Q: Can I register my entry and then fill out the team details later? i.e. just say TBC where relevant?
A: Yes, of course. Just remember that a team isn't fully registered until they've paid.
Q: Can I rent a bike for the event?
A: Yes, we are working with a local supplier to organise bikes for those who need them.
Q: Will I need a bike box for the race?
A: No, not this time. It will remain fully assembled throughout.
Q: Can I arrive on Saturday morning?
A: Yes, it's possible, but remember this is more than a simple 6hr race. The race start is scheduled for 10am, with a mandatory briefing and kit check beforehand, so you'd need to arrive REAL early.
Q: Do I need to get all the checkpoints? Can I join this race as a newbie?
A: The course will be newbie-friendly insofar as you can choose to skip CPs, and make your own 'shortcuts', but the CPs are collected in sequence, not in any order you like. You could make a very short race for yourself if you wanted. The full-course teams will have a tough time getting all the CPs, especially if the weather in October closes in, so the race is not really aimed at complete newcomers. A newbie should be nervous rather than over confident.
Q: How tough will the navigation be?
A: Some areas are fairly straightforward. Other areas will be a challenge. You'd need to be able to take a bearing across trackless ground in the middle of the night, possibly in mist and rain, to get all CPs. Are you able to handle that?
Q: How technical is the mountain biking?
A: Not very, as we're staying in the greater Denbigh area. Think fireroads, some tarmac, farm roads etc. You don't need a fancy, top-of-the-line mountain bike. Hard tail would be fine.
Q: Do I need to be a serious caver to participate?
A: No, it isn't a claustrophobic experience, but it's pretty interesting. You'll probably see some bats.
Q: Can I race solo?
A: Nope, sorry. There are some areas of the course where it wouldn't be wise to race solo, in the middle of the night, etc. Plus, WAR believe in AR being about teams competing, rather than lone rangers.