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Challenge Rules - 2020

 Please read these rules about the event.

  1. A Coventry Way Challenge (hereafter known as the "Event") is open to all persons aged 18 or over on the day of the Event. Younger entrants are allowed but must be either: a) a member of the LDWA (those under 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult), or b) if a non-member, must be accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian.  In either case the relevant adult/parent/guardian must sign the Entry Form.  (If you wish to use the SiEntries On-line entry option please also download and fill in an official¬†entry¬†form as well but only complete your name and contact details, but write "using On-Line entry for all other data") 
  2. Times and starting points are as stated below.  All classes must be completed by 21.00 (i.e. a 16 hour time limit for 05:00 starters) and participants must pass through each checkpoint in the correct order.
  3. Each entrant must register a few minutes before the intended start time to receive/check details of any route changes.  The route description will show checkpoint closing times.  Entrants must leave each checkpoint before the closing time.  Anyone arriving after the closing time must retire.
  4. Retiring entrants must advise us that they have retired and help to ensure that this is recorded on the CP Control Sheets at a checkpoint.  Transport back to the finish will be arranged wherever practicable as soon as possible.  In an emergency - if retiring entrants cannot reach a checkpoint - they should phone the Start/Finish Point OR inform another entrant giving them their Name & Number for the other entrant to hand in at the next checkpoint.  A mobile telephone number will be provided at the start.  Under no circumstances retire without telling the organisers!
  5. The checkpoint marshal may retire anyone showing signs of undue stress or who has broken the rules.
  6. Entries may be made on-line via SiEntries - the preferred method of entry, or by completing an official entry form and posting it, along with payment, to the address shown on the form.  If using the latter method, only one entry per form is permitted.
    Any other forms are NOT acceptable.
  7. The entry fee is £20 (entry on the day NOT allowed) or for relays £40/team, which include cost of 40 page annually updated A5 "Map & Route Description" booklet (cheques payable to 'ACWA').  The organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry and return the full fee.  Entries to be received by 
    1st  March 2020 or WHEN LIMIT IS REACHED.
  8. All successful finishers will receive a certificate.  T-shirts, and a woven badge, if available, will be on sale at the finish for successful finishers.  Successful completion can only be gained by ensuring that you have been checked in at all check points - this is your responsibility.
  9. Dogs are NOT allowed. This is to prevent disturbing farm animals or impeding other walkers.
  11. In all matters the decision of the organisers is final.
  12. Recommended Start Times are shown in Table 1 below.  The "Walker/Runner" start times are an option for those who expect to Walk part of the way, Run part of the way, or fast Walkers, or slow Runners.  Start times should be chosen so that you will pass through all checkpoints and reach the finish during the opening times shown in Table 2 below.
  13. Registration from 05:00
  14. Start times are flexible. However:
  15. Any WALKERS, whether individual or relay teams, MUST start between 05:00 and 07:30..
    Any RUNNERS, whether individual or relay teams, MUST start between 07:00 and 09:30
  16. ALL categories of entrants must bear in mind the check point opening and closing times.
    Please note opening times of checkpoints in Table 2 below.  Plan your start times so you pass through checkpoints when they are open.
  17. Competitors must understand that no liability is accepted by the organisers for any injury, damage or loss sustained by or in connection with the event.

Table 1 : Recommended Start Times

  Walkers Walker/ Runners Runners
Meriden 40 milers solo

05:00 to 07:30

07:00 to 09:30
Meriden 40 milers relay
  maximum 8 legs
05:00 to 07:30   07:00 to 09:30


Table 2 : Opening/closing times, Post Codes 
& distance to 7 checkpoints  and Finish

CP Place Map Post Code      miles Opening to Closing Times
Start Meriden 1 CV7 7JP 0 05:00 to 10:00
1 Kenilworth: 4 CV8 2UE or CV8 2EQ 8.2 07:00 to 11:30
2 Bubbenhall: 6 CV8 3BW 14.3 08:30 to 13:00
3 Wolston: 8 CV8 3PD 18.2 09:30 to 14:00
4 Brinklow: 10 CV23 0LS 22.6 10:00 to 15:30
5 Bedworth: 14 CV12 8RJ 30.8 11:30 to 17:30
6 Breach Oak Lane: 16 CV7 8AU 34.4

12:30 to 18:30

7 Corley Moor: 18 CV7 8AN 37.2 13:00 to 19:45
Finish Finish at Meriden: 18 CV7 7JP 40 13:30 to 21:00

Note: Post Code is given as a guide for those driving to the CP using SatNav to find their way to within a few 100 metres (800 metres in case of CP6), or sometimes just about spot on!

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