We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you if you’re planning on attending our event. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I run for Charity or run in fancy dress?

Yes please! We are very happy for you to run for a charity and will actively encourage this. We leave it for you to raise money for your individual charity and will not impose any minimum levels etc. Once you have finished the event, you can pass the money you raised directly to your charity so we are not involved in handling your raised funds at all. We are happy for you to run in fancy dress, or if you want to carry a ladder or walk the course on your hands we will do the very best we can to accommodate you. Please let us know about your fund raising efforts, we do try and keep a rough tally as to how much is raised during one of our events.

Can my friends and family come and watch?

Yes. We welcome lots of support for our runners. In order to stay on the campsite overnight, they can buy a “Friends & Family Camping Ticket”. We have a responsibility to adhere to our event licence and insurance which restricts the number of people staying overnight on our camp-grounds. There are a few “friends and family camping spots” available at £20 per adult (children under 16 are free) but these are only for sale to people who have registered for the event. You can book these tickets as you checkout online. We only have 250 places available, so these will be sold on a first come first served basis. 

Do you offer pre-pitched “Glamping”?

Yes, our friends at Pillow are setting up all our pre-pitched tents, so when you arrive at our camp-site your tent will already be pre-pitched, just bring along your own airbeds and sleeping bag. Pillow can provide you with good quality (you can use them to just below freezing temperature) sleeping bags for £25 each and they are yours to keep and take home afterwards. They also offer glamping tents with duvets, rugs, lamps and table and chairs.  You can upgrade at the checkout online.  The Island Riding Centre also has some beautifully decorated cottage for rent onsite if you would like some real luxury in your life!  Take a look at the accommodation page for more information.

Can I bring my children to watch?

Children are welcome to come and watch and support you during daylight hours, but every child must be with a responsible adult at all times. You cannot leave your children unattended while you “do your run”.

Will I be able to park my car at the event?

That’s not a problem at all – we have event parking onsite. Parking is included in your price. Please note that there will be no vehicle movements allowed between the hours of 11pm and 6am, without strict permission from the event managers.  You can park next to your tent, and with your team mates, so you can create a great festival atmosphere for your group!

What will happen when I arrive at the event?

On arrival, we will quickly direct you to the official campsite and to your pre-allocated tent which is close to the Runner’s Village and amenities. Once you have parked your car you will be able to move into your tent and have access to the amenities, and Runner’s Village.

Once we have arrived at the event, how do we register?

Registration will take place from 7:00am to 8:00am on Saturday morning.  You will be issued with your running number, timing chip and event information.  Please don’t forget to bring your signed disclaimers with you!

What are the courses like?

The two courses are a mixture of trail paths, tarmac surfaces and woodland. Both courses will be well marked, so you don’t need to worry about navigating – just enjoy the stunning scenery!  Please keep this in mind when you are packing your running shoes – spikes are not recommended because of the short concrete path section, but bear in mind it could get muddy or slippery.

If I have a problem on the course, will there be medical support?

Yes, there will be a team of fully qualified medics on site to handle any medical emergencies. There will be a First Aid point at the main Runner’s Village area that you can visit if you have any medical issues or queries while off the circuit. If you have any problems while out racing, we will also have mobile first-aid responders. If you need help, just let an event marshal know, and they will be able to radio the First Aid team for help.

What can I do when I am not running?

There will be a large area at the start and finish line which will have food and drink outlets, a licenced bar, a merchandise shop and live entertainment into the evenings.

Can I bring my Camper Van?

Yes! No problem, but please note, we have no electric or water hook-up or cess pit faciilities, so you are completely stand-alone!  If this is your choice, please let us know so that we can use your pre-allocated tent elsewhere.

What is the campsite like?

The campsite is part of the Island Riding Centre on Staples Road on the Isle of White.  We will be pitching in one of the paddocks.  This area will be away from the start / finish line and the runners village. The campsite will have temporary toilets and showers.