Taking on TrekFest is no mean feat, but the challenge is simple – every trekker aims to complete the 54 mile route within 24 hours, or the 27 mile route within 12 hours.
The Brecon Beacons are the beautiful and stunning hills that run through the centre of South Wales and are the training ground of the SAS. As you can imagine, The Beacons route will provide you with an extreme physical workout and a psychologically taxing challenge. We will cross the highest peaks in the Beacons and South Wales including Pen y Fan (886m), Corn Du (873m), Cribyn (795m) and Fan y Big (719m) – we can guarantee a spectacular charity challenge!
The stunning Peak District is our second location for TrekFest 2014 and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks. The Peaks TrekFest challenge route encompasses an impressive network of footpaths and bridleways, beginning and ending in the beautiful Hope Valley.
TrekFest is tough… there’s no getting away from that fact – but it is achievable, as almost a thousand trekkers from 2013 will testify to. Yes, it hurts; yes, it will push you; yes, there are moments when you will doubt yourself – BUT, you can and will succeed with the right physical training and mental preparation.
You can register as a team and support each other or register as an individual and our fantastic TrekFest Crew will support you.
The TrekFest Village
We have a base camp, ‘The TrekFest Village’ at each location, with loads of facilities available for participants - showers, camping plots and hot served food regularly. Both the 54 and 27 mile routes will start and finish at The Village. Come along and make a weekend of it with our TrekFest Crew - you can camp, bring a caravan or camper van.
The registration fees are non-refundable and in addition to the payment option you select below:
There are 2 payment options for participants to choose from, shown below, and upon registration you will be asked to choose one:
|Payment Option A – Minimum Sponsorship||Payment Option B – Self-funding|
54 mile = £340 per person
27 mile = £240 per person
In addition to the registration fee you commit to raising the minimum sponsorship as shown above. 50% of the fundraising target (either £170 or £120) must be received by your chosen charity no later than 6 weeks prior to the challenge. At this time, your chosen charity will pay the cost of the challenge (54 mile = £85 or 27 mile = £60) from your minimum sponsorship. The other 50% and pledges for the remaining sponsorship must be sent to your charity no later than 4 weeks after completion of the event.
54 mile = Challenge balance of
27 mile = Challenge balance
In addition to the registration fee, 6 weeks prior to the event an invoice will be sent to you for the challenge balance shown above. Although there is no minimum sponsorship requirement, we do ask you to raise funds for a charity of your choice.
Full event backup and support through Global Adventure Challenges, marshalled checkpoints providing complimentary snacks and refreshments, support vehicles, mountain leaders sweeping the pack, hot meal at the half way point and a whole lot of fun.
TrekFesters will also have access to the participant’s area of the website, where a whole host of event information will be available:
- Trekker Guides
- Kit Lists
- Training information and guidelines
- Discount vouchers for affiliate clothing and equipment partners
- Route information
- Information regarding transport links and how to get to/from The TrekFest Village
Meals and drinks at The TrekFest Village the evening prior to the event taking place (although these will be heavily subsidised) and the cost of a camping plot if you require one.
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.