How far is the race?
You decide! The 6.6-mile off-road loop means your race can be just over 10k or even over 60k. You decide how many laps you're going to do on the day within the 6-hour time limit***. If you're looking to cover a marathon distance you'll need to complete 4 laps (26.4 miles) and a half marathon will be 2 laps (13.2 miles). The course is relatively flat, the ground is good and despite the time of year should be easily passable for road trainers - although they might get a bit grubby if its wet!
*** Unlike in our other events we would request you start your last lap before the 5hr mark (2pm) - given the 6.6mile lap if someone start their lap after this we could be there when it is dark. This isn't a hard deadline (if you've been doing 45minute laps for example!) but we would appreciate the last runner to be back before 4pm to allow us to get off site as agreed with the landowners.
No entries on the day
There is a strict entry limit. Once the event gets down to the last places we'll endeavor to make people aware through social media and emails (join the mailing list here
). Once the event is full a waiting list will be created. This will be available through the normal entry site.
have to pay to park (£3.00 at the time of writing). This money goes directly to the country park, it's a great space that needs money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world!
The majority of the course is over crushed stone with some small sections on wooded trail and tarmac. Road shoes should be suitable but 'racers' probably wont be very comfortable given the stone paths. If the weather is very wet leading up to the event puddles might form but there shouldn't be muddy obstacles.
Is it cupless?
Yes. Please read our page on cupless
events if you haven't experienced it before. It's obviously good for the environment to reduce plastic use and general waste. Yes, you wont break a world record having to stop to fill a bottle of water or carry a hydration pack but over a marathon distance it would probably add less than a minute to your time. We will have water, isotonic drinks, tea and coffee and real Coca Cola for you, but to be clear - we wont supply disposable cups for drinks.
If you'd like to purchase a foldable cup you can purchase on with your entry, at our merchandise store and on race day at the event.
Why is it called the Yeti Challenge?
No real reason to be honest! We thought we could make some nice yeti themed medals and it links in nicely to our other mythical beast event the Bigfoot Challenge
earlier in the year. If you want to dress up as a hairy beast feel free to. Or maybe don't have a shave in the morning!
Permission for this event has been obtained from Anglian Water and Northamptonshire County Council
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Frequently asked questions
If your question hasn't been answered or if you are still unsure of anything please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
where we'll do our best to help.