The Raid 100

For results, photos, commentary, race reports and more from the first edition of the Raid 100 in 2019, please visit the Live Site.

Yes, that’s 100 hours, not 100 km. A world first: an expedition-length, rogaine-format adventure race that saw almost 130 competitors navigate their way on an epic course from Girwaween National Park back to the Pacific Ocean on the Gold Coast visiting the wilderness rivers of northern NSW and granite terrain of the border country. The Raid 100 course was designed so that the minimum route to finish was a linear journey that could be achieved by the majority of teams in 100 hours, while the fastest teams were pushed for over 4 days of racing in a bid for top honours. The Raid 100 is a qualifying member of the Adventure 1 Series.

The Raid 100 is set to return in 2021 in its second edition: The Raid 100: Northern Rivers!

Important Points

  • Location: Northern NSW
  • Dates: May 2021
  • Team size: Teams of two or four competitors
  • Categories: Male, Mixed and Female
  • Disciplines: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking and Packrafting
  • Duration: 100 hours
  • Format: A point-to-point, rogaine format course
  • Entries: Open in September 2020
  • 2019 Race document: Raid 100 Race Document
  • 2019 Live Site Link: RaidAdventures.com/100live/

Dates

Early May, 2021.

Format

A point-to-point rogaine format course?? The Raid 100 will adopt a format familiar to (and popular with) anyone who has tackled the Rogue Raid 24 hour race. The point-to-point course will cover multiple stages of the core adventure racing disciplines of trekking, mountain biking and kayaking. Each stage must be completed in order, however all check points on any given stage are optional. As in any rogaine, each check point will be assigned it’s own score value with teams competing to collect the highest score possible. This format of racing rewards wise strategy and accurate navigation just as much as raw fitness. The course will be set to be an achievable journey for the majority of teams entered whilst pushing the nation’s top teams to their limits for 100 hours. It also makes for a social atmosphere of racing as all level of teams are crossing paths on the course (with some stages having opening and closing times) and finishing together at the same time.

Volunteers

Volunteers play an integral role in an event of this scale going forward. The Rogue Raid has always been fortunate to receive massive support from volunteers, which can be just as rewarding as racing itself.  There are multiple jobs we require volunteer assistance with over the week including race registrations, logistics with moving equipment, manning transition areas, search and rescue safety, course sweeping, photography, etc. Volunteering is also a great way to get access to teams out on the course.

To find out more, contact Liam St Pierre at rogueadventureracing@gmail.com

Entries

Entries will open in September 2020.

Entry fee includes:

  • Duplicate sets of event-specific, water proof maps
  • Race bib to keep
  • Kayaks
  • Live GPS tracking
  • Electronic timing system
  • Race logistics
  • Qualification into the A1 Series
  • Sponsors prizes and awards
  • Race photography
  • GST
  • 100 hours of guaranteed racing!

Adventure 1 Series

The Raid 100 is a member of the global Adventure1 Series. Teams will be racing for not only a place in the ranks of the Australian Adventure Racing pecking order but also for a free entry to the GODZone expedition race.