The Drop York – Winter Special

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This race combines military-style navigation and a little athleticism to make an awesome adventure. Use your finely tuned navigation techniques to find your way back home after being blindfolded and dropped at random. This is perfect for those looking for something a little different.
15 Mile and 10 Mile
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Sat, 9 Jan 2021
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York, United Kingdom
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(2 Reviews)
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Where and when
The Gillygate, 48 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, UK
Start times
Sat, 9 Jan 2021
15 Mile:
10:00am |
10 Mile:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Drop York – Winter Special
15 Mile
10 Mile
Route information
Participants will be placed on a bus, blindfolded and driven to a random location at the discretion of the driver. You will be told the number of miles (as the crow flies) from the race HQ. Racers will be dropped at 2 minute intervals from each other and will have to race back to the HQ.
There is no route - so prepare as best you can, bring shoes that will hold up on any terrain and get ready to cross rivers, canals, moors and marshes on your race back home. You are completely self-sufficient, you should not need anything but your brains and body to bring you back to HQ.
The Rules of the Race:
No Map
No Route
No Help
No Compass
What's included
  • Race entry
  • Support vehicles
  • Transport to the start location
  • Race results
How to get there
The Gillygate, 48 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, UK
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Address: The Gillygate, 48 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ
Parking: There will be plenty of parking in the town centre, but please park appropriately and according to the town's parking rules.
Public Transport: Since the race will head out from the city centre there will be plenty of public transport options available too. Both bus and train stations are less than a minute from the race HQ.
Event day logistics
08:00 - Registration opens
10:00 - Bus leaves
Please make sure you arrive with plenty of time to get registered and warmed up before taking this on.
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Friendly trail and road races based in and around West Yorkshire, everything from 5km fun runs to 150 mile ultra marathons and a whole lot more in between so wether its trail running, road running, a fun event or a big challenge, you are after you can be sure Organic Adventure has something of you.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome to meet friends and family at the finish line, but given this race has to be completed without assistance, they are not encouraged on the course. Plus runners won't have phones so won't be able to let you know where they are.
Kit List
The following items are mandatory - if participants do not appear prepared for the challenge the race organiser can refuse entry:
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Long sleeve top
  • Hat and gloves
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Foil blanket
  • Whistle
The organiser will be doing spot checks so make sure you are ready. Foil blankets and glow sticks will be available for purchase on the day.
Can children run in The Drop, Yorkshire?
No, unfortunately due to safety issues only those 18 years and older are allowed on the course.
Can teams run The Drop, Yorkshire?
Yes, you can run this as individuals or teams - just buy as many tickets as there are members of the team.
Is there any support during The Drop, Yorkshire?
No, the name of the game is to get back to HQ without any assistance.
Will there be parking available at The Drop, Yorkshire?
Yes, there will be parking available in the city centre.
2 reviews
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Did the race in 2019
Was a great laugh unfortunately was all road running and from the description I was expecting things to be a bit more rural so as advised were my trail runners which I really wish I hadn't as we did 0 trail running but other than that was a great event
Did the race in 2019
Really enjoyed "The Drop", Team OA put on a great low-frills event, just how I like it! Definitely recommend checking out this race, or some of their other events in future.
Recent Questions
Mel O'Connor
Is it advisable to wear trail or road running shoes for this event? Thanks
Stephy Dennis
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. It is advised to wear trail running shoes as you have the choice to run along trail paths, mixed terrain, over hills, moors, canals, track and road!! :)
Paul Stockdale
How many People can you have in one team??
Paul Stockdale
How many are allowed in one team??
Stephy Dennis
Hey there, just to let you know that you can do this race in teams of two or solo, just buy two tickets. All the best!
Wayne Fox Acma Cgma
Is there a cut-off time for finishing?
Stephy Dennis
Hi there! The the cut off times are; 5 Hours (10 mile) 6.30 (15 mile)! :)
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