The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

The Chilterns Adventure Race


Race Day Information

Final details for those people taking part in the 2016 Chilterns adventure race.


Race Numbers & Kayak Times

Your race number, start time window and kayak timeslot can all be found on the Start List - do make a note of these details - you'll need them on the day! You can start anytime within your start time window.


Entry Amendments

Any entry amendments should now be made on the day itself - just let the Quest staff know at the front desk before the Race Briefing.



The event base will open at 0815. Please give us sufficient time to set-up by not arriving before this.

MASTERS (6 hrs)

0815-0845 Recommended Arrival Time
0845-0915 Race Pack Collection
0915-0930 Race Briefing
1000-1030 Teams Start
Time Limit – 6 hours from when you start
1600-1630 Teams Finish
1700-1715 Results & Prize Giving


NOVICES & DUO (5 hrs)

0915-0945 Recommended Arrival Time
0945-1030 Race Pack Collection
1030-1050 Race Briefing
1110-1140 Teams Start
Time Limit – 5 hours from when you start
1610-1640 Teams Finish
1700-1715 Results & Prize Giving


Facilities & Services

Facilities at the event base include:

 - Toilets, Changing Rooms & Showers

 - Food & drinks available including pre race bacon butties and post race hot meal - see menu

 - Indoor Hall for collection of team packs, the race briefing and the prize giving

 - Medic on standby to provide first aid


Available to purchase on the day (cash only):

 - Map Pens - Staedtler Lumocolor fine permanent pens for marking you map - £1.80 each

 - Bike Map Boards - comes with reusable cable ties for mounting on your handlebars; bulldog clips & rubber bands for holding the map - £5 for A5, £8 for A4

 - Questars 2016 T-Shirt - technical wicking t-shirt, made from 100% polyester - £15 each (SRP £18)


Directions & Car Parking

This adventure race is based from Highdown School, Surley Row, Emmer Green, Reading, RG4 8LR

All participants should aim to arrive before 10am (after this you will need to find your own place to park on the surrounding roads).

The entrance to the school is on Surley Row and is well signed. Follow the event signage to the car park and marshals instructions on where to park. Please note, when the car park is full you may need to park on the roads surrounding the school (if it is not possible to park vehicles on the grass). Tredegar Road has plenty of room for parking along it. Please park considerately so as not to be in the way / upset local residents.

Please do share transport if possible. If each team comes in one vehicle it’ll be much kinder to the environment and you’ll also be able to talk team tactics on the way!

The map below shows where things are. Best to view larger map (click on box in top right corner) and then switch to 3D view (click on button with 4 small squares on it, in bottom right hand corner of map).

On Arrival

Make your way to the School Hall (next to the car park & school field).

Grab a bite to eat and drink from The Quest Kitchen

There is no registration - collect your team pack from around the edge of the hall at the appropriate time. These will be laid out in numerical order. If your team pack is not there, come to the Front Desk.

Each team pack contains:
1 course map (printed on waterproof paper and pre marked with all the available checkpoints)
1 race number (to be worn by one member of each team - must be clearly visible)
4 safety pins (for attaching your race number)
1 EMIT card (electronic scoring device)
1 piece of cord (to secure your EMIT card)
1 plastic wallet (to protect your map)

You will be given the checkpoint descriptions and values (printed on waterproof paper) as you start.

At the appropriate time, attend the race briefing.

Before you start, put your bike in the bike transition along with anything else you need during the race.


After the Race

Proceed immediately to the download station (in the hall). Remove the cord and hand in your EMIT card. You’ll receive a printout showing your total time and the checkpoints you visited. Check this carefully and let us know before the prize giving if any checkpoints you visited don't appear on your print out.

This print out will not show your score - these will be announced at the prize giving in the sports hall and put up on display afterwards.

The Quest Kitchen team will be serving hot food & drinks near the finish.

Changing rooms and showers are available in the Sports Centre if you wish to use them.

A medic will be on standby throughout the day. If you pick up any minor injuries do see them afterwards as prompt attention can aid rapid recovery.

Prizes are awarded to each person in the winning team, in each of the ten different race classes. There are up to £1000 worth of prizes up for grabs, thanks to the support from our event partners: Clif Bar, Muc-OffStiqueBCH Camping & MapDec.


Final Word

Remember to:

• Respect the area and the local community
• Be great ambassadors for adventure racing
• Stay on existing paths and tracks at all times
• Give way to members of the public
• Give all animals a wide berth

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