The Moturoa Challenge is a rogaine or orienteering event tailored to your team which can involve bikes or walking.
Rabbit Island (Moturoa) is a council owned recreational and forestry area about 20 minutes west of Nelson, the largest of a group of sandy Islands lying in the Waimea estuary at the head of Tasman Bay. The Great Taste Cycle Trail passes through the island and it is a popular Nelson picnic and recreation spot on weekends, with its 13 kilometre long main beach.
In a rogaine, competitors have a set time to find various checkpoints over an area starting from a base and with a set time limit. Far away checkpoints are worth more points, those close by less.The event is designed so it is very difficult to get to all the checkpoints in the time allowed, particularly those far away. This means strategic decisions must be constantly made about which checkpoints to try and get because of their difficulty/points versus the time available and fitness.
We set up the event for different levels of fitness and ability, and people on your team might choose from (1) Bronze course – walking or running and relatively close to the start area (a rogaine course the local orienteering club runs in the winter is already set in this area). (2) Silver course – Using bikes and taking in the immediate area plus part of the island, and (3) Gold course taking in all the top half of the island using bikes. There is a bike trail all around the top half of Rabbit Island comprised of half the Great Taste Trail and half a connecting loop.
We suggest doing the event in teams of 4 or 5. The benefits of the Moturoa Challenge are fun physical activity in a great environment, with a challenge aspect tailored to your teams abilities and fitness. This is not a game but a challenge.
There are winners in each level, for which we present medals (you can get creative around your own rewards and the makeup of teams to encourage cross team bonding).
The event runs for 1 ½ hours and can be tailored for groups of up to 50 people.