Capital Challenge 2021


The 4th Capital Challenge, 2021

Anytime Event: 1 June - 31 August 2021

A 26-MILE CHALLENGE WALK THROUGH LONDON – NEW ROUTE FOR 2021

ORGANISED BY LONG DISTANCE WALKERS ASSOCIATION LONDON GROUP

This is an LDWA Anytime Challenge event and is only available to LDWA members. Entrants can do the walk on a date and time of their choosing between 1 June 2021 and 1 August 2021 inclusive, subject to the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions and guidance at the time. The event is entirely unsupported. Once entered, you will be emailed a route description and GPX file or receive a link to download them.

Entrants must comply with any local or national COVID rules. 

ROUTE 

Crossing the Thames from the South Bank, the 2021 route passes through six Royal Parks, starting with Victoria Tower Gardens and ending with Brompton Cemetery, and passing through Holland Park and several historic neighbourhoods along the way.  It then re-crosses the Thames to wend through the parks, wooded areas, and historically and architecturally interesting districts of Battersea, Clapham, Dulwich, and Sydenham, ending with a tour of Crystal Palace Park.  The route aims to strike a balance between well-known areas of the city and hidden treasures, with a few surprises thrown in. 

The start point is close to Waterloo Station and the walk ends at Crystal Palace Station.  There are public transport options along the route if participants feel the need to abandon the walk.

 

ENTRY

Enter via SiEntries: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=8257

Entries Open: Saturday 15 May 2021

Entries Close: Tuesday 31 August 2021 at 23:00

 

ENTRY FEE - Members of the LDWA: £5

This will be non-refundable.

Due to insurance limitations, this event is only available to LDWA members. If you would like to join the LDWA, or see what the LDWA has to offer, please go to www.ldwa.org.uk

 

LEADERBOARD AND CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION       

Entrants who complete the event can edit their entry in SiEntries and input the date completed and time taken on a leaderboard.  People who post a date and time on the leaderboard will receive, by email, a personalised finisher's certificate in the form of a PDF for printing at home.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Participants aged between 11 and 18 years (inclusive) will be required to complete and bring with them to the event a completed copy of a parental/guardian consent form; participants under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Please contact the event organiser to request a copy of the consent form.

 

ENQUIRIES AND REFUNDS

Entrants are encouraged to begin the walk no later than 9 am, as most parks shut at dusk and alternative routes in the latter stages of the walk may not be attractive.  Also, the Royal Parks at the beginning of the route are relatively uncrowded in the early morning. 

In addition to the route description, we recommend having access to a supplementary map such as an OS map, an A-Z, or a map on your phone. 

Please note that there will be no checkpoints, food, water, or marshal support provided.  Participants are on their honour to complete the route and post an accurate time.

All enquiries regarding the event to Jean O’Reilly, capitalchallenge@ldwa.org.uk.

A proportion of participants’ fees will be donated to the LDWA’s IT fund. 

The risk assessment for this event is available here. CC_2021_risk_assessment.pdf