$10 Queenstown Challenge for Cure Kids

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When: 29 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017

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In 1993 the $10 Queenstown Challenge was conceived and initiated thanks to an audacious dare between two Queenstown locals. The challenge? To make a return trip from Queenstown to Auckland with no money or assistance from friends and relatives, engaging in mayhem n’ mischief along the way!

How does it work

All teams fundraise $10,000 to reach the start line in Auckland.

Each team is given $10 to survive on throughout his or her travels. Cure Kids provides accommodation each night as well as dinner and breakfast each day.

The route is kept top secret, with travel between destinations largely reliant on the kindness of strangers – no sneaking off to call mum or aunty to pick you up!

Along the way competitors are set various dares and challenges designed to test each team’s brain, body and creativity.

Points are awarded based on each team’s performance in the challenges, with first place awarded to the team with the most points.

It’s not about winning or losing – it’s a heroic $10 Queenstown Challenge for Cure Kids!


Unleashing your inner superhero starts on your own turf by first fundraising for the entry fee of $10150 ($1150 registration fee and $9000 fundraising target).

Don’t get put off by the number – we’ve made the fundraising fun and easy. You will have the support of a fundraising professional at hand who will help you put together a simple, achievable plan.

Find out more about the $10 Queenstown Challenge by contacting Nicky.

Have more questions? Check out our frequently asked questions below.


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