GOQii Trail Challenge 2019 FAQs
ABOUT THE EVENT
When is GOQii Trail Challenge 2019?
The GOQii Trail Challenge is a 3 day event from Friday, 6th December to Sunday, 8th December with the 50 km walk held on Saturday, 7th December.
This event is held in Mandangad, Maharashtra (around 200 kms from Mumbai) and all registered participants must arrive at 9:00 AM sharp on Friday, 6th December at the GOQii Mumbai office. Multiple buses are arranged to leave at 10:00 AM and reach Mandangad by approximately 2:00 PM
We will return to Mumbai on Sunday, 8th December post breakfast. Arrival at Mumbai would be around 2:00 PM.Who can participate in the GOQii Trail Challenge?
Any GOQii player above the age of 18 is eligible to participate in this event. All players participating in this GOQii Trail Challenge must be GOQii players only.
*If you have a team member who doesn’t have GOQii, don’t worry, they can download the APP from Play/iOS APP store & create a FREE account.*
I want to know more about the GOQii Trail.
This unique 50km trail is located in Mandangad, a village situated at the extreme north of Ratnagiri District in Maharashtra, around 4 hours from Mumbai. Further details on the trail will be provided soon.
What are the support options available on the trail?
Support will be available only at checkpoints, which are 5 in total (including start/finish line). Access to basic facilities such as drinking water, portable toilets, first-aid and refreshments are available at all checkpoints. In case of emergencies, ambulances will be made available.
What are the provisions made to tackle an emergency in between checkpoints?
An emergency number will be provided. Once called, the medical emergency team will reach you as soon as possible.
Is there a guide/volunteer to guide us through the trail?
No. Your team will have to follow the trail markings to stay on the right path.
What is the registration fee for the GOQii Trail Challenge 2019?
Single participant registration is priced at Rs. 4,000 while team of 2 registration fees is priced at Rs. 7000.
*Please note: Registration fees are non-refundable. The registration fee excludes provisions travel, food & stay, which is an additional cost.*
How do I successfully register for GOQii Trail Challenge 2019?
Single participants can register by selecting the ‘Single Participant’ option, after which you can proceed with your registration.
For team of 2 registrations, you can select the ‘Team of 2’ option, after which you can proceed with the registration. A GOQii player registering the team would be designated as the ‘Team Captain’ who must fill details of both members.
Mandatories required for all participants (single & team of 2) to be eligible to participate in this event are:
- Complete information of both team members
- Age proof certificate of each participant
- Verified medical/fitness certificates
The final deadline to register your team is on 31st October 2019What will the registration fee of GTC 2019 cover?
The registration fee will cover costs for setting up the trail, necessary infrastructure event logistics, welcome kits and other informational material needed for the event. In addition to this, facilities such as drinking water, portable toilets, first-aid kits, refreshments, resting areas and all checkpoints (including start and finish) are mandatory for hosting any mass participation endurance event, which we will be provided by us.
Can we change team members after registering for the event?
Only Team Captains are allowed to replace a team member up to 2 weeks before the start of the event and no changes shall be accepted after that. You must also inform GOQii by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a valid reason for doing so.
We are unable to register online.
If for any reason you are unable to register for GOQii Trail Challenge 2019, send us an email to email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.
If we wish to withdraw from the event, can we get a refund on the registration fee?
No. There will be no refund provided to an individual or a team, should you wish you withdraw from the event.
How will the organizers keep us informed?
The best way to stay updated on the upcoming GOQii Trail Challenge 2019 is by downloading the GOQii app from the Google Play Store or iOS App store
Once registered, we will send out periodic updates to all participants through emails, SMS notifications and updates on the GOQii app. It is therefore important that you provide us with your correct GOQii registered email ID and telephone number to stay updated about the event.
TRAVEL, FOOD & STAY
What is the cost of travel, food & stay for GTC 2019?
Travel, Food & Stay packages are priced at Rs. 7,000 for a solo participant and Rs. 14,000 for a team of 2. You can also choose to customize your package (both for single and team of 2 participants). The cost for the complete & customized packages (solo & team of 2) can be booked after selecting the NGO you choose to walk for.
*Please note: This is an additional cost and is not included in the registration fee*
What will travel, food & stay costs cover?
Travel: Arrangements for your end to end travel from the GOQii office in Mumbai to the venue of the event in Mandangad on Friday, 6th December. This will also include the return journey from Mandangad to the GOQii office on Sunday, 8th December 2019.
