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Saturday 13th July 2019

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Saturday 26th January 2019 at 11:00
Entries Close
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Entries so Far
157 Participants
Entry Fees

£30 for UK Athletics/TRA Affiliated Entrants
£32 for Unaffiliated Entrants.

Event Organiser - Anthony Corbett

The Quakers Running Club is proud to present the 2019 Lyke Wake Challenge, starting from near Osmotherley (Sheepwash car park, top of Cod Beck reservoir) and finishing in Ravenscar village in the Raven Hall Hotel grounds. 

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 classic Lyke Wake route and the maximum handicap time allowed to complete the event is twelve hours. (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 crisps, biscuits and jelly sweets. One checkpoint, the Lion Inn just before halfway, will supply other food such as rice pudding and/or tinned fruit.  In line with a lot of similar events, in order to reduce waste, we have decided that plastic cups will not be provided at the checkpoints. A drinks container will therefore be added to your mandatory kit list for this year. (This could be for example a plastic cup, race vest flask or rucksack bladder).

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

The Mandatory Kit list is as follows :- Suitable Map of the route e.g. OS OL26/27 or Harvey North York Moors (Electronic map not acceptable), Waterproof Jacket, Whistle, Emergency foil blanket, Minimum 300ml water/isotonic drink, Drink container for checkpoints, 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 and Suncream.

NOTE: There will be a full kit check at registration on the morning – anyone without all 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. A cut-off time will be enforced at Ellerbeck checkpoint - this will be advised near the event date taking into account the likely course conditions and weather forecast.

Entry Fees are £30 for UK Athletics/TRA Attached Entrants, £32 for Unattached Entrants. (The unattached levy going to the TRA). A Trail Running Association Permit will be in place for the event.

From each entry fee £1 is donated to Ravenscar Village Hall and a minimum of £2 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). Since QRC took on the event, we have donated almost £3,000 to each rescue team plus £500 to Ravenscar Village Hall and amounts to other charities, totalling over £8,000 !

Please note that once an entry has been made and you have received your e-mail confirmation, unfortunately no refunds or deferments will be possible – however participant substitutions may be accepted until two weeks before challenge day upon request.

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

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

Further information will soon be available on the relevant page of the Quakers Running Club website and the Lyke Wake Challenge Facebook group - where discussions often appear.

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. Limited parking at the start area. It is advisable to consider your transport solutions before entering.**

Entry Limit - 175

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