The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Exmoor Q2 Adventure Race

 

Event Details

The annual Q2 two-day adventure race which is part of the 2016 Questars Adventure Race Series Championship will take place in Exmoor on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October in 2016. So make a note of these dates and be sure to join us as we take you to explore this beautiful landscape of moorland, woodland, coast and rivers shaped by people and nature over thousands of years.

The venue we've lined up to use as a base for this the final event in the 2016 Questars Adventure Race Series is situated to the south of Minehead in Somerset and lies in the heart of the national park giving excellent access to some of the best trails in the area. As usual there will be an indoor hall for registration, briefing and recovery in between stages along with a field for those that want to camp overnight to do so.

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 will be no exception so expect a few challenges along the way.

Event Base

The Moorland Hall
Wheddon Cross
Minehead
Somerset
TA24 7DU

Facilities Available

- Car Parking Area
- Indoor Hall (for shelter, briefing & prize giving)
- Event Catering
- Toilets
- Field for Camping (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.

FRIDAY

1800 - Event base and campsite opens
2000 - Registration opens until 2130

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

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.

Entry Information

Entries now open - enter online here

Entry fees increase as race day gets closer so best to enter early. Prices are as follows...

£99 - Final Week entry - until entries close on Wed 12 Oct 2016

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 electronic scoring devices, car parking etc. - see what's included here.

Stage Maps

Each team receives one copy of the stage maps on waterproof paper, with all the checkpoints marked on. Extra copies of the stage maps can be purchased when you enter online if required.

Bike Hire

Mountain bikes for this adventure race can be hired from Cyclexperience.

Cyclexperience have been providing a bike hire service at Questars adventure races for many years now. They are offering the usual package for Questars participants which includes choice of bike, delivery, onsite support, post-ride maintenance and cleaning.

Bikes must be booked in advance. We'll add the link here just as soon as Cyclexperience are ready to start taking bookings (hopefully within the next week or two).

Accommodation

Participants may camp in the event field on Friday and/or Saturday night. 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.

This event is designed so you can stay off site if you want to. We'll add some details here to help you find your own alternative accommodation if you'd prefer not to camp.

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Find Out More

Discover what to expect by having a look at the Event Information || Race Report || Race Photos for the 2015 Q2 adventure race which took place in The Malverns.

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