The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Wiltshire Downs Adventure Race


Race Day Information

Final details for those taking part in the 2015 Wiltshire Downs adventure race.


Race Numbers & Kayak Times

Those kayaking first have a set start time. These are staggered to ensure everyone can get on the water safely. Everyone else has been given a start time window. You can start anytime within this window. If you are kayaking last you will need to start towards the end of your start time window otherwise you will have to finish before the end of your kayak timeslot.

Your race number, start time and kayak timeslot can all be found on the Team List - do make a note of these details.


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 0800. Please give us sufficient time to set-up by not arriving before 8am.

MASTERS (6 hrs)

0815-0845 Recommended Arrival Time
0845-0915 Team Pack Collection
0915-0930 Race Briefing
0955-1050 Teams Start
Time Limit – 6 hours from when you start
1555-1650 Teams Finish
1720-1730 Results & Prize Giving


NOVICES & DUO (5 hrs)

0915-0945 Recommended Arrival Time
0945-1015 Team Pack Collection
1020-1040 Race Briefing
1115-1200 Teams Start
Time Limit – 5 hours from when you start
1615-1700 Teams Finish
1720-1730 Results & Prize Giving


Facilities & Services

Facilities at the event base include:

 - Toilets

 - Changing rooms & showers

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

 - An indoor hall for collection of team packs, the race briefing and the prize giving

 - A medic on standby to provide first aid


Available to purchase on the day:

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

 -  - 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


Spot Prize Draw

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

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


Directions & Car Parking

This adventure race is based from St Francis School, Marlborough Road, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5NT

The school is on the west side of the A345, just south of the Kennet & Avon canal. The entrance to the school is at grid reference SU 157 610. Once on site, follow signage and/or marshals directions. When you come to leave, DO NOT exit the school via the same entrance (you can not see if any traffic is coming along the busy A-road), follow the one-way signs on site and use the exit a little further down the A345.



On Arrival

Make your way to the event HQ in the Sports Hall (The Hemery Hall). There is no registration - registration is not required.

Grab a bite to eat and drink from The Quest Kitchen

At the appropriate time, collect your team pack from around the edge of the hall. These will be laid out in numerical order. If your team pack is not there, come to the Front Desk to collect it.

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 designated transition area along with anything else you may want during the race.


After the Race

Proceed immediately to the download station (in the sports 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.

Eating within 20-30 minutes of the finish significantly aids recovery. Food and drinks will be available from The Quest Kitchen

Changing rooms, showers and toilets will also be available.

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 those 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 support from our event partners: , MuleBar, Muc-OffStique & 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


We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 11 July,

The Quest Team

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