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people with a thirst for adventure had a chance to traverse the hills of Matangi Station this month, all while raising money.

The rogaine fundraiser, a combined event for Journeys and Central Otago Orienteering, featured 116 teams, made up of 326 participants.

It raised $4500 to be shared between Journeys and Central Otago Orienteering.

Among those who took part was a couple who finished the event engaged, thanks to a mid-event proposal.

Journeys, which was launched as a pilot programme two summers ago, supports girls in years 8-10 wanting to explore Alexandra onfoot and by bike.

Money raised for Journeys will go towards a fund designed to equip girls with resources, such as a helmet or entry fee into an event.

Central Otago Orienteering will put its share of the money towards an electronic timing system, used to record results for similar events.

Journeys co-founder Megan Longman was impressed by the number of people who took part on the day and was grateful for their support.

She also wished to thank Matangi Station owners Helen and Brett Sanders for allowing the use of their land for the occasion.