The Rogue Raid

Length: 24 hour or 6 hour Course
Next Date: 5-6 May 2018
Location: Lake Samsonvale
Team Size: Teams of 2
Categories: Mixed, Male and Female
Disciplines: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Navigation
Equipment List: Will be made available here
Team List: Will be made available here
Cost: To be confirmed
Race Document: Will be made available here
Organising team: Rogue Adventure

About

The Rogue Raid is a race where teams of two compete to collect as many checkpoints as possible over a 24 hour (or 6 hour) time period. The Rogue involves multiple stages of the traditional adventure racing disciplines of trekking, mountain biking and kayaking where teams must navigate through the course using a map and compass on a route of their own choice. Each stage is effectively its own small rogaine where competitors may attempt to collect as many or as few checkpoints as they wish, making this event achievable by all levels of athlete. Strategy, precise navigation and perseverance will play just as a significant role as raw fitness.  2018 will represent the ninth running of the Rogue Raid which as grown to be Australia’s largest 24 hour adventure race in terms of competitor numbers.

Schedule

The full schedule for both the 24 hour and 6 hour events will be posted here shortly.

Race HQ Venue

Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association.  More to come soon.

Format

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 unless otherwise specified in the course notes.  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.  Note also that some stages of the race may have “opening” or “closing” times.

This format of event allows for a very social atmosphere of racing with teams constantly brought together.  Each stage of the Rogue Raid 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.

Adventure 1 Series

The Rogue Raid is a member of the Australia’s national adventure racing series, Adventure 1. Teams will be racing for not only a place in the ranks of the Australian Adventure Racing pecking order but also for a free entry to the GODZone expedition race.

Spectators and Volunteers

Are you a spectator?  Better yet, are you interested in being involved on at a volunteer level?  Check out our further information for spectators and volunteers over here.

Entry

A link to entries will be posted here when they go live.  Be warned though: all editions of the Rogue Raid have sold out at an increasingly faster pace: last year’s event sold out in 10 minutes, so you will need to be quick to guarantee a spot in the race.