Event Info

Trackme.life GO-4-12 Events

16th - 18th April 2021 

3 Hour Explorer - A Three-Hour event - For school years 7 -10
6 Hour Adventure - A Six-Hour event - For school years 9 and above
GO-4-12 Challenge NZSSARC - A Twelve-Hour event - For Secondary School years 10 and above
NEW - 6 Hour Open - A Six-Hour event - for all ages from 11 year old's to 99 year old's (conditions apply)

3 Hour Explorer – Teams of 2, single-gender or mixed, NZ equivalent of School Years 7 – 10

  • Designed to be a fun introduction to adventure racing with lots of different activities (no biking).
  • No support crew needed
  • Saturday 17th April 2021  9:30 am – 1:30 pm*

Click HERE for Race Information and suggested equipment guide for 3 Hour Explorer

* IMPORTANT INFO for the weekend - 3 Hour click HERE

Also see overall rules and regulations for all events below

6 Hour Adventure - Teams of 4, single-gender or mixed, NZ equivalent of  School Years 9 and above

  • Designed to be fun with lots of different activities, biking, navigation, kayaking.
  • Support crew required (at least 1 adult support crew)
  • Saturday 17th April 2021  7:30 am – 4:30 pm*

Click HERE for Race Information and Compulsory Equipment for 6 Hour Adventure 

* IMPORTANT Additional Info for the weekend - 6 Hour click HERE

Also see overall rules and regulations for all events below

GO-4-12 Challenge / NZSSARC – Teams of 4, single gender or mixed, NZ equivalent of School Years 10 and above.

New Zealand Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Champs

  • 12 Hour event
  • Support crew required (at least 1 adult support crew) 
  • Friday 16th April 2021 from 3 pm* Registration, Gear Check, Dinner, Race Briefing
  • Saturday 17th April 2021 6 am – 6 pm* Race day
  • Sunday 18th April 2021 9 am* Prize Giving Brunch

Click HERE for Race Information and Compulsory Equipment for GO-4-12 Challenge / NZSSARC

* IMPORTANT Additional Info for the weekend - 12 Hour click HERE

Also see overall rules and regulations for all events below


GO-4-12 Open - NEW EVENT – Teams of 4, single gender or mixed, for for all ages from 11 year old's to 99 year old's.

  • Designed to be fun with lots of different activities, biking, navigation, kayaking.
  • Support crew required 
  • Saturday 17th April 2021  7:30 am – 4:30 pm*

Click HERE for Race Information and Compulsory Equipment for 6 Hour OPEN Event 

* IMPORTANT INFO for the weekend - 6 Hour click HERE

*times are a guide only and subject to change

For overall rules and regulations for all events please click HERE 


What is our vision?

We want to challenge and to grow young people through a quality adventure race, that will inspire trust, teamwork and self-belief in an environment that embodies and promotes holistic growth and healthy competition. The twelve-hour event is designed to challenge competitors perseverance, teamwork and to stretch them both mentally and physically.

The 3 Hour Explorer is designed to be a fun introduction to Adventure Racing and can be achieved by any kid of any fitness, the focus is on fun and will have lots of stationary challenges.  The 6 Hour Adventure event is more physically demanding than the 3 hour and provides a bridge into the 12 Hour Event and was developed as it was identified that the 12 hour was a bit daunting for many competitors.

And NEW for 2021 we now have an OPEN Event for 6 Hours, this is for all ages between 11 years old and 99 years old.  

All teams MUST be capable, confident and equipped at being away from any support crew for extended periods.

When: 

All four events will be held on the weekend commencing Friday 16th April 2021. 

  • 3 and 6 hour events take place on Saturday 17th April
  • 12 hour event takes place on Friday Saturday & Sunday (Saturday 17th being race day).

Where:

The 2021 GO-4-12 will be based in Central Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand at Kairakau Beach

It could be said that the Hastings District is an overlooked adventure playground that offers active people incredible tramping, kayaking, mountain Biking, rafting and so much more. But when the adventure is over the Hasting District also offers great places to visit, stay and eat and the food and hospitality are famously good.  To find out what is on in the Hastings District visit www.visithastings.co.nz       

2021 Event Management Plan

Please click HERE for full details, this is a living document and may have additions leading up to the event.


GARMIN inReach Satellite Tracker - 12-hour teams

Each 12-hour team will have a GARMIN inReach device allocated to them so we know where they are and friends and family can follow them.

•To follow the NZ Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Championship Event GO TO -  https://www.followmychallenge.com/live/go-4-12/?-39.952867,176.920644,11.69

GEN3 SPOT Tracker - 6-hour teams

Each 6-hour team will have a GEN3 SPOT tracker allocated to them so we know where they are and friends and family can follow them.

•To follow both the 6 Hour and 12 Hour teams GO TO http://go412.trackmyrace.info

PLUS there is also an APP you can download onto your phone, in the app stores it’s a purple logo called TrackMe Pro.  Use the TrackMe SOLO with this address go412@trackme.life to access the tracking.

When you click on the Follow My Challenge page now you will just see a blank page but at 6am on Saturday all of the controls will magically appear.  You will also see the live scores for the navigation elements and the route that teams have taken. Teams will achieve extra bonus points during the day for mystery tasks that will not show on the race map scores. It is important to note that the scores on the Follow My Challenge site are not the official scores and are to enhance your dot watching experience.  

The teams will be using the trackers supplied by our amazing Sponsor and it is TrackMe.Life who are behind the magic that will forward the data to the Follow My Challenge Live Map. It is also worth noting that the TrackMe.Life GO-4-12 event is one of the first events to use Garmin inReach Mini for its tracking.

Check out this video on how to use the SPOT tracker - Click HERE

Printable Event Instructions - Gen3InstructionGuide.pdf GARMINMiniInstructionGuide.pdf   GARMINinReachSE+InstructionGuide.pdf