SEQ Bulletin – October 2019

Mitchie Madness Metrogaine – 20 October – Entries now open
Easy navigation, suitable for beginners and families, yet challenging for the experienced.
Teams of 2 to 5 people set out to locate checkpoints using a map without street names, answering multiple-choice questions at each checkpoint.
It’s a great way to get out-and-about in an urban/parkland environment, test your nav skills and explore parts of the suburbs you might never have seen (and might never again!).
For more information and online entry, visit the event page.

Rogainer of the Year Results
The final event for determination of the SEQ Rogainer of the Year was the Mojo Raid, so we can now announce the winners for 2019.
And the winners are…
Male: A tie! Russ Stringer and Gary Sutherland both reached a perfect score of 5000 points.
Female: Cass Kimlin, with the near-perfect score of 4960.
Congratulations to the winners! The full results can be seen here.

Last Chance to Enter the 2019 Australasian Rogaining Championships (9-10 November)
Late fees apply after midnight on the 13th October, 2019. So far we have 21 Queenslanders signed up, but we’d love to see more.
This year’s championships (open to all rogainers) will be held in a stunning location in the Bay of Fires region in Tasmania.
All the event details including bus schedules are available at
https://arc2019.rt.asn.au
There are some great merino tops available to order too: 
https://iomerino.com/collections/australasian-championships
Thinking about staying some extra time and looking for itinerary inspiration? Check out the Discover Tasmania website.

Brisbane CBD Photo Hunt – 24 November – Entries Open
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 city streets and laneways. Some sample images from last year’s event are shown on the right.
So come along to discover what we have around us and what you may walk past everyday but never notice! All money raised goes to to the Cancer Council as part of the Brews Brothers ‘Shitbox Rally’ fundraising effort.
For more information and to enter, visit the event page.

Urban Rogue
Entries are open in this year’s Urban Rogue event – check out the event page for information and entries.

2020 Calendar, Volunteers Needed 
The draft 2020 event calendar is now on the website. As usual we’ll need lots of QRA members (that’s YOU!) to chip in some effort to make the events happen. The new calendar is 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. 

Vale Gordon Howitt
Richard Robinson has written a tribute to QRA Life Member Gordon Howitt, who passed away on 19/09/2019.
https://qldrogaine.asn.au/vale-gordon-howitt/
Gordon was a great contributor to rogaining over many years and will be greatly missed. Among his contributions was the production of many hundreds of the wooden trophies which QRA members have appreciated over the years!

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, the list of upcoming events is here. 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:
https://qldrogaine.asn.au/event-list/

MTBO 
For information on all upcoming MTBO, 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 2020 World Rogaining Championships will be held in the Sierra Nevada range in California. 
The 2022 WRC will be held in the Czech Republic.

…and across Australia…
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 an event soon.
Paul Guard
QRA Communications

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