Location

Wave/Start Times

You or your team captain can select a 'preferred' wave time when you enter; however, this is just an indicator and may not be the wave you are given. Your wave time will be emailed to you around 10 days before the event and is not changeable. You can also view it here

If you have joined a team you will be put in the same wave as your team mates.

We highly recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes before your wave start time.

08:45 car park opens

09:15 registration opens - for first wave only!

(each subsequent wave will register 45 minutes before the wave starts)

10:00 - 1st Wave

10:30 - 2nd Wave

11:00 - 3rd Wave

11:30 - 4th Wave

12:00 - 5th Wave

12:30 - 6th Wave

13:00 - 7th Wave

13:30 - 8th Wave (Banchory event only)

14:00 - 9th Wave (Banchory event only)

Online Registration

Intro
Registration (entry) and payment is online via Eventbrite only. No new registrations on event day.On event day you must go to registration with your printed PDF ticket and you must show official photo ID (e.g. passport or driving licence).

Age rules
The minimum age is 16 (on the day of the event). If you are 16 or 17 (on the day of the event) your parents or legal guardian will agree and accept all the event terms and conditions and consent to your participation in the Beast Race event by signing your ticket. You, the participant, MUST bring this signed ticket to event registration along with photo ID.

Refunds
We don't issue refunds, but if you contact us we can arrange to swap your place if you have a replacement runner. We do not accept swaps or replacements in the last two weeks before the event.

Create a team
You can create a team when you first register through Eventbrite. Alternatively you can log back into your Eventbrite account later and create a team then. Once you have created a team you can invite others to join. NOTE: If you create a team, remember to join that team yourself! There is no limit to the size of your team.

Swapping your place.
Please contact us if you want to arrange to swap your place if you have a replacement runner. We do not accept swaps or replacements in the last two weeks before the event.

Deferrals
Unfortunately we cannot accept deferrals to next year’s events.

Registration cut off
You must be registered and have made all team changes 5 days before each event.

Confirmation
You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite confirming your registration. You MUST print and sign the attached PDF ticket and bring it to registration at the event along with your photo ID.

Changing your details
Log into your Eventbrite account and edit your details whenever you like up to 12 days before the event. The only detail you cannot change is the name of the participant. If you would like to arrange a swap or replacement runner please contact us

NOT RECEIVING EMAILS?
Please check your spam or junk folders or double check what email address you used to buy your ticket!
If it's still not there we’re sorry you aren’t receiving our emails. Contact us and we’ll resend any information you may have missed.

Registration at the event

Documents you must bring
1. PDF ticket – sent in your confirmation email
2. Photo ID – we will accept your passport or your driving licence

How to register at the event
1. Arrive at registration at the time emailed to you shortly before the event
2. Hand over your printed PDF ticket and show photo ID to registration staff
3. Receive your timing chip
4. Go to the start line at time given

Cost & Fundraising

How much does a ticket cost?
Loch Ness Beast Race – See here
Banchory Beast Race  - See here

What the ticket fee includes:
- Beast Race branded performance running t-shirt
- Snack at the end (further great food can be purchased)
- Free professional photographs, if we capture you (only available on Facebook after event)
- Free key/documents drop- Electronic timing
- Medical support and professional first aid
- Professional water-safety marshals
- Water stations along the route and at finish
- VAT

Do I have to raise money for CHSS charity?
No, you can raise money for your chosen charity or non at all but if you are looking for a great cause then join the CHSS team, get a free pledge place and help support the event further.

Fundraise for CHSS
Find out easy ways to raise money for click here.

Get an invoice
For workplace teams only - please click here.

Race Timing

The event is timed with electronic timing chips. A small chip given to you during registration at the event should be attached to your shoe. Your start and finish time is recorded and your overall time is then calculated. Results will be posted on our website and social media shortly after the event

Prizes

There will be a virtual prize giving on our Facebook page after the event.
Prizes will be posted directly out to winners.

Awesome wooden Beast Shield prizes will be awarded to:

1st Male Beast
2nd Male Beast
3rd Male Beast
1st Female Beast
2nd Female Beast
3rd Female Beast

NOTE: You can be in a team and still win the fastest individual prize!

Photos & Media

You are very welcome to take images of the event but you are not allowed sell them online or through any other means.

We welcome all media coverage. Please contact us for more information.

Safety

Is it safe?
Due to the nature of the event, the route and obstacles all carry inherent risks to your wellbeing. Whilst it is impossible to guarantee your safety, we do consider it paramount. Detailed arrangements will be in place to ensure everyone enjoys an adventurous and challenging ‘beastly experience’. Professional event staff and first-aid providers will be located at intervals around the course (please read our Terms and Conditions and Medical Disclaimer available on the registration form when signing up).

