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The Drop – Christmas Special

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Friendly atmosphere

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Using a little bit of military know how we have come up with possibly the most challenging race in the UK! You will be placed on our bus, blindfolded** and then driven to your drop location (The distances are as the crow flies) from the event centre. Here you will be released at 2 minute intervals, all you have to do is make your way back to the event centre.

Be warned now, the distances are as the crow flies.

Review summary

4.2
2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Iain B
"Really enjoyed "The Drop", Team OA put on a great low-frills event, just how I..."

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Kris W
"Was a great laugh unfortunately was all road running and from the description I..."
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How to enter the The Drop – Christmas Special

  1. 30 Mile

    Run 30mi
    £45
    Event passed
  2. 15 Mile

    Run 15mi
    £30
    Event passed
  3. 10 Mile

    Run 10mi
    £30
    Event passed

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The Drop – Christmas Special routes

You will be placed on our bus, blindfolded** and then driven to a location X miles away (as the crow flies) from the event centre. Here you will be released at 2 minute intervals, all you have to do is make your way back to the event centre.

What is the terrain?
How the heck do we know, the route is entirely your choice, hills, moors, canals, tracks and road… You decide.

No Map
No GPS
No Route
No Help
No Compass

You are fully self sufficient from the moment you leave the coach, make your own way. So run, walk or crawl your way back.

Event Details

What’s Included

Please Note: At registration you will hand over all electronic devices, phones, watches and money! In return you will be given a GPS tracker, a race number and an emergency bag*.

Catering: Hot drinks and snacks, Jacket potatoes and a whole heap of other foods are available next to the finish line. Its a bust town centre so lots of options.

What do you get:

Transport to the start location

Support vehicles out in the area to collect the... lets be clear, we wont be collecting you!

A hot meal, food & drink's etc are available at the event HQ bring some £

  1. Tracker + Live tracking so us and your friends can monitor all your progress or lack of
  2. Transport to the start location
  3. Support vehicles out in the area to collect the… lets be clear, we wont be collecting you!
    Raceday Logistics

    Times:
    Registration opens 08:00.
    Bus leaves at 10:00. 08:00 for the 30 mile.
    ​Start when we reach the start

    Drop Bag
    Please leave a drop bag at the event centre, you are welcome to find a quiet space on the floor for a few hours recovery!

    Kit List

    Mandatory kit – Mandatory Kit list regardless of the weather for all competitors, this is the minimum we will expect you to have.

    • Waterproof jacket – not a log flume poncho or super market fashion jacket, it has to have a waterproof membrane with taped seams
    • Waterproof trousers see point 1
    • Long sleeve top
    • Hat and gloves (not for August)
    • Torch and spare batteries Back light or Glowstick (advisory 10 – compulsory for the 15 and 30)
    • Foil blanket
    • Whistle

    We will be doing spot checks on the day, anyone who does not have this minimum kit or in OUR opinion is not prepared for the weather / event will NOT be starting.
    Glow sticks / Foil blankets can be purchased on the day £2.50 each

    FAQs

    Can children run?

    We are sorry but due to Child Protection and Insurance restrictions, we do not currently allow any under 18-year olds to enter our events. But keep in touch or drop us an email as this might be changing.

    Can teams run?

    Yes just buy two tickets!

    Is there any support during the race?

    No

    Questions & answers

    • P

      Paul S
      How many are allowed in one team??

      S

      Steph E
      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!
    • W

      Wayne F
      Is there a cut-off time for finishing?

      S

      Steph E
      Hi there! The the cut off times are; 5 Hours (10 mile) 6.30 (15 mile)! :)
    • M

      Mel O
      Is it advisable to wear trail or road running shoes for this event? Thanks

      S

      Steph E
      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!! :)

    The Drop – Christmas Special weather forecast

    Overcast throughout the day.

    7°C
    Predicted highs
    4°C
    Predicted lows

    Meet the organizer

    Team OA

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    Team OA
    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.

    The Drop – Christmas Special reviews (2)

    4.2 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere

    Reasons people recommend this event

    Friendly atmosphere

    Helpful volunteers

    Well organized

    • Did the 10 Mile 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 30 Mile 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.