How do I book camping?
Festival tickets with camping include:
- 1 or 2 nights camping
- Forest School for children (3 year olds and younger, must be accompanied by an adult)
- Guided swim
- Live music
- Speakers Evening
If you’ve already entered a race and would like to book a festival ticket with camping, please use use this link https://register.chronotrack.com/r/60263
If you’ve entered one or more races and you or your family would like to attend some of the events (eg Speakers’ Evening, live music, or Forest School) but don’t want to camp, we will be offering tickets for these options very soon.
Where is the race manual?
The 2021 race manual will be available soon.
Is there a charge for children?
To book a place for your child for camping and/or Forest School, please register on our festival booking page.
For families who don’t want to camp, we will be offering places on Forest School nearer the time for an additional fee.
For the kids races, you have to register your child and pay a small entry fee. Find out more here.
When and where is registration?
Registration/race pack collection for the upcoming events will be open on Friday 30th July from 5pm to 6:45pm, on Saturday from 7am to 10.15am and on Sunday from 8.30am until 9.45am (5k, 10k and kids races only).
The registration office is located at the cowshed which is the festival HQ and will be marked on the festival site.
Can I alter my registration between races on the same day?
You can transfer to a different race if space is available but not after the Wednesday of the event. There is no partial refund if you are transferring to a shorter race and you will need to pay the difference if you are transferring to a longer race. We aren’t taking on the day race transfers.
Can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?
Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds. You can now defer your race entry up to 7 days before the race for a charge of £7. This will give you a code worth the full price of your entry and valid for 12 months for any of our races. This code can also be passed on if you find someone who wants to take your place.
Or we offer FREE deferrals plus expenses to people who volunteer to help marshal at one of our races. You’ll find the instructions for deferring your entry here.
Will the race be timed?
All our races will be chip timed using our own bespoke NFC chips timing readers designed by our race comms man Tim Mockford. He is working with our 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 and Android. Just search for “Webscorer” in the Apps Store/Play Store.
Are there age group prizes?
Yes! We have some great prizes provided by our sponsors. There is a ‘one prize per person’ rule, so if the first overall finisher is a veteran, he/she will only receive the overall prize and the 1st vet prize will go to the first eligible vet.
Please note that the organisers reserve the right to reduce or exclude prizes if there are insufficient entries in a particular category.
Can I walk the race routes?
For all the running races you will need to run the majority of the time to stay inside the time limits. However, there is no reason why you should not walk the steeper uphill sections. For the half marathon and less, you will be OK to walk a majority of the way.
What are the cut off times for each race?
The cut off times are:
- ultra marathon: 10 hours
- marathon: 7 hours
- half marathon: 3.30 hours
- 5K and 10K: 2 hours
Do you provide a kit list?
Yes. This will be available soon in our race manual… watch this space.
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 weather.
Can I run with my dog?
Our races are run under Trail Running Association Rules (part of England Athletics). Unfortunately their rules and therefore their insurance do not cover dogs taking part in races.
What kids races are you offering?
There are two kids races on Sunday morning: a 1k (2-7 years) and a 2k (8-11 years).
Older children are welcome to join the 5k (12+ years) and 10k (16+ years) races on Sunday morning.
What else is there for children to do?
Apart from the kids races, there will be a guided wild swim, a Forest School, a bouncy castle and an amazing natural playground for children (and their parents as well!).
When is the guided wild swim happening?
There is a guided wild swim at 6pm on Friday and again at 8am on Saturday. We will meet at the cowshed and walk to a secret spot which is roughly 20 minutes from the campsite.
What is the Speakers’ Evening?
Our Speakers’ Evening takes place on Friday night in St Raphaels Chapel. More information, including detail of the speakers, is coming soon.
Is there catering on site?
Yes, we will have delicious foods and drinks from local caterers on site. See our Festival Food page for more info.
Please note that this year, food will be provided on a cash basis (we have reduced the festival ticket price accordingly).
Do I have to camp?
No, you don’t. You can book a place for a race without camping and then book your own accommodation nearby (or return home if you’re a local).
Are camper vans and caravans allowed?
Yes. We do have limited space for camper vans and caravans (but there are no hookups). The charge is the same as for camping.
Are there GPXs of the files available?
Yes they are all available as a zip file which you can download at the page below.
What is your Covid Policy for cancellation and safety?
Following the Government’s new road map out of lockdown on February 22nd, all the indications are that restrictions will be lifted by July 21st at the latest, depending on the situation with vaccines and variant virus’.
Therefore, we are hoping the festival can proceed in its normal format. In instances of this not being the case, then our policy will include the format below, possibly with some variations, depending on landowner requirements and DNPA.
Our Covid-19 Peace of Mind Policy: Events
FRA Covid Rules
- Local sensitivities must be considered: some small communities and landowners are still very risk averse and may not welcome events of any description.
- Measures must be put in place to prevent groups of runners or supporters gathering at registration, the start or the finish.
- Consideration must be given to staggered starts as mass starts would be outwith the current guidelines.
- The proposed course must be carefully selected and scrutinised to ensure safe and socially distanced overtaking is possible.
- Online entry may be beneficial and predicted finish times will help to allocate start times.
- Hand sanitiser should be made freely available at registration, the start and finish.
To summarise, we will be offering:
Our own bespoke risk assessments
- Sufficient time prior to event to prepare race packs (72 hours prior)
- New Virtual time trial format to ensure social distancing with a sign up option to choose a start window. Runners can start in bubbles, with a partner or running buddy. Courses will be marked with the exception of the Green lantern, which is partially way marked. A sign up link will be sent to all entrants who can collect their race pack and chip from our skeleton events team.
- Good advance information to participants.
Strict social distancing at start/finish and at feeding stations, with suitable signage.
Appropriate PPE and guidance for event staff.
- Elimination/reduction of ‘pinch points’ on the route (where possible)
- Extra consultation with local landowners
- A carefully considered transport policy
- Measures to prevent supporters congregating en mass
- Separate start/finish area
What choices we will offer in the event of continued restrictions/lockdown
- Take part in a race time trial with individual starting times (where safe to do so)•
- Take part in a virtual event
- Transfer to another event
- Accept a 100% race voucher (towards a WR event, camp or navigation course in 2021)
- Defer to next year where there is no event this year
- **Where all other options have been explored, we will offer refunds on a case by case basis.