Swimming Requirement
If you want to participate in the water obstacles you will need to be able to swim and keep yourself safe in water. There are some water obstacles that involve wading up to neck depth and involve dunking your head under water. Water obstacles involve jumping or sliding into deep water and swimming for approximately 10 meters at a time (there will be professional water safety staff very close by to help if required).

Avoiding obstacles
If you think an obstacle is too challenging physically or mentally there is always an option to go around and continue with the race. However, if you’re ‘in it to win it’ and would like to make it onto the podium, you have to be in a physical and mental prepared to safely tackle all the obstacles properly.

Medication
If you need to leave medication close to the finish line please see a member of the registration staff to organise this. Please read in full our medical disclaimer during online registration. If you have further questions regarding the event please contact us.

Training & Preparation

Training for the Beast
The race requires sufficient aerobic endurance to complete a 10km run on rough terrain, including  ascent and descent. In addition you need the physical strength and agility to climb, crawl, drag and wade/swim as required by the obstacles. Many previous Beast Racers have benefited from going to outdoor boot-camp training or circuit training with a focus on whole body strength and fitness. We also recommend regular 10km running training. We strongly recommend you consult your doctor before committing to any training programmes or the event.

How difficult is it?
This depends on how fit you are and how hard you push yourself! Many sprint round and many walk the entire course!The route is 10km long and includes ascent and descent, very rough terrain underfoot, dense forest and vegetation, thick mud, deep cold water and 20+ man-made obstacles that require strength, power, agility, aerobic fitness and lots of mental determination.

What To Bring

Essential:
1. Official photo ID
2. Printed and signed PDF ticket from your entry confirmation email
3. Any required medication

Race equipment and clothing:
- Trail running shoes with good grip
- Synthetic sports clothing that sheds water quickly and keeps you warm when wet (Lycra, - -powerstretch etc.); gloves/hat (optional)

Post-race equipment:
- Towel/s- Full change of clothes and footwear
- Additional warm clothes (fleece, warm jackets etc.)
- you will be cold and wet!
- Warm hat and gloves
- Umbrella
- Plastic bags/trug/plastic box to put all your wet equipment into
- Cash (if you want to purchase food and drink at the event)

Facilities

Parking
There may be a small charge for parking Please note that it  is on grass and may be wet and slippery!Please help us reduce traffic and carbon emissions by car sharing.

Where to leave valuables
There is a secure key & ID document drop at registration, which is very close to the car park, so you can leave all your other items in the car.

Water Station
Drinking water is available approximately halfway around the course and at the finish.

Showers
There are showers at the Banchory Beast Race, and they are free! There are many more people than showers, so you may have to wait. Unfortunately we do not have showers at the Loch Ness site.

Toilets
There will be plenty of toilets close to the start line including disabled access toilets

Disabled Access
Loch Ness location: The event base area is on flat cut grass that may be soft depending on previous weather. Disabled parking is on grass close to the event base. Banchory location: The event base is on hard standing ground; if you wish to park on hard standing rather than grass please inform the parking stewards on entry. Some obstacles will be accessible for viewing if you have limited mobility. Disabled toilets are provided at both locations. Please contact us if you have specific questions.

Food
There’s a feast after the Beast! Available to purchase is a fine selection of street food and real coffee including veggie & vegan options.

If you’re an awesome catering provider please get in contact.

Spectators, Children & Dogs

Spectators
We welcome your supporters and spectating is free! Spectators will have excellent viewing access to some major obstacles within a short walk of the event centre. There are several great vantage points from which friends and family can watch and photograph your achievement. They can also enjoy the excellent food, drink and atmosphere.

Children
Feel free to bring your family, there is some great spectating to be had! However, for their own safety you must not allow children access onto the course or obstacles at anytime before, during or after the race.

Dogs
Sorry, please leave the mutts at home. The Beast Race locations are situated on farm land and sporting/event facilities, and the event base will be a very busy area.

Event Terms & Conditions

Event entry terms and conditions

Your entry to and participation of your selected event (“the Event”, “The Beast Race”) is provided to you by Zone Events Limited (“us”, “our” or “we”), a company incorporated under the Companies Acts (Registered No. SC595805) subject to these terms and conditions. References to the Event include all aspects of the Event organised by us including access, parking, the venue and the activity. By entering and participating in the Event you understand and accept the following terms and conditions:

Nature of the Event, Risks and Your Responsibilities

You knowingly and freely assume and accept all such risks, both known and unknown, and take full responsibility for your participation in all elements of the Event. You have familiarized yourself with the elements of the Event shown on our website and in the description below:

The Beast Race is designed to be an extremely challenging event where participants’ resilience, fitness and mental toughness will be tested. You can race against other participants as a solo racer, compete as part of a team, or see the event as a challenge between yourself and the course. The object is to complete the course.

