competitor information



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

Start Times – The race is organised in groups of 400 runners every thirty minutes. Find your start time HERE 4 weeks before the event
Arrival Times – Please aim to arrive at least one hour before your race start time.
Sign In – Adult 5k or 10k – Sign at surname registration tents. Mini Warriors and Family Warriors – Sign in at the teens – family registration tents.
Directions – Wild Park, Brailsford, Derbyshire, DE6 3BN. Follow X-Runner Traffic Signs from Derby / Ashbourne A52.
Travel Time – By Car – Birmingham 50mins, Leeds 1hr 30 mins, Manchester  1hr 30 mins, Oxford 1hr 40mins, London 2hrs.
Can I cancel my entry?
No our terms and conditions state no cancelations and no refunds under any circumstance. However you can substitute yourself in your registration portal HERE the system will refund your entry less a booking fee when the substitute has completed their entry and has payed. Please note amendments cannot be made after entry closes this Friday 11th Sept. If you need to make a last minute on the day substitution then the new runner will need to download the substitute form here, print and complete the form and hand in at registration when they arrive (they will need to sign in at the original runners surname desk).
Race Pack – Your tee shirt (adults only), 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.
Late Entry – Online entry closes Friday 11th Sept 2020. You can register on the day at the information tent – Adult 5k 0r 10k £75ea – Family / Teen 12yrs+ 5k at 14:00hrs £45ea – Mini Warrior 4yrs to 12yrs at 12:10hrs or 14:10hrs £25ea cash only please.

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Parking;- Pre-booked parking is £5 per vehicle, on the day its £10, you can check you booking or purchase parking HERE please note entry closes 11th Sept, after this date you will not be able to purchase parking online.
Parking Receipt – QR Code;- Please print or screen shot your QR code and have it ready for scanning at the car park. To find your code login to your account HERE If you have purchased multiple parking for other attendees please forward a copy of your QR code to team members.

You can also find your QR code in your conformation email (not your receipt email), search your email for “Registration confirmation for Wild Warrior 2019″. The QR code is unique to you and automatically updates even if you purchased your parking at a later date. Please note the QR code is only required for the carpark, you won’t need to present the QR code at registration as we have all your details ready.  Please note vehicles are left at your own risk.
Bag Storage £2 per bag – 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.
Free Key Storage – Will be located by the bag store. 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.
Event Village – There will be an event village with huge discounts on Clothing and Accessories, there will also be Food Stalls, Merchandise Stalls, Charity Stalls, Music and Pyrotechnics, Washing Facilities and Toilets.
Numbers & Timing – Race numbers will be in the form of a wrist band. This event is not timed.
Photography – We will have a team of photographers around the course so make sure you keep smiling. Photos are free and will be uploaded HERE please note photos will take around 48hrs after to upload after the race.
Personal Photography – The event is open to the public and as such spectators and competitors can film, however spectators must stay in the designated spectator areas. GO-PRO’s are permitted, however are worn at your own risk, we would not recommend wearing a go pro using a head band. Please also be aware that go pros DO NOT float, so if you loose it on a water obstacle its is probably lost forever.

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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 NO SPIKES or Studs!
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.
Wetsuit / Neoprene – Wet suits help in the water, however they are not wind proof and may have a cooling effect on a windy cold day, they are also not very comfortable to run in. We monitor water temperature and adjust water immersion times accordingly, there is also an option to avoid the water if you don’t want to swim or are getting too cold? If you are looking to complete the 10k (2 x laps) you may prefer to miss some of the water obstacles on the first lap to avoid over exposure?

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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 – Adult 5k or 10k 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. Teen / Family 5k, is one lap of the adult course, however you will miss obstacles involving deep water swimming. Kids event will be a 1.5k lap with 12 obstacles, so one or two laps. Expect to get wet and muddy in all races.
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 (unless instructed to do so Walk the Plank and Free Fall only). 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.

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Obstacle “Free Fall” – This is the final obstacle just before the finish line, It involves a 4 meter jump onto an air bag. Correct technique, is a big stride out off the end of the platform, aim to land in a sitting position bottom first, keeping your knees and feet together. IMPORTANT – DO NOT LAND ON YOUR FEET! You will complete this obstacle once before you cross the finish line. As with all obstacles this is not compulsory if you cannot perform the jump as described or have a previous injury you should NOT complete this obstacle.
Slides – There are three amazing slides at this event the two water slides into the lake and the Cresta Run, follow the marshals instructions and make sure the slide is clear before you start your run! Be aware of other competitors at all times to avoid collisions. Correct technique is lying on your back, feet together and arms crossed over your chest.
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 – Anyone under 18yrs you MUST bring a completed parental consent form to the race, please download one HERE The minimum is 4yrs for the 1.5k or 3k, 12yrs for the teen / family 5k and 15yrs for the adult 5k or 10k.

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kids & famalies

Teen / Family 5k. 12yrs + with 30 obstacles the course is one lap of the adult course, however you may miss some of the larger obstacles. All competitors under 15yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult, minimum of one adult to four teens.

Mini Warrior 1.5k or 3k 4yrs to 11yrs. The Kids event will be a 1.5k lap with 12 obstacles, so one or two laps. Each child must have a parent or guardian with them. The parent or guardian can go round the course with their child but won’t go over the obstacles (with the exception of parents with younger children who need assistance). The parent or guardian will be given a duplicate running number to identify up to four kids they are looking after on the day. Expect to get wet and muddy.

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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. If you intend to complete the full 10k ie 2 x laps it may help to miss some of the water obstacles on the first lap to avoid getting to cold.
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 extremely 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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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.

READ MORE HERE – Swim Heathy

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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 – Pre booked parking is £5 per vehicle or £10 on the day. 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.



Warning obstacle racing is DANGEROUS.

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