What is the Senior Get2Go?
Due to the popularity of our Junior Get2Go and 6hr Adventure Races we have listened to your feedback and are organising some more opportunities for you and your friends to get into the outdoors for a bit of adventure racing fun.
The events are 3 hours in duration and are a mix between orienteering and rogaining, with some mountain biking and mystery activities thrown in to keep you on your toes. They are organised by Hillary Outdoors with the expert assistance from the local outdoors enthusiasts. Your teams goal is to navigate to as many checkpoints and complete as many mystery activities as you can and then make it back to the finish line before the clock ticks down to zero.
Part of the course may follow a set route and have compulsory checkpoints and part will have optional checkpoints to visit in any order. The navigation isn’t super hard, so as long as you have a general understanding of how to read a map you will be fine. You also need someone who can tell the time as you can’t afford to be late back to the finish, because as soon as the 180min time limit is up you start getting penalised points.
We will give you a specially prepared map with all of the checkpoints/routes and mystery activities marked on it and you will score points for the ones you find/complete inside the time limit. The team with the biggest score at the end wins. There will be some cool spot prizes and giveaways, so get your team together now and start planning. If you live in a region that neighbours one where an event is being held, we have timed the events to allow for travel to/from the venue that should fit nicely into a school day without the need to find accommodation…etc, unless of course you are really keen and want to do all 4 events!
Who is it for?
The Senior Get2Go is for any students in years 11-13. The events will be suitable for all levels of experience and getting involved and participating is what it is all about. You certainly don’t need to be an elite athlete, or even and athlete at all to join in the fun. If you have taken part in our Junior Get2Go Challenge (for year 9 and 10 students) this will be the perfect ‘next step’ into adventure racing. It will also be a great training opportunity for anyone taking on our Hillary Challenge 6hr Adventure Races being held in June. 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).
On the day
For all events registration will open at 9.30am on each day and there will be a briefing at the event HQ at 10.00am. Maps and course information will then be issued and you will have about 20 minutes to plan where you are going to go. You will then have 3 hours (from 10.30am to 1.30pm) to find as many checkpoints and challenges as possible.
Oh, did we mention the prizes? A prize-giving will happen shortly after the finish and we give away some very cool spot prizes courtesy of our fantastic event sponsors.
All you need to take part is
- A sense of adventure
- 3 team mates with a sense of adventure
- At least one of you who can understand how to navigate using a map. GPS’s aren’t allowed!
- At least one of you who can keep track of the time. There is a time limit you have to stick to and you don’t want to be late!
- Two safely maintained mountain bikes per team and at least 2 safety approved helmets.
- You will all need a bit of fitness as you will be on the go for up to 3 hours
- All of the recommended gear is listed on the link below. As minimum it will be compulsory to carry a cellphone and first aid kit (per team), plus food/water and clothing suitable for the conditions/environment on the day (per individual) and any medication – inhalers, bee-sting pills…etc that you might need.
Team Categories for Senior Get2Go events
All teams need to be made up of 4 members all from year 11-13. Any mix of year is ok and you may register as many teams as you wish in the following categories –
- All Girls
- All Boys
How much does it cost?
For the entire 3hr adventure and the chance to win some cool spot prizes it will only cost you $20 per person.
2017 Event Dates
The locations of the event centres will be within 60 minutes drive of the centres indicated below. Detailed information will be sent to registered teams one week before the event. Event results will be posted on our Facebook page the day after each event.
- Event 1 Kapiti Coast on 1 March
- Event 2 Auckland area on 8 March
- Event 3 Rotorua on 15 March
- Event 4 Hamilton on 22 March
- Registrations for all of these events open Term 1, 2017.