Champions Change Lives

OB Champions all over the country are passing on the torch and working hard to make Outward Bound a reality for someone just like you.

And you can do it too. Be a champion for someone else. Someone who feels unsure of their future, or struggles to believe in themselves, but has hope that Outward Bound could change their life.

Find a challenge event, set up and customise your page, share it with family and friends and start raising money!

Your donation will help make Outward Bound a reality for someone just like you.

Getting started is easy. Firstly we suggest you read through the challenge ideas below, and then get in touch with our fundraising guru Christina Goss who is happy to answer any of your questions. Remember – there’s more in you! You’ve got this!

Find a challenge event

You can pick one of the hundreds of events on offer! From mud runs to colour runs, marathons to aquathons and multi-sport adventure racing. There is something to challenge you wherever you are in the country.

Check out the Running Calendar or Sportzhub for some ideas.

OR CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHALLENGE

Set a goal to walk a section of the Te Araroa Trail, cycle from the East to West Coast, clean up your local beach or river, plant 100 trees or swim every day for 30 days.

Maddy Whittaker took her tramping experience to new heights by spending 75 days and nights walking the South Island section of the Te Araroa and raised $1200 for Outward Bound.

Alysha Johnson set herself the challenge to clean up 100,000 pieces of rubbish over 2019 across New Zealand beaches, rivers, coasts, forest and public areas. The opportunities are endless.

Once you’ve chosen your challenge, sign up to fundraise for Outward Bound, set up and customise your Just Giving fundraising page, share it with family and friends and start raising money! Your donation will help make Outward Bound a reality for someone just like you.

Check out our current OB Champions here

Ideas for other challenges

 

  • Organise a community beach clean up
  • Take on a marathon or trail running event
  • Plant 1000 trees in your local area
  • Tramp up the highest peaks in your region
  • Attack a challenging mountain bike trail or cycling event 
  • Complete an ocean swim
  • Sign up for a multisport event like Spring Challenge or Coast to Coast
  • Start a community garden

 

Maddy walking the Te Araroa Trail

Holly's Half Marathon

Rory's sea kayaking challenge

Louise doing Coast to Coast

THANK YOU! Your donation will help make Outward Bound a reality for someone just like you.

Contact

If you have any questions or need further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact the Outward Bound fundraising team:

Christina Goss
Donor Care Administrator

Direct Phone: 04 472 3440

Freephone: 0800 688 927

Email: cgoss@outwardbound.co.nz

 

Get started!

Christina Goss - Donor Care Administrator

Hear from the champions themselves

Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

Wellingtonian Breanna Ward swam the Strait in 7hours 26mins on Saturday 1st December, 2018 to raise funds for the Outward Bound Champion programme. We caught up with Breanna to chat about the swim and what she's planning next. Read more

First time marathoner smashes fundraising goal

First time marathoner smashes fundraising goal

Aydhen, Batten 629, completed a Professional course in 2017 and was sponsored by his employer, Fisher and Paykel, as part of their leadership programme. He shares with us why his experience motivated him to get involved in the OB Champion programme. Read more