King Offa's Dyke Race

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Eventbrite - King Offa's Dyke Race / The Mercian Challenge
There are two race distances to choose from.  As in 2016, we have priced the event at one third of the price of similar National Trail events, reflecting the Beyond Marathon policy to give you our best value for money.  We  don’t compromisedon the quality, or your safety in the organisation, logistics and planning of this challenging event. We believe this approach is fairly reflected in the entry prices. We have changed the entry and refund policy, due to late withdrawals in the 2016 edition.

Small Coin

King Offa’s Dyke Race

Entry into the full 185 mile King Offa’s Dyke race costs £285

  • £50 payable on entry to the race. Note; this non-refundable to deter panic buying of entries by people who subsequently withdraw, realising they have bitten off more than they can chew!
  • £235 payable via BACS. If you want to pay via Paypal, that incurs at an extra 3.5%.
  • You can setup a standing order and pay over £58.75 over 4 months. If any payments are missed you will be refunded automatically, less the £50 deposit.

Entry includes the following:

  • New: reduced, 90 hour time limit (2.05 mph average)
  • 10 indoor checkpoints (1 outdoor checkpoint – campsite). All with experienced volunteers
  • All food and drink for the duration of the event (including hot food at virtually all checkpoints)
  • Comprehensive paramedic support across the course by Ultramedix
  • Live GPS tracking – by RaceDrone
  • High quality technical fabric commemorative race shirt
  • Award Trophy to all finishers
  • Event fully insured
  • Meal, shower and changing facilities at the finish in Prestatyn
  • Drop bag and end bag transport
  • Comprehensive participant guide, emailed one month before the event
  • Experienced Race Directors of over 25 acclaimed and respected ultra events in the last 5 years

 

The Mercian Challenge

The Mercian Challenge

Entry into the 100 mile Offa’s Dyke Mercian Challenge race costs £145

  • £50 payable on entry to the race. Note; this non-refundable to deter panic buying of entries by people who subsequently withdraw, realising they have bitten off more than they can chew!
  • £95 payable via BACS. Payment via Paypal incurs at an extra 3.5%
  • You can setup a standing order and pay over two further months (£50, then £45) If any payments are missed you will be refunded automatically, less the £50 deposit
    • 42 hour time limit (average speed 2.35 mph)
    • 5 indoor checkpoints with experienced volunteers
    • Food and drink (including food at virtually all CPs). 
    • Live GPS tracking – by RaceDrone
    • High quality technical fabric commemorative race shirt
    • Award medal to all finishers
    • Event fully insured
    • Comprehensive paramedic support across the course by Ultramedix
    • Meal at the 100 mile finish in Montgomery
    • Drop bag and end bag transport
    • Comprehensive participant guide, emailed one month before the event.
    • Experienced Race Directors of over 25 acclaimed and respected ultra events in the last 5 years

Refund Policy: Because of the extreme nature of this event, it is very difficult to find replacements from wait list in the last few months for late withdrawals, so our refund policy will be strict

  • You can sell your place privately at any time up to 2 weeks before the event. There is no admin fee to change the name of the runner
  • Withdraw or defer more than 3 months before the race and you will lose only your original £50 deposit
  • Withdraw or defer between 3 months and 1 month before the race and you will lose half of your entry fee (you are advised to sell your place privately)
  • No withdrawals or deferrals inside the last month (you are advised to sell your place privately)

Eventbrite - King Offa's Dyke Race / The Mercian Challenge