Beat the Medalist VIP Rafting Experience - September
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Satisfy your thrill-seeking itch by going white water rafting at the London 2012 Olympic Course at Lee Valley. In this unique event hosted by GB gold medal-winning athletes, you'll have the chance to take on the course and see if you can beat the medalist.
White Water Rafting Session 1, White Water Rafting Session 2 and White Water Rafting Session 3
Fri, 16 Sept 2022 - Fri, 16 Sept 2022
Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Rd, Waltham Cross EN9 1AB, UK
Fri, 16 Sept 2022
White Water Rafting Session 1:11:30am |
White Water Rafting Session 2:2:00pm |
White Water Rafting Session 3:3:30pm
Here's what races are available for Beat the Medalist VIP Rafting Experience - September
White Water Rafting Session 1
White Water Rafting Session 2
White Water Rafting Session 3
This 3-hour experience will involve a meet and greet with GB gold medalists, an intensive training session from expert coaches, followed by a 80-minute white water rafting session where you'll try to beat your host - either Etienne Stott or Joe Clarke.
The session will start with insight from one of the GB athletes on their medal success. You'll get to pose for photos which will be printed and signed on a unique souvenir.
Before the rafting begins, you'll have a safety briefing and swimming practice to get you prepared for the challenge. You will be in teams of 8 going down the Olympic Course at Lee Valley to try to beat your host - either Etienne Stott or Joe Clarke.
- Exclusive Event Medal
- Signed memorabilia from host athlete
- Professional event photography
- Q&A with host athlete
- Chip-timed result
- Training session from expert coaches
- Video message from host athlete
- Presentation pack and letter
- Personalised vouchers and itineraries (emailed)
- Equipment provided
How to get there
Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Rd, Waltham Cross EN9 1AB, UKGet full directions
Lee Valley is easily accessible by car from all directions and is just a stone's throw from the M25. Take exit 26 from the M25 towards Waltham Cross.
By Public Transport
The closest rail station is Waltham Cross which has good links to London. From the station it is about a 20 minute walk to Lee Valley.
Event day logistics
11:30 Session 1 starts
14:00 Session 2 starts
15:30 Session 3 starts
*Please arrive early, allowing plenty of time to register, get your equipment prepped and warm up.
Age, Weight & Swimming Requirements
To take part in this event, you must be at least 14 years old, under 18 stone/ 115kg and be a confident swimmer.
Successful fundraisers can get their entry fee discounted down to zero, which will be organised through the event organiser (Legacy300).
There are two ways of fundraising (and acquiring bonuses to help you Beat The Medallist):
- Buy Now Auction of UK-wide sporting experiences and memorabilia: Every item sold will raise a minimum time bonus of 0.25 seconds, and will also reduce your entry fee by £25 (per item sold).
- Just Giving type page for direct donations to your chosen good cause: Every £250 raised gives you a time bonus of 0.25 seconds.
If you are fundraising for this event, then you are also aiming to beat the lap time set by the host Olympic gold medallist.
Additional guests are welcome to watch the rafting competing.
Will I receive a medal for taking part in the Beat the Medalist VIP Rafting Experience?
Yes, everyone will be awarded with an exclusive event medal by the host Olympic gold medallist.
Can anybody take part in Beat the Medalist VIP Rafting Experience?
This event is open to participants aged 14 and over, weighing below 18 stone/ 115kg and strong swimmers only.
How long will the white water rafting session last at the Beat the Medalist VIP Rafting Experience?
The white water rafting portion of the day will last approximately 80 minutes.
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