SEQ Rogaining Bulletin – June 2023

In this bulletin:

  • Next QRA events – 15/24 hour, cyclegaine
  • Raid events update
  • ARC2023 – Goobang NP, NSW
  • WRC2023 – California
  • Australasian Champs – NZ

Our next event – Traversing the Cauldron, 8-9 July – the highlight of the SEQ rogaining calendar!

Entries are now open in the ‘Traversing the Cauldron’ 15/24hr rogaine, to be held on 8-9 July. This year we are returning to the Ironpot area, west of Kingaroy, to one of our favourite 24hr rogaine maps. We’ve had events here in 2003, 2010 and 2017 and every time they’ve been a great success – classic wide-open cattle properties with easy travel and great views, plus plenty of moonlight to help you with your navigation!

Remember – just because it’s a 24 hour event it doesn’t mean you have to stay out all night. Come back in for a hot meal beside the campfire, have a good rest and head back out when you feel ready!

The map is a little different this year so there will be some fresh challenges for experienced teams. The famous Ironpot Hall catering crew are returning to keep you fed and hydrated, with food available all night and also at the end of the event. Don’t miss out!

This event is open to everyone – novices, families, elites are all welcome. The 24hr event is the Qld Rogaining Championships, but is open to everyone to have a go. If you are sure you want a good night’s sleep but also want to be competitive, there is a ‘roving 15hr’ option where you can be out on the course for up to 15 hours within the 24-hour period.

Camping is available at the Hash House on both Friday and Saturday nights, and we’re planning to have the traditional shared campfire on the Saturday night. Get your entry in now! Only a couple of weeks left before entries close.

The Glen Rock Lucky Lantana Rogaine – 17th June – Results

Congrats to all participants in the Glen Rock Lucky Lantana Rogaine! We hope you had a lucky day đź™‚ Here are the results:

Big thanks go to Mark, Mahendra, Nick, Tamyka and all of the other volunteers who made the event happen.

Well done Dave Schloss, Glenn Wilkinson and Ali Wright who had a convincing win overall, and to Amanda Koopman and Christine Perry in second place and 1st Women’s team. Congrats to all those who cleared the (slightly truncated) course.

Rogainer of the Year – Mid-Year Update!
The leaderboards for the male and female SEQ Rogainers of the Year have been updated to include the events from the first half of this year (Paddlegaine, Wildfire, Rogue, Escape and 8hr). Check out where you are sitting, and plan your next move!
Male Leaderboard 
Female Leaderboard 

Raid Adventures Event Updates

Escape Raid

The Escape Raid was another great success, check out the results on the Raid Adventures page. 

Mojo Raid
Entries are now open in this year’s Mojo Raid, which will return to the Perserverance Dam area.

2023 QRA Event Calendar and Volunteering
Here is the event calendar for 2023 â€“ which events will we see you at? Please remember, QRA is completely run by its volunteer members – by entering a QRA event you become a member of the association, and we ask that each member makes a contribution to at least one event during the year. In many cases it won’t prevent you from competing. It’s a lot of fun, you learn heaps about rogaining and we have many experienced hands to support you if you are a little unsure, so give it a go.

  • 2 Sept – Cyclegaine – Glasshouse Mtns – *volunteers needed*
  • 28 Oct – Metrogaine – Redcliffe

Australian Rogaining Champs (ARC2023) – Goobang NP, NSW
NSW Rogaining Association will host the next Australian Rogaining Championship on 30 September / 1 October 2023. The venue is Goobang National Park between Parkes and Orange. The event will also serve as the 2023 Intervarsity Championships.
Remember, the Australian Champs are open to everyone! You don’t need to be an elite to enter. It’s just a really fun high quality event, open to all.
There is an event website with some information on the transport options, and entries will open very soon.
World Rogaining Champs (WRC2023) – California
The World Rogaining Champs are in the USA on 29-30 July 2023. If you are planning to travel to the event, the organisers have provided some information on accommodation options here. The event website is here.

Australasian Rogaining Champs – NZ
Every five years or so, the Australasian Champs is held in beautiful New Zealand. This is one such year! The 2023 Australasian Rogaining Champs will be held on 16-17 December near Tekapo on the South Island of NZ. 
The photos look superb, and the course setter has promised it is some of the best rogaining terrain he’s found in NZ. Again, this event is open to everyone, so don’t miss out. Entries are now open.

Hope to see you at a rogaine soon.

On behalf of your rogaining committee,
Paul Guard
QRA Communications