The ENGEO Dream Trust Inaugural 3 & 6 hour MTB Fundraiser
Founded in 2013, The Dream Trust was established by the employees at ENGEO out of their desire to give back to the communities that have helped ENGEO grow into the company it is today.
The Dream Trust is funded directly by the individual employees at ENGEO, ENGEO itself and anyone else who would like to support the organisation along the way.
The Dream Trust isn’t just about raising funds either, the staff at ENGEO love to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, while helping the community wherever we are needed.
To date The Dream Trust has supported a bunch of deserving people who just need a little helping hand in life. This October the ENGEO Dream Trust and Christchurch Adventure Park are teaming up to run an event to raise funds for kids that need a little extra help to get out and onto bikes.
With CAP making our awesome Port Hills even more accessible for mountain biking, we want all Christchurch kids to experience how great riding is, however for some the cost to get started is prohibitive. That’s why we’ve kicked off this annual fundraising event this October.
High-school students aged between 12 and 17 years from all over Christchurch will have the opportunity to be nominated, or to nominate themselves, for support to give mountain biking a crack, thanks to this partnership between ENGEO Dream Trust and the Christchurch Adventure Park.
The proceeds raised will go to developing a 'Riding Scholarship' for ten youths to come mountain biking. This will include providing a bike, lessons at CAP and a lift pass to ensure they get up the hill and practice their skills regularly. From that group of ten, we will offer full year scholarships to those that show the greatest promise and enthusiasm for more.
When: On October 20 Christchurch Adventure Park will play host to a 3 and 6 hour even. Gates will open at 7.30 am with the race starting at 10 am. Prize giving will follow at 1.30 pm for the 3 hour event and then 4.30 pm for the 6 hour.
Who: This can be completed as individuals or in teams of up to 4 people.
Course: The 'Race Village' will be in the main carpark. You will be able to set up tents, cars, bring up food, drinks and make a day out of it. If bringing a tent/gazebo, note that there is no grass or dirt in the carpark for tent pegs to be used, so you will need to have an alternative way to sufficiently secure your tent.
The course will take you down either:
the green trail (Duncans Donuts - Active Rest/Snakeobs - Non Compliant)
or black trail (Double Overhead Cam) before going up the chairlift and then back to Hot Spot via Duncans Donuts or Lord of the Possums.
Winners: The winners will be individuals/teams that have completed the most laps in both the 3 and 6 hour events. There will be prizes for first, second and third place across teams and 1st & 2nd male and females in the individual categories.
3 Hour Individual: $50pp
3 Hour Team: $160 per team
6 Hour Individual: $60pp
6 Hour Team: $200 per team
Race Village: We will have portaloos available at the race village along with water and hopefully some refreshments (coffee and beer!). You are welcome to bring your own food and we will have some snacks available to purchase. Unfortunately you are not able to bring your own alcohol or have any naked flames (no BBQs).
Bad Weather: In the event of bad weather the event will be postponed to Sunday 21 October or Saturday 27 October. The call to postpone will be made by 7 pm the day prior.