Food: Healthy vegetarian meals will be provided, starting from lunch on 6th December to nutritious breakfast on 8th December. This will also include all meals the day of the 50km walk at various checkpoints i.e. on 7th December.
Stay: We will make arrangements for comfortable tented accommodation with mattresses. Clean bathroom & sanitation facilities will be made available both at the campsite and on the trail.
How do we get to the event location?
This event is held in Mandangad, Maharashtra (around 200 kms from Mumbai) and all registered participants must arrive at 9:00 AM sharp on Friday, 6th December at the GOQii Mumbai office. Multiple buses are arranged to leave at 10:00 AM and reach Mandangad by approximately 2:00 PM. We will return to Mumbai on Sunday, 8th December post breakfast. Arrival at Mumbai would be around 2:00 PM.
Alternatively, if you wish to make your own travel arrangements, we shall assist you with the location and contact details.
What is the cause / NGO listed on the website?
On registering for this event, individual participants as well as teams can choose a cause from a list of causes on the website that is affiliated to our partner NGOs. For a team of 2, captains can select an cause/NGO and choose to walk for that cause.
What is a minimum fundraising amount?
Every participant (single or team) can choose to walk for a good cause by walking for an NGO. You can select 1 from a list of 6 partner NGOs and raise a minimum of Rs. 1000 (single participant) and Rs. 2000 (team of 2) for a cause listed on our website. Electronic 80G certificates will be provided to all the donors donating above Rs. 500.
Please note: Funding amounts are non-refundable. Is it compulsory to raise funds for this event?
Fundraising is a voluntary for every individual participant or team of 2.
Since its inception, GOQii has focussed to test the limits of your body as well as contributing to the less privileged sections of the community. Through fundraising, you’re not just finding a way to raise money but also a way to promote the message and goals of a cause/charity that is close to your heart. This event aims to give you an opportunity to help the less privileged by walking the talk, thereby earning good karma to change the world for the better.Is the registration fee and fundraising amount the same?
No, they are separate fees. The registration amount is NOT added to the minimum fundraising amount.
How can we start raising funds?
On registering for the event, you can start raising funds by reaching out to your friends, colleagues, relatives to contribute to the cause of your choice.
When is the fundraising deadline for the event?
Should you choose to walk for a cause/NGO, the final day for raising funds is 15th November 2019 towards a cause from the causes listed on the website.
What are the causes I can choose to support?
On registering a team, the single participants or team captains (in a team of 2) must select 1 cause from a list on the website that is affiliated to our partner NGOs.
Can I change the NGO I wish to raise funds for?
If you do wish to change your NGO/Cause, you can contact our support team firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind that if you do change your NGO/Cause, the fundraising amount will be reset to 0 and your team will have to start raising funds for your new NGO/cause again.
How do we issue tax receipts to our donors and sponsors?
Once you have registered, you can select a cause from a list of causes on our website that is affiliated to our partner NGOs. The NGOs will issue an electronic certificate only to those who have made a donation of above Rs. 500 acknowledging their contribution towards the cause.
How do we submit the funds raised?
Single registered participants or registered team captains select 1 cause from a list of causes on the website, they will be redirected to a payment page where an online donation can be made to the selected NGO. Electronic 80G certificates will be provided to all the donors and your team will be eligible to participate in the event, on reaching the minimum fundraising target amount.
Am I fit enough to participate in the GOQii Trail Challenge?
We believe that anyone can participate in the GOQii Trail Challenge. However, it is important you maintain a disciplined schedule by training well, eating right and having a positive attitude. You should follow the training calendar and also engage with your GOQii coach.
How should I start training for the 50 km walk?
13 weeks prior to the event is an ideal time to start training for the GOQii Trail Challenge. It is also important that you eat right and train well for the event. Check out the training calendar and nutrition chart here.
What shoes should I wear for the GOQii Trail Challenge?
Training or hiking boots should be fine. The best thing to do is start training on a similar trail and find out what works best for you. Complete gear list is available here
How do I recover after completing the GOQii Trail Challenge?
It is important you drink water and eat snacks that include some carbohydrates and protein 15 to 30 minutes after the event. This will help your muscles absorb the nutrients and help you recover effectively. Drink plenty of fluids 24 to 48 hours after the event, sports drinks if you need to recover quickly. Avoid drinking alcohol as it negatively impacts nutrition recovery and soft-tissue injury caused by excessive body strain.
BLOGS & VIDEOS
Watch the video link of GTC 2018 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmcRQ4auaZo
A blog that tells you more: https://goqii.com/blog/goqii-trail-challenge-2018-an-adventure-awaits/