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Welcome to the Wild Warrior – Please take time to read this notice in full to ensure you are prepared for event day.

Start Times – The race is organised in groups of 400 runners every thirty minutes.
Directions – Wild Park, Brailsford, Derbyshire, DE6 3BN
Travel Time – By Car – Birmingham 50mins, Leeds 1hr 30 mins, Manchester  1hr 30 mins, Oxford 1hr 40mins, London 2hrs.
Late Entries – Late entries contact us HERE to enquire about on the day entries.
Race Pack – Your tee shirt, number and wrist band will be available for collection from registration on event day. Medals will be given out at the finish line. If you forget to collect your t-shirt or medal we won’t be able to mail them out after the race, sorry.
Arrival Times – Please aim to arrive at least one hour before your race start time and sign in at registration.
Bag Storage – Bag storage will be located in the event village, please ask at registration for details. Please note that the event organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses.
Changing Rooms / Showers / Washing Facilities Cold showers / washing facilities and changing rooms are located in the event village. They are basic – literally a marquee tent, one for men, and one for women. Its important to wash your hands and face after the event before you eat or drink.
Parking – There will be a £5 charge per vehicle, payable in cash only on the day. You will be given a £5 discount voucher as a receipt. The vouchers are redeemable on race day only, at the X-Runner merchandise store, this will be located in the main event village. Please note one voucher per vehicle, minimum spend £20. Vehicles are left at your own risk.
Event Village – There will be an event village offering the following;- Food Stalls, Merchandise Stalls, Charity Stalls, Live PA,  and Pyrotechnics, Washing Facilities and Toilets.
Goodies – Whats Included – All entries will receive a Technical T-Shirt, Finishers Medal and Wrist Band. All items MUST be collected on the day, if you forget to collect on the day we will not be able to post them, sorry!
Key Storage – Will be located by the bag store. Please note that the event organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses.
Numbers & Timing – Race numbers should be pinned to the front of your running vest. This event is not timed.
Photography – We will have a team of photographers around the course so make sure you keep smiling. Photographs will be on sale here around 48hrs after the race. Photos will be tagged with your race number so make sure this is visible, if you can also write your race number on your forehead this will make it much easier to identify your photographs.

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Safety

Safety Brief – There will be a mandatory safety briefing and warm up for each race, please make sure you are at the start line 20 minutes before your race is due to start.
First Aid – The first aid post will be located near the start/finish line. There will be Paramedics at the race along with four wheel drive ambulances, response vehicles and first aiders around the course.
Fitness Level – You don’t have to be an experienced distance runner or gym fanatic but we recommend that you are in good physical condition and are running regularly.
Safety – Key Points – None of the obstacles are compulsory, we will encourage but not force you to try every obstacle, however if there is something that you feel unable to do, then you can simply walk around, the choice is yours.
Distance – All our events are 5k or 10k, each race is made up of five kilometre laps containing around thirty obstacles, you can decide on race day if you want to complete one or two laps.
Climbing – There are several obstacles that will involve climbing, the most important consideration is to maintain three points of contact at all times when climbing to avoid falling.
High Obstacles – In short DO NOT JUMP off any obstacle. When exiting an obstacle above ground level lower yourself to the ground carefully, if you do jump (not recommended) then do so with both knees and heels together, this will greatly reduce the risk of injury.
Terrain – You must be aware that this is natural terrain with the typical hazards you would expect in open countryside. There are many trip and slip hazards and foot placement will be key to avoid injury
WARNING – Obstacle Racing is Dangerous! By entering this event you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer. Please read our full terms and conditions here. Read our general disclaimer here.
Medical Conditions and Disabilities – If you are pregnant you should NOT participate in this race! It is your responsibility to notify us of any medical conditions or disability that might affect your ability to take part in the race. If you suffer from any medical conditions you should seek advice from your GP before taking part in the event. Any severe conditions or disabilities may require a letter from your doctor.
Minimum Age – The minimum age for the 5k is 15yrs and the 10k is 18yrs, this is for insurance reasons. If you are under 18yrs you MUST bring a completed parental consent form to the race. If you do not have one please download one HERE

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Swimming

Swimming – This race does involve a short open water swim, buoyancy aids are available but are not compulsory for this swim. As with all our obstacles and challenges nothing is compulsory, if you cant swim or are not confident in open water you can walk around each obstacle.
Walk the Plank – This obstacle involves jumping from a platform into deep water, buoyancy aids are compulsory for all competitors on this obstacle.
COLD WATER SHOCK Please note the water will be cold and as such you can expect to encounter cold water shock. Symptoms;- as you first enter the water your body’s reaction will be to gasp for air, you will then experience increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, blood flow to your limbs will be reduced as your body goes into survival mode. The most important thing is DONT PANIC, these symptoms usually pass quickly as your body adjusts. Water Safe UK Search and Rescue will be on hand to assist you whilst in the water.

