SEQ Bulletin – November 2018

BNE CBD Photo Hunt – Sunday 11 November – Entries closing soon!
Keen to try something a bit different? This event is a novelty event intended to test your powers of observation as well as encourage you to look up and down and all around you as you explore the Brisbane CBD streets and laneways. So come along to discover what we have around us and what you may walk past everyday but never notice!
You will be handed a map and a bunch of photos of objects around the CBD—your challenge will be to find as many of the objects as you can within 3 hours. The locations will NOT be marked on your map—you need to find them. To prove that you have found an object, you will need to answer a question at the location AND record the grid reference of that location from your map.
Objects to locate will encompass Architecture, Artwork, History, Oddities. Some example photos can be found in this post.
The event will be suitable for all ages and fitness levels—it will be suitable for wheelchairs, prams and families.
Teams can walk as far as they want—or come back before 3 hours if they want—or run and try to find them all. It is completely up to each team how they want to participate.
All event income will be donated to the Cancer Council as part of fundraising efforts by the ‘Lost in Space’ Shitbox Rally Team.
More information and online entry is here. Entries close this Friday (9 November)

SEQ Rogainer of the Year Competition – Winners Announced!
The 2018 ROTY competition is now complete. The winners this year were Liam St Pierre and Christine Perry – congratulations to them both! The men’s competition was closely fought, with Liam edging out Dave Schloss and Gary Sutherland on a near-perfect score of 5963 (out of 6000). Christine Perry dominated the women’s competition with a very impressive final score of 5881. Full results are on the QRA website.

Urban Raid – Friday 7 December
Entries are open for the Urban Raid, a 3hr rogaine (“on wheels” or on foot) in the Brisbane CBD. Join over 250 other racers for your final dash of the year in the hunt for check points through the city night lights. Full details including the online entry can be found here. Kids race free!
Plus, want to win a free entryCheck this out!

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.
If you commit to setting a course within the next three months, you can go into the draw for a free entry to the Urban Raid. Check it out.

Metrogaine Wrap-up
This year’s metrogaine was held in Mooloolaba, and included some hidden treasures in the Buderim hills as well as scenic coastline. The feedback from participants was very positive, and big thanks go to Adam and Katina Woods who organised the event for the second year in a row. Thanks to Dan Browning too for his help with the scoring system. Congrats to Michael Clauson and Trent Raddatz for winning the 6hr event, and to Liam St Pierre and Dave Schloss for winning the 3hr.

End of Year BBQ to Thank Volunteers 
Invitations for the end of year BBQ to thank our volunteers have been sent out by email. If you earned a Volunteer Reward this year and haven’t received your invitation, let me know.

Rogue Raid 100 – April 2019
Course setting for the Raid 100 is continuing. Teams are in for a spectacular and challenging route throughout the border country. Teams that have entered are reminded that early bird payments close by 30 November 2018 as per the payment schedule before the price rise (payments can be made here).
Also, check out Liam’s calendar of expedition-length adventure races coming up in the next 12 months:
http://www.rogueadventure.com/expeditions/

Draft 2019 Calendar
We have now added most of our planned 2019 events to the Event Calendar. Get those dates in your diary now, and also have a think about which ones you might like to volunteer to help organise. It is just as much fun (or perhaps even more fun!) to help out at an event as it is to compete.

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.

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 draft 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. 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 ticking the appropriate box when entering an event.

Rogaining around the world…
The NZ Rogaining Champs are on 24-25 November 2018:
https://hamelshaunts.wordpress.com/blog/
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.

…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/
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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