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Burn 6 South Downs Adventure Race

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Burn 6 South Downs Adventure Race

Pulborough, West Sussex

A283, Pulborough, RH20 4, United Kingdom

Sat 20th May 2023

Starting at 09:30

12 races

£40.00 - £280.00

Organiser's Description

Burn Series adventure races combine the core disciplines of running, cycling and kayaking, but can involve much more. It’s all about the journey that you go on as an individual or as a team.

We have something for everyone and our aim is to make this new craze of adventure racing available to you, right on your doorstep. Adventure racing is a multi-discipline (running/mountain biking/kayak etc) endurance sport where competitors navigate from control point to control point using a map and land marks.

Full Race = Run/Bike/Kayak/Special – 6+hrs

Experience all that this course has in store for you. There will be a mass start and you choose which discipline to start with. What will it be?
Kayak leg generally will be at a remote location - See your maps

You can transition as often as you like but watch the clock closely as penalties come into play after 6 hrs.

Bike hire is available - contact us directly

Duo Race = Run/Bike/Special – 6+hrs

Not keen on the water then this course is perfect for you and no less entertaining. There will be a mass start and you choose which discipline to start with. What will it be?

You can transition as often as you like but watch the clock closely as penalties come into play after 6 hrs.

Bike hire is available - contact us directly

Trail Race = Run/Special – 6+hrs

At some events a trail run-only option is available. This will cover the same route as the full/duo race and will include the special stage.

The team to complete the course, with the most points and in shortest time will be declared the winner.


Approximate Distances & Phases: 15km running/walking, 40 km mountain biking, special stage, 3 - 6 km paddle

Registration from 07:00am for all events before combined start at 09:30am

All competitors must be self sufficient and collect all mandatory CP's on each leg as a minimum.

Helmets are compulsory on all bike legs - No Helmet No Ride.

Bike hire is available if needed please email us if you want to make use of this service.

Races

  • Run/Bike/Kayak/Special (Adult)

    £70.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Kayak/Special

    Team of 2

    £140.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Kayak/Special

    Team of 3

    £210.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Kayak/Special

    Team of 4

    £280.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Special

    £60.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Special

    Team of 2

    £120.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Special

    Team of 3

    £180.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Special

    Team of 4

    £240.00

    CLOSED
  • Trail/Special

    £40.00

    CLOSED
  • Trail/Special

    Team of 2

    £80.00

    CLOSED
  • Trail/Special

    Team of 3

    £120.00

    CLOSED
  • Trail/Special

    Team of 4

    £160.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • Run/Bike/Kayak/Special (Adult)

    £70.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Kayak/Special

    Team of 2

    £140.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Kayak/Special

    Team of 3

    £210.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Kayak/Special

    Team of 4

    £280.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Special

    £60.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Special

    Team of 2

    £120.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Special

    Team of 3

    £180.00

    CLOSED
  • Run/Bike/Special

    Team of 4

    £240.00

    CLOSED
  • Trail/Special

    £40.00

    CLOSED
  • Trail/Special

    Team of 2

    £80.00

    CLOSED
  • Trail/Special

    Team of 3

    £120.00

    CLOSED
  • Trail/Special

    Team of 4

    £160.00

    CLOSED

Course Details

6hr points-based race on foot and bike with a kayaking section. Expect a well laid out course that explores the area and the various sites. The course is designed to be enjoyed by all.

Approximate Distances & Phases: 15km trekking, 40 km mountain biking, special stage, 2-5 km paddle

Race Time Limits
You have up to six hours to complete the race, but you do not need to use all this time as you can finish whenever you want.

If you go over the 6 hours, then you will be penalised, so this is where the strategy comes into play

6:00 hrs – 6:30 hrs – 1 point per minute

6:30 hrs – 7:00 hrs – 5 points per minute

7:00 + hrs – All points

All competitors must be self-sufficient and collect all mandatory CPs on each leg as a minimum.

Helmets are compulsory on all bike legs – No Helmet No Ride.

Bike hire is available if needed please email us if you want to make use of this service.

Categories:

Male/Female Solos (Over 18’s only)

Team 2-4 participants (15 yrs old and over. All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)

What's Included

Burn 6 local race memorabilia - Something from the local area

Marked waterproof course maps
Kayak equipment - boats, life jackets and paddles
Water safety marshals
Transition area for your bikes and race boxes
Transition food station
Timing using SiEntries timing system
Fun and challenging course that is suitable for all
Navigation advice and support from the Burn Team
Friendly volunteers

Burn 6 Cotton Tee - ON SALE
Event Village - Local catering providing tea/coffee and hot meals
Free On-Site Parking
Event Safety

Entry into the Series championship to win a free entry to the Burn 12

There will be prizes for all race categories

  • Burn 6 local race memorabilia
  • Marked waterproof maps
  • Experienced race director
  • Electronic timing system
  • Adventure in new areas

Parking

Free parking on site

Location

Event Centre: Pulborough Rugby Club
Course: Course is a planned to explore the Arun valley and the South Downs

FAQs

  • What type of Bike should I use?

    We recommend that you use a mountain bike with a suitable off road tyre since the majority of the event is off road on either gravel tracks or single track. However, a gravel bike is also an option for our races and this depends on you and your skill level. We want everyone to take part in our races and we don't want some to be prevented from taking part if they may not have the correct bike. Please contact us if you are concerned and we can discuss your bike with you. If you don't have a suitable bike or do not have a bike at all then please contact our bike hire partners to arrange a bike for the event. See the website for details.

  • Are kayaks provided?

    Yes, we provide single & double sit on top kayaks with paddles and buoyancy aids for all competitors. If you are racing in a pair or in a team with an even number of competitors, you will receive a double(s) and if you are racing as a solo you will receive a single. If you are racing in a team of three you will receive a single and a double. If one member of the team of three is very young you will then all go in the one double. You do not need to bring anything specific for the kayaking section although some people like to put on a pair of waterproof trousers to keep their bottoms dry for the remainder of the event!

  • Are cycle helmets compulsory?

    Whenever you are on your bike a cycle helmet must be worn. There is no exception.

  • In what order do the activities take place during a Burn Series Adventure Race?

    Each race varies based on the venue. However, generally you can decide what you wish to do first. The orienteering phase can take place at anytime so please refer to the competitors information that will be available the week prior to the race.

  • Do I need to be an experienced kayaker to take part in a Burn Series Adventure Race?

    No, not at all. The boats we use are very stable and we provide safety and instruction on the water.

  • What is the minimum/maximum age?

    Burn races children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and the minimum age to compete is 15.

  • Do I need to stay with my partner throughout the race?

    Yes, the rules state that you must be within sound and sight shot of your partner at all times. It is best to try and partner up with someone of a similar ability, however you can always help each other out by carrying kit for each other or towing one another on the bike. (It’s very common in adventure racing!)

  • Can I use an e-bike?

    Yes for sure just see the criteria above. Please note to be fair you will not be officially ranked in the race or series championship.

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