Water – Enter water with extreme care, DO NOT DIVE or JUMP unless instructed to do so. Water exits will become extremely slippery so exit with caution to avoid slipping.

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Shoes – Cross country, trail or fell running shoes with a grippy sole would be ideal. Expect the surface to be wet, muddy and very slippery! Be aware, any shoes that would be dangerous to other participants will not be allowed. We have inflatable obstacles, so in short NO SPIKES!
Clothes – Lightweight stuff that dries quickly. Even if it’s a cold day, heavy or thick clothing will just retain water and make you colder. Long sleeve tops and bottoms can help give some extra protection from scratches. Please remember to bring a warm change of clothes for after the event so you can enjoy the atmosphere in the event village.
Gloves – This one is more debatable. Some people swear by them, others prefer to go glove-less (faster drying). If you go with gloves, be sure to grab tough, thick ones to prevent burns from the ropes and splinters from the walls.
Fancy Dress – Whilst we welcome the brave ones in fancy dress you must be aware from a Health and Safety angle that your costume should not hinder your ability to run, climb, crawl or swim! If in doubt please ask a member of staff for further advice!
Wear clean dry kit – Look after the environment, there is a risk of cross contamination to and from other parts of the country. To minimise this risk it is imperative that all competitors have clean kit and footwear that has been thoroughly washed and dried.  If you arrive in dirty kit you will NOT be allowed to race.

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Water Quality – Water obstacles are supplied from a variety of natural sources including springs, rivers and surface streams, these waters have fluctuating levels of bacteria. There have been outbreaks of gastrointestinal infections reported associated with open water swimming, mud runs and obstacle races.

If you fall ill with symptoms after the event, particularly from 3-19 days following, then see your doctor immediately. Common symptoms could include sudden onset of fever, diarrhoea, intense headache, if you suffer any of these symptoms please consult your GP immediately.

Reducing the risk of illness
Before you swim:
• cover cuts, scratches or sores with a waterproof plaster before swimming
• consider wearing appropriate protective clothing such as a leggings and gloves.

While you are swimming:
• try to avoid swallowing and/or splashing water or mud into your mouth
• observe local safety advice
After swimming:
• ensure you clean your hands thoroughly after swimming and before handling/eating food
• thoroughly clean cuts or abrasions
• handle your kit with care after use. Rinse it with clean water as soon as is practicable after swimming. Clean with detergent and rinse as advised by the manufacturer. Always wash your hands with soap and water after handling or cleaning your kit. Allow to dry thoroughly before reuse.

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CourseMap

Course Maps are available from race registration. More obstacles, less running!
36 or 72 obstacles 5k or 10k.
1, Hurdles 2, Giant Wall 3, Commando Crawl 4, Walls 5, Water Jump 6, Mud Mountain 7, Inclined Walls 8, Water Splash 9, Hurdles 10, Water Splash 11, Over & Under 12, Drink Station 13, Muddy Good Fun 14, Mud Moguls 15, Networking 16, Lucky Dip 17, Water Slide 18, Monkey Bars 19, Hurdles 20, Water Slide 21, Rope Climb 22, Cargo Net Climb 23, Tight Ropes 24, Tunnel Vision 25, Cargo Climb 26, Drink Station 27, Jacobs Ladder 28, Giant Walls 29, Balance Beams 30, Hopping Mad 31, Swamp of Doom 32, Tight Fit 33, Climbing Zone 34, Fire Starter 35, Walk the Plank 36, Cresta Run 37, Water Cage 38, Free Fall

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Spectators

Spectators – are welcome free of charge, please be aware that this is natural terrain with the typical hazards you would expect in open countryside and as such you enter at your own risk. Please keep clear of the running course and obstacles at all times and remain in the designated spectating areas. Children must be under close supervision at all times.
Spectator Route 1.5km – Spectator maps are available from race registration. After the start follow the blue route towards obstacle 21 the Water Slide after your runners have passed this obstacle walk back to view obstacle 29 though to obstacle 36. Approx Distance 1.25k
Spectator Parking – There will be a £5 charge per vehicle, payable in cash only on the day. You will be given a £5 discount voucher as a receipt. The vouchers are redeemable on race day only, at the X-Runner merchandise store, this will be located in the main event village. Please note one voucher per vehicle, minimum spend £20. Vehicles are left at your own risk.
Disabled Spectators – Disabled parking is available near to the event village, the area around the event village is natural farmland and may become muddy and hard to negotiate for spectators with mobility difficulties.
Pets – Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times, please ensure you clear any dog waste.

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