The Beast Race will typically be held in challenging outdoor and/or wilderness environments that might include: mud, deep water, extreme heat or cold, adverse weather conditions such as snow, ice, fog, humidity and rain; involve extreme changes in elevation; and involve an inherent risk of contact with hazardous flora and fauna. Some of the hazardous activities within the Event include: running across undulating, rough and difficult terrain; tackling obstacles such as barbed wire, bales, hurdles, pipes, traversing under and over cargo nets, climbing over walls, climbing up/over/and through rope, cord and bungee obstacles, swimming and wading in cold water, sliding at speed into cold water and traversing muddy, marshy and boggy areas. In summation, the Beast Race is a hazardous activity that presents a significant physical and mental challenge to all participants.

We will use reasonable care and skill to provide an Event that is fit and suitable for Beast Race participants bearing in mind the paragraph above. Note that it is not possible to remove all elements of risk without compromising the unique challenging nature of the event.

• You acknowledge, accept and understand that the terrain and obstacles involved in the Event are physically and mentally challenging and hazardous and due to the nature of the Event, there is an inherent risk of acute illness, injury or even death.
• You understand that hazards within the Event may be magnified due to the fact that the Beast Race is often conducted under what may be extreme conditions and circumstances.  
• You recognise the inherent risks associated with the Event and consider yourself physically and mentally able to take part in the Event.
• You are responsible for your own safety throughout the entire Event and you are taking part in the Event entirely at your own risk.
• You will adhere to any instructions given to you by the organisers, officials and marshals before, during and after the event, and we may stop you from taking part in the Event at any time.
• You agree to (i) behave appropriately at all times; (ii) act respectfully towards all people, equipment, property and facilities; and (iii) participate in the Event with a cooperative and positive attitude.
• You will notify the organisers, officials and marshals as soon as possible if you believe or become aware that any aspects of the Event course, facilities or equipment are unsafe or pose unreasonable risks to yourself or others.
• You accept full and sole responsibility for the condition and adequacy of all personal equipment that you bring to or use at the Event.
Payment, Entry Pre-Conditions and Liabilities
• For safety reasons all participants MUST bring official photo ID to event registration. Acceptable forms of ID include passport, driving licence or other forms of national photo ID. Failure to show official photo ID will mean you cannot participate in the event.
• You will be at least 18 years of age on the date of the Event.
• If you are 16 or 17 years of age (on the day of the event) you AND your parent or legal guardian have to agree to and accept all the event terms and conditions and consent to your participation in the Beast Race by signing the PDF ticket emailed to you. You, the participant, MUST bring this signed form to event registration along with your photo ID.
• Your entry fee paid to Zone Events is non-refundable.
• Your entry is not secured until the Event entry fee is received by us.
• We are not responsible for loss of or damage to property or for any additional costs you may incur in connection with the Event.
• You will pay us and any persons or organisations acting on our behalf for any damages, loss or costs caused by any of your negligent or destructive behaviour during the event.
• We reserve the right to cancel or close down the event if we consider there is an unacceptable risk to the event participants, our staff or the general public. In this highly unlikely happening (e.g. extreme weather) we will do our utmost to reorganise the Event for another date but cannot guarantee a replacement and we will not be able to refund the entry fee or any other costs associated with the Event.
• We recommend getting event cancellation insurance.

Rules of the Race
• You will not give your race entry to anyone else, pretend to be anyone else or swap any participant identification methods during the Event.
• You will be given an Event identifier at registration, which must be displayed for identification at all times.
• You will be running and negotiating obstacles with many other people and will show due consideration to their safety and enjoyment along with your own.
• If you see anyone who requires additional help or medical assistance you will help to the best of your ability and report the situation to an Event marshal as soon as possible.
• You understand that whilst each obstacle has been built to high standards and designed to minimise danger, risk still remains.
• You must consider other road users and observe the Highway Code if crossing any roads.
• You must not deviate from the official route, which will be marked.
• If you retire from the race at any point you will inform the nearest marshal or staff member as soon as possible and follow their directions as to the safest return route to the start/finish area where you must inform race HQ of your retirement and return your electronic timing fob.

