Raid Adventures will be hosting Australia’s first ever expedition length, rogaine format adventure race. The Rogue 24 hour event that the Raid 100 is based on has a tradition of rapidly selling out. As such, we have had to implement an entry procedure in the past that ensures entries are obtained in a fair and equitable manner. We are entering uncharted territory with the Raid 100, however, I will be implementing a similar system of entries in case demand exceeds the caps that we have on available places.
To alleviate the stress of a first-come first-serve system, entry into the Raid 100 will follow a two step process:
1. Expression of Interest
Teams wishing to enter the race can submit an expression of interest including all their relevant team details. Expressions of interest will be open for a two week period from Monday 18 June through to Sunday 1 July 2018.
2. Offers of places
Assuming we have enough capacity to cover initial interest in the race, all teams will be offered a place and send payment details for the initial race deposit on Monday 2 July 2018.
If demand exceeds capacity, places will be offered to teams in the following order:
- Teams with at least one competitor who has volunteered at a QRA or Raid event in the last 12 months will receive a guaranteed entry (more on the volunteer rewards system here).
- International teams (that is, at least half the team will be travelling from overseas to compete in the race).
- Interstate teams that have competed in two or more Adventure 1 races in the last 12 months.
- All remaining teams will enter a lottery process.
Again, teams offered a place in the race will be sent payment details for the race deposit on Monday 2 July 2018 and will have a week to make payment before their place is offered to the next team on the waitlist.
Teams that are initially unsuccessful in obtaining a place will be put on a waitlist. Note that traditionally teams on the waitlist are almost always offered a place in the lead up to the Rogue24.
I am hopeful that we will have enough capacity in the race for every team with an initial interest in racing: I suspect the 100 hour course will see a reduced field compared to our regular 24 hour race for obvious reasons and I acknowledge that not every team interested in racing can commit so early. Putting these measures in place will hopefully remove any stress in the process for those keen to confirm a spot in the race.
If you have any further questions about the Raid 100, or indeed any of the Raid Adventures events, I can be contacted via the details here.
Update on 18/06/2018: A link to the entry form can now be found here.