The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

The Malverns Q2 Adventure Race


Race Day Information

Final details for those taking part in the 2015 Malverns Q2 adventure race.


Spot Prize Draw

We will be giving away a selection of goodies from our event partners at the event.

Enter the prize draw now to be in with the chance of winning a spot prize on the day.


Race Numbers & Kayak Times

Your start time window and kayak timeslot for Stage 1 & 2 can all be found on the Team List together with your race number - do make a note of these. If you have any last-minute entry amendments just let us know on the day at registration.


Event Timings

Friday 24 April

1800 Event Base, car park and camp field opens. Please give us the time we need to set up by not arriving on site before 1800. Event caterers will be onsite serving from 1900-1930 onwards.

2000 - 2130 Registration open. Come to Teme Hall to register and collect your team pack. If you arrive after 2130 follow event signage and register on Saturday morning.

If travelling on Friday evening do aim to arrive before 2230 if at all possible. Security lock the gate and go home at 2300 so if you arrive after this you will have to park up and camp on the grass outside the gate.

Saturday 25 April

If arriving on Saturday morning we recommend you aim to arrive before 0830. The main gate to the site will be unlocked and open from 0730.

0800 – 0845 Registration re-opens. Come to the marquee to register and collect your team pack.

0900 – 0920 Race Briefing

1000 – 1730 Stage 1 & 2 (300-360 minutes maximum plus minimum 60 minute break) - kayaking, trail running and mountain biking

2030 – 2230 Stage 3 (60-120 minutes maximum) - nighttime trail running

Sunday 26 April

0900 – 1315 Masters Stage 4 (240 minutes maximum) - mountain biking & trail running

0915 – 1300 Novices Stage 4 (210 minutes maximum) - mountain biking & trail running

1400 – 1415 Prize Giving


Directions & Event Base

This adventure race is based at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW.

The Three Counties Showground is well sign posted from the motorway, follow the brown signs on the main routes from all directions. Once close follow the AA signs to the yellow gate - this is the only entrance and exit to the Three Counties Showground that we have permission to use. Other gates might be open for other events also taking place at the Three Counties Showground this weekend but you mustn't use them - this includes during the stages when running / biking.

Once on site follow event signage and/or Quest marshals directions -

Although there is a tap in the camping area, we recommend you bring as much drinking water with you as you can (saves searching for it in the dark / walking backwards and forwards).

Registration, the race briefing, download (after each stage), the results (after each stage) and the prize giving will all be in Teme Hall.



Facilities & Services

Facilities at the event base include:

 - A toilet block which contains a few showers

 - Food and drinks available - see event catering section below

 - A large indoor room, with plenty of space to sit down in the dry between stages, for registration, the race briefings, download (after each stage), the results (after each stage) and the prize giving.


Also attending will be:

 - A medic on standby to provide first aid

 - Stokes Sports Therapy giving 15 minute sports massage for just £10 - see the benefits of a sports massage and read testimonials at


The following will be available to purchase from the Front Desk:

 - Map Pens - fine permanent Staedtler Lumocolor pens for marking you map - £1.50 each

 -  - full range of flavours available - £1.50 each or 4 for £5

 - Questars Map Boards - for mounting on your handlebars, comes with 3 reusable cable ties, 2 bulldog clips and 2 rubber bands - £5 for A5, £8 for A4

 - Questars 2015 T-Shirt - technical wicking T-shirt, made from 100% polyester - £15 each


Accommodation / Camping

Those wishing to camp can do so at the event base on both Friday and Saturday night. You will need to bring your own camping equipment i.e. tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat etc. There will be caterers onsite throughout the weekend so you don’t need to bring cooking equipment unless you want to.

Supporters / spectators / other halfs are welcome to camp at the event base too, at the special rate of £5 per person per night (payable in cash at registration).


Event Catering

The event caterers will also be in Teme Hall, serving a range of hot and cold, food and drink throughout the weekend from around 1900-1930 on Friday evening onwards. The sorts of things that you can expect at certain times (subject to availability) are:

  • Pasta Bolognaise / Tomato & Mushroom Pasta (Fri Evening)
  • Bacon / Bacon & Egg Baps (Sat & Sun Breakfast)
  • Porridge served with your choice of topping (Sat & Sun Breakfast)
  • Jacket Potatoes with a selection of fillings (Sat Evening)
  • Chilli con Carne with Rice / Mixed Bean Vegetarian Chilli (Sun After Stage 4)
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding served with caramel sauce
  • Soup of the Day served with a Bread Roll
  • Filled Rolls - choice of fillings available (made to order)
  • Chocolate Bars & Cakes
  • Teas, Coffees, Soft Drinks etc.

Check the menu boards or have a word with the caterers on the day to find out what is available & when.


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