FAQs

Where is the Race Manual?

Here is the Race Manual – www.something-wild.co.uk/RACEMANUAL

Is there a charge for children?

To book a place for your child for camping and/or forest school, please register for a race on our Festival Booking page.

For the kids races, you have to register your child and pay a small entry fee.

When and where is registration?

Registration for the upcoming events will be open on Friday from 6pm to 9pm, on Saturday from 7am to 9am and on Sunday from 8am until 9am (5K, 10K and Kids Races only).

The registration office is located at the cow shed and will be marked on the festival site.

Can I alter my registration between races on the same day?

Yes, you can be transferred if space is available. There is no partial refund if you are transferring to a shorter race. You will need to pay the difference if you are transferring to a longer race.

Can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?

Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds. You can now defer your race entry up to 7 days before the race for a charge of £7. This will give you a code worth the full price of your entry and valid for 12 months for any of our races. This code can also be passed on if you find someone who wants to take your place.

Or we offer FREE deferrals plus expenses to people who volunteer to help marshal at one of our races. You’ll find the instructions for deferring your entry at the link below – support.chronotrack.com/hc/en-us/articles/204834280

Will the race be timed?

All our races will be chip timed using NFC chips working with our registration and timing provider www.webscorer.com.

Results will be available on the day and also on our website within a few hours. There is also a free results app for iPhone and Android. Just search for “Webscorer” in the Apps Store/Play Store.

Are there age group prizes?

We have some great prizes provided by our sponsors. The organisers reserve the right to reduce or exclude prizes if there are insufficient entries in a particular category. There is a “one prize per person” rule, so if the first overall finisher is a vet he/she will only receive the overall prize and the 1st vet prize will go to the first eligible vet.

Can I walk the race routes?

For the ultra marathon and the marathon, you will need to run the majority of the time to stay inside the time limits. However, there is no reason why you should not walk up some of the steepest uphill sections.

For the half marathon and the shorter distances, we are allowing people to walk the whole way.

What are the cut off times for each race?

The cut off times are:

  • ultra marathon: 10 hours
  • marathon: 7 hours
  • half marathon: 3.30 hours
  • 5K and 10K: 2 hours

Do you provide a kit list?

Yes, see our Race Manual for the full kit list.

What happens in the event of very bad weather?

The organisers reserve the right to change, shorten or even cancel the races  in the event of extreme bad weather.

Can I run with my dog?

Our races are run under Trail Running Association Rules (part of England Athletics). Unfortunately their rules and therefore their insurance does not cover dogs taking part in races.

What kids races are you offering?

There are two kids races on Sunday morning: a 1K (3-7 years) and a 2K (8-11 years) race.

Older children are welcome to join the 5K (12+ years) and 10K (16+ years) races on Sunday morning.

What else is there for children to do?

Apart from the kids races, there will be a guided wild swim, a forest school, a bouncy castle and an amazing natural playground for children (and their parents as well!).

When is the guided wild swim happening?

There is a guided wild swim at 6pm on Friday evening. We will meet at the cow shed and walk to a secret spot (~20 minutes from the campsite).

What is the Speakers’ Evening?

See our Speakers’ Evening page.

Is there catering on site?

Yes, we will have delicious foods and drinks from local caterers on site. See Festival Food page for more info.
Please note that this year, food will be provided on a cash basis (we have reduced the festival ticket price accordingly).

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

See our Festival Food page for an overview of the catering provided. If you have any special dietary requirements and if you are not sure if they are covered, feel free to contact us in advance.

Do I have to camp?

No, you don’t. You can book a place for a race without camping and then book your own accommodation nearby (or return home if you’re local).

For nearby accomodation options, please have a look at the festival overview.

Are camper vans & caravans allowed?

Yes, we do have limited space for camping vans and caravans (but there are no hookups). The charge is the same as for camping.

Who are the organisers?

Ceri Rees and Ben Tisdall are the organisers. Ceri Rees, a mountain leader, journalist and guide is founder of www.wildrunning.co.uk. Ben & Ceri are also organisers of the Wild Night Run Series, see www.wildnightrun.co.uk

Are there GPXs of the files available?

Yes they are all available as a zip file which you can download at the page below.

www.something-wild.co.uk/gpx-files-something-wild-run-routes/