The Broads Walk Challenge

Saturday 15th June 2019

Acle: Acle Memorial Hall, Acle, United Kingdom

Walking


Activities

  • Walk/Jog/Run 25km - 25Km Self Funded
  • Walk/Jog/Run 25km - 25km Part Funded
  • Walk/Jog/Run 25km - 25km Charity Place
  • Walk/Jog/Run 50Km - 50km Self funded
  • Walk/Jog/Run 50Km - 50km Part Funded
  • Walk/Jog/Run 50Km - 50km Charity Place
  • Walk/Jog/Run 90Km - 90km Self funded
  • Walk/Jog/Run 90Km - 90km Part Funded
  • Walk/Jog/Run 90Km - 90km Charity place
  • Walk/Jog/Run -90km - 2 day - 90km 2 day Self Funded
  • Walk/Jog/Run -90km - 2 day - 90km 2 day Part Funded
  • Walk/Jog/Run -90km - 2 day - 90km 2 day Charity Place
  • Walk/Jog/Run-90km Relay 2 - 4 in a team - Individual team member

Description

The Broads Walk Challenge offers the perfect location for one of the best river walks in the UK. This National Park is beautiful with a unique habitat, offering fantastic wildlife and beautiful country views. It has quiet country lanes, well-maintained tracks, paths and nature trails such as the Weavers Way. You will find yourself trekking through gently rolling countryside following the winding rivers and waterways as they make their way out to sea.

 

If you want to fundraise for a special cause - then be part of this exciting event. It will be genuinely tough but totally achievable for all levels of experience. Your friends, family and colleagues will recognise the scale of your challenge, and should generously support you with their sponsorship! You can walk, jog or even run, on your own on in a team.

 You can support and raise funds for any charity

Event details and schedule

THE BROADS WALK CHALLENGE INFO

Saturday 15th June – Sunday 16th June

 

This document contains the information you will need for The Broads Walk Challenge

  • Getting to the venue
    • Start locations + Registration Locations
    • Start Times
    • Support
    • Routes
    • Registration
    • Refund Policy
    • Car Parking
    • Tracking/Timing
    • Fitness and Training
    • Charity
    • Essential Kit
    • Safety/Medical support
    • Facilities
    • Race Photography

 

For more information please see the fact sheet, route map and kit lists.

GETTING TO THE VENUE

The finish line and the race HQ is at Acle.

Acle Recreation Centre
Bridewell Lane
Acle, Norwich
Norfolk NR13 3RA

ALTERNATIVE STARTS

You are free to make your own way to any start line and register at the appropriate start.

50km - Aylsham train station - NR11 6BW

25km – Hicking Village Hall – NR12 0YU

Relay – 2nd runner – Horning Ferry - NR12 8PS

START TIMES 90K + Relay – Acle

  • Registration opens at 6:00
  • 6:30 – 7:00 Challengers set off
  • You need to register sign the race briefing, you can then start when you wish between 6:30 -7:30
  • Relay runners need to find their own way to their relay start points.

START TIMES 50K - Aylsham

  • 6:45 bus leaves Acle for Aylsham
  • Registration at Aylsham opens 6:30
  • 6:40 – 7:30 Challengers set off
  • You are free to register at Aylsham from 6.30am. You can then start your journey from 6.40am

START TIMES 25K – Hickling

  • 7:30 bus leaves Acle for Hickling
  • Registration opens at 7.30am Hickling
  • 7:50 – 9:30 Challengers set off
  • You are free to register from 7.30 and set off at any time after 7.50am and before 9.40pm
  • 8:45 Bus leaves Acle

SUPPORT + REST STOPS + FUELLING AND HYDRATION

This event is fully supported for 36 hours. This is from 7am Saturday morning until 7pm Sunday night. There will be marshals and medics throughout the course day and night.

We have rest stops which are covered areas with seating, these are every 25km – 30km

We will also have marshals and snack areas between these points where you can refill your water bottles and grab a snack bar, fruit, all dietary requirements will be catered for.

Please see documents for rest areas, distances and kit lists

Route Map, Fact Sheet

Routes

We have the following distances available.

90km – See Route Map

50km – See Route Map

25km – See Route Map

REGISTRATION

You will have received confirmation of your entry by email, once you have completed the online form and paid the necessary fee, on validation your name will appear on the Race Entry List on the online registration form.

Registration will open at between 5pm and 8pm on the Friday the 14th and then will open again at 6am at Acle on the Saturday.

50km Registration at Aylsham will open at 6.30am

25km Registration at Hickling will open at 7.30am

Please allow yourself plenty of time to get registered and ensure you have all your essential items for the event.

At registration you will collect your route card, lanyard, safety pins, timing/tracking tag and other goodies.

Bag drop and then bag transfer to the finish will be available at all Start points

There will be no option to pay to enter on the day of the event

REFUND POLICY

Our refund policy for The Broads Walk Challenge can be found here.

CAR PARKING

The Car Park at Acle is free. Parking will be at Acle Recreational Centre and the over spill will be at Acle Academy. NR13 3ER

There is ample parking at the two sites marshals will be on hand to direct you. Please go slow when entering the car park and follow the marshal’s instructions. Please arrive with plenty of time to spare and we will get you parked as soon as possible. There is a small walk to event HQ this is approximately 600m.

DISABLED PARKING

There will be parking near to registration for disabled badge holders.

 

TRACKING / CHIP TIMING

You will be given an electronic tag which you will need to wear. Please ensure this tag is read at every one of the checkpoints. Your times will then be updated throughout the event. Times and certificates will be available at www.chiptiminguk.co.uk on Monday 17th June

 

FITNESS AND TRAINING RUNS

You do need to be physically fit to take on these challenges. We will be adding training plans to the website throughout your journey.

Please keep us updated with how training is going on our facebook event page.

CHARITY

Our Partner Charities are BigC.

You are however welcome to undertake the challenge for any Charity of your choice

HOW IT WORKS:

You register via our website for a charity place and pay the required registration fee to reserve your place.

You select drop-down list or add a new charity – You are therefore pledging to fundraise a minimum amount of money for your charity depending on their distance.

If you add a new charity, please leave contact details for that charity. We will then contact them and invite them to be a part of the challenge. The charity will then likely contact you with fundraising advice.

 

 If you register for an event and nominate a charity that we do not yet work with, it is possible that they will choose not to be involved with this event in 2019. If this is the case, refund/deferral terms are as above, and we will always offer for you the option to change charity (at no charge) or change to a self-funded place & pay the difference in registration fee.

 

You must raise 50% of the fundraise total, 6 weeks prior to the event. We will contact the charity to confirm this.

 

ESSENTIAL KIT

Please follow the links to see the essential kit that you will require

Runners Kit

Walkers Kit

 

SAFETY

We take necessary and practical steps to ensure your safety on our courses. There are a number of medically trained personnel around the course including the professional medical staff. If you feel unwell or notice anyone struggling at any time during the event, please speak to a marshal.

 

MEDICAL SUPPORT

Professional medical staff will be present at the Finish area and at the main checkpoints around the course.

TOILETS

There are toilets at all the main checkpoints and a number of other toilets on route, we will add these to the maps as we find them

RACE PHOTGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY

Photos and video will be taken during the event. We reserve the right to use all images for marketing purposes.

 

 

Any Questions, please get in touch at info@inspireraces.co.uk

Organised by

Inspire Races

98 Newmarket Road, Cringleford, Norwich

Phone: 7809441411

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