Central Family Crank
A Family Bike Relay

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Forget about 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.

Bike Relay and Event Village

The Central Challenge is a Rogaine and Mini Gala. It is a day packed with family fun, spot prizes, stalls, games and activities.

The main event is the Central Challenge Rogaine, a family adventure race. There are two courses. One designed for fun with families and younger children (1 hr) and a more challenging course (2 hr) for children over 12 and experienced rogainers.

'Dates & Details

When: Sunday, 22 September 2019, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Nelson Central School, 70 Nile St, Nelson

Restrictions: All Ages

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

Earlybird online ticket prices:
$10.00 - Individual
$20.00 - Family (max 2 adults & 3 children)
$20.00 - Adult Team (2 adults)
$40.00 - Corporate Team (4 adults)

Online registration ends: Thursday, 19 September

On the day registration prices
$12 - Individual
$25 - Family & Team of 2
$50 - Team of 4

Postponement date:

Sunday, 29 September 2019

What is the Central Family Crank ?

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."

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.

The Central Family Crank also offers food stalls, games and activities.

Nelson Central Challenge Rogaine cake stall

Fun day for the whole family

  • Kids and parent races
  • Bike Village
  • Mrs Harrisons Bottles
  • Food, Coffee stalls
  • Community stalls
  • Face painting
  • Silent auction
  • Spot Prizes
  • Raffles

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.