2022 POOLEWE CHALLENGE

DATE

Saturday 13th August 2022

EVENT HQ

Poolewe Hall GR 859809           Registration, toilets/showers, food, prizegiving

ROUTES              

  • 25 miles Dundonnell to Poolewe (walking or running)

  • 13 miles Aultbea to Poolewe (walking or running)

  • 13 miles Circular from Poolewe (walking only)

  • 7 miles Circular from Poolewe (walking only) 

  • 10K Run Poolewe

Limited Mobility Routes :-   

  •  2.8 miles Poolewe – Inveran return (walking only) 

  •  1.4 miles Inveran - Poolewe (walking only)

ROUTE CHOICES

The 25 miler is a strenuous route in amazing surroundings, requiring serious fitness preparation. The 13 and 7 milers and the 10k  though less arduous, equally capture the wilderness atmosphere, and are suitable for most levels of fitness and ability.

The Limited Mobility routes are suitable for anyone who has mobility problems or a disability which prohibits them for taking part in the longer events.

Entrants may take part along with a carer if required.  In addition to the normal safety cover in place we  have manual wheelchairs available for use in an emergency and additional marshals along the route to assist as required. 

Please contact us if you require any additional information as to the suitability of these routes.

Whichever option you choose we hope the Challenge will be a wonderful experience for you and ultimately a rewarding one for our chosen charities.

ROUTE MAPS

Detailed maps of all routes are available on this website and will also be printed in our event newsletter.  We also recommend Ordnance Survey Landrager 1:50000 Sheet 19 Gairloch and Ullapool map which encompasses all the routes and includes much additional information besides.

TIMETABLE       

**25 Mile Walkers Please Note – Cut off time is 5pm at Kernsary.  This allows an approx time of 9 and a half hours to complete the whole route.  If you feel unable to complete in this time please consider entering one of the smaller events.  Anyone not at Kernsary by 5pm will be offered transport back to Poolewe or the option to continue at their own risk.  No responsibility can be taken by the organisers for entrants who decide to continue on their own.

AT FINISH

Medals, fluids, First Aid. Free massage available.
Hot and cold food served in Hall from midday until close of event for all entrants and marshals.

ENTRY DETAILS

Adults - 25 Mile Dundonnell to Poolewe walk/run    £22.50

Adults -  All other routes  £18.00

Virtual Event  £15.00

Children 12-17 yrs - all routes     £10.00

Under 12 yrs *      FOC

* Children under 12 yrs must be accompanied by a named adult who is responsible for them at all times.  No liability can be accepted by the GWC for their safety.

Pre- entry only – strictly no entry on the day

Full entry details here

Please note entry fees are non refundable.  In the event of cancellation your entry fee will be donated to our nominated charities.

RUNNING AGE LIMIT

All runners in both races must be aged minimum 18 years on the day of the event. No exceptions can be made - we are affiliated to Scottish Athletics and must abide by their rules

FUNDRAISING PLEDGE

Each GWC entrant submitting the entry form pledges to raise sponsorship. Our target is a moderate minimum of £100 per person. The average sum raised by participants in recent years has exceeded £300 per person.

The GWC is a registered Charity which means we are able to claim Gift Aid on all eligible donations.  Please help us to increase our fundraising total by asking all of your sponsors to sign the Gift Aid declaration where appropriate.

All sponsorship raised by participants will be split between our nominated charities.  We regret we are unable to allow participants to raise money for any other charities of their own choice.

Online fundraising pages can be set up on Just Giving

In addition Sponsorship Forms are available to download from our website.

We appreciate that in the current economic climate raising sponsorship is difficult however as we are primarily a fundraising event please be aware that places in subsequent years will be offered firstly to those who have met or exceeded the fundraising target.

RULES OF ENTRY

By submitting an entry form each entrant agrees to our Rules of Entry

SAFETY PROVISION

Marshals and First Aid at each checkpoint; Dundonnell Mountain Rescue; HM Coastguard; Emergency Helicopter on location throughout; Event Doctor on call.

EQUIPMENT

All walkers must carry wind/waterproof cagoule and over trousers, spare sweater, suitable footwear for rough terrain, emergency food, first aid kit.

All runners must carry wind/waterproof full body protection as specified in SAF rules. Full details in event newsletter.

Spot kit checks may be carried out at Poolewe and Corrie Hallie.  Entrants inadequately equipped will be refused entry

NEWSLETTER

All entrants will receive a pre-event newsletter in late July which will include all relevant information on all aspects of the event – route details, route maps, full timetable, equipment, sponsorship etc.

CANCELLATION

We are aware that even with the best laid plans things the unexpected can happen.

If you find you are unable to join us on 13th August as planned we would be happy to transfer you to our Virtual Event to allow you to complete a route of your own choice whenever convenient for you. 

Please contact us and we  will amend your entry accordingly.

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