| Yarrabilby Hop 8 Hour Rogaine – new date|
Unfortunately we had to postpone the Yarrabilby Hop Rogaine which we had planned for early August. The main landowner had withdrawn permission to use the land due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Logan. We are still planning to hold the event, and we are seeking permissions for Saturday 17 October. As soon as we have confirmed land access, we will open up entries again. Full refunds will be provided for those who have entered and cannot now participate.
The event page is here.
The Granite Belt Duet – 6 hour foot rogaine and 6 hour cyclegaine over two days – 7-8 November
We’re planning a very special weekend of fun in the famous Granite Belt, incorporating a 3/6hr foot rogaine on the Saturday and a 3/6hr cyclegaine on the Sunday. You can choose to do just one of the events, or both. Camping will be included in your entry fee but there is also the option of booking accommodation with one of the many local accommodation providers.Our 3/6hr foot rogaining event on Saturday 7 November will be held in spectacular Girraween National Park. The event is great for families and beginner rogainers, getting back to the Hash House before dark to enjoy dinner by the campfire. It will also be a challenging and exciting competition for the elite rogainer.Our 3/6hr cyclegaine event will be held on Sunday 8 November, and will take in some of the very scenic granite boulder country including forestry and farmland.Entries will open on the event page soon.
The 24hr Rogue Raid was held on 29-30 August, and those that took part were treated to an exciting course that included paddling around the southern Bay islands, trekking on South Stradbroke, and mountain biking on some of SEQ’s best single track. Full results and lots of photos and commentary can be found on the results page. The GPS tracking system was very good, you can play back the whole race on the tracking website and compare how teams did on each leg (right-click anywhere on the course and choose ‘mass start from here’):
For those that took part, please take the time to complete this 1 minute survey from the race, which helps the race sponsors Logan City Council https://raidadventures.com/logan-survey/
The Wildfire Raid will be held on 19 September, and there are still entries available if you would like to take part.
The Wildfire organisers are still hoping to get a few more volunteers to help in the day if you don’t plan on competing in the event. Please contact Adam if you think you can help.
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.
Rogaining Gear – What to Wear
More blog posts from Tristan White over at NSWRA, on headlamps and nigh nav and backpacks.
For all MTBO news, please visit www.mtbo.com.au. Rogaining around the world…
The European Rogaining Championships in Latvia was held on 22-23 August.
The 2020 World Rogaining Championships has been postponed and will now be held in California 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 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.
Please continue to follow the public health advice, and let’s hope Queensland avoids any more major virus flare-ups. We look forward to seeing you at rogaining events soon.
On behalf of your rogaining committee,
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