#BROADSWALKCHALLENGE

FULLY SUPPORTED FOR 24HRS

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12TH JUNE

2021-24hrs

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Individual Entry 90K £79

Individual Entry 50K £59

Individual Entry 25K £39

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: info@inspireraces.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Friends and family can track you on the Broads Walk Challenge by downloading the RaceMap App.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

 

 

CHALLENGE DETAILS

 

90KM TREK
Enter for £79 

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
Enter for £59*  
 

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
Enter for £39*

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.

RELAY TEAM

OPTION

ENTRY INFORMATION

 

 
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).

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.

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.

Any Questions, please get in touch at info@inspireraces.co.uk




RACE ROUTE


We have the following distances available. On Route planner download the PDF if require a print out of directions. 90km – See Route Map 50km – See Route Map 25km – See Route Map All Routes will be signed with Hi Vis Yellow and black signs. Once you are passed Aylsham and on the Weavers Way this is also as a norfolk trail with pink arrows. At night the route will be marked with reflective arrows and lights. DISTANCES Acle to Hoveton 24KM Acle to finish 91km Well walked and maintained footpaths, quiet roads and a ferry (2 minutes crossing) at 18km Passing through small villages Hoveton to Aylsham 14km Hoveton to Finish – 77km Bure Valley Path Disused Railway Shops and Facilities at Hoveton and Aylsham Aylsham to North Walsham 10km Aylsham to Finish - 53km Weavers Way Old town footpaths Disused railway Shops and facilities at North Walsham North Walsham to Hickling 18km North Walsham to finish – 43km Weavers Way Town footpaths Quiet Roads Disused Railway Over Night Camping (Dilham) Hickling to Potter Heigham 12km Hickling to Finish – 25km Weavers Way Roads Well maintained footpaths Norfolk Wildlife Trust Shops and facilities at Hickling and Potter Heigham Potter Heigham to Acle 13km Potter Heigham to Finish -13km Weavers Way Footpaths along the river Quiet roads A couple of pubs on route 90KM CHALLENGE Acle to Acle via Aylsham + Hickling Sat 12th June - 7am Start Terrain – Roads, disused railways, solid footpaths Time Limit – 24 Hours Distance - 91km Elevation – 503m climb Rest stops and meals – 7 rest stops

  • 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
50KM CHALLENGE Aylsham to Acle via Hickling Sat 12th June – 8am Start Terrain – Roads, disused railways, solid footpaths Time Limit – 24 Hours Distance - 53km Elevation – 232m climb Rest stops and meals
  • Snacks, water and hot drinks at start, North Walsham, Stalham, Hickling and Potter Heigham
  • Main Meal at – Hickling 29km
  • Main meal at – Finish 53km
25KM CHALLENGE Hickling to Acle Sat 12th June – 8.30am Start + 10am Start Terrain – Roads and solid footpaths Time Limit – 12 Hours Distance - 25km Elevation – 100m climb Rest stops and meals
  • Snacks, water and hot drinks at start and Potter Heigham.
  • Main Meal at - Finish 25km
90KM RELAY CHALLENGE Acle to Acle with Starts at Horning, Aylsham, Hickling Sat 12th June - 7am Start Terrain – Roads, disused railways, solid footpaths Time Limit – 24 Hours Distance - 91km Elevation – 505m climb Teams – 4 people in a team Transport -Need to arrange own transport to starts Rest stops and meals: 8 rest stops - snacks, water and hot drinks at all The relay legs are as follows:
  • Acle to Horning -18km
  • Horning to Aylsham – 20 km
  • Aylsham to Hickling – 28km
  • Hickling to Acle – 25km
EXTRAS BREAKFAST Breakfast can be purchased for £4.00 at Acle, before the start. Please purchase this via your active registration. This will be served from 6am. This will be a Breakfast Bap. SUPPORT We understand that these challenges are all about pushing yourself and achieving something you did not think you could. We want to ensure that you have the best opportunity of achieving your goal. So we can celebrate at the finish line with a glass of the good stuff. PRE CHALLENGE DAY
  • Nutritional advice
  • Training plans
  • Route plans and information
  • Kit and equipment list
  • Help and advice when asked
  • Online social group to meet other challengers
CHALLENGE DAY
  • 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)
  • Baggage Transfers
  • Transport to the start
  • Support will be on hand for the full 36 hours




LOCATION


GETTING TO THE VENUE 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




FACILITY INFORMATION


Check out the facilities on our google route map. TOILETS There are toilets at all the main checkpoints and a number of other toilets en route, we will add these to the maps as we find them




PARKING & TRANSPORT


CAR 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.





EVENT INFORMATION

 

ENTRY OPTIONS

 

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

 

FAQS

 

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?


No




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 info@inspireraces.co.uk to arrange a group discount booking.




Is there a cut-off time for your events?


We do not have cut off times.




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?


Entries will be available on the day at an increased price if there is availability. Please check the website to see if event is sold out.




What happens if I arrive late and miss the start of the race?


As long as you are not later than 15minutes, we will let you run.




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?


You should find a pair of shoes that fit eth activity and challenge you are looking to complete. If you are a runner a running shoes/trail show depending on the recent weather. You do want this to be a shoe that you are happy using and have trained in. If walking a walking shoe or a boot to give maximum support to your ankle. The trails are very solid and we do not have rock terrain, so either shoe would be suitable. Ensure that this is also the same as the show that you have been using to train in. This will help avoid blisters and comfort issues




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?


Food and drink are included in your entry fee. We have checkpoints every 12.5km approximately. At checkpoints you will be able to get a variety of snacks from energy bars, energy drinks, teas, coffee, cakes and crisps. At the rest stops every 25km you will be able to get a larger meal such as a picnic lunch, soup or a hot pasta or chilli dish. At the finish line you will receive a celebratory lunch/dinner/ or breakfast. We will be catering for all diet needs and the catering will be tasty and high in energy.




I want to do the event but not sure of time


To get an idea of how long you may take, time yourself on a training walk and then refer to our pacing chart that can be seen here.




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. You will also be supplied with OS Maps covering the route that can be printed off. The route will also be clearly and fully signed with light blue directional arrows and the night time stages will be supplemented with reflective tape.




Walking at Night?


The Route is fully signed with Broads Walk Arrows and from the Aylsham train station you are following the Weavers way all the way back to Acle, which has sign posts and pink markers laid out by Norfolk Trails . The Night stages will have reflective tape along the way. You will also be required to wear a headtorch a reflective bib and hold a hand torch whilst on the roads. We require a buddy system at night, therefore we will ask you to wait at a checkpoint for a walking companion. This could be a fellow challenger or one of our team of walker/marshalls.




What if I get lost at night?


The Route is fully signed with Broads Walk Arrows and from the Aylsham train station you are following the Weavers way all the way back to Acle, which has sign posts and pink markers laid out by Norfolk Trails. You will be required to download the App to help us track you throughout the day. This also means friends and family can track you as well. The App can be downloaded Google Play , App Store. We will also be using an electronic timing system at the checkpoints. If you do not have a smart phone, please let us know as we will track you using the electronic tag system only. You will always be required to carry a phone and a backup charger . We will have charging points at rest stations available for your use.




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.





LOCATION

 

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.

WORKING TOGETHER


 

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.

CHARITY PARTNERS

CHOSEN CHARITIES

 

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