The Malverns Q2 Adventure Race
This two-day adventure race will take place in and around The Malverns on the last weekend in April.
This will be the first time a Questars adventure race has been held in The Malverns, so be sure to join us for this full on weekend of adventure racing as we take you to explore a brand new area.
It'll be a challenge for everyone, whatever your ability, so put the Sat 25 & Sun 26 April 2015 in your diary and make this event your goal for 2015.
This multi-stage two-day adventure race called Q2 The Quest Challenge is designed to appeal to everyone from complete novices to the most experienced adventure racers. There will be a great deal of choice as to the distances and routes taken to enable everyone to set their own level of challenge. And there will be time to rest and recover between the various stages.
Those who have done several Q2 adventure races in the past will know that each one is slightly different, and this challenge will be no exception, so expect a few surprises along the way.
Three Counties Showground
Located approx 8 miles from the M5 and M50 motorways, The Showground is easily accessible.
- Car Parking Area
- Hall (for shelter, briefing & prize giving)
- Event Catering - hot & cold food & drinks
- Shower Block
- Field for Camping on Fri & Sat night
Event Timings - Provisional
The timetable below is given as an example only. Whilst some of the stage details may alter slightly, the overall event timings are unlikely to change.
1800 - Event base and campsite opens
2000 - Registration opens until 2130
0800 - Registration re-opens until 0850
0900 - Event briefing (lasts approx. 20 mins)
1000 - Stage 1 & 2 starts
1730 - Stage 1 & 2 latest finish time
2000 - Stage 3 starts (night navigation on foot)
2230 - Stage 3 latest finish time
0900 - Stage 4 starts for Masters participants
0915 - Stage 4 starts for Novice participants
1315 - Stage 4 latest finish time (all participants)
1400 - Prize giving & results announced
Stages 1, 2 & 4 will involve varying amounts of trail running, mountain biking and kayaking (though not necessarily all three in each stage). Stage 3 takes place at night on foot.
Final details for those taking part in this adventure race will be added to the top of this page in the week prior to the event.
Entries for this race are now closed. Enter a different race instead
Entry fees increase as race day gets closer so best to enter early. Prices are as follows...
£99 - Final Week entry fee - until entries close on 19 Apr 2015
The price you see is the price you pay! Unlike some other events, there are no additional charges that you might need to pay e.g. for processing card payments, hiring an electronic scoring device, car parking etc. See what's included here.
Each team will receive one copy of the stage maps printed on waterproof paper with all the checkpoints marked on. If your team would like extra copies of the stage maps then these need to be purchased when you enter online.
Mountain bikes for this two-day adventure race can be hired from Drover Cycles who will deliver bikes to the event base before the start of Stage 1 on Saturday morning. They will then return to collect bikes at the end of Stage 4 on Sunday afternoon.
Drover Cycles have two different levels of mountain bike available; a standard Mt Bike and a higher spec one which offers a better level of suspension and components. All their bikes are all meticulously maintained and come with a helmet, pump, spare inner tube, puncture repair kit, multi-tool, lock and bottle cage all included in the price, if required.
Participants may camp in the event field on Friday and/or Saturday night. Parking, drinking water, toilets, showers and space to pitch tents is provided. You will need to bring your own camping equipment i.e. tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat etc.
Those who don't want to camp are welcome to find their own alternative accommodation. This event is designed so you can easily stay off site if you'd prefer.
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