Vodafone Epic Challenge Series - Dulux Race to the King

11 - 12 June 2022

Dulux Race to the King

Walk, jog or run this epic 100km Ultra Marathon in this historical figure of eight across the South of England.

You will get the full experience, including unrivalled camaraderie from your fellow participants, fully-stocked pitstops laden with food and drink, an overnight Basecamp and tireless support from Threshold Sport staff and medics who will help you every step of the way.

Distance: 100km
Route: Figure of eight starting at Goodwood Racecourse exploring the iconic South Downs and Chichester Harbour AONB
Location: South Downs, UK
Date: 11 – 12 June 2022
Entry Fee: £55
Fundraising Target: £350

GET READY FOR THE RACE: 11 – 12 June 2022

Key Challenge Information

General

What date is the event?

The Dulux Race to the King will take place on 11-12 June 2022.

Where is the event?

Start/Basecamp/Finish Address: Goodwood Racecourse, Selhurstpark Road, Chichester, P018 0PS.

How can I sign up?

You can sign up via this link.

What is the cost to enter?

The Team Vodafone registration fee is £55.

When do I have to register by?

The closing date for registrations is 23:59 on 29 May 2022, unless the event sells out beforehand.

Is there a waiting list if the event sells out?

Yes, we will operate a waiting list.

If the event sells out, please contact epicchallengeseries@thresholdsports.co.uk to request a place on the waiting list. You will be contacted if a place becomes available.

What packages are available?

Weekender: The Weekender package covers 100km over the two days of the event. You will cover 50km on the Saturday, camp at the overnight basecamp at Goodwood Racecourse and set off again the following morning to do another 50km before finishing at Goodwood Racecourse on Sunday. This package includes food throughout the weekend, accommodation and event support. This package is for both walkers and runners.

Non-stop: Participants on the non-stop package cover 100km in one go – all on the Saturday/early hours of Sunday. The Non-stop package includes a meal at the halfway Basecamp, full pitstop support throughout the night and hot food at the finish line. There is a time limit of 24 hours to complete the route, and it is open to both walkers and runners.

Which event category would suit me best?

One of the key factors in preparing for an Ultra is committing your time. Epic Challenges require dedication and Race to the King will see you spend a lot of time on your feet pre-event in order to build up the necessary strength and stamina.

If you’re coming to the training plans we offer with under 20 weeks to go, here’s some advice on the fitness levels we advise prior to signing up to each challenge:

  • Non-stop runner: those with some Ultra experience and/or who have run a good number of marathons before. You are an experienced runner with years of running in their legs.

 

  • Non-stop walker: strong walkers who have done some long distance walking before and who already walk most weekends at a good pace for 5hrs+. You may have experience of walking holidays.

 

  • Weekender runner: those who have completed a number of marathons and have been running consistently for a number of years.

 

  • Weekender walker: avid walkers who are already comfortable walking 15km on two back-to-back days.

Can friends and family participate?

Friends and Family of Vodafone Group employees are welcome to take part on the event!

Friends and family are eligible to sign up for the exact same packages as Vodafone Group employees, and will be subject to the same Entry Fee costs and Fundraising targets.

If you’re not a Vodafone Group employee but interested in taking part, email connectingforgood@vodafone.com .

Event Rules and Regulations

View the Event Rules and Regulations here.

YOUR JOURNEY TO THE KING

  • February: It’s time to get training! Check out our Training Plans below.
  • March: Don’t forget to book your shuttles and parking!
  • April: Check out the route and pit stops!
  • 8 weeks to go: Ensure your address is up to date so that we can send you your Registration Pack (we wouldn’t want it to get lost!)
  • 6 weeks to go: Check you have everything you need from the kit list.
  • 4 weeks to go: Start waves will be allocated and your Event Booklet will help to answer any last minute questions.
  • 2 weeks to go:
    • Registration closes
    • Bookings for parking close
    • Your registration pack will be posted from now onwards, as well as any additional things you’ve purchased (parking permits and official apparel – these may come separately!)
  • EVENT DAY!

Route

Where will the route take place?

You will be travelling a 100km loop starting and finishing at Goodwood Racecourse.

N.B. The route may be be subject to change.

Route map

You can explore the route here.

Training

What kind of training will I be expected to do?

Below are our training plans to help you get ready for the event. Select the distance that you are completing and whether you are a runner or walker.   

The plans include: 

  • How to divide and conquer your training  
  • Training intensities 
  • Top tips 

Dulux Race to the King Training Plans:

We strongly recommend you train with the Sports Nutrition you’ll use on the day. Please see tips below from HIGH5 on hydration, training and recovery. You can also access a HIGH5 discount code!

