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Saturday 9th July 2016

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Saturday 13th February 2016 at 12:00
Entries Close
Sunday 19th June 2016
Entries so Far
144 Participants
Entry Fees
Attached Entry Fee   £25.00   
Unattached Entry Fee   £27.00   
Events Team Director - Anthony Corbett

The Quakers Running Club is proud to present the 2016 Lyke Wake Challenge starting from near Osmotherley (Sheepwash car park) and finishing in Ravenscar village, a total of 40+ miles.

The Challenge is held on a handicap basis based on previous run times over the Lyke Wake route and/or participant’s own estimates. All participants are expected to be fully aware of the Lyke Wake route and should complete the event in a time of twelve hours or less. (Start times, which will be advised with entry confirmation, will be somewhere between approx. 04:00 & 10:00). All participants must be 21 or over on the day to meet the requirements of the Trail Running Association Permit.

After the start there will be seven checkpoints along the course, each supplying drinks and snacks such as flapjack, biscuits and jelly sweets. One checkpoint, the Lion Inn just before halfway, will supply other food such as rice pudding and/or tinned fruit.

Participants should be aware that parts of the route are severe and remote, especially in bad weather, and therefore specific items must be carried at all times.

The Mandatory Kit list is as follows :- Suitable Map of the route, such as OS OL26/27 or Harvey North York Moors, Waterproof Jacket, Whistle, Emergency foil blanket, Minimum 300ml water/isotonic drink, Emergency food and a Fully charged mobile phone with emergency number stored (number will be provided before the day).

Further Recommended Kit includes :- Gloves, Hat or Buff, Basic First Aid kit, Headtorch (if very early starter).

NOTE: There will be a full kit check at registration on the morning – anyone without mandatory kit will not be issued their challenge number nor allowed to participate.  No exceptions – this is for your safety.  A further random kit check will take place on the course during the event and if mandatory kit is not being carried, the runner will be disqualified. 

During the event if a checkpoint marshal feels a participant is unlikely to be able to finish either safely or within the time limit the participant will be required to retire.

Entry Fees are £25 for UK Athletics/TRA Attached Entrants, £27 for Unattached Entrants. (The unattached levy going to the TRA). A TRA Permit has been issued for the event - TRA 29/16.

From each entry fee £1 is donated to Ravenscar Village Hall and a minimum of £1 each is donated to both Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and also Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Teams (who will be called upon to provide assistance in an emergency situation).         In an event we organised in 2015, over £1,100 was raised for these charities.

Once an entry has been accepted and you have received your e-mail confirmation, unfortunately no refunds or deferments will be possible – however participant substitutions will be accepted until one week before challenge day.

Participants must start at the time advised to them by e-mail. This time will be re-confirmed in a further information pack sent closer to the date of the event.

A certificate and a technical t-shirt will be given to all finishers and trophies will be presented to the first finisher of each gender, plus the fastest overall time of each gender.

Further information can be found on the relevant page of the Quakers Running Club website and the Lyke Wake Challenge Facebook group.

Please remember that the Event Director, Event Organiser, Committee and Marshals are all volunteers, giving their time to ensure that this event can take place – so please be courteous and take notice of them !

**Please note that this event is on a point to point course and unfortunately we are not able to provide transport to the start or from the finish**


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