Run from the Romans Hill Fort Challenge
To take part in this event you either need to be over 18 or supervised by a responsible adult.
About the Event
Covid stopped us running at Ham Hill in 2020 there's a second chance to earn the Run from the Romans medal from 2019. The medals from the sellout night race in at Ham Hill country park in south Somerset. This medal is paired with a new ribbon for the virtual challenge.
The real race happens around one of the UK's largest hill forts. So we thought for this virtual challenge we'd make it interesting. For the hillfort challenge you need to run at least 5 miles and take in a hill fort on your route. If you need some help finding a hill fort there's lots about in the UK and there's a map with all their locations here https://hillforts.arch.ox.ac.uk
So what do you need to provide?
State that you are over 18 or were supervised by a responsible adult
Address to post to.
Proof of your run and it including a hill fort. Proof can be screen shots of strava, garmin, running watches or similar. If you want to be competitive on pace please make sure that’s visible. As we want this to be a relatively fair thing we reserve the right to use our discretion on whether an activity qualifies for the pace.
Send us proof via our gmail - email@example.com.
If purchasing as more than one entry everything works the same except one person, ideally the one who purchased the entries needs to supply one address to send all the medals to. And supply names and proof of activities completed for each entrant. We’ll assume each person is to include in results unless told otherwise.
Date wise, we won’t be strict. The event is likely to be open until sold out.
Location? Anywhere there's a hill fort. If you fancy going to the event location it's Ham Hill Country Park just outside Yeovil in South Somerset. If you look up the visitor centre there's toilets and parking although the area can be very busy on a nice day.
We reserve the right to disqualify anyone who breaks pandemic guidance while doing any of our challenges. Remember if you do find yourself unexpectedly self isolating you could run in the garden if you have one or use an exercise machine. Remember if sharing publicly your run to make sure you have a privacy zone on if using strava.
Age? We are happy for kids to do our virtual races other than just the mini ones - you can break down our bigger race distance challenges into smaller chunks if you need to help your little one or yourself complete it. However, here are our guidelines, though please use your own common sense and parental judgment. We are not responsible or accountable for your children when participating, it is up to the responsible parent or guardian to look after and ensure the safety of the child/ children. Click here for our full guidelines
Posting We normally post once a week, often on Thursday. Medals are normally sent second class.
If you're happy to share your run we love people to show off their challenges on our social media pages or send us some photos and we can share them.
If you were Entered in an event you just need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or pm us on facebook and let us know what you had and entered and that you want to do the virtual race (if you haven’t already).
If you want to Enter purchase an entry in our shop here.
Will you be doing other virtual races? Yes there are several already open and more on the way we hope.