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Dalbeattie Hardrock Challenge - Sunday 7th October 2018

Dalbeattie Hardrock Challenge
Entries Open
Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Entries Close
Sunday 30th September 2018
Entries so Far
7 Entries
Entry Fees
All charges for this event will be made in Pounds Sterling
Individual (per person)   £18.00   
Pair (per team)   £36.00   

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The Event

The Hardrock Challenge is an alternative marathon!

The Dalbeattie Hardrock Challenge is a 26 mile Duathlon which takes place entirely in Dalbeattie Forest, Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland. The course consists of a challenging 10 mile run held on rough forest roads and a 16 mile MTB section, the majority of which follows the 7stanes Red Grade Hardrock Trail.  The 10 mile run is tougher than an equivalent road run. The 16 mile bike section is over is over the toughest of the 7 Stanes red routes. The real challenge is in combining both disciplines.  We respectfully ask that entrants have a realistic expectation of their time. Please do not enter on a whim unless you are a genetically gifted natural athlete? For most a fair degree of FITNESS and TRAINING will be required.

The event start, bike change over and finish will be at the Richorn Trailhead Car Park, part of the 7stanes Mountain Bike Project. Run and bike routes will be signed and marshaled, supported by radio coverage and mobile first aid and rescue units. 

We cannot consolidate times, clear the trailhead, secure the trailer and get to the prize-giving until all competitors have been accounted for. Many entrants travel a considerable distance, so we have to be fair to them as well as the marshals and other volunteers who spend a lot of time out in the forest.  Therefore we have to implement a cut-off time to allow the day to progress as planned, as nearly all similar events do. This will inevitably impact on the Bike section and most likely on individuals.

Anyone unlikely to finish in under 4 1/4 hours (15.15 hours) will have to be withdrawn and returned to the trailhead!!! Realistically this means that everyone must be at "Jacob`s Ladder" (just over 10 miles on bike) by 14.30hours. They will be offered a lift back on the quad bike or make their own way in at own risk with no time recorded. Anyone who declines the lift back to the trailhead will have to be charged £25 for non-return of the chip.  All finishers must return their chip as soon as they finish for time recording. No chip means no recorded time.  Please read and understand the foregoing information, as we do not want to have to do this but time scales can only be stretched so far.

Also, there have been enquiries about electric bikes. Only conventional bikes will be accepted.

Event Facilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             At the trailhead area - this includes car parking in nearby field, at a charge of £2 to support the Explorer Scouts, hot showers(small charge), an excellent catering van and another cafe nearby. Then there is 'Mac the Voice' , our professional MC, keeping everyone at the trailhead informed and entertained. 

The Organisers
This event is being run under the auspices of the Dalbeattie Community Initiative, and organised by a group of enthusiastic volunteers.

Entry Fee
£18.00 per individual, £36 per team
(A team consists of 1 runner and 1 biker)

Entrants must be 16 and over. 

Entries on the day are not accepted.

Registration opens at 9am and closes at 10.30am. The race starts at 11.00. Bikes MUST be racked before the race commences at 11am.

Refund policy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Entry fees will be refunded as follows:  up to 1 month prior to race date 75% refund (less any SI fees), up to 2 weeks prior to race date 50% refund (less any SI fees), after 2 weeks prior to race date - no refund.

All enquiries regarding entries to Event Organiser Dalbeattie Community Initiative
Email: info71.dci@gmail.com
Telephone: 01556 612518


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