As we reach the midway point of 2021, it’s time to take a look at the state of play for the various Raid Adventure races. We’ve already seen some great action this year with plenty more to come including dates being announced for a number of events and some big news for the Raid 100.
The Raid 100
The Raid 100 is set to make its return from 1-7 May, 2022. The worlds only expedition length, rogaine format adventure race will visit the Clarence Valley region of northern NSW with a race tagline of the “Northern Rivers Edition”. With a plethora of white water rivers, varied country side from farmland and swamps to diverse national parks boasting granite outcrops along with the longest stretch of uninterrupted coastline in the state, this course is the perfect playground for adventure racing. Race HQ is located at Grafton and we can now announce the start line as the idyllic coastal town of Yamba.
The course is made up of 10 stages of kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, packrafting and abseiling. After initial scouting trips, I’ve never been more excited about a Raid course: this will be our most spectacular adventure. Hand on heart, this will not be a race to be missed. Entries open on 6 September via the race website and places are limited.
The Rogue Raid
The flagship Raid Adventures race, the Rogue Raid, ran in May with a record breaking turnout. Now in its twelfth year, the Rogue Raid is well established as a race not to be missed with a tough and strategic course circumnavigating Lake Wyaralong and its surrounding hills. As the second race in the Adventure 1 series, there was everything at stake for the 20 A1 teams with the victory taken by team Thought Sports. In the pairs category, team Talle took out the title against almost 100 other racers. A full recap on the race including photos, GPS tracking and race report can be found on the Raid results page.
The Wildfire Raid
The Wildfire Raid retuned for its fourth edition with a fast and furious race through the familiar stomping ground of Wivenhoe Dam. Drastically low water levels made for some interesting kayaking navigation, with the title taken out by our very own team Rogue in the 6 hour event. Pull out your calendars as we already have a date for the next edition: 25 June 2022. Entries will open early next year.
The Mojo Raid
After taking a hiatus in 2020 due to Covid, the Mojo Raid is set to return from 28-29 August. With 12hr, 6hr and 3hr course options, the Mojo hits the shores of Lake Sommerset. Entries are currently open with the race set to attract all of south east Queensland’s keenest adventure racers and rogainers.
The Urban Rogue
Entries have now opened for the Urban Rogue. Get your team together to explore the Friday night lights of Brisbane city with up to four team mates. Go hard for the win or turn it into a glorified pub crawl. Returning for the ninth year in a row, teams will be treated with a new base map with a twist. Get your entries in here.
Team Rogue Racing
Team Rogue have kicked off the adventure racing calendar this year with a bang. The team travelled to Victoria in March taking out second place at the inaugural Explore Gippsland Adventure race. They then backed up with a fourth place at the Rogue Raid in May to currently sit at third overall in the national adventure racing A1 rankings. Along with the big A1 races, the team has taken wins at the Wildfire Raid, Prerogueative race and Max Adventure Race in QLD. This weekend the team heads to Palm Cove to take on the country’s best teams in their biggest race for a long time: XPD. Catch up on the team over at the Rogue Adventure blog.
With entries now open for the Mojo Raid and Urban Raid and some big announcements dropped for the Raid 100, there is no excuses not to plan a bit of adventure in your life.
See you on the trails,