2021 Adventure Race

Start List

If you are taking part in the 2021 Chilterns Adventure Race, your race number, start time and kayak time slot can all be found on the start list. Do make a note of these details – you’ll need them on race day!

Please also read all the accompanying notes below which provide further important details.

NB. We have accommodated as many people’s start time preferences as possible. Unfortunately, it is not possible to make any changes to start times now as these are linked to your race number and kayak time slot. And the only spare kayak slots left available are before 09:30, which would involve starting before 08:50. So, you can see there is very little room to manoeuvre or for any flexibility. Plus all the lists that will be used by marshals on the day have been printed, and this information has been sent to EMIT (who do the timing for us). So, please do not ask for a different start time. We’re sorry, but changing start times now simply isn’t compatible with the event running smoothly and safely for everyone else on the day.


You will need to provide both your race number and your entry ID number at registration on the day. You won’t be able to collect your race pack (includes map) without them. You can only collect your race pack (i.e. register on the day) up to 30 minutes before your start time.

Please clearly write both your race number and your entry ID number on an A4 piece of paper and bring this with you to registration. Both numbers need to be large enough so they can be easily read from 2m away when you hold the piece of paper up. You can download and print off one of the templates below to use for this if you wish.

Your race number is required to give you the correct race pack. This number is publicly available so anyone could turn up with your race number and collect your pack. Therefore, we also require your entry ID number, to confirm who you are, as only you know this.

Your Entry ID Number (also called Unique Entrant Reference Number) is included in your entry confirmation email, in both the subject line and the body of the email. It is a five digit number often preceded with #.

If you are unable to locate your entry confirmation email, then the person that made your entry (this is usually your team leader – as designated on your entry) – can use their email address to log in to our entry system. Once logged in…

  • Under Upcoming Events, select the relevant entry to open and view it (NB. you need to click inside the box on the team leader’s name – don’t click on the event name as this opens the event details and not your entry)
  • When you open an entry, you will see a Unique Entrant Reference Number near the top (under the event name and above Step 1: Event Details). This is your Entry ID Number.

Start Times

You should make your way to the start (inflatable yellow start/finish arch) a couple of minutes before your start time. All team members should do this together as a team. This is so we can get you away promptly, giving you the full amount of time to get to / back from the kayaking.

Your printed start time is not the time that your 5/6 hour time limit actually begins. Your race time begins when you place your electronic score card (EMIT card) on the start control. Once you report to the start you must not leave the start enclosure until you have done this and your race time has begun. 

We will endeavour to start you as close to your start time as possible. However, it will take a few minutes to line you up and set you off at one minute intervals. So if you are keen to get away on time, you need to be at the start enclosure 2-4 minutes before your start time.

Kayak Slot Times

The maximum time allowed for the kayaking is 60 minutes. This is the same for everyone irrespective of your kayak slot time. Exceed 60 minutes (even by 1 second) and you will get a 50 point kayaking penalty.

You will see you have been given a 70 minute timeslot during which you can kayak. This is deliberately longer than the maximum time allowed for the kayaking (which is 60 minutes) to give you a greater degree of flexibility and to give those people who need a bit more time to get to/back from the kayak transition, a bit of extra time to do so.

You can only kayak within your kayak time slot. You must have finished kayaking (i.e. be back at the kayak transition and ready to get off the water) before the end of your kayak time slot.

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