Here’s some of the most frequently asked questions relating specifically to the 2016 fundraising events. If you have an unanswered question please get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you. Our contact information can be found here.
Q – I’m thinking of doing the challenge, is there an age restriction?
A – Yes, you need to be 18 or over to take part.
Q – I have just registered, what happens next?
A – You will receive a letter asking you to pay a £35 deposit so we can book your hotel room for you
Q – I have registered and paid my deposit will I get more information on the event?
A – Yes, early May you will be given a detailed information pack to tell you everything you need to know. Feel free to contact us before if you have any concerns or burning questions.
Q- How much do I need to train for the event?
A – As much as you possibly can as this will be much harder than you think. The more you train the more you will enjoy it.
Q- When do I need to start fundraising?
A – As soon as possible, the earlier you start the more time you will have to raise as much as you can.
Q – Is there a fundraising target?
A- No we don’t set targets, but we do believe that everyone has the capability to raise a minimum of £100. Try and raise as much as you possibly can. Some people will raise over a £1000
Q – What time do I need to be at the event?
A – If you are doing the 40 mile walk you need to be at the Park Hotel (Barnstable) no later than 10:15 AM on Friday 3rd June. If you are doing the 20 mile walk no later than 10:15 PM.
Q – Do I need to travel down on the Thursday night?
A – Depends where you live. But if for example you are doing the 40 mile challenge and you live in the Midlands and have a 3.5 hour journey that will mean an early start (and risk of travel), so we would recommend you consider finding a cheap hotel the night before. If you are doing the 20 mile challenge you can travel down on Friday – we would suggest in the afternoon as it can get very buy on the roads on Friday’s.
Q – Can I leave my car at the Park Hotel?
A – Yes you can.
Q – Do I need to take my own food and water for the challenge?
A – Yes you do, albeit extra water will be carried by our ground support vehicles (the information pack will provide more details on this)
Q – What happens if I’m struggling on the challenge?
A – You can always take a short break in the ground support vehicles or drop out completely if you are exhausted (if you train, this is unlikely).
Q – If I have more questions or want to speak to someone from Brown Dog what do I do?
A – Use the Contact Us section on the web site and drop us a note.