ENGLAND WEEKEND CHALLENGE

9 – 11 August 2019


The ultimate test of body and mind in England’s glorious Lake District. Think lush green hills, stretching vistas, dramatic weather and sheep. Lots of sheep. Get your fill of fresh air with our exhilarating run and hike adventure.

THE CHALLENGE

DISCIPLINES: Hike/Run
TOTAL DISTANCE: 21km
ELEVATION GAIN: 1,253m
CAPACITY: 150

CAMP EXPERIENCES

Mountain biking
Wild Cooking
Outdoor Yoga & More
The IGO Feast

Dates

9 – 11 August 2019
From £449pp

Itinerary

Friday

Arrive and transfer to camp
Registration, briefing and lunch
Warm up: 10km hike/run into camp
Afternoon activities
Campfire chilli and bed

Saturday

Breakfast in camp
The IGO England Challenge: hike/run
Evening celebrations in camp
Camp overnight

Sunday

Breakfast in camp
Yoga
Transfers to train station

Experiences in Camp

Friday

Afternoon – mountain bike activity from camp
Evening – bushcraft & survival skills workshop
Fitness session
Wild cooking
Outdoor mindful yoga
‘Burn Bathing’ (washing in nature)
NB: Some activities will be run on a first come, first served basis

Saturday

Local acoustic music
Wild outdoor cooking
Bar
The IGO Feast

Lake District

What's included

Included:

  • Return transfers from Oxenholme train station
  • 2 nights accommodation in bell tents (based on 4 sharing) including memory foam mattresses
  • Full board. Locally sourced, organic food from Friday lunchtime to Sunday breakfast inclusive
  • Wilderness skills and bushcraft workshop
  • Event-specific training plan
  • Fully signposted & supported route
  • Medical and physio support
  • Timing tracker (Competitors)
  • Walking guide & sweeper as backstop
  • Photography
  • Activities in camp
  • Traditional music & entertainment
  • Celebratory beer at the finish line on Saturday
  • Technical t-shirt and welcome pack
  • Finishers medal and wristband

Not included:

  • Transport to Oxenholme train station
  • Personal equipment inc. sleeping bag and clothing (see kit list for full details)
  • Travel insurance specific to location and disciplines (obligatory)
  • Drinks at camp bar on Saturday night (cash only)
  • IGO England cap - available to purchase at the event

Ticket Prices

Completer
£449per person
  • Go at your own pace, enjoy the scenery
  • A spot in shared 4 person tent
  • Does not include timing chip
Competitor
£469per person
  • Test yourself against the clock
  • A spot in shared 4 person tent
  • Timing chip included
Group of 4
£1,616£404 per person
  • Great for groups, families, friends
  • Share a 4 person tent with your team
  • Does not include timing chip

FAQ

Recommended airport: Manchester (transfers NOT provided)nnRecommended train station: Oxenholme (transfers provided)nTransfer leaves station at 11:30amnTransfer returns to station at 12:00pmnnMaking your own way? The meeting point for event is the IGO base camp – Great Langdale at 12:30pm.nnNB: We encourage you to be as environmentally friendly as possible with your choice of travel. Please note car parking is limited at the event meeting points. nnTimings broken down: London to Oxenholme by train is c. 2 hrs 45 mins. Oxenholme station to camp is c. 45 mins by road.

Stage 1: Run and hike over 4 mountains, 21 km total distance. With a total elevation gain of 1,253m.nMountain 1: BowfellnMountain 2: Esk PikenMountain 3: Broad CragnMountain 4: Scafell PikennNB: All IGO Weekend Challenge routes are designed so that the distance, the elevation gain and the disciplines ensure that the quickest IGOer would finish in around 4 hours and the seasonal hiker pace would finish in around 7- 8 hours.

The accommodation is alway comfortable – we aren’t promising “glamping” but there will be carpets on the floor and a mattress to sleep on!

You don’t need to worry about this – there will be support all the way and if you really can’t finish we will get you back to camp safely.

The tents are comfortable bell tents and each one comfortably fits 4 people. Unless you come as a group of 4 and take over one tent, individuals are split up into single-sex tents at random. They are each equipped with a mattress, rug and storm lanterns . The communal areas consist of 2 larger tents for food, yoga and other activities or talks (weather depending) as well as the stand-alone physio and sports massage tent. There will be 1 or more campfires with bales of straw for seats that create the focal point of camp.nnThere are portable toilets a short walk from the main camp area. We position the location of camp to be as wild as possible which makes it difficult to bring showers into camp but we are always near natural washing facilities eg a burn, a loch, a lake, a river.

There are porta loos a short walk from the main camp area. We position the location of camp to be as wild as possible which makes it difficult to bring showers into camp but we are always near natural washing facilities eg a burn, a loch, a lake, a river.

High. They grow naturally in this part of England!

Everyone has their own Everest, pinpointing the difficulty is hard in itself! Each IGO route is designed to take people between 4-8 hrs. One thing we can guarantee is that there will be some lows and some amazing highs!

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