We would recommend joining the Threshold Trail Series Facebook forum to meet other participants, team up with your training and swap tips for the event. In the build up to the event, we will also be hosting a range of Q&A’s via social media with variety of training and nutrition experts.  

On The Day

Event Day Booklet

Dulux Race to the King Event Day Booklet

This booklet contains detailed information about the live event including: 

  • Registration information & start line procedure 
  • Basecamp timings 
  • Pit-stop timings and food 
  • How to get results and photos 
  • Medical and nutritional advice 
  • Safety and support 

Getting to the event

Subject to demand, coach travel from London Paddington and Newbury offices to the start line is provided for Participants on the morning of the Event. Times will be communicated prior to the event. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transport back from the finish line. Vodafone employees may not book their travel to/from the Epic Challenges through CWT (Carlson Wagonlit Travel).

Shuttles & Parking

Parking will be available at the Start, Basecamp and Finish.

The parking locations are available to book now via your MyEvents Portal. Bookings will close 2 weeks prior to the event: 

  • Log on to your ‘MyEvents Portal’ 
  • Select Additional purchases 
  • Select your choice and checkout 

 For more detailed information, please see the below.

What's included in my ticket?

The following will be provided:

  • Accommodation on the Weekender package – please note, this will be camping in a 2-person tent, although tents will be assigned one per person*
  • Team Vodafone Kit: 1 x technical t-shirt
  • Food and drinks at pitstops, as well as a meal in the overnight basecamp and breakfast for the Weekender package on Sunday
  • Sports nutrition
  • Medical support throughout the event and in basecamps
  • Access to halfway basecamp – bars, stretching area, concessions and acoustic music
  • Premium completion medal

*Please note, camping mats, sleeping bags and pillows are not included.

Food and Drink

At Threshold, we firmly believe we have a responsibility to invest every year in reducing our environmental impact as a business. As part of our ongoing commitment for 2022 we have worked with a specialist nutritionist to transition to sustainable meat-free menus removing an estimated 65 tonnes of CO2 this year alone.

Pit Stops

There are 4 pit stops throughout each 50km section of the route to give you a chance to refresh and refuel. Each pit stop will have a selection of snacks for all participants including a variety of sweet and savoury options, such as fruit, energy bars, crisps, sweets and more.

Basecamp

  • Evening meals (all participants)

Food is available at the overnight basecamp for all participants. This includes non-stop participants, who are able to have a hot meal before carrying on to the finish line. Food provided may include but is not limited to: hot pasta, baked potatoes, sandwiches, salad, fruit and on the go snacks.

  • Breakfast (weekender only)

Breakfast will be provided for Weekender participants on Sunday morning, which will consist of hot drinks, fresh fruit, toast, porridge and other hot options.

 Dietary Requirements

There will be a variety of food at pit-stops and at basecamp that cater for everyone.

There is a section on the registration form for you to provide dietary details, but if you have any specific requests and would like to talk about this specifically please get in touch on epicchallengeseries@thresholdsports.co.uk.

Sports Nutrition

All sports nutrition will be provided from HIGH5, Threshold Sports’ nutrition partner. We would recommend training with HIGH5 products so you are used to using them on the event.

Concession stalls

Concession stalls will be available at the start and finish line. These will be at your own cost so you will need to bring cash to buy the extra food.

There will be an unlimited supply of water whilst on the event.

Kit

What kit do I bring?

Click here to view the suggested kit list.

When will I receive my #TeamVodafone kit?

You can pick your kit up prior to the event in the Vodafone Foundation office or on the day.

Will my kit be transported for me?

 Yes, on the Weekender package your bag will be taken from the start to basecamp, and from the basecamp to the finish so you do not need to worry about transporting your kit.

For those on the Non-stop package your kit will be taken from the start directly to the finish.

Is there a baggage allowance?

There is a baggage limit of 10kg for the Weekender package, and 7kg for the Non-stop participants.

Support on the day

The route is fully supported from start to finish, with a signed route, well-stocked pit stops, medical support and even bag transport. Threshold Sports take care of everything so you can focus on reaching the finish.

There will be an event control team just on the other end of phone at all times if you have any problems.

Fundraising

How much do I have to fundraise?

Your fundraising target is £350.

  • You need to have raised 50% by 1 May 2022.
  • You need to have raised the full amount by 10 July 2022.

It’s never too early to start fundraising! To set up your fundraising page, please visit this link.

Not sure where to start? Check out the Your Planet fundraising guide.