Medical Disclaimer
• You understand and acknowledge that participation in the Event may cause injury or injuries that may be categorised as minor, serious or catastrophic (see below).
• Minor injuries are common and may include but are not limited to: scrapes, bruises, sprains, nausea and cuts.
• Serious injuries are less common but do sometimes occur. They include but are not limited to: property loss or damage, broken bones, torn ligaments, concussion, exposure, heat-related illness, mental stress or exhaustion and infection.
• Catastrophic injuries are rare; however, we feel that our participants should be aware of the possibility. These injuries can include permanent disabilities, spinal injuries and paralysis, stroke, heart attack and even death.
• In the event of an accident or illness whilst taking part in this event, you hereby give permission to our staff and contracted first aiders to initiate first aid treatment, any necessary medical transportation and to inform your next of kin.
• You understand that you are taking part in the Event in a remote and rural location where there may be a longer medical response time in the event of emergency.
• You agree to take part in this Event at your own risk and you will not hold us or our contractors responsible in the event of acute illness, injury or death.
• You have submitted true and accurate information of your medical history and present condition that may affect your participation or medical treatment in any part of the Event.
• You will inform us and associated first aid contractors if any medical conditions have changed between submitting this information and the Event happening.
• We strongly recommend that you get personal health insurance for the Event.
• We will hire well-established professional contractors to provide first-aid assistance who will have their own insurance. We take no responsibility for the actions of contracted services involved in the Event.
• We strongly recommend that you consult a doctor before undertaking any strenuous exercise, training programme or participating in the Event.
• Throughout the Event, you acknowledge and accept that you may be checked for suitability to continue on grounds of capability based on your state of health. If any of the marshals and medical staff believe that your safety is compromised by continuing the race, they reserve the right to ask you to stop. If you continue in the Event you will no longer be officially participating in the Event and we take no further responsibility for your participation.

Personal Data Terms and conditions
When purchasing a beast race ticket you agree and consent to the following terms and conditions:

We at Zone Events will use your data to provide you with important and relevant information regarding the event and provide the services and experiences that are fundamental to your well-informed, safe and enjoyable participation, before, during and after the event.

Medical/first aid:
You consent to your personal information being provided to professional first aid and safety providers who perform vital safety services on our behalf.  This includes the emergency services, professional first aid provider and our own staff at Zone Events. The information provided to these companies will only be such information that is strictly required for performing their service. In particular, you specifically acknowledge the necessity for us to provide those engaged in providing first aid and marshalling services with the medical information that you provide to us in order to ensure your welfare during the Event.

Images and video for marketing purposes: Official event photographers, film makers and drone film makers/photographers will be present at the event and may capture you. These images and video may be used on our official event websites: www.beastrace.co.uk, and by our event partners or on online event listings, blogs, newspaper articles and other forms of public marketing or news channels online or print media to promote the event.  We will never link, identify, disclose or match your name to an image or film you may be present in. If you see your image on any of our official media channels we control you can request they are removed by emailing: info@beastrace.co.uk

We may share your data with our third party administration, marketing & PR contractors to perform communications, market research and reporting for us that are relevant to the event. This may include things like age or general location demographics but will never individually identify you. We may also use data profiling to ensure that you receive tailored communications in the future.

If you have consented to our charity partner (CHSS) to contact you with information, you give us the right to pass on your contact details to them so they can send you information about their work and the impact of your support. All data sent to CHSS will be held securely and processed as per their privacy policy.

We will share your relevant data with our chosen race timing service provider so they can provide you with a personalised race timing service at the event.  The information provided to this company will only be such information that is strictly required for performing their service.

Right to Access: At any time you can request details of the information we hold on you and request to be provided with electronic copies of that data. We can also show you where data is being securely stored and what it is being used for. You can make this request by emailing: info@beastrace.co.uk

Right to be Forgotten: You may request access to, change or delete personal data held by us at any time.  At any time you can request us to delete your personal data from our database and also stop sharing it with third parties (charity partner), who are then obligated to stop processing it. You can make this request by emailing: info@beastrace.co.uk

Right to Complain:  We work to hard to protect your data and only process it to provide you with the service you have consented to. If you have concerns, please contact us at info@beastrace.co.uk and we’ll respond. If you wish to make a complaint about our information rights practices you may do so directly to the Information Commissioners Office here: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/

Data Portability: Upon request, we can provide you with your personal data in a “commonly used machine-readable format”. You can make this request by emailing: info@beastrace.co.uk

Data Retention Period: We store personal data for 7 Years from the date of your last consent/participation at the event. After this period your data will be permanently deleted unless you state otherwise.

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