FAQs

Are there any entry requirements for the Countdown?
As it is a lapped course we have not stipulated any entry requirements, but we would expect all entrants to be experienced runners. If you’ve had dreams of completing 100 miles though, this could be the race for you. Most DNFs in 100 mile races are due to pacing and going out too quickly; our race structure will help with this!

Why is the Countdown only open to solo competitors?
To fit with the nature of the event. It is designed to be tough and a test of strength of mind, body and spirit.

What previous experience do people need to enter the Challenge?
As it is a lapped course no previous experience is required, though we would recommend that you are an experienced runner to enter.

Is there a compulsory kit list?
The only compulsory kit is a headtorch, these will be compulsory for all laps starting between 7pm and 6am and a mobile phone.  Runners will need a cup for refreshments – disposable ones will not be provided. Other kit is advisory and includes water, survival blanket, waterproofs and warm layers. Further details will be sent out nearer the event. Please also see our Covid 19 plan to outline changes introduced due to this.

Can I run with my dog?
Much as we love dogs, the answer is no – the course and style of the event are not suitable.

Is there space for my family / supporters?
This is slightly unclear at the moment due to Covid-19. Please contact the race organisers directly if you have questions regarding this.

When can we arrive?
Camping will open at 6pm on the Friday evening.

Are substitutions allowed?
Yes, for both the Countdown and the Challenge, and these are managed by the person who makes the initial team entry via SiEntries up to the event.

What is the policy for refunds?
Refunds of 50% of the entrance fee paid will be offered up the 31st May 2020. No refunds will be available after this date, although substitutions will be. This is our normal policy, but please do see our Covid – 19 plan.  In case of cancellation we will offer full refunds except for admin fees or a place in the event for the following year.

What else is there to do on the Estate?
Click here to find out what else is available on the Estate. Please note that entry to these is not included in your race fee and that you’ll need to check that all are currently open due to Covid -19.