"Wanda the Shire" - Minigaine 3 hour
Our 3 hour minigaine is on Sunday 9th April and will be take you on scenic coastal paths, beaches, dunes, parks and reserves through Cronulla and surrounding areas.
The course is suitable for everyone from walkers, families and competitive runners.
This is the one rogaine event of the year you can enter as either a team or choose to tune up your navigation skills as a solo particpant. Please note you must be 18 years or older to enter as a solo participant.
Read more and enter here...
Notice of NSWRA 2017 AGM - 9 April
The 2017 AGM will be held on Sunday 9 April, following the Minigaine at Gunnamatta Park, Nicholson Parade, Cronulla.
The AGM is our opportunity to acknowledge and thank the out-going committee and volunteers for 2016, and elect the 2017 committee.
You can read about the various Committee roles here...
"LaneCoverRivergaine3" - Metrogaine 6 hour
Saturday 25 February 2017
Preliminary results, maps, routes and photos are posted here...
Are you a Uni or TAFE student?
Would you like free entry and travel to a 24 hour rogaine in May?
The 2017 Intervarsity Rogaining Championships will be held in conjunction with the Australian Rogaining Championships on 6-7 May, near Cooma.
To participate in an Australian Intervarsity Rogaining Championship, students must be enrolled at a tertiary education institution recognised by Australian University Sports - this includes TAFE students.
There is a subsidy to support students to this event. If you want to be considered for this, please email Gill firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell us who is in your team, and why your team should be selected to represent NSW. All eligible should apply!
For more info on the event click here...
2017 Australian Rogaining Championships
Entries for the 2017 Australian Rogaining Championships entries are now open. The event will be held 6th-7th May near Cooma. Former world rogaining category champions, Ron Simpson and Jean Douglass, have set a course of very high standard.
The area is ideal for rogaining: attractive open woodlands in spur and gully terrain, allowing fast and comfortable travel, with views towards the coast and back to the Snowy Mountains. You will see the remains of 19th century gold mining activity, and you may even hear or see the area’s famed bark-eating koalas!
The ARC 2017 website is chock-full of information and photos, and this is where you enter. If you are a true-blue rogainer, you’ll get along to the Ridgy Didge 2017 Australian Rogaining Championships!
There is even a Facebook page here...
The 2017 Intervarsity Rogaining Championships will be held in conjunction with the Australian Rogaining Championships.
To participate in an Australian Intervarsity Rogaining Championship, students must be enrolled at a tertiary education institution recognised by Australian University Sports.
See Event Calendar
The event schedule has been updated with all of ACT events in 2017. Please have a look at the combined NSW and ACT schedule and get to as many events as you are able.
Click here to be taken to the Orienteering NSW Homepage. Orienteering is a great way to hone your rogaining skills.
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Congratulations to James Stuart who was the first to correctly identify this photo of Mt Canobolas
You can read more about Mt Canobolas here...
Rogainers with smart phones are encouraged to install the following app on their smart phones and carry them during events.
This Emergency+ app has been developed for Australia’s Triple Zero Awareness Working Group. When activated, the app displays current GPS coordinates. This knowledge could be very useful in a variety of rescue and support situations. No mobile coverage is required to display GPS coordinates.
The app is available in the app stores for Android, Apple and Windows devices.
Triple Zero (000) is Australia's primary emergency service number and should be used if urgent emergency assistance is required from either police, fire, or ambulance services.
Australia also has two secondary emergency service numbers that only work with particular technologies:
- 112 is the GSM international standard emergency number which can only be dialled on a digital mobile phone (Some international model phones cannot dial "000").
- 106 is the text-based emergency number for people who are deaf, or who have a hearing or speech impairment. This service operates using a textphone (TTY) or a computer with modem access.
BWRS remote first aid
If you are keen to get some first aid skills, with a focus on remote area first aid, then you should check out the courses offered by the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad - they run these courses that are, by all accounts, great.
Remember too that if you have been a major volunteer at a NSWRA event then you can claim $100 towards the cost of a first-aid course - like this one - rather than getting a free event entry!