Where is the 2017 Race Manual?
This will be published at the end of August and sent out by email.
Is there a charge for children?
Yes, children over two need to buy a Festival ticket which includes camping, dinner and the speakers evening. The kids races are free. Forest School is for an additional charge of £5 per child. to see the prices and book a place your child
Do I have to camp?
No you don’t. You can book a place just to race or a place which includes the Speakers Evening and dinner but not camping and then book your own accommodation nearby (or return home if you’re local)
Are camper vans & caravans allowed?
Yes, we do have limited space for camping vans and caravans. The charge is the same as for camping but there are no hookups?
Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
Yes, our caterers Wild Hart Venison, who are providing dinner and A Perfect Blend, who are providing breakfasts and lunches are geared up to vegans, vegetarians and gluten free diets so you will be able to eat. See our Festival Food page for the full low down on the catering.
What is the speakers Evening?
See our Speakers Evening page.
Is there a bar & catering on site?
Yes we will have Caterers on site. However this year all food is on a cash basis and we’ve reduced the price of Festival tickets accordingly. See Festival Food page for more info.
Can I alter my registration between races on the same day? eg switch from marathon to half marathon
Yes you can be transferred if space is available. There is no partial refund if you are transferring to a shorter race. You will need to pay the difference if you are transferring to a longer race.
Can I walk the race route? Is there a time limit to complete the course?
For all our races you will need to run the majority of the time to get inside the time limits. However there’s no reason why you can’t walk up some of the steepest uphill sections.
Are there age group prizes?
We have some great prizes provided by our sponsors. The organisers reserve the right to reduce or exclude prizes if there are insufficient entries in a particular category There is a one prize per person rule so if the first overall finisher is a vet he/she will only receive the overall prize and the 1st vet prize will go to the first eligible vet. We will publish a list of prizes before the start of each race.
Will the race be timed?
All our races will be chip timed using NFC chips working with our new registration and timing provider www.webscorer.com. Results will be available on the day and also on our website within a few hours. There is also a free results app for iphone or Android. Just search for Webscorer in the Apps Store/Play Store.
Do you provide a kit list?
Yes, see our Race Manual for the full kit list
Can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?
Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds or deferrals as we incur costs as soon as we start organising the race. We will only offer deferrals to people who volunteer to marshall at one of our races. We do however offer free name changes so you do have the option of finding a friend to run in your place. However there is a strict 14 day cut off for name changes.
What happens in the event of very bad weather?
The organisers reserve the right to change, shorten or even cancel the races in the event of extreme bad weather.
What kids races are you running?
Our kids races are on Sunday Morning. Depending on age they’ll be race 1K, 2K or 5K
What are the cut off times for each Event?
The cut off time for the marathon is 7 hours, half marathon is 3 hrs 30 and 10k is 2 hours
When and where is registration?
Registration for all events will be open on Friday evening from 6pm to 9pm, from 7am to 9am on Saturday morning and from 8am until 9.30am for the 10k only on Sunday morning. It will clearly marked at the festival site and it’s location will be on our festival manual which will be published tomorrow.
what else is there for children to do?
Apart from the kid’s races (see above), we will be staging a game of Capture the Flag (children v adults) on Saturday from 4pm to 5pm adjacent to the festival field.
There will also be a large game of fox and hounds (adults invited) on Sunday from 12 to 1pm.
When is the wild swim happening?
There is a Wild Swim with Sophie Pearce at 7pm from the cafe on Friday evening.