The Rogue24 Adventuregaine is a race where teams of two compete to collect as many checkpoints as possible over a 24 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.
- Date: 22 – 23 April, 2017.
- Race HQ is the Logan Inlet Day Use area at Lake Wivenhoe.
- 24 hour and 6 hour course options.
- Teams of 2 competitors. Racers must complete the course together (no relays).
- Maximum of 50 teams per course (every addition of the race has sold out).
- Mixed, female and male team categories.
- Disciplines: Trekking, Kayaking and Mountain Biking all with navigation.
- Rogaine format – multiple legs of each discipline with all checkpoints optional.
- Maps, post-race meal, electronic timing and kayak hire included in entry fee.
Timings – 24 Hour Teams
Saturday 22 April 2017
- 8:00am Initial briefing and map/course handout at Race HQ.
- 10:00am Return indemnities, submit boxes and receive Navlight tags.
- 10:45am Final briefing.
- 11:00am Event START.
Sunday 23 April 2017
- 10:30am Post race lunch begins.
- 11:00am Event FINISH.
- 11:30am Course closure and announcement of results.
Timings – 6 Hour Teams
Saturday 22 April 2017
- 9:00am Initial briefing and map/course handout at Race HQ.
- 10:00am Return indemnities and receive Navlight tags.
- 10:45am Final briefing.
- 11:00am Event START.
- 4:30pm Post race dinner begins.
- 5:00pm Event FINISH.
- 5:30pm Course closure and announcement of results.
Race Head Quarters
Race HQ for the Rogue24 will be the Logan Inlet Day Use Area on the western shore of Lake Wivenhoe. The day use area is located at the end of Logan Inlet Rd – take the Hay Rd exit from the Brisbane Valley Hwy signposted as “Wivenhoe Park”. For those using a GPS, co-ordinates are -27.349277, 152.544075.
Limited parking is available so competitors are asked to car pool where possible. Competitors who wish to camp before, during, or after the event should book a site at the Captain Logan’s Camp Recreation Area on (07) 5426 4729 or 0428 310 740 or via Wivenhoe.Camping@SEQWater.com.ay. There is no camping permitted at the Day Use Area HQ site. Make sure you mention you are part of the race. There are toilets, water and some shelter on site, however competitors are advised to bring their own shelter in the event of inclement weather. Note also that there may or may not be transport organised for competitors from Race HQ to the actual start line.
As always, spectators are more than welcome to attend the Rogue24. Race HQ is always a hive of activity during map handout, and there are a number of transition areas on the course where spectators can check out the action. Of course, the best way to see the event unfold is as a race volunteer. We require volunteers for duties such as manning transition areas, gear transport, running HQ and other logistics. All volunteers are well looked after and will have their meal and fuel costs covered by the race.
Competitors of the Rogue24 should be prepared to undertake the following disciplines (note though that all CPs are essentially optional):
- Mountain Biking
- Kayaking (all equipment provided)
A team list will be available from the QRA website once entries open in late February.
The following list of compulsory equipment is to be carried by the team at all times:
- Headlamp – one per person (24hr only).
- 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 (capable of riding on rugged dirt trails), Australian Standard approved helmet, front white light (24hr only – headlamp is sufficient) and red rear light (24hr only)– one each per person. Only required on Mountain Bike legs.
- Gear Box – One per team (24hr only). No larger than 50L.
The above list is the bare minimum requirement of compulsory gear. Everyone participating is an adult and is responsible for their own safety, and the safety of those around them. Hence, it is strongly recommended that you carry additional gear, in particular:
- Additional warm clothing of a wicking, thermal nature.
- Pocket knife.
- Dry bag.
- Additional first aid items.
- Toilet paper and trowel.
- Water purification tablets.
- Bike pump, tubes, tyre levers, spare parts and mapboard.
- Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
A number of items are 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.
- Night vision goggles.
- Any other maps than those provided.
- BICYCLE COMPUTERS
Cost and Entries
Entry fee is $90 per person ($180 per team).
Entries will open at 7pm, Thursday 23 February, 2017 via the QRA website. Note that all past editions of the Rogue24 have sold out, with the 2016 event selling out in a record 70 minutes. There is a limit of 50 teams on each of the 24hr and 6hr courses for the 2017 race. If you intend to do this race, it is worth getting an entry in early. In the past we have always kept a waitlist of teams, and every team on the list is invariably offered a place in the race. Entry includes event specific maps, electronic timing, kayak hire and post-race meal. Entries will only be confirmed upon receiving payment.
