Wye Valley Challenge

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Take on the dramatic landscape straddling the England & Wales border - an area of outstanding natural beauty. A Chepstow start then through woodlands and the limestone cliffs of the Wye gorge, with the magical twisting riverside path passing Tintern Abbey enroute to Ross-on-Wye at half way. You'll climb Capler Hill to the Iron Age fort, and traverse above the river before Hereford's cathedral comes into view, and a welcome finish line after an amazing 100km journey with full support and the best hospitality all the way.
It's Your Challenge - Your Way.
It will be fun, rewarding, and absolutely achievable with some training, determination and spirit! Join us and 2,000 other adventurers for an unforgettable weekend in this stunning British countryside, and push yourself further in 2018!
Join us for an unforgettable weekend - get in shape and push yourself further in 2018.
Key Partner Charities:
Alzheimer's Society
Breast Cancer Now
Cancer Research UK
CLIC Sargent
Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
Help for Heroes
Macmillan Cancer Support
Parkinson's UK
Full 100k (Continuous), Full 100k (over 2 Days), 50km - 1st Half, and 2 more
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Sat, 11 Aug 2018 - Sun, 12 Aug 2018
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Coleford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Unnamed Road, Coleford GL16 7NZ, UK
Start times
Saturday, 11 Aug 2018
Full 100k (Continuous): TBCFull 100k (over 2 Days): TBC50km - 1st Half: TBC25km - 1st Quarter: TBC
Sunday, 12 Aug 2018
50km - 2nd Half: TBC
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Wye Valley Challenge
Full 100k (Continuous)
£60 - £185
Full 100k (over 2 Days)
£60 - £185
50km - 1st Half
£45 - £125
50km - 2nd Half
£45 - £125
Route information

The 100km Route ~1430m ascent

Stage 1 – Chepstow to Monmouth

Leg distance: ~24km     Total distance: ~24km     Ascent: ~520m

 Start: Chepstow – Bishton Farm, Chepstow, NP16 7LG  0km
 Major Rest Stop 1: Monmouth ~24km

Stage 2 – Monmouth to Ross-on-Wye

Leg distance: ~31km     Total distance: ~55km     Ascent: ~480m

Start: Monmouth – Monmouth Showground, Redbrook Road, NP25 4LG ~24km

Major Rest Stop 2: Ross ~55km

Stage 3 – Ross-on-Wye to Hoarwithy

Leg distance: ~18km     Total distance: ~73km     Ascent: ~200m

Start: Ross-on-Wye – Ross Sports Club, Wilton Road, HR9 6AD  ~55km

Major Rest Stop 3: Hoarwithy ~73km

Stage 4 – Hoarwithy to Hereford

Leg distance: ~27km     Total distance: 100km     Ascent: ~230m

 Start: Hoarwithy – Tresseck Campsite, Hoarwithy, HR2 6QH ~73km

The Finish: Hereford – Hereford Racecourse, Roman Road, HR4 9QU 100km

Note: There may be route changes, which might affect Rest Stop locations & stage distances.
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What's included
You must pay an initial registration fee to sign up to the challenge – the fee is paid per person and secures your place on the challenge, you are also committing to fundraise a minimum pledge for your chosen charity – 50% of which is due to be with your charity 6 weeks prior to the challenge.
If you are fundraising for a Charity Partner (see Charities page) – you will recieve 25% off your registration fee!
  • Full Challenge – £80  + £425 fundraising pledge
  • Half Challenge – £60 + £275 fundraising pledge
  • Quarter Challenge – £40 + £175 fundraising pledge
Self-funding costs are:
  • Full Challenge – £185
  • Half Challenge – £125
  • Quarter Challenge – £75
How to get there
Unnamed Road, Coleford GL16 7NZ, UK
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s included?
Food/drink, main meals at 50km, 80km & 100km – & energy snacks stops (all rest stops) en routeEvent pack – timing chip, hi-vis, energy productsFull event support – marshals, support walkersFully signed route, route mapAerobic warm up at the startManned Check points approx. every 12 – 13 kmSnack / drink stops and hot meal rest stopsDoctors and event medics at rest stopsGrouped walkers &
leaders for the night stagesShuttle service for retirees at rest stops from 50km onwardsHow old do I need to be?
On the date of the event you must be:Full Challenge – 18 years old (16-17 years old with a parent)Half Challenge – 16 years old (With an adult)Quarter Challenge – 14 years old (with an adult)All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
What about food and nutrition?
Food and drink is fully included in your registration fee! Approximately every 12-13 km there are manned checkpoints and replenishment stops where water, energy drinks, teas, coffee, cake, crisps, and many more energy snacks are provided!The first major rest-stop is a bring your own picnic lunch at ~25km then main hot meals are served by our specialist catering team at ~50km, ~75km, and a celebratory breakfast/lunch/brunch as you cross the finish line!The event catering will be mixed, varied, delicious and plentiful, with calorific intake a priority.At the finish there will be a celebratory hot brunch/lunch available to all participants (supporters are charged a nominal fee – bookable in advance).For runners – there will be an extra supply of energy products available throughout the event.Massage facilities from 50km onwardsRunners – Extra supplies of energy bars and gels along routeRunners – FREE Baggage service at the 50km mid way point and onto finish, or from start to finish.Finish line celebrations (fizz!) & mealA finishers pack – with a 2018 Challenger medal and T-shirtWelcomed in by your friends, family and supporters!Shuttle buses from finish to nearest mainline station.
How do we find our way along the route?
You will receive a route map at event registration marked with rest-stops, hazards and distances. The route will also be clearly and fully signed with pink directional arrows and the night time stages will be supplemented with reflective tape and glow sticks – meaning you never have to worry about finding your way and you can just concentrate on the Challenge!
Can I bring my dog on the challenge?
No – unfortunately we do not allow dogs to take part in the challenge as we cannot cater for them along the route and can be difficult to manage on the challenge. We do however think dogs make for great training companions.
How can we sign up as a team?
All teams entering need to be set up by a ‘team captain’ – this is the first team member who signs up to the challenge and creates the team. Then the additional team members can sign up by stating the team they wish to join and their team captain’s name.There is no limit to the number of participants you can have in a team – however we recommend that everyone is of the same fitness level and pace.
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