The Rogue Raid

Length: 24 Hour or 6 Hour Course
Next Date: 25-26 April 2020
Location: Bayside!
Team Size: Teams of 2 or 4
Categories: Mixed, Male and Female
Class: Colts, Open or Veteran
Disciplines: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Navigation
Cost: 24 Hour: $250/person. 6 Hour: $95/person
Entries: Applications open 16 December 2019
Example Race Document: The Rogue Raid Race Document
Organising team: Rogue Adventure

About

The Rogue Raid is a race where teams compete to collect as many checkpoints as possible over a 24 hour (or 6 hour) time period. The Rogue involves multiple stages of the traditional adventure racing disciplines of trekking, mountain biking and kayaking where teams must navigate through the course using a map and compass on a route of their own choice. Each stage is effectively its own small rogaine where competitors may attempt to collect as many or as few checkpoints as they wish, making this event achievable by all levels of athlete. Strategy, precise navigation and perseverance will play just as a significant role as raw fitness.  2020 will represent the eleventh year of the Rogue Raid which has grown to be Australia’s largest 24 hour adventure race in terms of competitor numbers.

Race HQ

Race HQ will be situated at the Bayside Wakepark on the shores of the Logan River. The address is 80 Ferry Rd, Carbrook, QLD.  Pre- and Post-race camping is also available on site. Refer to the Rogue Raid Course Document linked above for more details.

Preliminary Schedule

24 Hour Race Schedule

Saturday 25 April 2020
06:30 Race briefing and map handout
08:30 Submit indemnities and gear boxes
09:30 Transport to start (if required)
11:00 Race Starts
Sunday 26 April 2020
10:30 Post race lunch begins
11:00 Race Finishes
11:30 Course closes and Presentations

6 Hour Race Schedule

Sunday 26 April 2020
07:30 Registrations open and map handout
08:40 Final briefing (come ready to race)
09:00 Race Starts
14:30 Post race lunch begins
15:00 Race Finishes
15:30 Course closes and Presentations

Format

Teams will be required to attempt multiple legs of alternating race disciplines.  Each leg must be attempted in order, and once a leg is completed teams may not return to it to collect missed checkpoints later unless otherwise specified in the course notes.  However, within each leg, teams may collect as many checkpoints in any order that they wish.  All check points are optional.  Note that teams may only collect checkpoints that are from the current leg that they are on.  Note also that some stages of the race may have “opening” or “closing” times.

This format of event allows for a very social atmosphere of racing with teams constantly brought together.  Each stage of the Rogue Raid is separated by a transition area where an event official will be present.  Any team that makes it back to Race HQ under their own power will be considered ranked with an official result.

Entries

Applications for entries will open on Monday 16 December, 2019. Note that in the past, the Rogue Raid has traditionally sold out in a matter of minutes. To alleviate the stress of obtaining an entry, we will open an application period for a week where teams can submit an expression of interest on an entry. Details of the application process can be found here.

An application form for entry will go live here on Monday 16 December and will be active for one week.

Kayaks

All teams of 4 competitors entered in the Adventure1 series will be mandated the use of double CTR kayaks (along with, in some instances, the use of double Cabo kayaks) provided by organsiers.  Teams of 2 competitors will be permitted the use of their own kayaks and will compete in a separate category to the teams of 4. Details on the personal kayak requirements will be provided at a later date. Note that a kayak drop may be required prior to race start. Any teams of 2 that are travelling interstate or internationally that have difficulty sourcing a kayak will be provided a double CTR kayak pending availability once we have approximate numbers on the teams of 4 competing.

Adventure 1 Series

The Rogue Raid is a member of the Australia’s national adventure racing series, Adventure 1. 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.  Note that only teams of 4 competitors in the 24 hour Rogue Raid are eligible for the Adventure 1 series points and prizes.  However, racers competing in a team of 2 in the 24 hour will still be eligible for the Adventure 1 Grand Slam Club.

Spectators and Volunteers

Are you a spectator?  Better yet, are you interested in being involved on at a volunteer level?  Check out our further information for spectators and volunteers over here.

Register Interest

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