A COVID secure event
What can I expect from an Always Aim High COVID secure Event?
In order to deliver a COVID secure event, we will be adhering to the relevant guidance from our National Governing Bodies as well as the Welsh Assembly Government.
Where can I find the Terms and Conditions?
I am no longer able to take part. What are my options?
If you are no longer able to take part in an event we have two transfer options; transfer to another competitor, or transfer to another event. Transfers must happen at least ONE calendar month prior to the event. Please see our full Terms and Conditions for further details.
Is there a minimum age to take part in this event?
The minimum age may vary for each race distance due to the National Governing Body guidelines. Please select the distance from the event page to find specific Minimum Age requirements along with other race information.
Do you have a waiting list?
We do not keep a waiting list for our events. If participants are no longer able to attend the event and are looking to sell their entry we advise them to post on our Facebook Page.
Do you offer charity places?
We work very closely with a number of charities to support their fundraising. If you are a charitable organisation, please contact us for further information.
If you are an individual looking to take part in a charity place, please contact us for a list of our current charity partners offering places.
I have a disability can I still participate?
We are keen to make our events as accessible and inclusive as possible, however, due to the location of some of our events and the course terrain there may be limitations. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements and how we could support you.
When will I receive my Final Instructions?
Your Final Instructions will be sent out to you at least 10 days before the event. These instructions include all the detailed information you will need about the event and your specific race including confirmed timings.
When/how will I receive my race pack?
Race packs will be picked up from registration at the event village prior to the race start. Registration times are published on your race page.
What is in my race pack?
- Timing chip – must be secured to your ankle with the Velcro strap provided and returned to the organisers at the finish line. There is a £45 charge for lost or non-returned timing chips.
- Race number bib – This must be fastened to your front. Final Instructions are printed on the reverse.
- Respite security wristband – Must be worn at all times to access the respite areas before, during and after the race.
What are the race rules?
Our events are run under UK Athletics Rules
Is there any compulsory kit?
You must carry compulsory kit. The list can be found on the race page. This kit is for your safety due to the often unpredictable and quickly changing mountain conditions and isolated nature of the route. Spot checks will be in place and anybody found without the required kit will not be allowed to race.
Do you have cut off times?
There are no cut off times in this event. The challenge is to complete as many ascents and descents as possible within the 24 hour period. If a runner begins a lap but does not complete it within the 24 hour period, it will NOT count towards the total for that runner or team.
Do you provide nutrition?
Yes. Water, energy drinks and gels are available at drink stations. Please see online route maps for approximate feed station locations. The most up to date information will be detailed in your final instructions.
Can I use walking poles?
You are permitted to carry and use walking poles if you wish to.
Can I use headphones?
The use of bone conduction headphones is permitted. Use of any other headphones is prohibited. This ruling is at the Race Directors discretion in line with UKA rules due to runners needing to pass on single track trails.
Where can I park?
Parking information is included in your Final Instructions which will be emailed to you at least 10 days prior to event. Please be considerate to the local residents when parking and use pay and display carparks where possible.
Is there any live tracking?
Live tracking is provided by our timing partners TDL. To access the live tracker, download the app or access their website using the link that will be in your final instructions.
What can my family do?
Our event village is family friendly and all our events are held in locations with lots on offer for families. We pride ourselves on creating a great atmosphere for spectators who can track the person they are supporting using an app so they don't miss them at key points.
Where can I find my event photographs?
If you purchased a photograph package you should have received an email with a reference number and information on how to find and download your images. Photos taken on the day and available for purchase can be viewed at Mel Parry Photography.
Can I fundraise for charity?
We have a number of charities that we support as a company, but you are welcome to take part and raise money for a charity that is close to your heart.
Any bucket collections at our events must be authorised by the local authority where the event is taking place. It is the responsibility of the fundraiser to contact the local authority, put in an application and gain authorisation. We are unable to do this on your behalf.
I have a question that isn’t answered in the FAQs, how can I contact you?
Please email us at email@example.com , alternatively you can call us on 01248 723 553