TrekFest The Peaks 2019 is just around the corner, and here at Global Adventure Challenges we are getting extremely excited about the upcoming weekend of adventure!
Here is everything you need to know about TrekFest The Peaks 2019!
The TrekFest Village
Where is the TrekFest Village Located?
You’ll find our event village located at: Hope Showground, Marsh Farm, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8RZ.
What Time Will the TrekFest Village Open?
Our Event Village will open at 5pm on Friday 30 August 2019, to give you plenty of time to set up your tents in our camping area.
What Time Does Registration Open?
Registration for both the 50km and 25km routes will be open from 7:00pm until 9:30pm on Friday 30 August.
If you are taking part in the 25km challenge then you can also register between the hours of 7:15 and 8:15 on Saturday 31 August.
If you are taking part in the 50km challenge, then you must register on the Friday evening.
Do I Need to Pre-Book My Camping Space?
No – we have allocated enough space to accommodate everyone! Camping is included on both the Friday and Saturday nights for TrekFest participants. Friends and family can also join in the fun for the weekend, and come along to cheer you on! The cost for friends and family to camp for the whole weekend is £10 per person.
What Facilities Will be Available at The Camping Area?
We have hot showers, toilets and multiple water points all located next to the Camping Area.
What Facilities Will be Available at The TrekFest Village?
Our TrekFest village is the perfect place to soak up the pre and post challenge atmosphere, to meet fellow trekkers and to enjoy a celebratory pint once you’ve crossed that finish line!
Our TrekFest Village is home to a pop-up bar, chill out zone, massage area and food area provided by Extreme Hospitality.
What Food Will Be Available at The TrekFest Village?
There will be a BBQ available on the Friday night including an array of BBQ meats, salad and cake. This is available for both participants and spectators at approximately £12 per person.
Breakfast is also available to purchase on both Saturday and Sunday morning (This will be approximately £4 for a breakfast bap). Please note we can only take cash payments at the TrekFest Village.
Every TrekFest participant will then receive a well-deserved free hot meal on completion of the challenge!
The TrekFest Challenge
What Time Does the Event Start?
The 50km trekking challenge will set off at approximately 7am, whilst the 25km will then set off at 9am on Saturday 31 August. All trekkers must attend a briefing 15 minutes before your start time.
What Kit Do I Need to Bring with Me?
You will have been provided with a full Kit List when signing up for the challenge. Please make sure that you bring all the items marked as mandatory, as they have been listed with your welfare in mind. Anyone who is deemed to be inappropriately equipped will not be permitted to take part.
Can I Wear Trainers?
Unless you intend to run the 25km or 50km routes, then we highly recommend that you wear trekking boots that support your ankles. Failure to wear appropriate footwear may result in you not being allowed to participate.
What Support Will There Be on The Route?
Our amazing TrekFest crew will be supporting you throughout the challenge. Our Event Managers will be heading up the crew, who are all qualified mountain leaders. There will be plenty of marshals along the route and sweep walkers following behind the last walker.
First aiders and event crew will also be present at each checkpoint.
Plus, you’ll receive a route map at registration and the whole route will be marked with fluorescent arrows. Your Route Guide will also contain emergency procedures and contact information.
What Will Be Available at The Checkpoints?
Each checkpoint will contain a selection of snacks such as flapjacks, crisps, fruit and sweets. There will also be plenty of water and cordial to fill up your water bottles. If you are taking on the 50km challenge, then you’ll receive a hot meal at checkpoint 2 and a hot drink at checkpoint 3.
How Long Will I have To Complete the Challenge?
If you are taking on the 50km trek then you’ll have 17 hours 40 minutes to complete the challenge. If you’re taking part in our 25km trek then you’ll have 8 hours 50 minutes. These times are based on an average walking speed of 3km/h (plus time to rest at checkpoints / food stops), which is highly achievable as long as you put in the correct training beforehand. Remember – this is not a race! Checkpoint timings can be found in the Participant Area of the website.
What Time Do I Have to Leave the TrekFest Village?
Participants will need to leave our TrekFest Village by 10:30am on Sunday 1 September
When Will Results Go Live?
Provisional results will go live the Monday following the challenge – these can be found in The TrekFest The Peaks Participant area and will be shared in your dedicated Facebook Group.
The results will then be finalised over the following week, with final results uploaded on the Friday.
Will Photos Be Available After the Challenge?
A professional photographer will be taking photos throughout the day (make sure you give him a wave!). These will then be uploaded onto our Facebook Page in the weeks following the challenge.
If you have any further questions on your upcoming challenge, then check out the Participant Area of our website or give us a call on 01244 676454 and a member of our TrekFest Events Team will be happy to help!