With a history of selling out within minutes of opening entries in the past couple of years, the Rogue Raid has adopted a procedure for entries that alleviates the stress on teams looking to secure a place in the race. Entries 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 available at that time. Expressions of interest will be open for a five day period from Monday 16 December through to Friday 21 December 2019.
2. Offers of places
Assuming we have enough capacity to cover initial interest in the race, all teams will be offered a place and be sent payment details on Saturday 22 December 2019.
If demand exceeds capacity as it has done in previous years, 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.
If a team does not confirm their place through payment of the relevant entry fee, then their place will be offered up to the next team on the list.
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 as other teams invariably drop out due to injury, etc.
Also note, to help ease capacity restraints in the race, teams of 2 will be given the opportunity to race using their own kayaks in 2020 if there are not enough double CTR kayaks available. Excess double CTRs will be given in preference to teams travelling internationally and interstate where possible – we will have a better idea of availability at the end of the expression of interest process.
If you have any further questions about the Rogue24, or indeed any of the Raid Adventures events, I can be contacted via the details here.
A link to the Expression of Interest form will go live here and on the Rogue Raid homepage on Monday 16 December 2019. Entries for the 6 hour event will also open on Saturday 22 December 2019.