Midlands 30:30

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This challenging event requires a mixture of both strength and speed, with participants stretching through their choice of a 30 mile or 30k course. All teams must carry 120lbs of weight throughout, so feel free to get inventive with how you split up this amount.
30 Miles and 30k
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Sat 11th Mar 2023
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Denstone, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Denstone College Denstone, Denstone, Uttoxeter ST14 5HN, UK
Start times
Sat 11th Mar 2023
30 Miles:
3:00am |
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Midlands 30:30
30 Miles
Route information
This countryside course will be a serious tester for all participants. There are fences to navigate, rolling hills to tackle and rough moorland to drift through.
There will also be a variety of streams and rivers to cross, so make sure you're ready for your feet to get wet.
The ground on the course is low-lying and temperatures tend to be mild, make sure to bring plenty of waterproofs and warm clothes.
What's included
  • Hot Food
  • Prizes
  • Free Parking
How to get there
Denstone College Denstone, Denstone, Uttoxeter ST14 5HN, UK
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Take the A50 and turn off towards Rocester. Continue into Denstone and take the turning onto College Road. The event site can be found here.
Parking for the event can be found on the event site, it is free too. Accommodation
The organisers recommend that participants find comfortable accommodation for Saturday night.
Event day logistics
20:00 - 22:00 Registration at Race Control
03:00 Team 1 departs
03:05 Team 2 departs
06:15 Team 40 departs
16:00 - 17:00 Prize giving commences at Denstone College
18:00 Cut-off time for the course
20:00 Evening Meal
Age Requirements
There are 3 age brackets, participants can either be in the below 20 years old category, the 20 - 40 category or the 40 and above category.
Please fill out the consent form for participants under the age of 18 here: [http://www.soldier3030.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Midland-3030-Registration-Form-2023.pdfExternalLink]
Cut-off time
The cut-off time is 12 hours, or 18:00, whichever is the latter.
Any team that attempts the 30-mile course and fails to reach checkpoint 2 within 3 hours will be re-routed onto the 30 km course.
Teams should aim for an average of 2.5 miles/4km an hour.
Food will be provided for participants at the finish line.
There will be stewards on site to assess teams as they cross past their allotted checkpoints.
There is a team of trained masseuses on hand at the end of the event.
Event Rules
Participants must wear a 30kg backpack if they wish to compete in the 30:30 challenge or split the 120lbs carry weight amongst the 4-member team.
Every time a team member sustains an immobilising injury, 1 member must stay with the casualty and the remaining 2 must make contact with stewards at the nearest checkpoint.
Please follow the countryside code, this is largely common sense based. If your team damages a fence, please let the event organisers know. Please also use your common sense with farm gates.
Teams must carry 2 iPhones which enable race control to track their progress via the Find My Friends App.
Please note that a condition of starting the event is for each team to have raised at least £1,000 on behalf of the beneficiary charity DMRC Benevolent Fund. Captains of each team will be contacted by the EO to ensure that this happens.
Aid Stations
There are checkpoints at the following intervals: 2.4 miles, 2.6 miles, 2.1 miles, 4.6 miles, 5.2 miles, 3.0 miles, 5.2 miles, 5.2 miles, 4.9 miles and 4.9 miles.
On the 30k course, there are intervals at the 2.4 mile, 2.6 mile, 3.4k, 4.9k 5.2 miles, 4.9 miles and 4.9 mile gaps.
Is there a cut-off time for the Midlands 30:30?
The cut-off time is 12 hours, or 18:00, whichever is the latter.
Are there any age requirements for participants in the Midlands 30:30?
No, but for awards there are 3 age brackets, participants can either be in the below 20 years old category, the 20 - 40 category or the 40 and above category.
How much do I need to carry on my back for the Midlands 30:30?
Teams of 4 must carry 120lbs amongst them, this can be split up any way that teams decide.
What do I need to take with me to the Midlands 30:30?
Please consult the kit list but most importantly ensure that your team carries 2 iPhones with them at all times.
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