Entries are steadily flowing in at arc2018.qld.rogaining.org.au. Our most recent entries included two teams from Japan, which is great to see. Note that we have moved registrations over to the new QRA entry system, so if you need to change your entry or add additional items please use the ‘Change Entry’ link on the entry page.
Course Setting Update
The course setter, Richard Robinson, recently returned from a few days on the course and has published a short report on what he found. Sounds like it’s going to be a great course!
Protect Yourself from Grass Seeds
Although we don’t expect grass seeds to be a big problem at the time of the event, please read this information on precautions you can take to avoid any hassles.
NEW: SunSEQer 15 Hour Roving Event
Due to popular demand we have decided to run a 15 Hour ‘Roving’ event in conjunction with the ARC 24 Hour event, and when you enter a team you are automatically entered in both events. If you decide to stay out on the course for less than 15 hours in total, you will be competitive in the 15 Hour ‘Roving’ event (but note, the 15hr is not recognised as an Australasian Championships event).
NEW: SunSEQer Training Day and 3 Hour Mini Rogaine
Another option for people who are new to rogaining, or perhaps want to introduce their kids to rogaining, we will be running a Training Day from 1pm to 5pm on 25 August (at the SunSEQer event start/finish) and a Mini Rogaine from 9am to 12pm on 26 August. See more information and entry links here.
Which State/Territory/Country will be best represented at the ARC? So far, apart from the local Queenslanders, NSW and New Zealand are putting in a very good show. We’re wondering where all the Victorians are?! Come on Aussie rogainers, make sure you and your mates get your entries in! Don’t let the Kiwis upstage us.
The 2018 Intervarsity Rogaining Championships will be held in conjunction with the ARC, so if you are a university student (or you know some uni students who would be interested) please check out this page for information. There are travel subsidies available from all states and territories in Australia – please contact your local rogaining Association to find out how to apply.
We are working on arranging some billeting through our local QRA member network – if you are interested in this option (either as a host or a guest) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spread the word!
Please spread the word about this event within your networks. If you are bringing along friends and family who aren’t competing why not encourage them to volunteer to help out? And remember, this event is not just for elites, everyone is welcome to participate.
Thanks for your interest, we look forward to seeing you in SE Qld in August.
ARC 2018 Event Director