Frequently asked questions

We've covered off the common questions below. If your question is still unanswered then please email or message through the Facebook event page.

I am no longer able to attend the event, what can I do?

You can transfer your entry to another runner for free up until April 27th 2020.

We offer a 50% refund* for any withdrawals before April 1st 2020.

Please visit our Transfers & Withdrawals page for more details.

*Due to the upfront operating costs we are unable to offer full refunds.

When do bookings close?

Bookings will close on midnight April 30th 2020.

I would like to downgrade/upgrade distance?

You may request to change distance up until April 27th 2019, however this can only be granted if there is space available.

This is due to only being permitted for a certain number of runners on the course, and to make sure we have a finishers medal for everyone.

If you are downgrading to the half this is free of charge.

If you are upgrading to the ultra we will charge the difference.

After I've made my booking, what should I expect?

You will receive a confirmation email with a receipt of your booking.

We will send you a digital copy of the event manual in a few months before the race.

Will I be sent anything in the post?

No, you will pick up your timing chip and race number at the registration desk on race day.

Do I have to wear trail running shoes?

Yes, it is compulsory to wear trail running shoes. The course is predominately off-road on public footpaths where the ground will be soft and uneven.

What time should I arrive for registration?

Registration for the Ultra is between 07:00-07:45.

Registration for the Half is between 09:00-10:00.

Can I run with my dog?

No, we are not able to allow dogs on the course for this event.

Can I listen to music during the race?

Yes, headphones are permitted, however we ask that you remove them for the start of the race and at any road crossings.

How is the course marked?

The course will be fully marked with navigation signs and aided by course marshals.

We will be circulating the course GPS data to all registrants and recommend that you upload this to your watch if possible, and also print out a paper version of the course for backup.

What will be available at each aid station/checkpoint?

The aid stations will contain the following:

  • Water
  • Electrolyte drink (tailwind)
  • Coke
  • Fresh fruit
  • Sweets
  • Crisps

Will there be toilets available on route?

There will be toilets available at the event base along with at the Hastoe Village Hall aid station.

How difficult/technical is the course?

The course is predominately off road on well maintained public footpaths and isn't particularly technical.

Most of the course is undulating but with very few prolonged climbs, making the course tough but very runnable.

What type of terrain is encountered on the course?

The majority of the route is on dirt footpaths or on grass through fields. There are some connecting sections on country lanes.

Due to the time of the year we don't anticipate the ground to be too soft, but it is likely to be muddy or wet in places.

What kit is mandatory?

Please check the ultra and half event page for mandatory kit list for each race.

How are road crossings navigated on the course?

All road crossings will be marked by signage in advance. Each runner is responsible for their own safely while crossing roads, and if necessary runners will need to stop to allow traffic to pass. We will not have right of way.

At any busier crossings we will provide marshals to increase safety.

Are pacers allowed?

No, there are no pacers allowed on the course.

Is there someone where to leave a bag at the event base?

Yes, there will be a gazebo at the event base to leave bags.

What happens if I'm injured or need to withdraw during the race?

If you sustain a serious injury on the course in the first instance you should contact the emergency services. Once you have done this you can also contact our event medical team using the event mobile number (provided closer to race day).

If you voluntarily withdraw it is essential you alert the race staff and return your timing wristband to event HQ.

Alternatively if you withdraw at or near a aid station you can alert the marshals and we can arrange transport back to the event base.

What is the additional unattached entry fee?

Under UK Athletics Rules (Rule 3) any Competition Provider granted a Trail Running Licence by UKA must impose, in addition to the basic entry fee, an additional fee of £2 (to be known as the 'Additional Unattached Entry Fee') on every entrant in a Senior Open Trail Running race who is not a member of a Club affiliated to a National Association or is not a registered member of the TRA.

Contact us

You can contact the team via email at
[email protected]

You'll also find updates on our Facebook event page and Instagram profile

Useful information

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