Where does my fundraising money go?

All money you raise is matched by Vodafone Foundation and channelled straight to the Foundation’s Your Planet Fund, to support charity programmes that are using conservation technology to protect our world. The two charities we are currently supporting through this campaign are:

Tusk: this UK based charity has a vision for a future in which people and wildlife can both thrive across Africa. Founded at the height of the last poaching crisis in Africa when 100,000 elephants were being slaughtered every year for ivory, they are on a mission to ensure we are not the generation that lets Africa’s unique wildlife disappear. Through progressive conservation initiatives using technology, the conservation of healthy habitats and involving local people in the solutions, Tusk are paving the way for a sustainable future for Africa’s incredible wildlife.

The Ocean Cleanup: this Netherlands based charity is working to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. If nothing is done, plastic pollution is set to quadruple by mid-century, impacting our ecosystems, health and economies. They are embarking on the biggest cleanup in history, aiming to remove 90% of floating ocean plastic pollution by 2040. On top of that, they’re developing advanced solutions to intercept plastic in rivers, to halt it before it can enter the ocean.

Comms

Email information

Here we will publish a list of the comms we’ve previously sent out so you can recap at your leisure:

1st – Welcome to Race to the King

2nd – Enhance your Epic Challenge

3rd – Time to check your details

4th – 4 week countdown

5th – Explore the Festival Basecamp

6th – Exclusive Partner Offers

7th – Join our sustainability movement

Covid-19 Updates

WHAT MEASURES ARE YOU PUTTING IN PLACE TO MITIGATE COVID-19?

Threshold Sports are paying close attention to the following areas to ensure the best chance of delivering a safe event in 2022, without losing any of the traditional Threshold Trail Series magic.

  • Hygiene and distancing: Hands, Face, Space
  • Screening: pre and live event
  • Minimising impact on emergency services
  • Event permissions
  • Timely and concise communications to participants and stakeholders

This page will be updated weekly and will be the official source for announcements regarding the event.

Cancellation and Insurance

What if I can no longer take part?

If you can no longer take part in the event, you must tell us as soon as possible by emailing epicchallengeseries@thresholdsports.co.uk*

See below for the options available to you.

*Please note your entry fee is non-refundable.

Can I cancel my place?

If you want to cancel your place, please contact Threshold Sports via epicchallengeseries@thresholdsports.co.uk.

Please note that if you cancel your place, your entry fee and any fundraising donations are non-refundable.

Can I transfer my entry to another Epic Challenge Series event?

  • Participant Transfers to another Epic Challenge Series Event is on condition of availability and at the discretion of Vodafone Foundation.
  • If transferring to a higher priced Epic Challenge Series Event, Participants are required to pay the increase in Entry Fee.
  • Additional purchases which are no longer relevant to the new Event will be handled in accordance with the Event Rules and Regulations.
  • The deadline for requesting a transfer to another Event is 23:59 on 29 May 2022.

Can I transfer my place to a colleague?

  • Participant Transfers can only take place if the new Participant wishes to take the same Event Package.
  • Participants who transfer their Entry can be eligible for a full refund of all Entry Fees paid (minus the Booking Fee).
  • The original Entry Fee is not refunded until the new Participant accepts and completes the transfer process.
  • Additional purchases will be handled in accordance with the Event Rules and Regulations.
  • The deadline for a Participant Transfer is 23:59 on 29 May 2022.

What if I can't participate because of Covid?

If a participant needs to transfer Event due to Covid-19 related reasons, such as being subject to a local lockdown, international quarantine, a positive test or self-isolation requirement, the participant must notify Threshold by emailing epicchallengeseries@thresholdsports.co.uk by the time that on-site registration commences on the live event and provide evidence of the situation.

Can I change my package?

Yes, you may change package from Double Marathon Non-stop to Weekender including camping or vice versa if notice is given to Threshold Sports via email to epicchallengeseries@thresholdsports.co.uk.

The deadline for a Package Change is 23:59 on 29 May 2022.

Do I need to take out insurance?

Participants sign up to Epic Challenges as private individuals supporting Vodafone Foundation, not as Vodafone Group employees. You are therefore required to arrange your own insurance. Insurance is highly recommended. We advise taking out cover when your registration is confirmed. Please ensure you have the correct cover for this type of challenge.

If you would like to contact the Vodafone Foundation about the fundraising campaign or the Epic Challenge Series in general, please contact connectingforgood@vodafone.com.

If you have specific queries regarding individual challenges, you would like to cancel your place or swap to another challenge, please contact epicchallengeseries@thresholdsports.co.uk

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