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The Broads Walk Challenge

Norwich, Norfolk

Acle, Norwich, UK

Sat 12th June 2021

2 races

£5.00 - £39.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Since the lockdown restrictions were eased at the beginning of August, we have implemented a number of strategies to ensure your safety and wellbeing, whilst continuing to offer high quality and value for money sporting events for you to enjoy.

Given the changes in some restrictions that came into place on Monday, we would like to take the opportunity to remind you that we will continue to arrange events in line with guidance from The Government, UK Athletics, British Triathlon and British Cycling.

In response to these guidelines, we have implemented and been adhering to the following measures at all of our current sporting events:

A limit on the number of available spaces
Required Pre-registration - with no registration available “on the day”.
Staggered wave starts with 15 minutes between each wave
No water tables or stops are provided – please ensure you bring your own drinking water
Sanitisation stations – available in the race village for your use
Race medals and mementos are posted out to everyone following the event
Two Meter Social Distancing measures are kept to in the race village and while out on the course route at all times
No spectators at the events or in the race village

We will endeavour to continue offering a regular programme of events as we have since restrictions were eased and do our very best to limit any disruptions to our calendar through cancellations. We are also continually looking forward to 2021 and being able to return to our normal events calendar whenever we can.

C-19 PLAN
Inspire Race has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's 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 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. You will be fully supported and we will provide some good food along the way.

If you wish 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.

Races

  • Charity Entries

    25, 50 or 90km. From

    £5.00 CLOSED
  • Fully Funded Entries

    25, 50 or 90km. From

    £39.00 CLOSED

Book

  • Charity Entries

    25, 50 or 90km. From

    £5.00 CLOSED
  • Fully Funded Entries

    25, 50 or 90km. From

    £39.00 CLOSED
What To Expect

ICONIC SCENERY

MARSHALLED SUPPORT FOR 24RS

MANNED CHECKPOINTS EN ROUTE

FULLY SIGNED ROUTE & MAP

FREE FOOD & WATER

MEDAL & T-SHIRT

Route Options

90KM TREK

Challenge yourself with this ultra-distance, circular walk which starts and finishes in Acle.

You will experience all the fantastic aspects the National Park has to offer, including Weavers Way, Hickling Broads and much more.


50KM TREK

This testing trek promises fantastic views of the Broads whilst following the beautiful Weavers Ways.

Aylesham to Acle. There is a short bus journey included to the start or you can meet us there.

* Bus service to the start line is an additional £12.


25KM TREK

A challenging walk through the Broads which hosts fantastic river views and nature trails.

Hickling to Acle. There is a short bus journey to the start included or you can meet us there.

* Bus service to the start line is an additional £12.

Entry Options

SELF FUNDED

Pay the full cost of your place yourself, or you do it for a Charity of your choice and pay a reg fee whilst also committing to a fundraising target.

90KM route - £79 entry fee

50KM route - £59 entry fee + £12 for the bus to the start, if required

25KM route - £39 entry fee + £12 for the bus to the start, if required


CHARITY PLACE

Pay a low registration fee do lots of fundraising for a chosen charity. The charity covers your event place cost.

90km route: £15 entry fee. Fundraising target of £300 (£236 retained by the charity).

50km route: £10 entry fee + £12 for a bus to the start, if required. Fundraising target of £250 (£201 retained by the charity).

25km route: £5 entry fee + £12 for a bus to the start, if required. Fundraising target of £130 (£96 retained by the charity).

Key Information

This is a fully supported event. We will provide everything you need to achieve your challenge so that you can focus on enjoying this experience!
Fully supported for 24hrs by event marshals & support walkers.
90km Acle to Acle circular route.
90km distance includes Relay Team option. Start points are Acle, Hoveton, Aylsham, Hickling.
50km & 25km will have an optional bus service from Acle to the start lines or you can meet us at the start.
Hot drinks and Snacks to start the day - optional hot breakfast to purchase before you set off.
Bag drop service will take your kit to the finish line.
Timing chip, bib in your event pack.
Live tracking
A fully signed route & route map.
Manned checkpoints en-route.
Event medics at rest stops.
FREE snacks, drinks, water at refuel stops.
Halfway lunch stop for the 90km and 50km routes.
Hot meal at the finish for everyone.
Your friends, family and supporter will be there to welcome you in.
Finishers medal and t-shirt
Post-event celebrations - into the night.
Hot meal post challenge, stretching & warm down tent and supporters can also book food & join us.


SUPPORT + REST STOPS + FUELLING AND HYDRATION

This event is fully supported for 24 hours. This is from 7.30am Saturday morning until 7.30am Sunday morning. 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 12km – 15km
Where you will be able to grab snacks and fill water bottles. Larger meals will be available every 25-30km. All dietary requirements will be catered for.


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 to 8pm on the Friday the 11th and then will open again at 6am at Acle on the Saturday. Relay runners need to find their own way to their relay start points.
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.


TRACKING / CHIP TIMING

Everyone 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 14th June.

The 90km will be tracked via GPS units handed out at registration, the 50km and 25 km will have the option to use their phone as a tracking device for free on our interactive map or hire a GPS Unit. A link to the tracking map and how to link your phone will be sent you prior to the challenge, so supporters can use this link to follow you. The live map will also be available at ChiptimingUK .


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

You are 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.


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.


RACE PHOTGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY.

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

Location

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, Pleasure boat Inn – NR12 0YW

- Relay – 2nd runner – Horning Ferry - NR12 8PS, 3rd Runner - Aylsham train station, 4th runner -Hickling, pleasure Boat Inn

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.

Race Day Schedule

90K + RELAY CHALLENGERS

06:00 ACLE REGISTRATION OPENS

07:30 RACE STARTS


50K CHALLENGERS

06:30 AYLSHAM REGISTRATION OPENS

07:00 BUS LEAVES ACLE FOR AYLSHAM

08:00 RACE STARTS


25K CHALLENGERS

07:30 HICKLING REGISTRATION OPENS

07:45 BUS LEAVES ACLE FOR HICKLING

08:30 1ST WAVE RACE STARTS

09:15 BUS LEAVES ACLE FOR HICKLING 10:00 2ND WAVE RACE STARTS

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