Unusual fundraiser for Nelson Central School

Forget about cake stalls and jumble sales

The Nelson Central School Community Group has come up with a new idea for fundraising that promises to offer exercise, teamwork and a whole lot of fun.

Spokesperson Janja Heathfield says the Nelson Central Challenge will be a day packed with family fun, spot prizes, stalls, games and activities. The main event is the first ever Nelson Central Challenge – a ‘rogaine’ or team orienteering adventure.

“We’re setting this up for all abilities and levels of fitness so people can plan their route to visit as many checkpoints as they can in the time allowed, with each check point giving different points depending on how hard it is to reach,” Heathfield said. “Strategy and route selection become part of the challenge. The first level is designed to be fun for families with younger kids and takes just one hour, while there’s a second course designed to challenge more experienced rogainers, set by an experienced map setter – it’s really something to get your teeth into and will take up to two hours.”

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Dates & Details

Sunday, 23 May 2021

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 at 11.00am

Earlybird 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


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.