The Dalbeattie Hardrock Challenge, Junior event is a Run and Mountain Bike Duathlon. This event is organised by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, the Hardrock Challenge Team, part of Dalbeattie Community Initiative.
The course will start and finish at the Richorn Trailhead, Dalbeattie Forest, part of the 7Stanes Trail.
There are two course routes, 8-9years and 10-11years who compete over a 1k run and a 3km bike section; 12-13years and 14-15years compete over a 3km run and an 8km bike section (All distances are approximate).
Competitors can enter as an individual and do both the run and the bike sections or in a team of one runner and one biker. A team entry must have both competitors in the same age group; either 8-11yrs or 12-15yrs.
On the 8-11yr old's category, the race's are split into,
1st race 8-9yrs Individuals
2nd race 10-11yrs Individuals
3rd race 8-11yrs Teams
In the 12-15yr old 's category, the race's are split into,
4th race 12-15yrs Individuals
5th race 12-15yrs Teams
Please note: This may vary slightly on the day depending on the number of participants in each category.
The First race will start at 11am, with the next race starting as soon as the previous race is finished
Registration opens at 9am and closes at 10.30am. All competitors for ALL RACES must be registered before 10.30am.
Information on racking the bikes in transition will be given on the day.
Entry fee is: £5.00 Individual, £10.00 per Team.
Each finisher will receive a Junior Hardrock Challenge medal. Gold, Silver, Bronze medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
You must be over 18 to register on the system and make an entry on behalf of a rider.
The Mountain Bike Stage of the Junior Hardrock Challenge will take place over Blue and Red Graded Trails. Suitable for Mountain Bikes or Hybrid bikes.
Competitors must provide their own trail worthy bikes and must be wearing a helmet when competing. No Helmet, No Start.
Event Access and Parking changes
These changes are permanent and are required by the landowners to respect the occupiers of the “Dalbeattie Forest Lodges”, which are hired out at considerable expense!
The big change is that no vehicle or foot traffic will be permitted on the road past the chalets! The two fields will still be used for parking, but access to the trailhead will be via the field on the right, through the metal gate to the hardstanding area!
This means more vehicle access now has to come through the trailhead and gate beside the toilet block! To increase safe vehicle movement much of the support infrastructure will also need to move into the extended hardstanding area!
There will be extra signage and marshalling to support this vital change!
We ask everyone to comply with these arrangements as the landowners have made it clear that the future of the event could be compromised if these are not respected!!!
In the event you (participant) would like to cancel your entry fees will be refunded as follows: 75% refund will be given if cancellation is more than 1 month prior to the race date (less SI fees), within 1 month to 14 days prior to race date 50% refund (less any SI fees), within 2 weeks prior to race date – no refund. In the event we (the organiser) has to cancel the event you will be contacted via email and a refund will be offered.
This event offers the option to purchase upgraded refundable terms, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.