The team at Rogue Adventure have been busy planning your year of adventure ahead. We’ve got plenty of news including an all new race with a solo entry option – the Scatter Raid, announcements for the former Frontier Raidincluding a new title sponsor, HQ location and entries opening, an update of the state of play for the Rogue Raid as well as teaser information on the Mojo Raid.
The Wildfire Raid (former Frontier Raid)
We are excited to announce that Wildfire Sports have come on board as title sponsors for the former Frontier Raid, which will now be known as the Wildfire Raid. Wildfire Sports have all your adventure gear needs covered and will be providing a swag of fantastic prizes for the race. Keep on eye on their facebook page for some great promotions in the lead up to the race.
We are also pleased to announce that the Wildfire Raid will be hosted from the Kindilan Adventure Camp in Redland Bay. This is an all new area to adventure racing in QLD and offers up a plethora of fantastic course options for a sprint length adventure race. Entries for both the 6 hour and 3 hour events are now open and limited, so get in soon to secure a spot. All the race details can be found in the link below.
The Scatter Raid
The Scatter Raid is an all new race in the Raid Adventures stable set for 22 April 2018. Looking to get some last minute practice in for the Rogue Raid? The Scatter Raid is a 3 hour scatter format race hosted at Lake Wivenhoe. With the option of teams of 2 or solo competitors, you’ll be racing to collect as many CPs as possible across multiple stages of running, kayaking and mountain biking (and a little something extra) where every CP is of equal value. Navigation and strategy will play a massive part in the Scatter Raid with multiple short and fast stages. Note that the race will use the same course as the Colts Raid but will run as a separate event. Entries are now open.
The Rogue Raid
The big news for the Rogue Raid is that this year’s race is another sell out and set to be the biggest 24 hour adventure race in terms of competitor numbers in Australia ever. We have almost 200 competitors signed up and ready to race with a waitlist looking for a place on the start line. As the second race of the Adventure 1 Series, we’re guaranteed some fierce racing at the pointy end with everything to play for.
Course scouting has been going well and teams are in for a physically challenging and strategic race this year. The riding is a real mix from single track through to sealed semi-urban sections. The trekking tends to cover extensive track networks with terrain generally slower off trail than some previous editions of the Rogue Raid. All kayaking will be on flat water with a mixed fleet of boats provided.
We have also welcomed Moreton Bay Regional Council as a sponsor for the event with teams travelling from afar as every state of Australia as well as Singapore, New Zealand and New Caledonia for the race. For those looking to secure accommodation, there is no camping or on-site accommodation at race HQ, so check out the Visit Moreton Bay Region link for accommodation options.
Note that places in the 6 hour event option are still available, but are over half full. Full details on the race including entries can be found via the link below.
The Mojo Raid
Course scouting has begun for the MOJO Raid and race directors Jo and Erren are excited for the 2018 edition. This years event will be part adventure race part rogaine with some amazing scenery to behold. The race location is top secret still but will be all new to AR and we hope to open entries after Easter.
The 6 hour event will be suitable for those with average fitness wanting to have a go at this type of race, while the 12 hour will be a great option for skilled racers training for the Raid 100. We are also excited to bring back our 3 hour event on Sunday morning. This race will cater for new racers and families.
Race HQ will have some fantastic overnight stay options and we encourage people to come Friday and stay until Sunday. Stay tuned for more announcements and course scouting photos!
The Colts Academy and Colts Raid
Raid Adventures ran their first Colts event recently, putting 70 year 12 students from St Joseph’s College through their paces. It will be great to see the students back in 8 weeks on their “exam” course after training in all the skills that it takes to be an adventure racer.
The Colts Academy (The Gap – 15 April) and Colts Raid (Lake Wivenhoe – April 22) events are now open for entry. If there is a young budding adventurer in your life, this is the perfect opportunity to take a step into adventure racing, so help spread the word and grow the sport. To lower the barrier to entry even further, we have now made the Colts Raid race open to both teams of 2 and teams of 4.
The Raid 100
It’s never too early to plan an adventure. The Raid 100 is set to be Australia’s first expedition length, rogaine format adventure race from 22-28 April 2019. 100 hours of adventure goodness. The permit process as been progressing well and the preliminary course laid out. Interest in the race has been high with enquiries from South Africa, Sweden, Singapore and New Zealand. Entries will open 2 July 2018 and will be strictly capped for logistical reasons.
Team Rogue Racing
Team Rogue tackled the first race of the Adventure 1 series: X-Marathon’s 48 hour adventure race hosted from Marlo, Victoria. In sweltering conditions, the team traced the route of the Snowy River to where it hits the ocean by mountain bike, kayak, packrafting, caving and trekking. The team finished 6th in a very competitive field and under tough conditions, and are now looking forward to the next races in the series. A collection of photos of the team in action can be found here, along with an excellent short race video by team member Dan McLachlan here.
So as you can see, we’re set for an exciting year of adventure ahead. We look forward to seeing you on the start line of a race soon with map in hand,