FAQS

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What’s Included?

Full event backup and support through Global Adventure Challenges; marshalled checkpoints providing complimentary snacks and refreshments; support vehicles; mountain leaders sweeping the pack; a hot meal at the end of the challenge for trekkers on all four routes, a hot meal along the way for trekkers on the 50km route, a hot meal and a hot snack for trekkers on the 75km route and 2 hot meals for trekkers on the 100km routes.

TrekFesters will have access to the participants’ area of the website, where the following event information will be available:

  • Trekker Guides
  • Kit Lists
  • Training information and guidelines
  • Route information
  • Information regarding transport links and how to get to/from The TrekFest Village
What’s not included?

Meals and drinks at The TrekFest Village the Friday evening prior to the event taking place and on the morning of the challenge (although these will be heavily subsidised), and the cost of a camping plot if you require one.

I want to register… what do I do now?

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so register as soon as you can! The easiest way is to register online – click on the ‘REGISTER NOW’ button above.

What type of person takes part in TrekFest?

People from all walks of life will be taking part – from seasoned mountain walkers to complete beginners. This is one of the great things about TrekFest – it’s open to everyone and gives you the opportunity to try something amazing and different. The one thing everyone will have in common is a great sense of adventure and the desire to support charities close to their hearts. This is one of the biggest UK charity walks around and great fun too.

All of the TrekFest routes are way-marked, and route guides are given to each team or individual – although navigational and map reading skills are useful, they are not essential in order to complete TrekFest. The minimum age to take part is 18 years old.

How fit do I need to be?

The TrekFest routes have been designed to be challenging but achievable by anyone, so long as you and your team train beforehand. You will be trekking for 100, 75, 50 or 25km. This is one hell of a challenge regardless of the route you choose, but with the right training – and more importantly the right attitude – it IS achievable! A training plan is available via the participants’ log in area of the website.

Do I need specialist kit?

We will supply you with a kit list of what to bring with you once you register to take part. Apart from some broken in trekking boots and trainers and maybe some trekking poles, you do not need any specialist kit.

What do I need to carry?

All participants need to carry a day pack (around 30 litres in size, for items such as sun-screen, water, sun hat, camera, wet weather gear, etc). A kit list will be sent to all walkers taking part – some items are compulsory, others are recommended.

FOR THE 100 AND 75km WALKERS – there will be a bag transfer service from The TrekFest Village to a checkpoint on the route – this is so you can plan ahead and take spare socks, clothes and any other items that may help you through the challenge. Strictly one bag per walker and it must not exceed 10 kgs/50 litres in size.

Food matters

Food and drink is available to buy at The TrekFest Village the evening before, and on the morning of the challenge, and will be heavily subsidised. Free, hot food is provided at the end of the challenge for all trekkers. All route checkpoints offer complimentary fruit, snack bars, water, tea, coffee, etc. There is also a hot food stop on the 50km route, a hot food and a hot snack stop on the 75km route and two hot food stops on the 100km route.

We can cater for all dietary requirements as long as we know in advance.

What sort of back up is there?

There will be a strong support team with professional, Global Adventure Challenges Leaders bringing up the rear of the group, as well as marshalled checkpoints. There will be walking guides carrying First Aid kits along the route and there is a First Aid point located at The TrekFest Village and at various checkpoints en-route.

What happens if I get tired, or need to pull out?

If you have to pull out of the challenge, you will need to do so at the nearest checkpoint and inform the checkpoint event crew. There will be a support vehicle making regular transfers back to The TrekFest Village for those who need it.

Can I support any charity?

Yes. So long as we receive authorisation that they are happy for you to do so. TrekFest is an ‘Open Challenge’ which means each participant and team are free to support a charity of their choice.

How do I go about raising the sponsorship?

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email and details about when you can expect further information about your upcoming challenge. Your chosen charity will be notified and will be able to help you with fundraising hints and tips.  They will also be able to provide you with sponsor forms and support throughout your fundraising.

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the help and encouragement you gave to us. This was the biggest challenge of my life so far so am feeling proud to have crossed the finish line… finally a well done to everyone! – Naomi Taviner

Charity Partners

British Heart Foundation NSPCC UNICEF
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