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The 1st Wessex Chawton Challenge

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Saturday 21st May 2022

Entries Open
Saturday 1st January 2022
Entries Close
Sunday 15th May 2022
Courses
20mi; 30mi
Entry Fees
LDWA Member   £16.00   
Non Member   £22.00   
Contact
Patrick Fleming

EVENT: A challenge event for walkers and runners in the heart of Hampshire with a choice of routes: 30 miles in 10 hours or 20 miles in 8 hours, starting from Chawton House Barn.

  • The 30-mile route goes to East Worldham before it turns south to Selborne, Shoulder of Mutton Hill and Steep before turning north via Colemore and East Tisted back to Chawton.
  • The 20-mile route follows the same route as far as Empshott Green where it turns west to re-join the 30-mile route at Lodge Farm and north back to Chawton.
  • Refreshments available at selected checkpoints. Hot food at the finish for all entrants.  (Bring your own mug for use at the designated refreshment stops)
  • Full route information will be available on the Wessex website 5 days prior to the event in both pdf map and gpx file formats.

START & FINISH: The Barn, Chawton House, GU34 1SJ Grid Ref: SU 70662 36891

Parking: 200 spaces at Chawton House Barn exclusive to entrants.

Start & Registration Times: please do not register ahead of these times if registration is busy, thank-you.

Start 30-mile walkers at 7:30, registration opens 6:15

Start 20-mile walkers at 8:00, registration opens 7:00

Start 30 & 20-Mile runners at 9:00, registration opens 8:00

SAFETY: All entrants must follow the route provided checking in at all checkpoints. All retirees must inform an event official. Event Marshals are authorised to retire anyone failing to comply with the event rules or who in their opinion is unfit to continue or unable to complete within the set time limit. Checkpoint closure times will be enforced and late arrivals will be retired from the event and transported back to the finish. 

EQUIPMENT: All entrants should wear or carry waterproof clothing and be appropriately dressed for walking or running. You must carry with you a suitable map, (electronic versions are acceptable), or a GPS device with the route uploaded. Bring your own mug for use at the designated refreshment stops.

ENTRIES: Under 18’s restricted to the 20-mile route and must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. No entries on the Day.

GENERAL INFORMATION: No dogs allowed, except Assistance dogs.

COVID 19:  All information provided is provisional and subject to change based on the appropriate UK Government’s guidelines.  Last-minute alterations may be necessary to comply with changes to Covid regulations.

NOTE: Check the Wessex website for up-to-date information and the latest releases.


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