Put yourself in the middle of a forest and test your endurance surrounded by beautiful scenery. This half marathon is a 1-lap course that curves through a stunning forest with varied landscapes and a mix of good solid trails. Enjoy this traffic-free environment and take in the clean pine-scented air. This race promises to get you closer to nature.
Some points of interest for you: this race will be chip timed with splits at 7k and 14k. Headphones are allowed. Expect great facilities, including a cafe, toilets and bike shop. Let's keep this event plastic-free, please! We're working hard to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Venue:Thetford Forest, High Lodge, Brandon IP27 0AF
WHAT TO EXPECT
CAN WE GET A RANGE TO OURSELVES?
If you book a private range, your group will be the only ones throwing on that range. Pricing is a bit more if your pack of axe chuckers has less than 4 people in it.
I DON'T WANT TO THROW, I JUST WANT TO COME HANG WITH MY FRIENDS AND WATCH. DO I HAVE TO PAY?
WHAT AGES CAN THROW?
After 9pm throwers must be 21+ all other times throwers must be 16 or older except for Sundays when we welcome guests as young as 12 as long as they are under the immediate supervision of a parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians do have to sign our electronic waiver for anyone under 18 before we can let them throw. No one under 12 years old is allowed in our facility without prior approval from management.
WILL WE BE TAUGHT HOW TO THROW?
We have axepert coaches to teach you how to throw, as well as setting you up with some fun games!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We require closed-toe shoes (no high heels even if they are closed-toe). You’ll want to wear a shirt with a full range of motion as well (flannel is cool but not required).
CAN I BRING MY OWN AXE?
Unfortunately, our insurance guy (and our common sense) says no. Unless you are in our league, that's a different story.
ARE YOU HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE? CAN I THROW FROM A WHEELCHAIR?
Yes we are and yes you can. We do have an upper level that is only accessible via stairs but most of the fun happens on our main level. Our restrooms are also handicapped accessible.
CAN WE BRING IN LIQUOR?
Outside drinks of any kind are not allowed as we do have a full bar and restaurant on site. No BYOB of any kind. ID is required for the alcohol.
DO AXEPERTS ACCEPT TIPS?
Tipping is never expected but always appreciated. Our axeperts will do their best to make your experience fun and exciting. It's nice to show them some love!
DO YOU ALLOW WALK INS? - HOW DO THEY WORK?
Yes we do, if we have an open range. We do group walk ins together so you may meet some other woodsmen. Please keep in mind that our walk ins are few and far between and reservations are strongly recommended.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Axe Throwing is $28 per person when booking a private lane for 6. If your group has 3 to 5 people, the cost is $30 per person. Groups of 2 people are $35 per person. Walk ins are $20 per person but you throw for just under an hour and we cannot guarantee availability.
WHAT IS YOUR LATENESS POLICY?
PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR START TIME! We run a tight schedule and don’t want you to miss any of your axepert coaching or axe chucking time. If you are more than a few minutes late, we will have to shorten your throwing time.
CAN I BOOK AN EVENT OUTSIDE OF YOUR NORMAL HOURS?
Absolutely! Just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found through the link on our home page.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Once bookings are confirmed, we cannot reverse the transaction. You may reschedule the booking with a 24 hour notice.
CAN I BUY GIFT CERTIFICATES?
We would highly recommend it! Lumber Axe Gift Vouchers are fantastic gift ideas for that person who has everything. Plus they just might bring you!
08:30 REGISTRATION OPENS
09:50 RACE BRIEFING AT THE START AREA
10:00 HALF MARATHON 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.