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Welcome to the Questars Adventure Race Series

Questars Adventure Races

Welcome to Questars - The Adventure Race Series

Questars adventure races involve trail running, mountain biking and the option to do some kayaking.

Questars bring you the very best of adrenalin filled adventure racing, in some of the most spectacular locations in the UK. Questars appeal to everyone from beginners to experienced adventure racers alike.

Adventure Racing is one of the fastest growing adventure sports - enter a team and get involved today...



QUESTars Notice Board

Purbeck, Dorset

Update 01 April 2010 - Please note: this race is now fully booked.

If you'd like to be added to the waiting list send Quest your details via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll contact you if places become available.

Background :

Known as Q2 The Quest Challenge this new weekend event is based in the wonderful Purbeck area of Dorset and will include an event campsite at the event base.

Like the one day Questars, Q2 The Quest Challenge is designed to appeal to all comers from complete novices to the most experienced adventure racers. There'll be a great deal of choice as to the distances and routes taken to enable everyone to set their own level of challenge. There’ll be rest and recovery time between the various parts that will comprise this multi stage event. 

Expect some novel innovations, new formats and challenges. These will be combined with some great mountain biking, trail running and kayaking over some tremendous terrain offering great variety and views.

Quest is greatly looking forwards to creating Q2 The Quest Challenge. This new event format will appeal to adventure racers of all levels and to corporate teams looking for a fresh challenge.

Event base & facilities :

Q2 The Quest Challenge is based at Burnbake, Rempstone, Corfe Castle

BH20 5JH in the wonderful Isle of Purbeck in deepest Dorset.

The event base and camp site is adjacent to a permanent campsite that offers showers, washing facilities, toilets and a shop. Its ideally located in a remote corner of Purbeck and affords direct access into some great forest and heathland terrain. The chalk and limestone ridges are closeby as is Poole Harbour.

You don't have to camp if you don't wish to. There are lots of altenative accommodation options locally - see below.

Catering will be on site to provide participants with meals, drinks and refreshments throughout the weekend. 

Provisional event timings : 

Friday : Event base and campsite opens at 1800. Team Registration 1900 - 2200

Saturday : Those not camping arrive in time for Team Registration between 0800 and 0930

Event Briefing 1000 - 1020

Stage 1  : 1100 - 1330 including biking and kayaking 

Rest and recovery 1330 - 1530

Stage 2 : 1530 - 1815 including trail running and various challenges

Rest and recovery 1815 - 2100

Stage 3 : 2100 - 2215 a night running stage with a few surprises en route

Sunday :

Stage 4 : 0845 - 1400 run, bike and kayak - play to your strengths and keep alert for some extra challenges

Results, Prize Giving and departure : 1430


Final details of this event including Team Lists, Start Times and other specific information will be posted onto the Questars website Noticeboard here and sent to teams by email in the week prior to the event.

Race Price & Entry :

Q2 The Quest Challenge's price includes all the usual things you can expect at a Questars plus two nights camping at the event campsite. Car parking is also included. An early bird discounted price of £79 is available until 31 January 2009. Thereafter the entry fee will be £89 per person. Enter as a team of 4, 3, 2 or as a solo. The choice is yours! 

Enter this race online here

Bike hire :

Cyclexperience are offering a special package for Questars competitors which includes bike, delivery, onsite support, post-ride maintenance and cleaning costs.

Bikes and accessories can be booked online here for this event.

Alternatively scroll down the online bike hire page and click on the link to book a bike for the event called "QUESTARS - PURBECK 24TH-25TH APRIL 2010".

Accommodation :

Camping at the event base on both Friday and Saturday is included in the event price. Parking, drinking water, toilets and space to pitch tents is provided. You will need to bring your own camping equipment i.e. tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat etc. The Quest Kitchen and Quest chef, Mike will provide onsite catering facilities throughout the weekend so you don’t need to bring cooking equipment unless you want to.

If you do not wish to camp then there are alot of alternative accommodation options in nearby Corfe Castle, Swanage or Studland. The length of time between stages enables teams to return to their local accommodation during Saturday and overnight.

If you are looking for accommodation before, during and / or after the event then the Purbeck area has a range of different accommodation options. You can search for local accommodation here. Alternatively please contact the Purbeck Tourist Information Centre, who will be happy to help you find accommodation, on 01929 552740 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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