Information

Questions

If you have any specific questions please e-mail us on eltonmazes@gmail.com, but read the list below first as that may answer your query.
If your query is urgent, call Brian on 079263 77110 otherwise use the Contact form.

How long will the Event take ?

It is not a race but a test of stamina, skill, luck, courage and determination and working and helping others with the Challenges. We expect the ‘average’ entrant to take 1.5 hours. Drinks (squash) will be available at the finish line which entrants cross after each stage.

  • All entrants must sign-on at the event control centre to register and receive any further instructions.
  • All entrants must report to the finish, even if they retire so that we do not spend time looking for you at the end of the day.
  • Depending on entry numbers, entrants may start in waves.

What are the Challenges like ?

Some Challenges require dexterity, some balance, some the ability to crawl through tunnels and nets, some require you to untangle yourself from a giant spider’s web and some require good core strength and grip, and others require you to grab hold of something that you cannot see and are not sure what it may be – a test of nerve, similar perhaps to ‘I am a celebrity, get me out of here’ – Challenges involving food products do not involve any foods or drinks to be consumed. All Challenges can be bypassed.

What are the 2K, 5K and 10K runs like ?

  • All 3 runs share the first 1K which is hilly and includes a 500 m descent of a Mountain bike 4X track.
  • The 2 K route is then flat to the finish via green tracks.
  • The 5 K includes a second hill, a bridleway and undulating fields
  • The 10 K has a steep third hill, Woodland and undulating farm land as well as green tracks and a Bridleway.

Part of the routes are public rights of way and the remainder is private land. Please respect the course and any walkers or horse riders encountered.

If you come across a person in need of first aid please stay with them and ask another runner to alert the next Marshall

What to wear

Please come in old clothes suitable for running, climbing, crawling etc. We are not planning any ‘mud baths’ but you could get muddy if it is a wet day.
Please remove jewellery, piercings etc that may dig into you when crawling or climbing.

Footwear

Trainers, definitely no spikes !

Under 12s

Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. An adult can supervise up to 4 children.

Gates

Close gates unless they are signed to be left open.

Public Roads

There are no public road crossings but you will use private lanes along which vehicles can travel.

Results

Results will be issued on the day if possible or soon as they become available.

Refreshments and Toilets

There are toilets (including disabled), a snacks Cabin with food and drinks.

Transport and Parking

There is free ample parking on site and a Bus Stop is nearby.

Families and Groups

We particularly encourage Families and Groups to enter as well as individuals. We offer a Group / Family discount.

Want to get fitter for the event?

– Try the Park Runs at Lydney, Newent and Five Acres, all in the Forest of Dean or go to parkrun.org.uk where a list of Runs is given across the UK.