Nelson Central Challenge Rogaine
A Family Adventure Race

Postponed to: Sunday, 23 May 2021

Due to a deteriorating weather forecast for tomorrow (Sunday 16 May), we've had to make the difficult decision to postpone the Central Challenge Event. The new date is Sunday 23 May, rain or shine.
All people preregistered will receive an email to confirm their participation, or to arrange a refund if they cannot make it.

Not your typical cake stalls and jumble sales...

Nelson Central School has come up with a new idea for fundraising that promises to offer exercise, teamwork and a whole lot of fun for the whole community. well as cakes and many other stalls for you to enjoy before and after the fundraisers main activity.

The Central Challenge

The Central Challenge is an opportunity to have a day out in Central Nelson enjoying your traditional Gala Revelry and a Rogaine Adventure Race for all ages and stages.

It is a day packed with family fun, spot prizes, stalls, games and activities.

'Dates & Details

When: Sunday, 23 May 2021, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Nelson Central School, 70 Nile St, Nelson

Restrictions: All Ages

Race check in from 10:00 - 10:40am
Race briefing at 10:45am
Race start time at 11.00am

Earlybird online ticket prices:
$10.00 - Individual
$25.00 - Family
$20.00 - School Team

$30.00 - Corporate / Adult Team (2-4 adults)

Online registration ends: Friday, 21 May

On the day registration prices
$10 - Individual
$25 - Family
$30 - Corporate / Adult Team (2-4 adults)
$20 - School Team

Postponement date:

Sunday, 23 May 2021

What is a Rogaine?

Well, (aside from a hair loss remedy) It's a bit like a treasure hunt really. Teams of 2–5 people choose which checkpoints to visit within a time limit with the intent of maximizing their score. Teamwork, endurance, competition and an appreciation for the natural environment are features of the sport.

  • Participants get a map and questions
  • Each Question has a number which relates to a point on the map.
  • Answers to the questions are revealed at the location marked on the map
  • You need to visit the locations and answer as many questions as possible in the time allowed.
  • Points are taken off for every minute you go over time and for incorrect answers.
  • Some Questions are worth more points, (depending on how difficult they are to reach)
  • The Aim is to find as many answers as you can before time runs out.

"So Amazing!! Best ever family fun."

Nelson Central Challenge Rogaine cake stall

Fun day out for families

This is really a fun day out for families and a fun way to raise money for school projects.

We really want to invite the whole community along, its not just a school event.

Spot prizes, raffles and event village with food stalls

We have amazing spot prizes (donated from the business community) and raffles to be drawn after the Challenge.

While others are out on the course relax in the event village with great coffee, music, yummy food, games and activities!

There is entertainment to be had for all ages, stages and some of it free to enjoy while you are with us at Central Challenge.

Fun day for the whole family

  • Kidpreneurs! Our very own Children venturing into the world of business to bring us their Clever Creations!
  • Games Area open during the whole event for 'children' of all ages
  • Judy's Jars - historically known as Mrs Harrisons Bottle's
  • Hot Soup & Bread
  • Hot Drinks
  • Face painting
  • Silent auction
  • Spot Prizes - Right Time Right Place?
  • Raffles - Will you have the winning raffle?

We got great feedback

"Thanks so much, great event. Well organised. Can't wait for same event next year. Kids loved it. Prizes and Raffle was fun. Really good fun, thanks. Awesome"

"Excellent event, very inclusive - Enjoyed it much better than the Gala (less buying and more involvement). Its an excellent event". - Toni and Kirsten

"Thanks so much for an awesome event. It was fun and so great for kids to do. Please do it again!!"  - Zoe

"Fantastic event! Nice to be able to support something that is 'good for you' - healthy, fun, family inclusive! Well done Central School."

"We had a fabulous time. Definitely prefer this to a regular school Gala. Looking forward to doing it again next year. Thanks to everyone for all the effort that went into planning!"

"Excellent Rogaine. We will do it again next year."


Are you ready for a fun day out for families?

This is really a fun day out for families and a fun way to raise money for our Nelson Central School projects.

We really want to invite the whole community along, its not just a school event.