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Rogaines are organised and run totally by volunteers. Check out the Events and Volunteers page for where you can help out, then simply register or email the Volunteer Coordinator.

2019 Paddy Pallin 6hr

Sun 16th Jun 2019

Colo

Entries now open here...

A pristine river, spectacular views, a world heritage national park, history, wildlife and free camping await you. There may even be a hot shower.

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The Hash House (start & finish) will be at Upper Colo – only about an hour and a half drive from Sydney CBD –and less than three hours from either Newcastle or Wollongong.

Free camping is available on Saturday night and 1st Waitara Scouts will provide dinner for an additional fee.

This is a six-hour event starting at 9am with maps available at 7am and finishing at 3pm. Following the rogaine, food and drinks will be provided by the Scouts, there will be presentation of perpetual trophies and prizes (including lucky door prizes) provided by the Paddy Pallin Organisation.

This will be the 56th Paddy Pallin Rogaine which was started by Paddy Pallin in 1964 and has been organised by NSW Rogaining Association since 1988. The key goal, which has applied since the first event, is to encourage people to enjoy the bush with minimal impact and to practise and improve their navigation skills.


2019 Autumngaine 6&12 hr

Pagoda Palooza

Sat 4th May 2019

Ben Bullen

Results are here...

It seems lots of great competition was had in the 12 hour event with only 10 points separating the top 2 teams.

The 6 hour competition was dominated by Sam and Hugh Stodddart a family team. Great job.

Description

The 2019 Autumngaine offers 6 and 12 Hour events in the Mountains and plateau woodland with open understory for easy walking.

A two and a half hour drive from Sydney, on the western side of the Blue Mountains, the course offers great rogaining and navigational challenges to suit your ability, on an excellent map produced from recent LIDAR data sets.

Choose from 6 Hour or 12 Hour events, starting at 11.00am.

Have dinner and relax afterwards with friends. Camp for the night. Have breakfast and then leave for home after a challenging and rewarding weekend.


2019 Navshield

Sat and Sun 22nd-23rd June 2019

Read more and enter here...

Navshield is an annual rogaine organized by Bush Search and Rescue for rogainers, bushwalkers and the emergency services. There are two classes: 10 hours and 29 hours, and this year's event will be held in beautiful, open bushland about three hours from Sydney. The location will be announced closer to the event.


2019 Nyctophobia Buster 2.5&5 hr Night Event

Sat 6th July 2019

Hornsby Heights

Read more here...

This once off event is open to everyone in a team of 2-5 participants and we are particularly encouraging beginners of night navigation.

Scary Clowns

For those of you who are not quite ready to embrace the scary and lonely bush at night there will be lots of controls available in suburbia and within easy striking distance of the street lamps.

For those of you ready to embrace night navigation we can guarantee spiders, hidden snakes, scary animals, unexplained noises and if you are really lucky you will be lost and frightened.


2019 Navshield

Sat and Sun 22nd-23rd June 2019

Read more and enter here...

Navshield is an annual rogaine organized by Bush Search and Rescue for rogainers, bushwalkers and the emergency services. There are two classes: 10 hours and 29 hours, and this year's event will be held in beautiful, open bushland about three hours from Sydney. The location will be announced closer to the event.


2019 Series Point Score

See the series points score for 2019, after two event, here...

If you see any problems with the results or have queries then please contact [email protected]


2019 Metrogaine 6 hr

Sun 24 March 2019

Springwood

Final results and other post event information is here...


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Emergency+

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.

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Emergency+ App

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.