1.How do I enter a team?

It’s really simple, just Register your Interest and we’ll email you an Entry Form for you to complete and email back. At this point, you do not need to know who is in the team. With limited places available many teams secure their places very early and then spend the next few months forming their teams. Before you enter, if you have any other questions about the event we will be happy to help.


2.How are teams comprised?

There are four people in each team and one of these is the Team Captain. We encourage all teams to enter a Senior Executive where possible. Graduate trainees through to CEO’s have taken part. At least two team members must work for the organisation they are representing. Companies use the event to improve communication in different ways. Teams can be made up of colleagues from the same department, across departments, from project teams or from different offices altogether to build wider company communication. Many companies choose to form co-teams with clients or business partners creating unique and powerful inter-business relationships.


3.What is the role of the team captain?

Pre-event their role is to help assemble and organise their team, co-ordinate training & fundraising activities as well as the logistics of getting to the event, kit required etc. This will all be fully explained before the event. At the event, their key role is to attend the Team Captain’s Briefings held at various times throughout the Challenge where teams find out exactly what they’ll face. Team Captains relay this information back to their team and plan their challenge strategies.


4.How fit do participants need to be?

This event is designed for business people so you don’t have to be a marathon runner to take part. However a reasonable level of fitness will be required and remember at times you will be on foot, bike and canoe. For many past participants the challenge itself was the catalyst to get fit. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable the event and the bigger contribution you’ll make to your team’s success. We strongly recommend that all participants increase their physical training (train 3-4 times a week) in preparation to ensure you get the best experience possible. As a guide you should be able to run 6 miles (10k) within a 60-minute time period without stopping.


5.What is the location for 2015?

Cannock Chase – easily accessible, central UK location just north of Birmingham and within 2 hours of most city centres. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its’ landscape boasts dense forest, open moorland and winding rivers and it is packed with mountain bike trails and woodland walks. It’s challenging and varied terrain provide the perfect backdrop to your adventure and the main event hub is perfectly placed to ensure you step straight into the action.


6.Is food and accommodation provided?

The standard entry price includes 2 nights camping and all main meals from Friday dinner through to Sunday b/fast. For a supplementary fee we can arrange staying in a nearby 3 star hotel. If staying at the hotel, we will arrange transportation at the end of Saturday night’s prize giving and party and (if required) hotel collection the next morning. Alternatively, you can opt to source your own local accommodation.


7.Can we raise funds for a Charity?

Some teams use the event to raise charity funds. This is entirely optional. If you are raising funds for charity, please inform us when you register your interest. We can assist your charity with all the information they need leading up to the event. Current charities for 2015