- Gender neutral, one overall champion.
- Points are awarded to individuals, not teams, so you don’t need to keep the same team mate(s) for every event.
- The more events you participate in, the better your chances of winning!
- You earn points while volunteering* as well!
How do I enter?
You don’t need to do a thing. We do it for you. Immediate individual entry will happen when you register for your first event of the calendar year, either as a participant or a volunteer.
For more information email us.
How does it all work?
The best South Australian rogainer will be identified through the accumulation of points calculated from competing and/or volunteering in scheduled SA Rogaining events over one calendar year. The system is weighted to encourage entry into the two main bush events – 15hr roving and 24hr bush.
In 2018, the main differences to last year’s inaugural IO Merino Rogainer of the Year [ROY] awards will be that:
- It will be gender neutral (i.e. the placegetters will win based only on points and not gender)
- Volunteer points will be tiered depending on volunteering type
- Runner up and third place prizes to be allocated
- Minimum points awarded for injury or late disqualification
- In the event of identical winning ROY scores, multiple prizes will be awarded (i.e. no count back or weighting for certain events).
The finer details
- All six scheduled rogaine events will form the 2018 IO Merino ROY series and competitors in all of these events will receive points based on their placing in each event.
- Points are awarded to individuals not teams. Each member of the team will receive the same number of points for the event in which the team is competing.
- Competitors in the team that finishes first shall receive a score of 100 points times the nominal duration of that event (i.e. each member of the winning team in a 24-hour event, will receive 2400 ROY points). All other competitors shall receive a score based on their percentage of the winning score rounded to the nearest whole number (i.e. if a team scored 50% of the winning team’s score in the 24-hour event then those team members would receive 1200 ROY points).
- In the event of a team entering and participating in an event but having to withdraw due to injury of a team member or being disqualified for a late return then those team members shall receive 50% of the last place score.
- In the event of a team being disqualified for un-sportsmanlike conduct no points will be awarded.
- Where a shorter duration event is held concurrently, points will be awarded for that event as a separate event. Thus, the winners of the 2-hour Velogaine will receive a score of 200 points.
- For each event a record will be kept of the following for each competitor:
- Event duration
- Points Scored
- Participants in an event cannot receive volunteering points for the same event.
- Any rogainer who is prevented from competing in an event because of a volunteer task they undertook for that event will be eligible for series points as listed below:
- Event Organiser/Setter/Vetter team members – 90 points x event duration (i.e. a 6hr event would receive 540 points)
- Admin staff – 75 points x event duration
- Hash House staff – 75 points x event duration for events where SARA volunteers run the HH or for the HH coordinator who organises a 3rd party to run the HH and is required to be onsite to coordinate the 3rd party and as such cannot compete.
- For an Event Organiser to be eligible for points then the Organiser must have a major role in the event, as well as be the “Go to Person” at the event site and not just be a committee liaison person