postheadericon 2022 ARA AGM Notes

Some notes from the ARA AGM

  1. WARA is confirmed as the location for the 2024 ARC
    the new committee will need to organise this quickly
  2. There are some changes to the rules around gender recognition
  3. Changes to the rules around Electronic scoring for ARC's
  4. Noted some re-calibration about age brackets will be coming soon


The 2022 ARA AGM minutes are now on the ARA website:

The updated technical regulations are also on the website:

NSWRA have advised that they will not be changing the date of the 2023 Australian Championships.

We are working to confirm the date and details of the proposed 2023 Australasian Championships with NZRA, hopefully this will provide an alternative 24hr championship rogaine option in November for those people who want to attend the Orienteering Championships in WA in Sept/Oct this year.


postheadericon What is Rogaining?

Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation in which teams of two to five members visit as many checkpoints as possible in twenty-four hours. Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to hilly forest. A central base camp provides hot meals throughout the event and teams may return at any time to eat, rest or sleep. Teams travel at their own pace and anyone from children to grandparents can experience the personal satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation at their own level of competition and comfort.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:14)

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postheadericon Are you proud of your rogaining achievements?

Do you sometimes feel you want to let everyone know what you've achieved, and are looking for a more subtle way then shouting it from the rooftops?
Did you know that there are points achievement badges available for purchase from WARA?

They are available for those Rogainers that achieve the points milestones in bush rogaines of 3000, 2500, 2000, 1500, 1000, or 500 points:
wara Badges
Then why not go to and place your order now.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:30)


postheadericon Sunrise Surprise 6 Hour Rogaine - 5 February 2023

You will need to be up early for this one. Luckily the Hash House is less than 15km from downtown Perth.

With the success of "The Rivers Run Thru It" Paddle Foot Rogaine in early 2022, it's time again to Dust of your kayak, canoe or surf ski, get rid of the spiders from your PFD and join us for 6 hours of land and water based nav fun.

There will be land and water based controls not far from the Hash House.

For those fitter paddlers, you will need to do more kilometres to gather a better score.

Teams choosing to paddle must be able to swim 25m unaided. PFDs and footwear are compulsory whilst on the water.

There will be two remote locations on course where teams may leave paddle craft safely with volunteers in order to collect controls further from the waters edge. This will give you time to stretch your legs, grab a coffee or icecream, before returning to the water.

If paddling is not your thing, at least 85% of the controls will also be reachable on foot.

If you dont have access to water craft, hire of Sit-On-Top plastic (unbreakable and stable) skis are available through the WARA Shop. (

Hiring will be available until Monday (ed - TBC) before the event date. PFDs (buoyancy vests) and paddles can also be hired at this time.

The event will start at 6am in order to avoid the hottest part of the day.Registration will be open from 5am, with Map handout a surprise at this stage!!!

Setters - Grant Pepper and Daniel Murphy

Entries close Wednesday midnight 10 days prior to event

Reminder - how to get the event info and directions - click the unique link in your original confirmation of registration email (not the Paypal receipt), and if not a repeat of this link will be emailed to you on the Thursday before the event. 

20 Jan Update from Setters

Checkpoint scouting is nearly complete.

  • There will be NO ORANGE and WHITE flags at the Sunrise Surprise Paddlegaine. You will have to locate the FCUs from more detailed control descriptions. In some cases like above, the control will be around the base of a tree, in some cases hidden from view by surrounding grass!
  • A reminder also that map planning will be on the race clock, with maps collected a short distance from the Hash House minutes after the 6am hooter sounds. Waterproof paper will be used, so bring permanent markers and something to stop your map blowing away when paddling


Last Updated (Monday, 30 January 2023 14:00)

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postheadericon Volunteering:- your association needs you!

Volunteering is part and parcel of the culture of rogaining in WA. Unlike many other states, the WA rogaining association has been able to keep prices low and event quality high by the many members who every so often kindly forego an event to help out with administration, hash house, setting, vetting, first aid, or truck driving duties.

People step forward for the event roles usually in the last few weeks leading up to the event which is alway very much appreciated.

Go to volunteering grid

Last Updated (Thursday, 06 February 2020 21:19)

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