FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about the event? You may find the answer here.

When will entries open/close?

Are there any requirements for entry?

Why is another event which I plan to enter not accepted as a qualifier?

Can I run the event?

Will the route be marked?

What surfaces will the route be on?

Will my family/friends be able to follow my progress?

Will my family/friends be able to meet me on the route/walk part of it with me?

 

When will entries open/close?
The initial entry window runs from Monday 10th October to Friday 25th November 2022.
If there are still places remaining at the end of this period, entries will remain open until all places have been filled, or if they are not filled, until Monday 17th April 2023.

Are there any requirements for entry?
All entrants must be LDWA members (both at the date of entering and the date of the event). If you are not already a member, you can join here.
Entrants must also complete a qualifying event; the list of eligible qualifiers is here.

Why is another event which I plan to enter not accepted as a qualifier?
The qualifying requirement is not only to demonstrate that potential entrants possess the necessary level of fitness to stand a realistic chance of completing the event, but also that they have the required navigational ability. Any event which does not require the use of a map and compass (or electronic equivalent), e.g. because the route is flagged throughout, is therefore not accepted as a qualifier. Additionally, in order to ensure a level playing field between runners and walkers, an event is only eligible if it allows both. For the purpose of selecting qualifiers, “allows walkers” is taken to mean that the time limit would permit an entrant at an average pace of 2.5mph to finish i.e. at least 20 hours for a 50 mile event or a correspondingly longer time for a greater distance.

The list of qualifiers as determined by the LDWA is final; any request to accept a different one will be rejected.

Can I run the event?
Yes, the LDWA welcomes runners – however, if you haven’t entered our events before, please understand that the format and ethos are rather different from most running events. The 100 is not a race – it is a challenge to complete the distance within the time limit, but there are no prizes for doing so faster than that (although you will receive a certificate) and the last finisher gets a bigger cheer than the first!

Will the route be marked?
In general, no. If there are any places where we judge that route finding could be tricky (e.g. a gate is hidden in the hedge and easy to miss in the dark) then we may give you a helping hand by flagging those, but the rest of the time you will need to find your own way. A narrative route description will be issued, which must be used in conjunction with a map (paper or electronic version acceptable) and compass.

What surfaces will the route be on?
LDWA events are always predominantly off road, with the majority of the distance on field, woodland, river or canal paths. The EBB follows a more urban route than most 100s, so there will be some pavements and tarmac paths. A few sections will be on roads with no pavement where this is unavoidable.

Will my family/friends be able to follow my progress?
Yes. All entrants will be issued with a GPS tracker, and their location will be shown on the event website in real time. We may also be able to set up a live stream at HQ so your supporters can see you finish, but this is TBC and dependent on the technology working.

Will my family/friends be able to meet me on the route/walk part of it with me?
There will be some parts of the route where this is possible, and some where it is not; more detailed information will be issued closer to the event. Entrants will be held responsible for their supporters’ behaviour.

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