New for this year – QRA members who have previously volunteered at an event in the last two years will be guaranteed entry and should contact race organisers in the week before entries open with their team’s details. The same criteria that are used for the Volunteer Rewards will be used to determine eligibility for this offer. The list of past QRA volunteers is here.
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 Rogue24 Adventuregaine 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.
At this stage, there are no planned bike or gear drops for the 2017 race: competitors should arrive with all equipment for the race.
Teams on the 24 hour course will need to provide 0ne plastic gear box, no more than 50L in size, labelled with their team name. These will be transported around the course to various transition areas where they can be accessed by teams to resupply items such as food, a change of clothes, maps, batteries, etc. 6 hour course teams will not need to bring any gear boxes and are expected to be self sufficient for the entire race, although they may pass through race HQ during the event to resupply water, etc.
Note that both 6hr and 24hr teams will not strictly be required to carry their trekking shoes while biking, although 24hr teams are advised to bring a second pair of shoes with them to the race.
Water will be available at all transition areas for competitors.
Event specific maps have been produced with OCAD software using digital data and adjusted according to course vetting and satellite imagery where available. Duplicate copies of each map 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. The number, size and scale of each map will be announced here in the lead up to the race:
Spirit CTR Double skis will be provided to all teams for use on the kayaking stages. These are excellent beginner level boats. Paddles and PFDs will also be provided, however competitors may bring their own racing paddles and PFDs if they wish. Note that organisers reserve the right to use additional watercraft where available, and to assign team boats where required.
Water and Food
Water is available at all transition areas on the course. There is also water available from natural sources, however teams are strongly advised to purify this prior to drinking. There will also be a number of opportunities for teams to resupply food during the race from their gear boxes.
Scoring will be performed using the electronic Navlight Timing System. Please advise officials at registration if you are unfamiliar with the use of this system. Both team members will be required to wear wrist tags, and to visit the punch within 30 seconds of each other for the control to count towards their score.
The Rogue24 will adopt a traditional rogaine scoring format where each checkpoint will be assigned a certain score value. To make it easier for competitors to follow the progression of stages in the course, CPs will be numbered numerically in order, with a score value in brackets afterwards. For example, a CP3 from the first stage of the race may have a value of 50 points, while CP42 from a later stage might only have a value of 20 points. In the event of a tied score, the team that finishes earlier will be ranked higher.
Teams arriving after the finish time will receive a penalty of 10 points per minute they are late or part thereof, up to 30 minutes. At this point the course will be closed down and teams that have not finished will lose all points.
Prizes and Sponsors
An announcement about sponsors and prizes will be made in the lead up to the race.
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, online reporting and photography. If you or a friend or family member are able to offer assistance, please contact me at email@example.com. Volunteers receive plenty of thanks, all meals are covered, are eligible 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. Event organiser Liam St Pierre can be contacted on 0405 728 128 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to meeting you at the Rogue24.
Previous Editions of “The Rogue”
The Rogue24 – April, 2010 – Wivenhoe and Brisbane Forest Park region
The Rogue8 – October, 2010 – Mt Crosby
The Rogue12 – April, 2012 – Mt Joyce Recreational Park
The Rogue24 – April, 2013 – Imbil and Borumba Dam region
- The Urban Rogue – December, 2013 – Brisbane CBD
- The Mini-Rogue – March, 2014 – Moggill Conservation Park
- The Rogue24 – April, 2014 – Lake Perseverance and Lake Cressbrook
- The Urban Rogue – December, 2014 – Brisbane CBD
- The Rogue24 – April, 2015 – Lake Somerset region
- The Mojo-Rogue6 – August, 2015 – Lake Perseverance
- The Urban Rogue – December, 2015 – Brisbane CBD
- The Rogue24 – April, 2016 – D’Aguilar NP region
- The Mojo-Rogue12 – August, 2016 – Lake Perseverance
For an example Rogue Adventuregaine course, check out the information available from the live site of the 2014 race including links to maps, photos, a course flyover and pre-race information sheet here. Similar information is also available from the 2013 course here.
The Rogue Adventuregaines have previously received the generous support of a number of outdoor specialists. Please show your support of these companies who are giving back to adventure racing and rogaining, including: