Note that this article was first archived 23 October 2014 at Rogue Adventure.
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- Date: 1st of March, 2014 – you need to be there at 05:30 for the 07:00 start.
- Race HQ is at the Tyamolum Scout Camp, Moggill, half an hour’s drive from the Brisbane CBD.
- Two courses: 4hr “Novice” and 6hr “Experienced” options.
- Teams of 2 competitors must complete the course together (no relays).
- Mixed, female and male team categories.
- Disciplines: Trekking, Kayaking (all equipment provided) and Mountain Biking.
- Rogaine format – multiple legs of each discipline with all checkpoints optional.
- Post-race lunch included in entry fee.
The Mini Rogue will cater for all levels of athlete, with a Novice-specific course designed to get those new to rogaining and adventure racing addicted after just one race. While there is a time limit of 4 hours, you could cover as little as (approximately) 15 kms, and complete the event in 3 hours or less!
The Mini Rogue Adventuregaine is an event where teams of two compete to collect as many checkpoints as possible within the allowed time. There are multiple stages of trekking, mountain biking and kayaking. Teams must navigate the course using a map (supplied) and compass on a route of your choice. You can attempt to collect as many or as few checkpoints as you wish.
Strategy, navigation and perseverance will play just as a significant role as raw fitness.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gordon Bossley on 0412 776 876 for more information.
Make sure to check out our post on 5 common questions for novices.
What do I need?
Compulsory equipment – to made available for inspections by event organisers while you are on the course:
- Whistle – one per person.
- First aid kit – one per team. Adequate for dealing with common injuries in the bush (cuts, sprains, breaks, bites, stings, blisters, burns, etc).
- Mobile phone – one per team. Number to be provided to officials along with indemnity forms. Water proofed. For use in an emergency.
- Water – Means of carrying a minimum of 2L per person.
- Mountain bike (for riding on rugged dirt trails) and Australian Standard approved helmet.
We strongly recommend you carry additional gear, in particular:
- Additional first aid items
- Bike pump, tubes, tyre levers, spare parts and mapboard
- Mosquito repellent
- Table and chair for preparing maps
- Laminate (adhesive) or a map bag to protect your map
- A map board for your mountain bike
- A change of clothes for after the event
Forbidden, both during map preparation and race time, and teams found using these items to assist themselves will be disqualified:
- Any form of GPS that displays location or distance travelled
- Any other maps than those provided
- BICYCLE COMPUTERS
Cost and Entries
Entry fee is $50 per person ($100 per team) for both the 4hr and 6hr courses.
Note that QRA’s mandatory membership fee is $10 p.a. on top of the entry cost. Entry includes event specific maps, electronic timing, kayak, PFD and paddle hire and post-race meal.
Toilets and showers will be available at Race HQ. BYO chair and table for map work and also the post race lunch.
Other information is available via the QRA website.
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. 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. This format of event allows for a very social atmosphere of racing with teams constantly brought together. Each stage of the Mini Rogue 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.
Two copies of event specific maps will be provided to every team so that both members can co-navigate if they wish. Hence, teams may wish to consider putting a map board on both bikes. Teams are also strongly advised to bring a map case or other means of waterproofing and protecting their maps, such as contact.
Two-man, sit-on-top plastic kayaks, paddles and PFDs are provided. Competitors may not use their own paddles and PFDs.
Water and Food
Competitors will be required to carry their water and food.
Scoring will be performed using the electronic Navlight Timing System. You will be given instructions on their use. All equipment provided.
Prizes and Sponsors
The Mini Rogue is supported by Globe Trekker, who are providing category winning, as well as random draw prizes for the event. Make sure to check out their store in West End for any of your outdoor apparel and equipment needs, or online here) and thank them for their support of rogaining in Queensland.
Volunteers play an integral role in an event of this size going forward. There are multiple small jobs for which we require assistance. These include control hanging and collection before and after the race, as well as assistance on the day with such jobs as event registration, manning transition areas, gear transport, first aid safety officers and photography. If you or a friend or family member is able to offer assistance, please contact us at email@example.com. Volunteers receive plenty of thanks, a free lunch along with a race food pack, eligibility for sponsor prize draws and will have all of their fuel costs refunded at generous rates.
For entry information or any further inquiries, please visit the QLD Rogaine Associations website. Alternatively, informal race information updates will be posted on the Rogue Team website, and FaceBook page. For any further enquiries please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Gordon on 0412 776 876.
See you at the Mini Rogue!