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“Will I or Wollemi?” - 56th Paddy Pallin 6hr – Sunday 16th June 2019
Entries close Monday

This is a six-hour event starting at 9am with maps available at 7am. Following the rogaine, food and drinks will be provided by the Scouts, and there will be presentation of perpetual trophies and lucky door prizes. This will be the 56th Paddy Pallin Rogaine which was started by Paddy Pallin the man in 1964 and has been organised by NSW Rogaining Association since 1988. As well as the event being sponsored by the Paddy Pallin Organisation, a donation from your entry fee will be made to Scouts Australia NSW, which was an organisation that Paddy Pallin supported in his lifetime.

A pristine river, spectacular views, a world heritage national park, history, wildlife and free camping await you. There may even be a hot shower, so get your entry in quick!


Navshield 2019 – June 22nd and 23rd – Entries Close Soon!

Navshield is an annual rogaine organized by Bush Search and Rescue (BSAR) for emergency services, rogainers and bushwalkers. With two options (10 hours and 29 hours) this year's event will be held in Kanangra-Boyd National Park, about 3 hours west of Sydney, and it’s being set by rogaining regulars Jim Collier and Carley Finn. If you’d like to enter and fly the flag for the rogaining community go to the Navshield website for more information: https://www.bsar.org.au/navshield.


“Nyctophobia Buster” 5 or 2½ hr Night Rogaine, Saturday 6th July
Entries Open Now!

Will you be Lost and Scared Forever?

Nyctophobia: nɪktə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə ; noun ; extreme or irrational fear of the night or of darkness. Buster (bʌstə ; noun ; something that bursts, breaks, or destroys a specified thing.

The first, but hopefully not the last, Nyctophobia Buster night rogaine is little over a month away on the evening of Saturday 6th July, and the event team, of which I am a part, has been working hard to put together a unique event that is different to any other on our calendar. With a huge range of control location choices, the navigation will be as hard, or as easy as teams want it to be, with an abundance of route choice options that allow teams their own choice of whether to face the deep bush, or stick to the “civility” of the streets.

The HH will be based at the Hornsby Heights Scout Hall, a short trip from easily accessible Hornsby station which we can organise lifts from for those unable to drive. Whilst the course will appear completely different when you are there, some photos to tempt you are below:

Please enter here to show your support to what we hope can become a regular fixture in the calendar!


World Rogaining Champs in Spain Fast Approaching!

It is fantastic to see that over a dozen NSWRA Members will be making a trip over to La Molina, Pirineus Catalunya, Spain for the 16th World Rogaining Championships on 27th and 28th July. If you are looking for a last minute excuse to give it a go, you may be lucky to scrape in some late entries on the website here.

Our next edition will give a full listing of NSW teams who have entered, some doorstop interviews on how they’ve been preparing, and what they’re hoping to do..


Tristan White
Publicity Officer
NSW Rogaining Association
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