throw Hike/Bike Rogaine – Saturday 25 May – Last Chance to Enter!
Entries close on Wednesday night – get in quick…
For those who have already entered, the event information will be sent out via email on Wednesday night.
Those who want to camp on Saturday night, your camping fees are included in your entry, but we will need to know your intention to camp before the weekend (please keep an eye out for an email requesting information on this). If you want to camp on Friday night too, you can make your own booking at www.glasshousemountainscaravanandcampingpark.com.au/
Only a stone’s throw from Brisbane! Set in the beautiful Glass House Mountains, where one really should not throw stones…
This year the 8hr rogaine will be a combined foot and bike rogaine, you will navigate between checkpoints using a mix of both.
Camping is included in your event fee, and there is a Mountain Bike Orienteering event nearby on the following day (26 May) so you can enter that too and make it a full weekend of fun.
For further information and entry in both the 8hr rogaine on the Saturday and the MTBO event on the Sunday please visit the event page.
Raid 100 Washup
The Raid 100 – the world’s longest rogaine – was held in late April and all the feedback from competitors has been great. Liam and his team of volunteers (mostly QRA members) did a fantastic job to pull off such a huge event, and overcame a large number of setbacks and hiccups along the way to make it truly memorable for everyone involved. You can read Liam’s post-event wrap up here, and check out the results, reports, maps and other info here. The next A1 Series adventure race is coming up in early June and Liam has written a predictions blog here.
Moonlit Macadamia Madness – 6/12hr Rogaine – 22-23 June
Entries are now open in our 6 and 12hr foot rogaines to be held on Saturday 22 June 2019 in the Bauple State Forest, the original home of the macadamia nut.
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.
More info and online entry is here.
Intervarsity Championship Results
Congratulations to Andrew Banks and Mitchell Quinn who represented the University of Queensland in the Australian Intervarsity Rogaining Championships near the ACT this past weekend. They put in a great effort to place 6th out of 13 intervarsity teams, and were only 80 points off third place. You can check out their own video from the event here.
Winter MOJO – 1 June
New to the sport? Here’s a Toowoomba based beginner friendly event to get you started in the sports of adventure racing and rogaining! This is a walk/run event only. Entries here.
Wildfire Raid – 28 July
Entries are now open for the Wildfire Raid. With both a 3 hour and 6 hour option, this race appeals to not just competitive teams looking for a hard hit out but is also the perfect introductory step to the sport of adventure racing and rogaining with a very family-friendly vibe. Set for the shores of Wyaralong Dam on 28 July, the race is supported with a fantastic prize pool from Wildfire Sports and Trek. More info and entry here.
Mojo Raid – 14-15 September
The Mojo Raid has also opened it’s entries with a plethora of options including a 3 hour race, a 6 hour race (with a solo option), and the premier 12 hour race. The race will return to the shores of Lake Moogerah with the stunning Main Range as a backdrop on 14-15 September. All the details including how to enter are here.
We still need to more people to put up their hand to help with the 12 and 24 hour events, please.
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 email@example.com 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.
Questgaines and Night Nav
These 1-hour mini-rogaines can be done as individuals or in a group, and best of all, they’re free! For updates, check out the Facebook Page for information on upcoming events. Also check out the OQ Night Nav events.
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:
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 in July. 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:
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 TassieSee if you can get along to at least one! A list of all upcoming interstate rogaines can be found at rogaining.org.au/events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it.
Hope to see you at a QRA event, soon.