Torpedo7 Get2Go

A great entry level team outdoor adventure challenge

What is the Torpedo7 Get2Go?

MTB racing Get2GoNow in its 16th year, the Torpedo7 Get2Go comprises a series of fun regional outdoor adventure challenges, for teams of year 9 and 10 students from all levels of fitness and experience. It’s a little like the Amazing Race mixed together with adventure sports including activities like indoor rock climbing (only Bay of Plenty and Wellington events), orienteering, kayaking, stand-up paddling, mountain biking and a little bit of problem solving.

Torpedo7 Get2Go is organised by Hillary Outdoors and supported by sports clubs and organisations right across New Zealand and has been designed to encourage a wider participation in outdoor pursuit activities. There are 12 challenges in the series held in regions around the country spanning as far north as Whangarei and right down to Dunedin and Queenstown, held in Term 3 each year.

Although the Get2Go is all about participation and having fun in the outdoors, there is also a competitive element for schools wanting to try and earn a place in the national Get2Go Final, held over 5-days at our Great Barrier Island Centre in December.

At each regional Get2Go the teams need to undertake either three or four 60-80 minute long tasks challenges in an allotted time. To maximise their score in each challenge teams will be required to work together, using important team skills such as communication, problem solving, planning and decision making.

There is a limited capacity of 24 teams at each regional challenge, with teams taken on a first in first served basis.

Who is the Torpedo7 Get2Go for?

The Torpedo7 Get2Go is open to ALL year 9 and 10 students. You DO NOT need any special outdoors experience, but you DO need to be ready to give exciting new stuff a go! You can be as social or as competitive as you like.

  • Teams of 8 represent their school(s) in one of four categories;  All Girls, All Boys, Mixed, and Mixed Premier (4 girls/4boys). Teams can be a mix of year 9 and 10 students.
  • A maximum of two schools may join together to form a team (this applies to ANY school and includes single gender and co-ed schools joining together)
  • NO prior experience is necessary, so the Torpedo7 Get2Go is suitable for all levels of students regardless of their ability. Having a basic understanding of the activities that you might have to undertake at the challenge is always a good idea though!
  • Unlike a lot of other school sport the Torpedo7 Get2Go challenges are hardly ever cancelled. We may need to modify, or possibly even cancel parts of a challenge if the weather presents a safety risk. We think that playing in the wind and rain can be just as much fun as a on a warm sunny day as long as you are dressed appropriately, so that’s why we have a compulsory gear list of the things you need to bring.

How do teams qualify for the Final?

The national Torpedo7 Get2Go Final is held at the Hillary Outdoors marine Centre on Great Barrier Island. It is an intense week made up of problem solving and team challenge activities and a 2-day expedition adventure race on both land and sea.

The top team in the Mixed Premier category from each regional challenge is invited to represent their region in the final against the very best adventure teams from around the country.

How much will it cost?

Entry fees for the series events are only $150 per team of 8 students.

Schools may also enter a challenge in a neighbouring region if there are places available, however they will not be eligible for the National Final.

How do I register my team?

Registering your team(s) for the Torpedo7 Get2Go is super easy!

Just get your team manager (a teacher or parent) to fill in the online registration form (click on button at top right of this page) with all of the important details for your team. We will then email you back confirming your registration has been received. If 24 teams have already registered before you then your team will go onto a wait-list as occasionally we have some teams that can’t make it at the last minute.

Entry information

  • All entries into the Torpedo7 Get2Go must be made through your school and the selection of students/teams is the schools responsibility.
  • Entries are limited to 24 teams on each day and will be taken on a first in, first served basis.
  • Completion of the online form does not guarantee a place in the challenge. We will contact you if it is already full when you register to advise you that we are putting you on the wait-list.
  • The regional challenges will generally run between 8.30am and 3.00pm. More details will be sent to your team contact one week before.
  • Teams will need to arrange their own transport to all of the challenges on the day. At least one adult or teacher will be required to manage each team.
  • To be ‘official’ teams must be made up of 8 members from either year 9 or year 10 and enter one of four categories – Mixed Premier (4 girls/4 boys), Mixed, Girls, Boys.
  • Only teams entered in the Mixed Premier category will be eligible for a place in the National Final. Remember you can join together with one other school to form a team if you don’t have the numbers to make a team from your school.

Take a look at our Facebook page for coverage and photos of the action. You can also find photos and footage from our previous Torpedo7 Get2Go events on our gallery and video library pages.

 

Register A Team

The 2021 Torpedo7 Get2Go Series dates:

  • 29 July – Northland
  • 3 August – Auckland (two schools to qualify)
  • 5 August – Bay of Plenty
  • 10 August – Waikato
  • 12 August – Hawkes Bay
  • 17 August – Wellington/Wairarapa/Manawatu
  • 19 August – Taranaki/Whanganui
  • 10 September – Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough
  • 13 September – Canterbury/Northern Aoraki
  • 15 September – Otago/Southland
  • 17 September – Central Otago/Southland
Registrations for all of these events open Term 1, 2021. Places are limited so be sure to register early!

Torpedo7 Get2Go Challenge National Final at Hillary Outdoors Great Barrier Island is the
12-17 December 2021

Get 2 Go Auckland

 

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