FULLY SUPPORTED FOR 24HRS
THE BROADS WALK CHALLENGE
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. For more detail download The Broads Walk 2021 brochure or view gallery.
You can support and raise funds for any charity. If you're a charity and want to know more about how to get involved, please contact us to find out more.
If you would like to be a charity partner please contact:
Friends and family can track you on the Broads Walk Challenge by downloading the RaceMap App.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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
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).
Self Fund note: The Self Fund cost is payable in full when you register & sign up. Please see refund policy. There is no fundraising obligation with Self Fund, but you can make your own arrangements to support any Charity if you wish to.
Charity place note: Please see refund policy. At least 50% of the Min Fundraising target should be with your Charity (or against your Just Giving page) by 6 weeks prior to the Challenge. At this time your Charity will pay a Fee for your place to the Organiser - £70.
Failure to meet the 50% target may result in your cancellation from the Challenge by your charity. The remaining 50% fundraising should be with your Charity 4 weeks after the Challenge.
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.
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.
50km Registration at Aylsham will open at 6.30am
25km Registration at Hickling will open at 7.30am
Any Questions, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have the following distances available. On Route planner download the PDF if require a print out of directions.
Snacks, water and hot drinks at all
Main meal at –Hoveton - 24 km
Main meal at – Aylsham -38 km
Main Meal at – Hickling – 66km
Main Meal at – Finish-91km
Snacks, water and hot drinks at start, North Walsham, Stalham, Hickling and Potter Heigham
Main Meal at – Hickling 29km
Main meal at – Finish 53km
Snacks, water and hot drinks at start and Potter Heigham.
Main Meal at - Finish 25km
Acle to Horning -18km
Horning to Aylsham – 20 km
Aylsham to Hickling – 28km
Hickling to Acle – 25km
Route plans and information
Kit and equipment list
Help and advice when asked
Online social group to meet other challengers
A fully signed course
Good route maps
Rest stops every 12km – 15km with toilets and seating
Free food and drinks catering for all dietary requirements
First aid support
Electronic timing and tracking
Route masters- to keep you on the right track (stewards)
Transport to the start
Support will be on hand for the full 36 hours
Norfolk NR13 3RA
Check out the facilities on our google route map.
PARKING & TRANSPORT
90K + RELAY CHALLENGERS
06:00 ACLE REGISTRATION OPENS
07:30 RACE STARTS
06:30 AYLSHAM REGISTRATION OPENS
07:00 BUS LEAVES ACLE FOR AYLSHAM
08:00 RACE STARTS
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
What’s the last date for entries?
The last date for entries is the Friday before the event.
How do I get my Race number?
Please bring your entry confirmation email.You will collect your race number on the day at registration.
I am ill injured or unable to run, what can I do?
You can defer your entry to any other Inspire Races event of a similar price. Please email Info@inspireraces.co.uk with the race details you would like to defer to.
Can I swap my place with a friend?
You can transfer your place up to two weeks prior to the event.
Do you have a waiting list?
Can I wear earphones or use an ipod?
You can wear headphones to any event that does not use public roads.
How do I enter a Corporate Team?
Please contact email@example.com to arrange a group discount booking.
Is there a cut-off time for your events?
How do I enter Inspire races events?
Enter via the links on the Inspire Races website.
What is the last date for deferrals and category transfers?
Deferrals and category changes can be done up to two weeks prior to the event.
Where do I pick up my t-shirt?
T-shirts are collected from the shop at registration.
Where can I put my bag and/or clothing I don’t want during the race?
There is a bag drop available at all Inspire Races events.
What time does my Race start?
Please visit the event website page to review the race schedule for up-to-date information.
What time do I need to get there?
Please get there one hour before race start time.
Are there any refreshments?
Refreshments will be available on the day from the catering facilities.
Where are the drinks stations?
Drink stations are every 5k.
Where can I collect my race pack?
Race packs to be collected from race registration on the day.
Are there any entries on the day?
What happens if I arrive late and miss the start of the race?
Where is the Chip in the Race Pack?
The timing tag is in the race pack. This will need to go on your shoe or it will already be attached to your bib.
Is parking available near the start?
Parking is available near the start.
Where should I go when I arrive?
Go registration pick up your race pack, you are then ready to run.
Do you have a bag drop area?
Yes, bag-drop will be situated near registration.
Do I get a medal?
Yes, you will get a medal.
Can I park nearby?
Yes, you can.
Will there be an award ceremony?
Yes, once the results have come in.
What if I need to retire?
If you do need to retire you will need to let us know via phone call to the number provided or by informing an official at a checkpoint. We can then log you out of the event. Please arrange your own transport back to your car. If you have difficulties doing this please call the number provided.
Can I bring my dog with me?
Yes – Dogs can be brought along on the challenge. All dogs nead to be kept on a lead as some of the areas the route meanders through is incredibly sensitive, from delicate flora to bird life which is very susceptible to disturbance. There is also an abundance of deer in the area which can be irresistible to even the most docile of canine companions!
How do I get to/from start/finish?
The Race info has all the details regarding parking and transport
What sort of shoes should I wear?
How much will I need to train?
The Broads Walk Challenge is a tough event and training is essential to ensure that your body is up to the challenge. Training properly will ensure that you can cope with the distances and recover better. It will also help you enjoy the event to its maximum.
Can I change my distance?
Yes, you can change your distance. You will need to change this in your active account at https://myevents.active.com/. Change of distance can be done at anytime up until race day.
What about food and nutrition?
I want to do the event but not sure of time
What do I need to carry?
We have compiled a required list of what to carry Runners List and Walkers List.
You will be required to wear the event lanyard, timing tag and high vis bib.
You will need to wear a high vis vest.
If you are camping or running we are happy to transport bags to the midway point at Dilham Campsite.
How do we navigate the route?
There is a google map on the event app that can be used to naivigate. This will be marked with the check points. GPX downloads can also be downloaded from here for the 90km, 50km, 25km.
Walking at Night?
What if I get lost at night?
Where can I find a map of the route?
The route maps can be seen on this webpage.
A map highlighting facilities can be seen here.
You will also be emailed a map to print off prior to the challenge.
CHARITIES GET ONBOARD
“We inspire individuals to go above and beyond by challenging themselves for a great cause. Ultra walks are a fantastic way to encourage and enable your supporters to raise money for your Charity”.
Inspire Races Team
HOW IT WORKS
Participants register via our website and pay a registration fee to reserve their place.
They select a charity from the drop-down list or add a new charity - they must pledge to fundraising a minimum amount of money for you depending on their distance.
They must raise 50% of this fundraising for you, 6 weeks prior to the event.
At this stage, we send the charity your full list of participants and you check they’ve fundraised 50%. If they haven’t, you can choose to remove them from the event and not be invoiced for their place - you will then be invoiced for the participants you’ve confirmed 5 weeks prior to the event.
The participants should then get the remaining amount of fundraising to you no later than 4 weeks after the challenge.
Your charity is guaranteed the following minimum fundraising per person - £236 (90km), £201 (50km), £96 (25km) - if they raise any extra, this goes entirely to your charity too.
One of our Account Managers will ensure that your charity fully benefits from this event. The support we provide includes:
Promotion of your involvement via social media.
Assistance with promoting the event on your website and use of marketing material.
Your charity will be listed on a drop-down menu in the Online registration form.
Inclusion in our quarterly newsletter that is delivered to over 9000 individuals.
Opportunity to benefit from additional branding and event involvement.