Last Event on the 2020 Calendar – Urban Rogue – 4 December
The Raid Adventures team are putting on one more fun event to finish off the year – the Urban Rogue – a 3hr dash around the Brisbane CBD on the evening of Friday 4 December. Entries close on Sunday – enter here.
Yarrabilby Hop 8 Hour Rogaine wrap-up
After marathon preparations and a couple of postponements the 8hr rogaine was finally held succesfully on October 17 and was enjoyed by all participants. Big thanks to Derek and his team of hard-working volunteers. Results are on the QRA website.
The Granite Belt Duet wrap-up
The double event in the Granite Belt region was a huge success! I believe the foot rogaine in Girraween was the biggest QRA rogaine in terms of participant numbers we have ever had outside Brisbane. And those who did participate were treated to a very special event indeed – spectacular rock features, wildflowers, challenging nav, great camping area and campfire, and very nice weather. It was also great to see so many family teams with young kids out on the course. The cyclegaine on Sunday was also a big success, and Dave has written an organiser’s report which is up on the results page. Huge thanks to Pete, Nigel, Murray, Dave and all of the other volunteers that made the weekend such a big success.
QRA Volunteers BBQ
The annual ‘thank you’ BBQ for QRA and Raid Adventures volunteers will be held on 5 December. If you volunteered this year and didn’t receive the invitation yet, please let us know.
2020 Rogainer of the Year
The winners of the 2020 SEQ Rogainer of the Year competition will soon be calculated, keep your eye on the QRA Facebook Page for the announcement!
2021 Rogaining Queensland Calendar
The calendar of QRA and Raid Adventures events for 2021 is on the website. Put the dates in your diary!
Now is a great time to think about how you could help us deliver these events by volunteering. In 2021, entries for each of the QRA-run events will not open until the organiser of each event is satisfied that they have enough helpers to run the event. Has it been a while since you’ve given up the chance to compete, and put up your hand to help? Have a look at the calendar and pick an event to give volunteering a go. You’ll have a great time and learn a lot in the process. As a rule of thumb, if you’ve competed in 5 events without giving up the chance to compete and volunteer, it’s time you helped out. QRA is completely run by volunteers, and we do need all club members (that’s you! i.e. everyone who has participated in a rogaine!) to pitch in to help run our events.
Each QRA event has a Volunteer Grid on the event page which shows the roles we need to fill before entries can open. Email email@example.com to enquire about roles and/or put your hand up. As a volunteer you can claim your expenses, which includes a generous per-kilometre rate for your own car usage, food and budget accommodation while course setting, etc. There is information on volunteering here and lots of resources here.
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.
Thanks for your assistance!
2021 QRA Committee
Big thanks to Sue Clarke (president), Peter Blyton (secretary) and Janelle Schafer (treasurer) and the other committee members for keeping QRA running smoothly this year. We would like to encourage anyone who has an interest in contributing to the committee to please step forward. At the moment we only have a small number of people regularly contributing to the committee meetings, which means a small number of people doing most of the work. Ideally we would have enough people contributing to the committee meetings to allow one person (preferably not an office fholder) to be an event coordinator for each event. This takes the pressure of the main event organisers and the committee office holders. Want to see QRA continue to hold a full calendar of events? Can you help? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular MapRunF Events
Orienteering Queensland has been offering plenty of metrogaine-style urban events, 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.
For all MTBO news, please visit www.mtbo.com.au.
Rogaining around the world…
The 2021 World Rogaining Championships (rescheduled from 2020) will be held in California on 14-15 August 2021.
The 2022 WRC will be held in the Czech Republic.
…and across Australia…
The rogaining associations in each state and territory are running events where possible. 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.
Sign-off from me
Peter Blyton has kindly offered to take over the role of sending out the monthly bulletins next year (I am a little stretched for time these days with a new baby at home). I’ll still be helping out on the committee and with entry admin, and I look forward to getting out to events next year. See you out there on the rogaining course!
On behalf of your rogaining committee,