The second half of each year is always jam-packed with rogaines, and this year is no exception! ACTRA's Four Reserves Virtualgaine has just finished, but the course will stay on MapRun even after the event ends in case you miss out), then there will be the Winter 4 hour event (2 July), Metrogaine (6 August), Night/Day/Cycle (2-3 September) and Spring 6/12 hour (28 October) in close succession. We're particularly excited to be using new course areas (Queanbeyan/Jerrabomberra - Metrogaine) and returning to some old favourites (Blue Range - Winter 4 hour, Orroral Valley - Spring).
Don't forget to check out the rogaines being organised by our neighbour, NSWRA, who is hosting some events not far from the ACT (Nowra - Paddy Pallin - 18 June, Lower Shoalhaven River - Paddlegaine - 24 June), and it will be exciting to see how the ACT fairs at the upcoming Australian Championships at Goobang National Park near Parkes (30 September), which is also being organised by NSWRA.
Best of luck to those participating in the World Rogaining Championships near Lake Tahoe, California (29 July) as well! If you have any great stories from these events we'd love to hear about them! Please email us your stories and photos as we would love to include them in our newsletters.
Of course, all these rogaines means that it is a busy time of year for the ACTRA committee. We are still looking for volunteers for many of our upcoming events, including vetters/control hangers, control collectors, and on-the-day admin. Please have a look at our calendar of events and let the event coordinators know if you are available to help. If you're keen to give course setting a go in 2024, also get in touch with Keira Banks or Stephen Goggs with any events you'd like to be involved in. We'll be starting to think about next year's events soon, and always appreciate being able to lock in course setters and areas early!