The Raid 100

Yes, that’s 100 hours, not 100 km. Australia’s first expedition-length, rogaine-format adventure race is set to hit our shores. To celebrate 10 years of “The Rogue”, the Raid Adventures team will be pulling out all stops in 2019. The course will be set so that the minimum route to finish will be a linear journey that should be comfortably achievable by the majority of teams in 100 hours, while the fastest teams will be pushed for over 4 days of racing in a bid for top honours. The race will visit the stunning backdrop that is the wilderness rivers of northern NSW and granite terrain of the border country: there is an amazing adventure playground waiting to be explored by an adventure race for the very first time.  Now a qualifying member of the Adventure 1 Series: watch this space!

Important Points

  • Location: Gold Coast, QLD
  • Dates: 22-28 April, 2019
  • Team size: Teams of two or four competitors
  • Categories: Male, Mixed and Female
  • Disciplines: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking
  • Duration: 100 hours
  • Format: A point-to-point, rogaine format course
  • Race document: Raid 100 Race Document

Dates

22-28 April 2019.

Race dates have been selected to encompass two public holidays – if you work a 9-5 you can fly/drive in and out for the race and only need to take 3 days recreation leave.

Race HQ

The Raid 100 race HQ is set for the Gold Coast Recreation Centre. Just a 15 minute taxi ride from Coolangatta International Airport and with all the modern conveniences of a thriving metropolis, the GC Rec Centre is situated with direct access to Palm Beach right at the mouth of Tallebudgera Creek. Competitors shouldn’t be lulled into beach holiday mode though – the Rogue Raid promises a course that is set to take them through spectacular and rugged Australian wilderness on the ultimate navigational challenge.

Race entry fee includes all pre- and post-race accommodation and meals for competitors. All pre-race registrations, briefings and gear box submissions will occur at this race HQ location, along with post-race award celebrations. Needless to say this is also an outstanding holiday location with the event HQ offering up a plethora of family friendly holiday and adventure activities. We have some limited capacity at race HQ for friends and family – see our volunteers and spectators sections below.

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, in this case 100 points! 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.

Preliminary Schedule

Monday 22 April 2019
14:00 Registration and accommodation check in
15:30 Race briefing and map handout
17:30 Welcome dinner (provided)
19:30 Gear box and bike box submission
Tuesday 23 April 2019
05:30 Breakfast (provided)
07:00 Buses depart for the start line
13:00 Race start
Saturday 27 April 2019
17:00 Race finish and course closure
17:30 Dinner (provided)
Sunday 28 April 2019
07:30 Awards ceremony breakfast (provided)
11:00 Accommodation checkout and departure

Equipment

A mandatory equipment list can be downloaded here: Raid 100 Mandatory Equipment List (September 2017). Information on a number of specific items is detailed further in the Raid 100 race document.

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.

All volunteers will have their accommodation for the period of the race covered and will receive volunteer rewards to a future Raid Adventures event. To find out more, contact Liam St Pierre at rogueadventureracing@gmail.com

Spectators

If you intend to travel with family and friends for the Raid 100, the race HQ venue is an excellent site for a relaxing (or adventurous!) holiday off the back of easter.  The Gold Coast Recreation Centre facilities include indoor and outdoor courts, pool, gym, climbing wall, oval and direct beach and creek access. We have some limited capacity for accommodation and meals for non-competitors at the race HQ venue.  Accommodation can be booked at a cost of $35/person and pre- and post-race meals for $22/person.  To book, contact rogueadventureracing@gmail.com – it is recommended to get in early as places are limited. Of course, one of the best ways to be a spectator out on the course is as a race volunteer!

Entries

Early bird entry fee is $990/person.

Entries will open on 2 July 2018 for early bird registration with a $100/person deposit required to secure a place. Payment for full registration will be required by 30 November 2018 at which point the standard entry fee of $1155/person applies. Entries close on 12 March 2019 or when full. Entries received after 12 March 2019 will incur a $55/person late fee.

Further entry information can be found in the Raid 100 Cancellation Policy.

Entry fee includes:

  • Pre- and post-race meals
  • Pre- and post-race accommodation
  • 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!

Teams

A team list will be maintained here when entries open. Note that all past editions of the Rogue Adventure Race have sold out in short order and places are strictly limited for the Raid 100.

Approximate Distances

Approximate distances for each of the disciplines will be posted here once initial course scouting has been completed.

Adventure 1 Series

The Raid 100 will be 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.

Prizes and Sponsors

An announcement about prizes and sponsors will be made in the lead up to the race.