Challenge Details

Where:

Hollowford Centre, Castleton S33 8WB

When:

28th-30th June

Cost:

Registration = £300 per team & Fundraising = £3,000 minimum per team

Are you ready for Hope Challenge 2019?

So what’s Hope Challenge? Hope Challenge is Habitat for Humanity’s unique fundraising event for the housebuilding, construction and property sectors, set in the stunning Peak District. Teams of 4-6 pull together to design and build a shelter to live in for the weekend and take part in mental and physical challenges.

Challenge Details

The challenge has 4 elements for your team to tackle:

  • Fundraising: each team has a target of raising £3,000 to tackle Habitat for Humanity’s work around the world
  • Shelter Build: Design an innovative, sustainable shelter with your team, and take all the materials to the Peak District to build it.
  • Trekking: Push yourself to compete in a trek around the stunning Hope Valley
  • The Challenges: Work together as a team to solve puzzles/quizzes and complete physical tasks.

Each challenge will earn your team points to be totalled up to determine who the Hope Champions will be.

More details to come.

Fundraising

The average cost of a Habitat for Humanity Home is just £3,000, but the more you raise, the more families…

The average cost of a Habitat for Humanity Home is just £3,000, but the more you raise, the more families you’ll be helping. Previous Hope Challenge winners have raised over £15,000 in just one team – the sky really is the limit!

Fundraising Deadline: 28th June 2019

To be counted towards your overall score, all funds need to be raised by this deadline. Anything received after will not be included in the scoring.

As fundraising is the main challenge, it’s worth taking time to plan how you’re going to do this. We’ve made it easy for you to get started with our resources:

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Shelter Build

All shelter materials must be brought with you; there will be no materials to use at base camp. No power…
  • All shelter materials must be brought with you; there will be no materials to use at base camp.
  • No power tools are allowed in the construction of the shelter before or on the event.
  • All team members must help in the construction of the shelter.
  • Your shelter kit must be transportable by the team from the event car park. (This will involve walking all of the materials a short distance when building and taking down.)
  • The shelter must be fit for purpose, i.e. safe, waterproof, warm and spacious. (Remember you need to be able to sleep in it as a team for 2 nights rain or shine!)
  • The ground should be left as you found it and all shelter materials should be removed from site at the end of the event.
  • You should aim to take home all the materials you bought with you to build your shelter and recycle where possible.

 

Shelter building area

On arrival, your team will be shown to an area marked out in advance. It will be in the shape of a square but you may alter the shape (e.g. into a rectangle) as long as the area stays the same size.

The shelter must be built within the marked-out area (including any guy lines and pegs). The size of the marked-out area will be as follows:

  • For a team of 4 = 3.5m x 3.5m
  • For a team of 5 = 4.0m x 4.0m
  • For a team of 6 = 4.5m x 4.5m

 

How will your shelter and its build process be judged?

The maximum score you can receive is 70. The team with the highest score will get the maximum number of points available, 100.

During Build Process

1. Safety of Build process – Give score between 1 – 10

Have teams worked in a safe environment, considered the safety of their team and those around them. Those teams that show strong safe practice will be given the highest scores.

2. Teamwork – A score will be given between 1 – 10

Did the team work well together, were there good relationships with the building team and was information provided in good time between them? Those teams that show strong teamwork will be given the highest scores.

3. The shelter building rules not flouted – A score will be given between 1 – 10

Did teams adhere to the shelter building rules? Those teams that adhere to the shelter building rules will be given the highest scores.

 

The shelter themselves once build is complete

1.Innovation and Originality A score will be given between 1 – 10

Through the design process have the team created something original or inventive and imaginative. Were any new ideas implemented? Those teams that show they have really thought about the design and shown originality will be given the highest scores.

2. Fit for Purpose – A score will be given between 1 – 10

How well is the build made? How safe is it? Were the requirements met? Is it fit for purpose as a home, waterproof and warm for example? Those shelters that show their building is fit for purpose in multiple areas will be given the highest scores.

3. The Nature of materials usedA score will be given between 1 – 10

Have any recycled materials been used to create the shelter? Have teams used  any innovative products which stand out from the crowd. Those shelters that have used plenty of recycled materials and been inventive in the materials used will score the highest points.

4. Captivate and EngageA score will be given between 1 – 10

Does the shelter captivate, stimulate and delight the judges? Is it their favourite and do they simply love everything about it? Those shelters that really captivate and engage our judges will score the highest points.

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The Trek

While challenging your body, why not challenge your mind? On Saturday teams will take part in a trek involving mental…

While challenging your body, why not challenge your mind?

On Saturday teams will take part in a trek involving mental and physical challenges, which are optional but will count towards your final score. The trek is a figure of eight shaped route revolving around the Hollowford Centre, where the challenges will take place.

This means that you will have three opportunities to complete the challenges: at the beginning, the middle or the end.

Route scoring

  • Compulsory route: 18-20 kilometres

You will be scored on the time it takes for the entire team to complete the trek. Teams must all complete it together. The trek will not be considered completed until the last team members turn in their timing chip.

Navigation

Remember you can’t get by using your trusty sat nav! You will have to navigate the route the old-fashioned way – with a map. Perhaps it’s a good time to brush up on map reading?

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The Challenges

You will have the option to stop and participate in mental and physical challenges at the Hollowford Centre to accumulate…

You will have the option to stop and participate in mental and physical challenges at the Hollowford Centre to accumulate even more points.

You will need to decide if it is worth taking the extra time to complete the challenges or if it is better to skip them and reduce the overall time for completing your trek.

What’s involved

  • Quiz on general knowledge
  • Quiz on Habitat for Humanity’s work
  • Brain teasers
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Scoring Hope Challenge

The challenge is split into four different stages. The winner of each stage will get 100 points. The winning team will be the team with the highest point score out of 400 (once all 4 stages have been added together).

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