The Drop Manchester - October

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The Drop Manchester - October
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This event takes a different approach to racing. By blind-folding participants and stripping them of their phones and wallets then releasing them in an unknown part of the countryside only to race their way back to HQ before their competitors. Come for the adventure and a new take on running.
10M and 15M
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Sat 10th Oct 2020
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
133 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WR, UK
Start times
Sat 10th Oct 2020
10:00am |
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Drop Manchester - October
Route information
There is no course, no guidelines nor suggestions on how to get back to HQ. Be prepared for river crossings, stream-jumping, wading through marshlands and running on moors - or stick to the roads and try to navigate that way. The idea of this event is to throw yourself into an unfamiliar position and find your way out without any assistance - just your brains and your body.
Participants can choose either the 10 mile or the 15 mile route options, but bear in mind those distances are 'as the crow flies' so if you get lost on the way back you could be running more like 20 miles.
The Rules:
1. No phone
2. No wallet
3. No GPS
4. No outside help
What's included
  • Race entry
  • Transport to the start
  • Blind-fold or black-out goggles
  • Prizes for top performers (M/F)
How to get there
133 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WR, UK
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Address: Up & Running, 133 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WR, UK
Parking: There is parking available in the city centre, but please abide by local restrictions and regulations.
Railway: Manchester Piccadilly Train Station is a 6 minute walk from Race HQ
Bus: The nearest bus station is Manchester Central Bus Station a 4 minute walk from Race HQ.
Event day logistics
09:00 - Registration
10:00 - Race start
Please make sure you arrive with enough time to get parked, registered and sufficiently warmed up before donning your blind-folding and tackling this challenge.
Spectator Info
Spectators are encouraged to get down to this event and meet participants at the finish line. Please note that this event is designed for no assistance and spectators will not be able to be in contact with participants.
Will there be any support on The Drop, Manchester?
No, thats the point. There is no support after you have been dropped at the starting location. You will have a sealed emergency bag in case - but if the seal is broken then you will be disqualified.
Will there be race results of The Drop, Manchester, and how do I find them?
Yes, if you finish the race then your results will be published online within 2 hours of the race ending.
Will I be dropped off with anyone else at The Drop, Manchester?
Only your teammates if you have signed up to be in a team. Otherwise participants are dropped at 2 minute intervals to each other and must find their way back by themselves.
What are the rules of The Drop, Manchester?
No phones, no money and no assistance. You are given emergency items in a sealed bag in case you really need them, but you will be disqualified if the seal is broken.
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