2024 Regional Championship events

In 2024 there are currently two regional championship events scheduled - the European Rogaining Championships in Estonia and Australasian Rogaining Championships in Western Australia.


Event information is now available:

2023 World Rogaining Championships

WRC2023 terrainEntries are open for the 2023 World Rogaining Championships to be held at Northstar Resort near Lake Tahoe in California, USA. The event is part of the Cal-O-Fest orienteering carnival.

The competition area is about 200 km2 in size located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range north of Lake Tahoe, in California. The average altitude in the area is around 2300m, the highest point is 2700m, and the lowest point is about 1900m. Slopes are mostly hilly with some steep areas and deep ravines. Snow covers the area for 7-8 months of the year which contributes to the forest being very open and runnable with just small patches of thick vegetation. The forest ranges from open grassy areas to mainly pine forest and some rocky outcrops. Streams in the area will be mostly low during the summer.

Event website: https://cal-o-fest.com/stage_10

Motion passed: to exclude Russian and Belarus competitors from WRC and ERC events until end 2023

The motion passed by 11 votes to 7, [with five people abstaining and observers voting 2 For and 1 Against].
Many people who voted found this choice difficult, as shown by the high number of people who abstained and by comments about the tragedy of the situation in Ukraine and that individual rogainers are not responsible for this tragedy.
Motion passed: 
That all competitors from Russia and Belarus will be banned from competing in all World Rogaining Championships and European Rogaining Championships until the end of 2023.

Moved Volodymyr Lipka
Seconded  Jari Kaaja

Organisers of WRC and ERC events will not need to check the nationality or passports of entrants. If there is concern about any particular individual, they will be able to compete if they can show they hold a passport from a country other than Russia or Belarus. 
Rod Phillips
IRF Secretary
July 2022


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