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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 40k route, or our NEW shorter 20k 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 (You Agree);


Cost (You Agree);

Entry costs *£25 per team member (teams to consist of a minimum of 2 or a maximum of 6).  *Each team member will receive a packed lunch at the start line, water/tea/coffee at each checkpoint, t-shirt and medal at the finish line, and food at the evening 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.
OR
Should team members use Crowdfunding or similar - All monies raised via these pages must be transferred to WAAT4 (Please view our Official WAAT4 Crowdfunding page as an example on how to set up your fundraising page).

    

Equipment (You Agree);

Teams will be required to carry sufficient clothing & equipment on the day.

Please Note: It is not uncommon in the U.K mountains to experience a wind chill factor of -15 Degrees Celsius, even when it seems like a normal day at sea level.

We reserve the right to exclude anybody who is unsuitably equipped - so please do not forget to bring the below items with you or you will not be allowed to participate.


(**recommended in an emergency..)

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


Map (WAAT4) / (You Agree);

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 14th June 2019. 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 (WAAT4);

Each team member will receive a packed lunch at the start line, water/tea/coffee at each checkpoint, and food at the evening presentation.

Medical Cover (WAAT4);

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 (*You Agree);

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 (team member) to ensure that you are medically fit to undertake the challenge - Please note should a competitor (team member) be medically unfit or suffering from an injury, we advise that you do not start the challenge. WAAT4 can not be held liable should a competitor (team member) injure themselves or others whilst suffering form a medical condition or Injury prior to the start of the challenge.


Car Parking (WAAT4) / (*You Agree);

Parking at Brecon Rugby Fields (Parc de Pugh) only. This will be clearly marked out. *Please note vehicles are left at your own risk, WAAT4 can not be held liable for any loss or damage caused.


Start Times (WAAT4) / (You Agree);

Saturday 15th June 2019

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

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

Team Captains briefing takes place on Friday 14th June 2019 - Food: 6.30pm (please note food on the Friday evening is not included in the entry fee) Briefing: 7.30pm)


Challenge Rules (You Agree);

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 (You Agree);

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.


Sponsorship Monies (*WAAT4) / (You Agree);

This event is to raise money for the official named charities only and team members may not use the event to raise money for any other charities or good causes.

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.
OR
Should team members use Crowdfunding or similar - All monies raised via these pages must be transferred to WAAT4 (Please view our Official WAAT4 Crowdfunding page as an example on how to set up your fundraising page).

Ways to pay your team sponsorship money:
Online Team Sponsorship Page
Bank Transfer
Cheque
Cash


*All monies raised during the WAAT4 Challenge will be distributed to the events official nominated charities only.

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