The Drop - Doncaster
We have been through every possible scenario that we can think of over the past few days for the next few months of events with regards to the situation presented to us by the COVID-19/ Coronavirus.
We are very sad to announce today that:
The Drop is to be postponed, at present we can not offer a new date as this event is run from an education establishment they too could not give us an idea just yet.
Any entries will be carried forward to the new dates as soon as we have them for 2020, if you have already entered you don’t need to do anything further. If when we announce the new date you cannot make it, or would prefer not to run the event on the new date, you are able to cancel your entry then for a 60% refund.
You can also move your entry over to a future Drop event
Like many other race organisations, we have tried to wait as long as possible in the hope that the situation would not develop as far as it has. At this present time yours and our safety during the above events is paramount, from a staffing, volunteer, medical team or runner perspective.
- [ ] We require a minimum number volunteers at each event, we can not guarantee this.
- [ ] We face the possibility of staff shortages due to infection and or self isolation, we are aware that many would have to drop in the last hours.
- [ ] Whilst the government has not stated that we have to postpone, for your and our safety this is the best option
- [ ] At this moment technically we could put on some of these events, but we can not guarantee that we will be able to at the time
- [ ] We are able to at this moment to source medical support for the events but again as these provisions become more strained, our events become a low priority and potentially they will be able to provide zero medical cover.
- [ ] We want to provide all our participants the best financial outcome we can, whilst still having the ability to continue events in the future.
Like other events organisers we are feeling quite frankly devastated at this moment in time, and have not taken any of these decisions lightly, we are more than aware of the potential issues and damage that this may cause for us and our events but we hope that you will rally around and support, not just us but all other events out there.
We would like to treat everyone the same way, we hopefully have a clear policy in place now that we can all work with.
If you have any questions please contact us via either message here or email to hello@OrganicAdventure.co.uk the email etc is rather busy at the moment but we will get back to each and every email we receive, just give us time!
Possibly the most challenging event in the UK! Choose your distance on the day: 10 or 15 miles. You will hand over all electronic devices, phones, watches and money! In return you will be given a GPS tracker, a race number and an emergency bag. You will be placed on our bus, blindfolded and then driven to your drop location. Here you will be released, all you have to do is make your way back to the event centre. Simple! No Map. No GPS. No Route. No Help. No Compass. You are fully self sufficient from the moment you leave the coach. So run, walk or crawl your way back.
Transport to the start location
Support vehicles out in the area to collect the... let's be clear, we wont be collecting you!
Glass Park Sports Ground, Doncaster Road, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN3 1HQ
The site has a car park with 60 spaces.
Registration opens 08:00.
Bus leaves at 10:00. Start when we reach the start
Cut off times? 5 Hours (10 mile) If you can't make the generous cut off time, DO NOT enter this event, you will be putting yourself and our team at risk. (10 miles as the crow flies could end up being 20, depending how lost you get)
Blindfolded - we will be using blackout safety goggles, we appreciate that some people may have problems but don't worry we have an alternative!
Hot drinks and snacks, Jacket potatoes and a whole heap of other foods are available next to the finish line. Bring some £
The following will get you disqualified;
Using a gps device. Recording your progress is acceptable, but the device you use will have to be sealed in the emergency bag. (We will supply this and seal it for you!)
Using a map other than any that we choose to give you, or not give you!
Using anything except your own two legs to get you to the finish!
Breaking the seal on the emergency bag
What support is available along the route?
There is NO support available after the start, NO first aid, NO physio, NO toilets NO water etc, if you don't like this, don't enter.
There will be NO sweeper vehicle, you have to make your own way back.
What is the terrain?
How the heck do we know, the route is entirely your choice, hills, moors, canals, tracks and road... You decide
What kit do I need to bring on the day?
There are several things that you will need on the day to help you to perform your best. The following list is just a suggestion of what we have found useful - talk to other athletes, Join a local club who will be able to give you some great advice and develop a list to best suit you.
* Warm/suitable clothes for prior to and after the event, these can be left on the bus and will be at the event centre on your return.
* Race numbers - pinned/attached to your race t-shirt/top or race belt, and any medical conditions clearly written on the back of your number.
You will need to show your race numbers for the duration of the event and at prize giving.
Map of how to get to the event venue!
Mandatory kit - Mandatory Kit list regardless of the weather for all competitors, this is the minimum we will expect you to have.
- Waterproof jacket - not a log flume poncho or super market fashion jacket, it has to have a waterproof membrane with taped seams
- Waterproof trousers see point 1
- Long sleeve top
- Hat and gloves
- Torch and spare batteries Back light or Glowstick (advisory 10 - compulsory for the 15)
- Foil blanket
We will be doing spot checks on the day, anyone who does not have this minimum kit or in OUR opinion is not prepared for the weather / event will NOT be starting.
Glow sticks / Foil blankets can be purchased on the day £2.50 each
How can I check race results?
If, you finish, race results will be published within hours of race ending, on our website under the 'Results'. On the day results will be available from the race results centre - Somewhere in the event centre. It is your responsibility to visit the website if you want them in a hurry!
Can under 18-year olds enter your events?
We are sorry but due to Child Protection and Insurance restrictions, we do not currently allow any under 18-year olds to enter our events. But keep in touch or drop us an email as this might be changing.
Do I need to bring any forms with me?
No, at registration you will need to provide your name and address details & an emergency contact. If you have decided to give your place to someone else it is important that you let us know at registration so that we can update our records in case of an emergency, and for timing purposes.
Are there any water / feed station?
NO, there will be no refunds. from the moment you enter we start to incure costs.
Change of participant
If you wish to have another competitor take your place a £5.00 admin charge will be made.
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