The 2019 World Rogaining Championships were held on 27-28 July 2019 in La Molina. The competition area was a beautiful area of the Pyrenees, featuring a mix of forest and high mountains. The course contained many hills and ranged from Alp village at 1300m to the highest peak, La Tossa, at 2536m. The weather also challenged participants with the start in a thunderstorm which fortunately cleared later in the event with sunshine for the finish. The organisers IbeRogaine put on a super event with a very high quality course, excellent map and fantastic start/finish area. Congratulations to overall World Rogaining Champions Rain Seepõld and Timmo Tammemäe from Estonia. All results, including the other World Rogaining Champions in their categories are on the website.

The International Rogaining Federation (IRF) has awarded the rights to host the 17th World Rogaining Championships (WRC) to Orienteering USA (OUSA). Management of the event will be by the Bay Area Orienteering Club in conjunction with a number of organizations and orienteering clubs who are members of OUSA. The Championships will be held on 1st – 2nd August, 2020 and will attract many hundreds of elite and veteran endurance cross-country navigators from around the world. The event will be centred in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California east of the San Francisco Bay Area. The combination of high altitude, intricate pine forests and physically demanding terrain will be sure to offer a true challenge to the world’s best rogainers.


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Here is a brief look at the recently held and innovative 15th World Rogaining Championships Latvia.

The top ten places were dominated as is usual for WRC's by Open Mens teams, though not unusually two of the top ten teams were Open Mixed teams. Interestingly for a WRC there was only one veteran team in top ten on this occassion. The winners of all three Open events won by clear margins. Interestingly Latvian teams took the first three Open Men and therefor outright places.

The 2018 European Rogaining Championships, which will be held 25-26 August 2018 in south-western part of Ukraine, in Carpathy hills. The event website is
The area of competitions (about 180 km²) is located in the west part of the Chernivtsi region, mainly on the territory of Vyzhnytsya National Park. The event center of the 15th ERC2018 is in a town Berehomet, which is approximately 630 km far from Kiev, about 60 km from Chernivtsi, and 260 km from the Lviv.

The area of competitions will be interesting for fans of extreme sports. There are small mountains with elevations of up to 400 m, a lot of small rivers and streams, and a picturesque hilly terrain with separate settlements. Planning and navigating skills will be important for athletes on the way to success!

August in the Vyzhnytsya National Park is a moderate, warm summer month with an average temperature of 20–25 °C in the daytime and 8–17 °C at night.

Those of you who want to enjoy rogaining and local attractions as well can get unforgettable emotions by visiting Chernivtsi city, or small beautiful towns and villages of the region, as well as other interesting places in the Carpathians with their stunning nature.

We invite you to visit Bukovyna this summer and take part in exciting rogaining competitions!
The early bird registration will last until 31 March 2018.