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Entry costs £25 per team member

To enter a team, please complete the Registration Form Below

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Register your team by completing the Application Form below, and our Secure Payment Facility makes it even easier to join in the challenge.

Entry costs £25 per team member (teams to consist of a minimum of 2 or a maximum of 6).  This cost is used to cover the costs of infrastructure, food, t-shirts (only 1 T-shirt per person. Please select sizes below) and the Evening Food and Presentation.

*In addition to this, each team member will be required to raise a minimum of £50.00 in sponsorship for the event through the sponsor form provided and Team Captains are asked to control this and forward sponsorship money raised as a team after the event.

Please note for groups wishing to enter 3 or more teams and wishing to pay as one by Cheque or BACS Transfer,
please contact us for an Application Form.

Overview

The WAAT4 Challenge is a prestigious navigation event in Wales’ beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Teams from all over the UK take part every year.

Its reputation is growing quickly and it features in the walking calendar for such events. Each year over 500 competitors take part over either 30km (NOW 20km) or 40km Challenges which includes South Wales’ highest peak - Pen y fan.

Whatever your ability, you are welcome to enjoy the 40km route, or our NEW shorter 20km route at your own pace. We want everyone to enjoy taking part by completing the course whilst taking in some of the best views in the Brecon Beacons.

The event is organised by Dyfed-Powys Police and supported by members of the Brecon Mountain Rescue, Wales Air Ambulance and volunteers on the day.


Objectives


Teams


Cost

Entry costs £25 per team member (teams to consist of a minimum of 2 or a maximum of 6). This cost is used to cover the costs of infrastructure, food, t-shirts and the Evening Food & Presentation.

*In addition to this each team member will be required to raise a minimum of £50.00 in sponsorship for the event through the sponsor form provided and Team Captains are asked to control this and forward sponsorship money raised as a team after the event.

*All team sponsor monies to be paid via our OFFICIAL TEAM SPONSORSHIP PAGE
            

Equipment

Teams will be required to carry sufficient clothing on the day. Teams are to carry a Map and Compass, a packed lunch (provided), hot & cold drinks, whistle, torch and a space blanket or sleeping bag of which can be used in an emergency if needed. There will be a small number of Maps and Compasses available if required.

A guideline of clothing to be brought, (as well as items above) is as follows;

*It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that they have the proper clothing and footwear as set out in the competitors pack.


Map

This year there will be 2 routes. A 40km and a 20km route which will not be as demanding as the 40km route.

A detailed map of the route will be displayed for teams to mark their maps on the Team Captains briefing night on Friday 15th June 2018. It will be marked up with the checkpoints throughout the route. All teams will start at the same time and choose whatever route they believe to be the most direct.

Food & Water

A packed lunch for the event will be provided for all participants and water will be available at each of the checkpoints en route. There will be Food, and other refreshments at the post event gathering.

Medical Cover

Medical cover will be available at each checkpoint as well as the start and finish of the event. Air Ambulance personnel will be on standby for the duration and mountain rescue will also be on call in the unlikely event of being required.


Casualty Evacuation Procedure

1) In the event of an injured casualty who requires assistance etc, phone Brecon Mountain Rescue control on 07831 894466. Use a 'Smart' phone if one is available and the person with the 'smart' phone to stay with casualty. ***

2) If no phone signal 2 team members make their way to the nearest checkpoint so medics can provide appropriate first aid and arrange evacuation as required.

*** A much quicker response can be obtained by contacting mountain rescue as soon as possible rather than having to walk to the next Checkpoint. If using a 'Smart' phone mountain rescue can usually send a link back to the phone and the outcome is that they would be able pin point the actual grid reference of casualty site.

*It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that they are medically fit to undertake the challenge.


Car Parking

Parking at Brecon Rugby Fields (Parc de Pugh) only. This will be clearly marked out.


Start Times

Saturday 16th June 2018

40km Route - 7:00 am (check In 30mins prior to start)

20km Route - 8:00 am (check In 30mins prior to start)

Team Captains briefing takes place on Friday 15th June 2018 (Food: 6.30pm / Brief: 7.30pm)


Challenge Rules

Each team is to have a team captain and a navigator.  The team is to consist of a minimum of 2 or a maximum of 6 and all are to start the challenge to be eligible for any of the event prizes on offer except the prize for most money raised.  If a team starts complete and any other member drops out then a 1 penalty is given to that team. Any team can use any route chosen to complete the challenge or follow the chosen route given by the organisers.  Teams can consist of all male, all female or a mix of both, but all are required to be 16 years of age or over (16-17 year olds must be accompanied by a team member of 18yrs and over, if not the team will not be allowed to start).  When checking in to the checkpoints, teams cannot move on unless the team is complete and checked in.  All teams taking part are to finish together as a team and this will be the time of when the team completion time is recorded.


Additional Information

Dogs are welcome to join a team, however they must be kept on a lead at all times. We also ask owners to clean up after their dog.

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Your team entry will be confirmed once we have received completed entry form with payment.

All payments are non-refundable

        ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

By registering for this event you agree to our terms and conditions.

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Become part of Team WAAT4 by taking part in the WAAT4 Challenge 2018, and raise funds for the vulnerable within the communities.


Attracting over 500 participants and over 1,000 spectators each year, this iconic event has become a must do in the outdoor calendar.


With 2 routes to choose from it doesn't matter whether you've never done a navigation event before or are an champion of the mountains – there’s something for all abilities and ambitions!


The Challenge


The WAAT4 Challenge takes place at the Rugby Fields, Parc de Pugh, Brecon. From here you will navigate through the iconic landmarks of the Brecon Beacons.


There are 2 routes available: 40km and 20km

There are 3 competition categories available: Competitors Cup, Emergency Services Cup and a Forces Cup.


Teams to consist of a minimum of 2 or a maximum of 6 persons.

Date

Saturday 16
th June 2018



Join us

Registration to secure a place at this event costs just £25 per team member and we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £50 per team member in sponsorship for our nominated Charities.


Participants must be over 16 years (16-17 year olds must be accompanied by a team member of 18yrs and over).


By registering for this event you agree to our terms and conditions.






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