Formally known as Challenger’s Geocache Rally for 7 years, The Amazing Geo-Challenge On the Kenai, is the same exciting fundraiser by Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, with even more community involvement and massive challenges bringing you all around Alaska’s playground!  

September 18, 2021

All Day Event

Event Check-in 9 am

Including After Hours Banquet

Silent Auction & Prizes

Food & Drinks

WHAT

The Amazing Geo-Challenge On the Kenai

 is an exciting way to get out and about with coworkers, employees, or friends and family- get a team together and join a day of adventure!  It is an all hands-on, real-world treasure hunt, geocache meets The Great Amazing Race, devised by Challenger Learning Center of Alaska’s Flight Directors. Teams travel up and down the great Kenai Peninsula, locating caches via GPS, and solving STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) challenges in a fun and friendly competition.  Great for beginners or experienced cachers. 

WHY

Challenger’s annual action-packed geo event is a fun and casual way to support a serious and important mission, educating our youth. CLCA serves communities, homeschoolers, and schools statewide with both onsite, virtual, and outreach educational opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.  Our vision is to strengthen workforce development by delivering stimulating, real-world activities to Alaskans and inspire students to pursue higher education and careers within STEM fields.    

Community is important to Challenger, as it is the core part of our mission and how they can continue to deliver education through sponsorships. Throughout the Amazing Geo-Challenge, teams will visit a variety of local shops around the Kenai to find their cache and complete STEM challenges. On your journey please take note of what these local businesses offer, feel free to pause and buy something small and revisit them again.

Proceeds

Money raised through the Amazing Geo-Challenge, will go directly toward Challenger’s education programs, as well as 10% of funds raised will be put into the Kenai Chamber’s youth scholarship program and 10% into the Soldotna Chamber’s youth scholarship program.

As a stand-alone facility, CLCA relies on fundraisers, earned revenue, grants, and generous supporters to continue launching its mission throughout the state.  Your contributions will allow Challenger’s influential youth programs to continue. 

Partners

Detailed information is below. If you have additional questions please contact
colette.gilmour@akchallenger.org (907)283-2000
  • Event Day
  • Become A Sponsor
  • Register A Team
  • Host A Challenge

Challenger's 8th Annual Amazing Geo-Challenge on the Kenai Event Day Details

Timeline

Check-in: 9 am at Challenger Learning Center of Alaska

9711 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai AK 99611

Coffee and Doughnuts

Race starts: 9:30 am

4:00 pm Deadline for teams to arrive back at Challenger Center, to turn in worksheets. Check-in with Colette Gilmour

Banquet Doors Open: 5 pm

Race Rules:

There will be a total of 12 caches, six traditional caches, and six caches with challenges to solve along the way. You may even run into a roadblock or detour challenge! Follow the applicable challenge directions; each will ask you to bring something back or take video/photo as proof your team has completed the challenge. For the banquet slide show please send any pictures and/or videos you take along the way to, colette.gilmour@akchallenger.org or message/tag on Facebook @CLCAlaksa, Instagram @akclca 

  1. Leave cache exactly as you found it for the next cachers
  2. If you take something from the cache, you must replace it with something of equal or greater value.
  3. All local laws apply
  4. Geocaches are never buried
  5. Obtain the landowner's permission before hiding/finding caches
  6. Geocaches are not placed in restricted, prohibited, or otherwise inappropriate locations
  7. Physical elements of different caches should be at least .10 mile apart
  8. Geocaches are allowed in space, other planets, and spacecrafts

Banquet Details:

If your team participated in the event during the day, you are invited to celebrate with us at the banquet! Celebrate youth education, chance to win prizes, receive awards, review pictures from the day, as well as a silent auction, food, awards, and table games!

Doors Open at 5 pm for a cocktail hour

Dinner and activities 6 pm - 8 pm

Be a Sponsor for the most educational and interactive event on the Kenai!

An Amazing Geo-Challenge sponsor means supporting youth education from the central peninsula area to all communities around Alaska. This two event fundraiser (geocache race and banquet) raises money and awareness for S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) education through Challenger Learning Center of Alaska's hands-on learning programs and the Kenai Chamber's scholarship fund.

The Amazing Geo-Challenge on the Kenai is also about community and partnership. Challenger, as a non-profit, values the importance of community support. We recognize many businesses are struggling during these trying times and we want to foster positive relations and provide initiatives to promote our sponsors and local businesses. Besides providing the marketing benefits, a geo-challenge team and tickets to the banquet mentioned in each sponsorship level, we want to ask how else we can help you. What can we do to most benefit you in being a sponsor?

If you can't be a sponsor this year, there are other ways to participate. Signing your employees up as a team is a great way for team building and comic relief! We are also looking for in-kind donations as prizes and silent auction items at the evening banquet. This would be perfect to showcase your products and services!

Sponsorship Levels

Pulsar Platinum Sponsor – $10,000      

  • Company distinguished as Event Sponsor on all forms of publicity including adv. materialssocial media, and website. 
  • Banner on Challenger website linking to your company website. 
  • Company provided banner placed in predominate location during event. 
  • Company name printed on Geocache T-shirts. 
  • Geocache and banquet team entry for up to four. 

Galactic Gold Sponsors – $5,000 

  • Company distinguished as Sponsor on all forms of publicity including adv. materials, social media, and website. 
  • Logo on Challenger website linking to your company website. 
  • Company name printed on Geocache T-shirts. 
  • Geocache and banquet team entry for up to four. 

Solar Silver Sponsor – $3,000 

  • Company distinguished as Sponsor on all forms of publicity includingadv. materials, social media, and website. 
  • Company name printed on Geocache T-shirts.
  • Geocache and banquet team entry for up to four. 

Borealis Bronze Sponsor – $2,500                

  • Company distinguished as Sponsor on all forms of publicity including, adv. materials, social media, and website. 
  • Geocache and banquet team entry for up to four. 

Quasar Quartz Sponsors – $1,000 

  • Company distinguished as Sponsor on all printed forms of publicity. 
  • Geocache and banquet team entry for up to four. 

 Community Sponsor- $500 

  • I’d like to donate to NOT attend the event, but just because we support CLCA! 
  • Company distinguished as a sponsor on all forms of media including social media and website. 
We appreciate your support and contribution! 

Coming Soon

Local Businesses YOU can host as a cache & challenge site!

Local support is important to Challenger which is why for this year's education fundraiser, we want to incorporate more local aspects into the race. Registering your business to host a location will bring people to your door and give your special service extra exposure. The Amazing Geo-Challenge on the Kenai is also about community and partnership. Challenger, as a non-profit, values the importance of community support. We recognize many businesses are struggling during these trying times and we want to foster positive relations and provide initiatives to promote our sponsors and local businesses.

We have a limited amount of designated sites we can assign and selected sites need to be appropriately spaced out along the race area with enough space at the location for multiple people, cache hiding, and activities. This event is to raise awareness and money for the educational S.T.E.M programs Challenger provides for students, teachers, and homeschoolers across the state. As well as raising money for the scholarship programs through our Kenai and Soldotna Chambers. Besides bringing the event participants to your business and participating in an exciting day, we want to ask how else we can help you. What can we do to most benefit you in being a cache challenge host?

If you can't be a host this year, there are other ways to participate. Signing your employees up as a team is a great way for team building and comic relief! We are also looking for in-kind donations as prizes and silent auction items at the evening banquet. This would be perfect to showcase your products and services!

If you are requesting to become a designated location make sure to keep it secret!

What is S.T.E.M?

What is a Geocache?