With TrekFest The Beacons only a few weeks away, here’s a roundup of what to expect on our ultimate endurance trekking challenge in the Brecon Beacons National Park!

The TrekFest Village

 

Where is the TrekFest Village Located?

You’ll find our event village located at: Brecon Showground, Canal Bank, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7PL.

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What Time Will the TrekFest Village Open?

Our Event Village will open at 5pm on Friday 5 July 2019, to give you plenty of time to set up your tents. Registration for both the 50km and 25km routes will be open from 7:00pm until 9:30pm on the Friday evening. 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 morning.

 

Is Camping Included?

Absolutely! 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 for the whole weekend is £10 per person.

 

What Food Is Available at The TrekFest Village?

There will be a BBQ on the Friday Night (approximately £12), which is a great place to meet your fellow adventurers! Breakfast will be available to purchase on the Saturday and Sunday mornings (approximately £4/5). Plus, you’ll be treated to a free hot meal on completing TrekFest 2019! Please note we can only take cash payments at the TrekFest Village.

 

What Facilities Will be Available at The TrekFest Village?

You’ll be pleased to hear that we’ll have hot showers and toilets available near the camping area, as well as multiple water points. Our Event Village is also home to our popular inflatable bar and chill out zone – the perfect place to enjoy the pre and post event atmosphere!

 

What Time Do I Have to Leave the TrekFest Village?

Participants will need to leave our TrekFest Village by 10:30am on Sunday 7 July.

The 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 6 July. 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.

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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.

 

Will the Route be Marked?

The route will be fully marked with fluorescent arrows along the way. You’ll also be provided with a route guide which contains a map and emergency procedures for you to use as a reference. Our TrekFest event crew will also be supporting you along the way, marshalling the route and sweeping the route after the last walker.

 

What Will Be Available at The Checkpoints?

Each checkpoint will have an array of tasty snacks (think flapjacks, fruit and other treats!) as well as water and cordial. If you are taking part in our 50km route, then you’ll also be able to enjoy a free hot meal at Checkpoint 2 and a hot drink at Checkpoint 3. You’ll also be greeted by our Event Team at checkpoints – including first aiders.

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Will I Get A Medal at The Finish Line?

Everyone loves a medal! And our TrekFest finishers medal will not disappoint. You’ll also receive a finishers t-shirt, hot meal and complimentary massage upon crossing the finish line!

It’s then time to chat to fellow trekkers, grab a drink at our TrekFest pub and reflect on your amazing achievements!

For more information, head over to your dedicated Participant Area or give us a call on 01244 676454 and we’ll be more than happy to help! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and keep us updated using #TrekFest.

We can’t wait to see you all at the start line, Team GAC

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