IRF Constitution

The International Rogaining Federation was formed on June 16th, 1989, and is the peak international body for the sport of rogaining. The Constitution was adopted on June 30th, 2000.

The current version incorporates changes effective from 1st January 2013.


IRF Executive Roles and Responsbilities

From the IRF Newslettter 158

"Responsibilities of the IRF Executive Positions
This listing provides a guide to some of the responsibilities of the IRF Executive, and should be read in 
conjunction with the official position descriptions in the IRF Constitution (PDF, 26.7kb), and the Monthly 
Roles and Reponsibilities updates sent to Members. This listing is based on the first fifteen years of 
operation of the IRF, especially the four years since 2000 as an incorporated entity. It is seen as an 
evolving list that changes with experience and to take advantage of individual member's strengths. The 
IRF Executive Positions include: President, Secretary/Treasurer, Promotions and Development Officer, 
World Rogaining Championships Manager and Technical Convenor..."
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History of Rogaining - Czech Republic

History of rogaining in the Czech Republic by Tomas Prokes

Tomas Prokes is president of the Ceska Asociace Rogainingu (Czech Republic Rogaining Association), a member of the national orienteering team, winner of the prestigious Swedish 3-day FjÀllorienteering and a sports instructor with the Czech army.

Members of the Czech Republic orienteering team, including Jaroslav Kacmarik and myself, participated in the 1990 Most Awesome Rogaine in Alberta as part of the major World Cup programme in western North America that season. In 1996, a group of us including Vaclav Zakouril decided to establish an independent sport association and to organize rogaining and mountain orienteering events in the Czech Republic.

In September 1996, the Ceska Asociace Rogainingu was officially founded and the first two events were held in Branzez and Liberec. The following year, the 1st Czech Championship was organized as a 24 hour and 12 hour rogaine under the leadership of Honza Vokurka. This rogaine attracted 45 teams including the eventual winning Czech-Finnish team of Seidl and Kakko (the latter subsequently a world rogaining champion).

An important step in development came when the Ceska Asociace Rogainingu became part of the International Rogaining Federation in 1997. The next year, several Czech members took part in the 3rd World Rogaining Championships in Kamloops, Canada. The 5th World Rogaining Championships are to be held in the Czech Republic in 2002.

The constraints on rogaining in the Czech Republic differ from other established rogaining countries. Areas with suitable geographical conditions for 24 hour rogaining are limited. Dense population, a network of roads, few forest areas and tight restrictions on some nature reserves restrict use of much available land. However, the country is centrally situated in Europe so travel is relatively easy both to an annual Czech classic rogaine and to rogaines in neighbouring countries.



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Editors note as published on the IRF web site 2 Sept 2002 

IRF Strategic Plan 2006

"ROGAINING: 2010 & Beyond

Strategic plan for the sport of rogaining..."
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History of Rogaining - Sweden

History of rogaining in Sweden

In 1998, two 6 hour rogaines were held in winter in Sweden, one around Stockholm and the other farther southwest near Gothenbourg. Fifty participants were in each of these rogaines that were held in snow with rogainers suitably attired for the time of year and weather conditions. Subsequently, the Taby Orienteering Club has been running an annual winter 6 hour rogaine.

Editors note as published on the IRF web site 6 Sept 2002