SEQ Bulletin – May 2020

Great News!
Due to our success in containing the spread of Covid-19, and the subsequent easing of restrictions, we are now able to open some events for entries and resume planning for additional events later in the year. 

The official roadmap for easing of restrictions is a useful reference for the resumption of activities in Queensland.

Bunyaville Mini Rogaine – course will be open from 6 June to 14 June
The first activity we have planned is a variation on our usual 3hr Mini Rogaine in the Bunyaville State Forest. We are offering this as a ‘MapRun’ event, where you use your smartphone to record visits to checkpoints. The course will be open from 6 June to 14 June, and you will be able to go out on the course at a time of your choosing within those dates (daylight hours only). 

Participating in this event is free, and entries are now open on the event page. Detailed instructions and a map you can print at home will be emailed to those who have entered in the week leading up to 6 June.

You might also like to check out the Orienteering Queensland permanent courses to practice your navigation skills and maintain your physical and mental health. With the MapRunF app, you can choose from a wide variety of existing courses and even design your own course, all within the app.

Noosa Nav-X Metrogaine – 20 June
Entries are also now open in the Noosa Nav-X Metrogaine, with 3hr and 6hr options. 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.

8 hour, 6/12 hour, 24 hour rogaining events
The Committee is still planning for the 8 hour and 6/12 hour events later in the year. Possible dates are listed on the event calendar, subject to obtaining permissions and managing group sizes and social distancing requirements. The 24 hour championship event will not be held this year, but we will continue planning for the next 24 hour event to be held in an exciting new area in 2021.

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

2020 Australasian Rogaining Championships in South Australia – postponed to 29-30 May 2021
This event has been postponed to 29-30 May 2021, the new event web page is here. There will be no Australasian Championships this year.

MTBO 
For 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 making their own decisions about whether and how events will be held. Please visit their websites at these links.

Stay safe!
We have made great progress in containing the spread of the virus, but we all do need to continue to follow the directions given to us based on the public health advice. Please do use the CovidSafe app to assist the health authorities to keep ahead of the virus. By using the app, you’ll not only be helping to keep the community safe but it will also help you to find out quickly if you do come into contact with a known case of Covid-19.

We hope you are all coping OK with the challenging situation and we’re really looking forward to seeing you at rogaining events soon (at a safe distance always, of course!).

On behalf of your rogaining committee,
Paul Guard
QRA Communications

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