Saturday 17 – Friday 23 November 2018
Applications close Sunday 26 August.

The Blind Foundation’s Seven Day Challenge is back this year for the third time, and this time the challenging line-up of events is more exciting – and more demanding – than ever.

Named The Ultimate Seven Day Challenge, 2018’s event has been modeled off New Zealand’s preeminent Adventure Race “GODZone”, where the actual course is kept secret until the morning of the race.

A ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, the seven action-packed days offers seven committed people who are blind or have low vision a chance to push their own boundaries, passion and capabilities in the most physically demanding sense.

Participants will embrace a true New Zealand outdoor adventure with activities that will include, kayaking, backcountry tramping, off-road running, tandem biking, mountain climbing and peak summiting, navigation, camping and backcountry huts.

The event will be fully supported by a crew of volunteer sighted guides and expert operational staff.

Is this the challenge for you?

If you have a determined, courageous mindset and relish the idea of setting yourself an ambitious, physical challenge, then this could be for you.

Past participants have taken on the challenge as a means of motivation and inspiration. Some, like Shannon Cleave used it to kick start her fitness plan and following the challenge she hasn’t stopped, having become a triathlete with a goal of reaching the Paralympics. Shannon is now well on her way to achieving this goal.

The Ultimate Seven Day Challenge is not for the faint-hearted. If you are a person who is blind or has low vision and want to inspire others with your ‘life without limits’ journey on the Ultimate Seven Day Challenge, then apply today.

You will need to be reasonably fit to complete the challenge, and commit to building your fitness in preparation for the big event. Ultimately it is your adventurist, can do attitude that you will need to bring out every step of the way.

Please note: Accepted applicants will need to pass a full medical check with a GP at their own cost.

Upon selection, participants need to pay for their own full medical check with a GP. They will require their own good quality outdoor gear including tramping boots, wet weather gear, sleeping bags and back packs (we will provide a full list with the rego pack). No other costs.