Lewis Burn 8 | FAQ
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Is The Route Fully Marked?

The course will be marshalled as well as having directional signs and tape on course.  You shouldn’t really go wrong on the day!

How Difficult is the Route?

The entire route is roll-able so achievable by all.  There are stretches of forest track where you can get a good rhythm going.  Single track is largely red graded and is very hard wearing which means even the worst weather isn’t going to cut the place up.  There is one black section called Ant’s Path and this could get muddy and interesting if the rain falls.

Are There Cut Off Times?

The only cut off time is the end of the race.  This is a straight 8 hours so the clock stops after this time.  No laps count after this.

Do I need to register in advance?

Yes. All participants must enter in advance using our online booking.  There are no entries on the day,

What are the recommended kit requirements for the race?

Please wear clothing that you are comfortable running in but also suitable for the weather conditions and also the climatic changes which can take place over the duration of the event. Ensure you have a fully working bike and an up to date helmet.  

What you then take out on to the trails is down to personal preference.  We recommend the basics so that you can fix your bike if needed.

What is the Maximum Number of Entrants for this Race?

The total number of competitors in the event will be limited to 100 teams.  This is the maximum number of vehicles we can fit on the course.

What is the Latest I can Sign Up?

We will close entry to the event on 1st May 2019 or when the maximum number of entrants is reached.

Can I Enter on the Day of the Race?

There are no entries available on the day. Check our Facebook page for last minute updates or drop us a line to find out.

What happens if I drop out during the event?

We encourage anyone to try as hard as they can but there is no point in going beyond your limits. Injury, fitness or even a family emergency may mean you have to leave the event. If this happens at any point after you have registered and collected your number, then you must go to the nearest checkpoint/marshal or Registration and let them know you are dropping out. We will have a final count of who has finished so if you drop out and don’t notify us then we’ll presume you are missing and a lot of people will start looking for you!

If I need to withdraw before the day of the race itself, is there a refund policy?

There are no refunds or deferrals available once entered, however, you are able to transfer your entry to another person if you are unable to attend the event.

What happens if the event is cancelled or abandoned?

We may need to modify the route or even cancel the event, if circumstances beyond our reasonable control arise, such as, but not limited, to a force majeure (event that is a result of nature e.g. severe flooding). Should this arise and it is deemed to negatively impact upon the safety of the event we will communicate this to you as soon as practicable via the e-mail address you have provided. A decision to cancel the event may in extreme circumstances be taken on the day or during the course of the event. The safety of competitors, spectators and race officials and volunteers is our overriding priority.

Should the event be cancelled we will do everything possible to reschedule the event to a future date. All entries will be carried forward to this new date. Should the event be cancelled due to these circumstances and due to the fixed costs associated with the event we will not be able to provide refunds on this basis.

In the event of abandonment, postponement or cancellation of the event we will have no responsibility for any associated costs of competitors including travel and accommodation costs.

Are there Age Limits for Participants?

WE require all participants to be 18 or over on the day of the race.

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