SEQ Bulletin – September 2019

Enter the 2019 Australasian Rogaining Championships (9-10 November)
If you haven’t yet entered this year’s premier rogaining event, get onto it! Late fees apply from 13 October. It’s a great opportunity to do a high-quality rogaine in a spectacular part of the world. Who doesn’t love a good excuse to visit Tassie?
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.

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.

A Spoonful of Sugar 15/24hr Washup
Congrats to all those who competed at the 15/24hr event in the St Marys Forest north of Gympie, it was a good turnout and from all reports it was a lot of fun. Russell Stringer and Christine Perry won the 24hr Championship event, ahead of Richard Robinson and Kelsey Harvey in second place and Adam Power and Paul Maxwell in third. Huge thanks to the dedicated volunteer team, led by super-volunteers Michele, Greg and Mitchell Krome and ably assisted by many of the Tri Adventure crowd. Thanks guys! And thanks to the competitors who lent a hand collecting controls.
Click here for full results.

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.
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 Committee is currently drafting the 2020 event calendar, and as usual we’ll need lots of QRA members (that’s YOU!) to chip in to make the events happen. The new calendar will appear soon 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. 

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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