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Welcome to the Victorian Rogaining Association

Rogaining is a sport for 2-99 year olds who enjoy the challenge of being outdoors. Whether you want to run, walk, picnic or simply camp at one of our overnight events we would love to see you.

Anyone who takes part in a rogaine is extended a complimentary 12 month financial membership. After this time your membership lapses but you do not need to re-register to take part in another event, because you keep your member number for life. The words register, join, become a member are synonymous but you have not actually entered a rogaine yet. If you have never entered a team or have forgotten how to do so, click on the link below

Entry Flowchart

VRA Latest News

The Grove - 6hr Metrogaine and 5hr Cyclogaine - Ocean Grove     Sunday 18th-August 

Click for Results.   Thank you everyone for being there.    Two cycling team managed to clear the course and the leading Metrogaine (Foot) team was the 4th highest score over all.  Well done.  Thank you volunteers and in particular Sofie for Organising and Setting such a great event.    

Day/Night Navigation Training - Saturday 7th September

Learn Rogaine Navigation skills from experienced Rogainers including experiencing night navigation.  All in time for a 6hr or 12hr Rogaine the following weekend    Online Entry now open   No entries will be accepted after 11:59pm Thursday 29th August  (or earlier if fully booked, which often occurs for training days).    More Information.

Double Dip Spring 12 & 6hr Rogaine  -  14-September

The event will be held in the lovely Kimbolton State Forest near Lake Eppalock using two maps of the same area.  For a full explanation click more informationOnline Entry will open by 23-Aug with Late Date Wednesday 4 September at 11:59pm.

Tribute:
This event is being set and organised by Derek Morris as a tribute to our good friend and long time rogainer, Tim Dent, who passed away last year, too soon.   Below Derek explains the special significance of this event to himself and Tim.

Tim and I both started Rogaining in April 1979. We competed against each other at Kimbolton State Forest in a 12 hour event. The event used two orienteering maps of the same area – teams had to finish one map and then collect the other. Tim was partnered with Alex Tarr (a top orienteer) and they completed the event in approximately 6 hours, just half the allocated time. Tim’s fitness, stamina and navigational ability were outstanding due to years of bushwalking and orienteering. Not long after this event, Tim was hooked, and his teams were always up there with the best. Tim himself became a benchmark. 
The idea of again using two maps of the same area but with different controls marked on them to cover a small Rogaining area has been on my mind for years. Tim was my vetter for the two events I set in the Kimbolton State Forest and surrounding areas in 1999 and 2001, This event will be a fitting tribute to a legend.

Victorian 24hr Championships and 6hr Non Championship - 12-October   

To be held in the Warby Ranges and Killawarra Forest near Wangaratta.    The 24hr Rogaine will visit all corners of these forests.    Online Entry will open by 20-Sept with late date Wednesday 2-Oct.  More Information.  

 

Volunteer online and update your contact details online by logging on to Online Entry.

Please consult the Volunteers Roster to see the positions that need filled for the next and forthcoming rogaines.

From the Online Entry system you can sign up to volunteer by clicking on the smiley face after you login, select the event you wish to volunteer for, then click the "Volunteer Names List" button and select the role you want.  If you need any assistance please email Kelly Lane

2020 VRA Calendar is now being planned.  

Click for the 2020 Draft Calendar.   We are asking for offers to organise and set an event for 2020.   Please contact Phil Giddings to discuss offers to assist.  

 

Australasian and World Rogaining Championships

The 2019 Australasian Rogaining Championship will be in Tasmania 9/10 November 2019.  More Information.   

The 2019 World Rogaining Championships were in Spain 27/28 July.    Find the Results. and link to an Event Video.   The 2020 World Rogaining Championships will be in Sierra Nevada, California, USA.  1st & 2nd August.   More Information.

 

July 2019 World Championship Placing for Victorian Rogainers

Mixed Open
76th – Kate Gavens & Tom Lothian
79th – Simin Ngan & David Heng

Women’s Vets
4th – Thorlene Egerton & Tamsin Barnes

Men’s Super Vets
3rd – David Rowlands & Jon Sutcliffe
14th – Geoff Lawford & Rod Gray

Mixed Super Vets
28th – Heather Leslie & John Gavens

Men’s Ultra Vets
2nd – Ted van Geldermalsen & Derek Morris
5th – Merv Trease & Vic Sedunary
9th – Rob Taylor & Graham Anderson
11th – Ron Frederick & Don Baker

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