FAQ

WHAT DO I DO WHEN I ARRIVE ON SITE?

Please make your way to registration, where you can be checked in. Approximately an hour before your wave start time. You will receive a coloured wrist band to show the wave you have selected.

DOES THIS EVENT HAVE CHIP TIMER?

Our events are not timed, however we will have a giant double sided race clock. Runners will see the time they start and finish, and the exact distance will be measured by GPS before the event.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO ENTER A RACE?

For our main Splat, Quack GO adult event (The Black Ditch) Race entry is for 16 years and over. Entrants who are 16 – 17 require a signed parental consent form which must be completed. For our special Family Fun days, the age limit is 6+, 6 to 12 year olds need to run with an adult on a one to one basis, but 13+ can run alone.

WILL THERE BE A SAFETY BRIEFING?

Yes, there will be a safety briefing during the warm up just before your wave start time.  It will include key hazards to watch out for as well as what to do if you become injured or feel you can no longer continue.

CAN SPECTATORS COME ALONG?

Yes it is free for spectators, the more support for the runners, the better. There will be viewing points at some of the main obstacles.

DO YOU HAVE SHOWER FACILITIES AVAILABLE ON SITE?

There are no showers, but there are wash down facilities to get the worst of the mud off. Please note this is cold water!!!
 

ARE THERE TOILETS OR REFRESHMENTS ON SITE?

Yes there will be toilets available on site along with many different types of refreshments, which are reasonably priced.

WHAT TIME DO THE RUNNING WAVES START?

When you enter online, you will choose a wave you would like to run in. The start time will be displayed at that point. We may add further waves should the event become full.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY START TIME AND RACE INFORMATION PACK?

Your start time will be emailed to you 2 weeks before the event. Your race envelope will be collected on the morning of the event.

WILL THERE BE A WARM UP?

Yes, we have a qualified fitness instructor to hold a 5 minute warm up before every wave of runners. Nothing too strenuous.

IS THERE ANY FIRST AID ON SITE?

Yes, there will be fully qualified medical staff on site for all events.

PARKING AVAILABLE?

Yes, there is free parking available on site. With an extended overflow car park.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME?

We would suggest bringing a change of clothes (including trainers), and a towel if you wish.

CAN I JOIN/PAY ON THE DAY?

Yes, you can pay by cash or we will have a card payment system (dependant on mobile signal) to process payments by card. You will need to turn up at least an hour early so we can register you.

WHAT DO I RECEIVE IF I COMPLETE THE COURSE?

For our main events, you will receive a free t-shirt (please state which size when booking for your race), medal and a bottle of water. For our family fun days, you will receive a medal, but T-shirts are not included.

ARE DOGS ALLOWED?

Yes but only to spectate and must be kept on a lead at all times, and if owners could kindly clear up their dogs waste too.

ANY PHOTOGRAPHERS?

Yes, we have photographers which will be stationed around the course at certain obstacles. All photos will be uploaded onto facebook within a week after the event.

WILL THERE BE ENTERTAINMENT?

Yes, there will be music to keep you going!!

DO I NEED TO BRING A RUBBER DUCK?

No, we hand out free rubber ducks. Each runner will also be given a rubber duck, For every duck that makes it back, we will donate 50p to our chosen charity. Help us raise funds for ‘Fresh Start New Beginnings’

DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE EVERY OBSTACLE?

No, only do what you feel comfortable with. There are no penalties for not completing an obstacle.

DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM?

We always aim for water around the course to be no deeper than chest height, but depending on weather conditions, and in later waves after runners have disturbed sediment, they can potentially be up to 5.5ft. In the event that the water becomes this deep, a marshal will warn you before you enter, there will always be bypass sections to avoid these as an option.

IS MY TICKET TRANSFERABLE?

We have a small fee to cover admin costs to transfer your ticket, but if you’re unable to attend on the day we do offer free deferrals.

WHERE ARE THE NEAREST CAMPSITES?

There are two very good local sites you can use Tangham Camspite (Rendlesham Forest) – www.forestcamping.co.uk or Shottisham Campsite – www.shottishamcampsite.com

WHO ARE WE?

Having done their first Mud Run as a dare in 2014, Alister and Alison became hooked on obstacle races and it has completely changed and taken over their lives. Alister hated all sports, running, and fitness and couldn’t even run half a mile, but like so many other people tell us, mud runs are highly addictive, making health and fitness fun and giving you a starting goal to train for.

“Running, and strength training becomes extremely motivating, when you have a mud race booked. There is no going back and as soon as you have one completed, book another to keep that motivation going!”

“We feel rather sad to think we started small from a local event which like so many has, closed, we would have never have climbed the ladder to the biggest and harder OCRs had they not have had that chance to start small.”

“Splat Quack GO works, because it is not profit driven, it is driven with emotion to give something back as a thank you for changing our lives, and to encourage the next generation of mud runners, giving YOU the chance to change your lives to.” Alister and Alison