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FAQ

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What is the mandatory kit for walkers?

Strong walking boots

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Event Course Map

or

OS Map number 87

Compass

Whistle

Hat and gloves

Emergency food and fluid

Basic first aid kit

Torch and spare batteries

Money to enter the raffle!

Emergency survival bag

Spare clothes in a dry bag/plastic bag

What is the mandatory kit for runners?

Fell/ trail running shoes

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Event Course Map

or

OS Map number 87 (print out accepted)

Compass

Whistle

Bumbag/ rucksack

Hat and gloves

Emergency food

Basic first aid kit

Body cover appropriate for conditions

Money to enter raffle!

Where does the registration take place?

At Allendale village hall, NE47 9PR

Registration times are from 7am-8am for walkers and 9am-10am for runners.

What do I/we need to take to registration?

All you need to do is bring yourself and sign in.  We’ll give you a timing chip which you must return at the finish.

What do I do with the timing chip?

You still go to the same checkpoints but now you get to “dib” your timing chip into a device and it clocks your time.  When you get back to the finish you’ll now get a detailed printout of when you reached each point.  Please remember to return your chip when you finish.

What time does the event start?

The event starts at 08:00 for walkers (no walkers allowed to start after 09:00) and 10:00 for runners (no runners allowed to start after 10:30).

What are the parking arrangements?

Parking will be in designated car parks and our team members and volunteers will direct you to where you can park.  Please consider the residents of Allendale and do not park on the road sides.  In particular consider whether an ambulance or fire engine can pass where you have parked.  Please car share where possible.

Is there camping available?

Camping is available for the weekend of the Challenge at Bridgend Mill Farm, South West of the village square next to the river.(B6295)

You are not required to book.

Charges:

£6 for tent with 1 person

£4 per person in larger tents.

Caravans and Motorhomes £12.50 + £2.50 for electric hookup (limited availability)

Are dogs allowed?

Well behaved dogs are exceptionally welcome for walkers and must be kept on a lead at all times.

Are refreshments provided?

There are refreshments available at certain checkpoints on the route.  Refreshments include water, squash, tea, soup and biscuits.  Please note, not all may be available at all checkpoints.

The team are keen to reduce the amount of waste produced at the event so please remember to bring your own re-usable cup.

The famous pie and peas are available at the finish.

What does the entry fee include?

Premium Cotton Event T-shirt

Allendale Challenge Pin Badge

Custom Finishers Certificate

Refreshments

Safety cover from the team

Electronic Chip Timing

Waterproof map if paid for (free for early bird entries)

If I need to withdraw before the day of the event itself, is there a refund policy?

There are no refunds or deferrals available once entered, however, you are able to transfer your entry to another person if you are unable to attend the event.

Full details can be found here.

What happens if the event is cancelled or abandoned?

We may need to modify the route or even cancel the event, if circumstances beyond our reasonable control arise, such as, but not limited, to a force majeure (event that is a result of nature e.g. severe flooding). Should this arise and it is deemed to negatively impact upon the safety of the event we will communicate this to you as soon as practicable via the e-mail address you have provided. A decision to cancel the event may in extreme circumstances be taken on the day or during the course of the event. The safety of competitors, spectators and race officials and volunteers is our overriding priority.

Should the event be cancelled we will do everything possible to reschedule the event to a future date. All entries will be carried forward to this new date. Should the event be cancelled due to these circumstances and due to the fixed costs associated with the event we will not be able to provide refunds on this basis.

In the event of abandonment, postponement or cancellation of the event we will have no responsibility for any associated costs of competitors including travel and accommodation costs.

How long is the route?

It’s 26 miles and covers various terrain from roads, moorland and bogs to stony tracks.

What happens if I need to drop out?

If you feel unable to continue please speak to a team member at one of the checkpoints.  Certain checkpoints and easier to drop out of than others, depending on road access.  Please speak to a team member as soon as you feel you may need to drop out, or that it may become a possibility.

Do I need to be able to navigate?

The route isn’t marked out, so we advise that you can use a map and compass/GPS device as participants can become spread out and visibility might be poor on the day.  To help prepare, it’s worth reading up on the theory of navigation and getting some practice in before the day.

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