ARCHIVED RACE: Raid 6 Day @ Moot Hall, Keswick, Cumbria, United Kingdom on 07 September 2013

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Raid 6 Day
  • Distance (Miles): 6 Hour Mountain Marathon
  • Date: 07 September 2013
  • Start Time: 12:00 AM
  • Venue: Moot Hall
  • Organised By: Explorer Events
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? No
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

Raid 6 Day

Saturday 7th September 2013

Looking for a exciting challenge? Enter either of the Raid 6 hour Mountain Marathons or enter both and tackle the full Raid 12

Northern Lakes, on beautiful open fell side.
By day and by night!

 Separate maps

 Prepare for the Mountain Marathon season

 Prizes for the winners of the Raid 12

 SPORTident electronic event timing -instant results at finish

 The Raid 6 Night involves some night navigation- you’ll need your head torch

Centre/Location/Event Area
The exact start/finish will be announced 1mth before the event. It will be within 40 minutes of Keswick, in the Northern Lakes. Open runable fells.(no more hints than that). Full colour, bagged map (approx size A3) of the area with the checkpoints overprinted will be supplied at the start line. There will be camping at the Start/ Finish on both the Friday and the Saturday Night.

The Challenge
The RAID 6 DAY, starts 12noon and finishes 5.50pm. The RAID 6 NIGHT starts at 6pm and finishes 12 midnight so involves 2-3hrs of night navigation. For the NIGHT event distant controls will close early and some of the controls close to the finish will open late to add a little extra to the navigation. Both have a score format so you can make it as hard or as easy as you like. You can finish either event early but don’t be late- there are stiff penalties and you’ll lose all your points if more than 20minutes late….. For those wanting the full day on the hill combine both events to make the Raid 12. If will be great MM training and the night navigation makes for an interesting extra challenge

The Start/Finish
Registration opens at 10am and closes 30minutes before your start time. Massed start at 12noon for The RAID 6 DAY and 6pm for the RAID 6 NIGHT. The courses 20mins after the finish time. PLEASE DO NOT START without (a) registering and (b) passing the start official and “dibbing” in the check timing box. Checkpoint closing times will be detailed on the control description sheets.

******The Golden Rule – if you are unable to complete the event you MUST either (a) telephone the organisers or (b) report to the finish with your dibber to save a mountain rescue search party being sent out. A central telephone number will be detailed on your route description******

Results & Awards
There will just be prizes for the Full Raid 12. Event results will be up on shortly after the event. An awards presentation will take place on the day at approx 9am on the Sunday morning at the Start/ Finish campsite. There will be prizes for the first 3 overall fastest males and females; there will also be various spot/random prizes awarded.

This event traverses high/exposed moorland terrain; For both events you MUST wear/carry the following items:
1) fell running shoes that in the organisers opinion are fully suitable for the type of rough terrain that will be encountered; 2) full windproof/waterproof body cover; 3) hat; 4) gloves; 5) compass (preferably a Silva type); 6) whistle; 7) map and control descriptions (from the start line); 8) a SPORTident dibber We willrent one to you if you don’t have your own); 9) a sufficient supply of liquid and food to see you through the event; 10) an emergency bivy bag (must be a bag not a sheet, can be foil or plastic; 11) a first aid kit (blister plasters, plasters, triangular bandage, emergency £1 for phone calls, your normal anti inflamatories); 12) a sleeping bag- this can be a MM type bag, suitable down to freezing 13) a watch. This can be an altimeter or a GPS data logger but not a device that can display maps and be used to navigate 14) a phone- if it has GPS it needs to be sealed in a opaque bag during the event

PLEASE DO NOT SKIMP ON EQUIPMENT – IT IS NOT WORTH IT!!.Marshals will disqualify anyone who in their opinion does not meet the above equipment criteria. NOTE – this applies to ALL competitors! In the event of hot weather bring sun hat, sun cream and plenty of fluids!

Specifically for the raid 6 Night- in addition to the normal kit list a) a Head torch/ torch suitable to navigate on the fells with 4hrs battery life b) a spare/ back up torch. This can be a light / simple LED torch with MULTIPLE LEDs or a normal torch with a spare bulb c) A small red light capable of flashing/ strobing to be used if you are distressed to draw attention to yourself.

Water, orange juice and biscuits will be available at the end; There will also be a refreshment van at the finish where food and hot drinks can be bought

Entry & Fees
For all events you can enter as a solo, a pair or a team of up to 4. The Raid 6’s cost £18 each plus £2 for dibber rental. The Raid 12 is £25 with £2 for SPORTident dibber rental Individual entries: You must be 18+ to enter the event. After 01/08/13 the entry fee increases by £3 each. Enter on the form below or on-line. If confirmation is required please send an SAE. The closing date for entries is 01/09/13. There may be a number of entries available on the day but add £5 to the base entry fee – you MUST contact the Information Line if you want to enter this way after 01/09/13 – Entry form, plus cheques payable to “Explorer Events” need to be sent to the address below.
The organisers reserve the right to cancel the event and return entry fees if minimum numbers not reached. No refund of entry fees allowed. If you have a medical condition (e.g. asthma etc) please ensure you take appropriate medication with you on the event.

Information Line: 01433 620591 email On-line info and entries:

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