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The Drop - York

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Think you can survive on your own? Then come out to York and see for yourself. With 10M, 15M and 30M options, The Drop has something for everyone. You have no phone, no money and no assistance - and you have to find your way back to HQ.

How to enter the The Drop - York

  1. 30 Mile

    Run 30mi
    £45
    Event passed
  2. 15M

    Run 15mi
    £30
    Event passed
  3. 10M

    Run 10mi
    £30
    Event passed

The Drop - York routes

What course? There is no single, plotted route for participants to make their way home. Thats the beauty of this event. Participants are blind-folded and dropped off at 2-minute intervals through the countryside.

There are 3 race distances (10M, 15M and 30M) but be warned these are measured "as the crow flies", in other words 15 miles in a straight line back to HQ could end up being 20 miles if you get lost.

There aren't many rules, but they are important:

1. No phones

2. No maps

3. No money

4. No GPS or navigation assistance

Participants will be given a sealed emergency bag to use in case they are genuinely in trouble. This will contain a phone, money and GPS. However, if the seal is broken when you return back to HQ you will be disqualified.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Race entry
  • Transport to the starting location
  • Blind-fold
  • Prizes for top performers (M/F)
Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

07:00 - Registration Opens

08:00 - 30M Start

10:00 - 10M & 15M Start

Please make sure to arrive with plenty of time to get parked, registered and warmed up before you don your blindfold and take on this awesome challenge.

Kit List

There is a mandatory kit list regardless of weather that all competitors should ensure they have. If racers do not appear prepared the organisers have the right to refuse them entry:

1. Waterproof jacket & trousers

2. Long sleeve top

3. Hat and gloves

4. Torch with spare batteries or glow sticks

5. Foil blanket

6. Whistle

Please note that the organiser will be doing spot checks on the day, and glow sticks and foil blankets will be available for purchase for £2.50 each.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome to join at the end of the event, but the point of this race is to get participants outside of their comfort zone and out of reach. There are no phones allowed so it will be difficult (impossible) to coordinate with racers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be any support on The Drop, York?
No, thats the point. There is no support after you have been dropped at the starting location.
Will there be race results of The Drop, York, 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, York?
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, York?
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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The Drop - York weather forecast

Possible drizzle in the morning.

18°C
Predicted highs
13°C
Predicted lows
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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 19mph

Meet the organizer

Team OA

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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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