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The Great Adventure Race 2013: continuing our support of Cure Kids


Last April, a team of dedicated Theta adventurers took out the IT Cup in the Cure Kids Great Adventure Race. We raised more than $11,000 for CureKids, and had a fantastic experience. So on 20 April 2013 we're doing it all again.

Just what are we letting ourselves in for? This video, featuring last year's winning Theta team, gives a good introduction to what the race is all about.


Cure Kids was established in 1975 to address the lack of research into life-threatening childhood illnesses in New Zealand. In that time Cure Kids has invested over $29 million in vital medical research. This research has helped save many young lives and improved the quality of life for thousands of children.



As you can see, it's a big commitment! The race is a multi-discipline 6-9 hour event. Our team of 4 navigate, bike, run/trek, and traverse waterways. As well as the race team, there are 2 back up race team members (just in case!) and a support crew of 4 that helps raise funds/donations, organise and assist the team before and during the race.

Help us to help the kids

By entering a team we’ve committed to a minimum entry fee of $10,750, all of which goes to CureKids. Theta is putting up the first $5,750 which leaves us with $5,000 to raise through donations and other fundraising events. We think Cure Kids is a great charity to support, and we hope that you will too. Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated, and goes straight to Cure Kids and the vital research they support. 

Make a donation

Our Cure Kids fundraising page makes it easy to make a donation using your credit card. All the money goes straight to Cure Kids, all donations over $5 are tax deductible for New Zealand residents and you will be sent a receipt automatically.

Meet the team

Our race team are blogging about their adventures in training. Follow the blog for behind-the-scenes stories traversing the highs and lows of preparing for this race, illustrated by some stunning wilderness photography.

Read about the team's latest exploits on the Theta Cure Kids Great Adventure Race blog 2013.

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