On Monday 25 July and Tuesday 26 July 2016 a 2-day course setting workshop will be held at the event centre of WRC2016 – Ross River Resort, near Alice Springs.
Who should attend? Any rogainer in Australia or internationally who is involved in course setting or vetting. Particularly those aspiring to organise: state/national, regional and international events.
Experienced coaches will lead the discussion in course setting techniques and philosophy. There will be a mix of theory and field practical sessions to discuss rogaine course setting/vetting processes and approaches. To be delivered through a combination of larger group presentation/discussion and smaller groups for hands-on practical sessions. An interactive and collaborative approach is planned, similar to the workshop held at the WRC in Finland last year.
Theory sessions will cover aspects such as:
area selection, permissions and access
level of competition - local, national, international
map - scale, accuracy
armchair setting - control distribution, course structure
setting - checking and taping control sites
vetting - checking setters work, negotiate changes if required
use of GPS
point score allocation.
Workshop sessions will put these ideas into practice with group discussions over the 2 days. WRC, regional and national championship courses will be used as case studies.
Field sessions will cover:
field setting - map accuracy, taping, checking various approaches, moving controls
taking armchair courses and taping on ground, in small groups
swap courses with another group and vet their course
discuss setting and vetting process and issues with matching group.
Coaches are also needed. It will be important to have sufficient experienced setters working with participants. Ratio of coaches to participants is planned to be 1 is to 3-5 people.
There may be a nominal charge to cover material costs and possibly catering. If you are interested as either a participant or coach please contact ARA President David Rowlands by email to:
Intending participants please also complete the following background information survey on
Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 April 2016 )
Intervarsity Championship 2016 - ACT
The 2016 Intervarsity Rogaining Championship will be held in conjunction with the ACT Rogaining Championships on the weekend of 30 April/1 May. The event location is the Shoalhaven River headwaters.
Each year The Nigel Aylott Memorial Sports Foundation (NAMSF) supports university students to enter the event. NAMSF was set up in memory of Nigel a keen adventure racer and rogainer, to encourage engagement in these outdoor sports. Details of NAMSF subsidies will be available shortly.
The University Rogaining Championship is open to all university students (full-time, part-time, undergraduate, or post-graduate).
Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 April 2016 )
European Rogaining Championships
Here is some information from the organisers of the European Rogaining Champsionships to be held in Spain this August:
We are glad to present you the 13th European Rogaining Championship 2016. Our clubs,CDNavarra and GOT,will organize this event with the support ofIberogaine(Spanish Rogaining Association) the27th of August 2016in the Aralar Mountain Range (or Sierra de Aralar/Aralarko Mendilerroa). The event center will be located in Lekunberri (Navarre).
We have tried to offer you allways the best places in our region. For this date. we have reserved one of the most special areas. A moderate hilly to mountainous terrain~100 km˛… run insideforests of beech,pastures, karst terrain and varying differences in steep slopes values from 100 to 600 m.The highest peak is Irumugarrieta 1430 m and the lowest area is around 550m. This mountainous environment provides a physically challenging terrain where minimized climbs and drops will be an important factor.
Every amateur to orienteering or the mountainis invited to take part on the event. You will have 24 hours to enjoy with your teammates this unique landscape resides Navarre and Basque Country.
Keep calm, we have thought on everybody!!! At the same time, we will organize the7th Navarre Rogaing Championship, so you can feel the mountain during 6 hours.
Come and try a new way tovisit our regions, Navarre and Basque Country!! We are planning some activities during the week before the event, so you can Discovery our environment, culture and gastronomy.
You can find all the information of the event atour website: