2024 Adventure Race

Event Details

Our two-day stage race returns for the first time since 2017! Set in a spectacular location on the edge of the Peak District, expect brilliant trails for running and biking and a real test for the legs! 

We also have the option for a one-day event (details here).

Camping is included and bunkbeds are available for those wishing for a ‘VIP’ experience.

Your event ticket includes camping on Friday and Saturday night and two hot meals (vegan or meat options available) on the Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Supporter tickets are also available and include camping on Friday and Saturday night and two hot meals (vegan or meat options available) on the Saturday and Sunday afternoon. It is also possible for supporters to take part in events ‘a-la-carte’ – please email us for further details.

For a ‘VIP’ experience, bunkbeds in dorm rooms are available for an extra £15 for the weekend. These will be in 4 to 10 bed dorm rooms (male, female and mixed) and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 

For all courses, you will be using a map and compass to navigate to as many checkpoints as you can within the time limit. An overview of the days is below:

Trio Masters Trio Novice Duo Run/Bike Only
6 hours (trio)
5 hours (trio)
5 hours (duo)
3 hours
Saturday evening
2 hours (run)
1 hour (run)
2 hours (run)
2 hours
5 hours (duo)
4 hours (duo)
5 hours (duo)
2.5 hours

(Trio = run, bike and kayak; duo = run and bike)

Key Features

Solos & Teams

Take part on your own, in a pair or as a team of 3 or 4 people.

Score format

How many checkpoints can you visit in the time limit?

Kayaks provided

Sit-on-top kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids are all provided.

Bike hire available

You can hire a bike for this adventure race if needed.

Questars adventure races give you the option to run, bike and kayak. You can choose which of the following disciplines you do (if you don’t want to do all three)… 

  • Trail Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking

We give you a map with all the run, bike and kayak checkpoints marked on and you see how many you can visit within the time limit. You choose which checkpoints to visit and in what order. Hence the time spent and distance covered on each discipline is up to you.

All kayak equipment is provided and bike hire is available if needed. So all you need to take part is a pair of running shoes – and a sense of adventure!

Take on the challenge of this adventure race on your own or team up with friends/family and go around together.

You can take part…
  • on your own as a solo participant
  • with another person (as a pair)
  • in a team of 3 or 4 people

Pairs and teams who wish to be competitive must remain together for the duration of the race i.e. all team members do each discipline together (it is not a relay race).

Questars adventure races are challenging for everyone, irrespective of your ability and previous experience. On average, a quarter of participants at a Questars event have never done an adventure race before. So if you are a complete beginner you will not be alone!

And if you are an experienced adventure racer, expect some stiff competition. From Olympic medallists to Adventure Racing World Champions, we have had them all take part in previous races.

Questars events attract athletes not just from the UK but also from overseas too.

Every participant needs a bicycle for this event (unless you only intend to enter the run-only event).

We recommend that you use a mountain bike (preferably with front suspension) as these are best suited to deal with the broadest range of off-road terrain and trail conditions that you might encounter during the race. You can either bring your own or hire one from our official provider.

However, you are welcome to use a different type of pedal cycle (e.g. a cyclocross bike) if you want to, as long as…

  1. it is designed to be used off-road (slick tyres are not allowed).
  2. you understand and accept that it may not be as suitable as a mountain bike and may therefore hinder your progress.

Anyone using an e-bike must declare this before they start and will be classified as non-competitive.

Event Base


Linnet Clough Scout Camp

Marple Bridge, SK6 5NB



Onsite parking at the venue for participants

Indoor Shelter

Hall providing large indoor space and shelter

Event Catering

Hot and cold food and drinks available onsite

Changing Rooms

Ladies and gents changing rooms and showers


Permanent facilities with flushable toilets and running water

Race Options


£170 / person
  • Trail Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Two nights camping
  • Two meals
  • Up to 13 hours of racing

Run & Bike

£150 / person
  • Trail Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Two nights camping
  • Two meals
  • Up to 12 hours of racing

Run only
Bike only

£135 / person
  • Trail Running
  • OR
  • Mountain Biking
  • Two nights camping
  • Two meals
  • Up to 7.5 hours of racing

A 20% discount is available for children aged 16 and under on event day. Please complete our child policy form here prior to signing up to receive the discount code.

Entry fees increase as the number of places available decrease and the event gets closer. So to get the best price you need to enter sooner rather than later. See what’s included in the entry fee.


weekend of 8 & 9 jUNE 2024


17:00 Event base opens
Registration opens
Registration closes


07:00 Registration opens
Race briefing
Map collection
Event one - start
Event two - start


08:00 Event three - start
Prize giving

The times above are given as an indication only and may alter slightly (by 10-15 mins) depending on participant numbers. Final timings will be confirmed in the week before the event when the start list is published.

Bike Hire

Bikes for the event can be hired from Cyclexperience and collected from the event base on the day.

Cyclexperience have been providing a bike hire service at Questars adventure races for over 15 years now. They are offering the usual package for Questars participants which includes delivery, onsite support, post-ride maintenance and cleaning.

Hire bikes must be booked in advance. Booking early is strongly recommended to ensure availability.

Course Maps

Each team will receive one copy of the course map on waterproof paper, with all the run, bike and kayak checkpoints marked on. 

The course map uses Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:25000 Explorer map data.

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