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This is a fully supported event. We will provide everything you need to achieve your challenge so that you can focus on enjoying this experience!

  • Fully supported for 24hrs by event marshals & support walkers.
  • 90km Acle to Acle circular route.
  • 90km distance includes Relay Team option. Start points are Acle, Hoveton, Aylsham, Hickling.
  • 50km & 25km will have an optional bus service from Acle to the start lines or you can meet us at the start.
  • Hot drinks and Snacks to start the day - optional hot breakfast to purchase before you set off.
  • Bag drop service will take your kit to the finish line.
  • Timing chip, bib in your event pack.
  • Live tracking
  • A fully signed route & route map.
  • Manned checkpoints en-route.
  • Event medics at rest stops.
  • FREE snacks, drinks, water at refuel stops.
  • Halfway lunch stop for the 90km and 50km routes.
  • Hot meal at the finish for everyone.
  • Your friends, family and supporter will be there to welcome you in.
  • Finishers medal and t-shirt
  • Post-event celebrations - into the night.
  • Hot meal post challenge, stretching & warm down tent and supporters can also book food & join us.
SUPPORT + REST STOPS + FUELLING AND HYDRATION This event is fully supported for 24 hours. This is from 7.30am Saturday morning until 7.30am Sunday morning. There will be marshals and medics throughout the course day and night. We have rest stops which are covered areas with seating, these are every 12km – 15km Where you will be able to grab snacks and fill water bottles. Larger meals will be available every 25-30km. All dietary requirements will be catered for. REGISTRATION You will have received confirmation of your entry by email, once you have completed the online form and paid the necessary fee, on validation your name will appear on the Race Entry List on the online registration form. Registration will open at between 5pm to 8pm on the Friday the 11th and then will open again at 6am at Acle on the Saturday. Relay runners need to find their own way to their relay start points.
  • 50km Registration at Aylsham will open at 6.30am
  • 25km Registration at Hickling will open at 7.30am
Please allow yourself plenty of time to get registered and ensure you have all your essential items for the event. At registration you will collect your route card, lanyard, safety pins, timing/tracking tag and other goodies. Bag drop and then bag transfer to the finish will be available at all Start points. There will be no option to pay to enter on the day of the event. REFUND POLICY Our refund policy for The Broads Walk Challenge can be found here. TRACKING / CHIP TIMING Everyone will be given an electronic tag which you will need to wear. Please ensure this tag is read at every one of the checkpoints. Your times will then be updated throughout the event. Times and certificates will be available at on Monday 14th June. The 90km will be tracked via GPS units handed out at registration, the 50km and 25 km will have the option to use their phone as a tracking device for free on our interactive map or hire a GPS Unit. A link to the tracking map and how to link your phone will be sent you prior to the challenge, so supporters can use this link to follow you. The live map will also be available at ChiptimingUK . FITNESS AND TRAINING RUNS You do need to be physically fit to take on these challenges. We will be adding training plans to the website throughout your journey. Please keep us updated with how training is going on our facebook event page. CHARITY ​You are welcome to undertake the challenge for any Charity of your choice. HOW IT WORKS You register via our website for a charity place and pay the required registration fee to reserve your place. You select drop-down list or add a new charity – You are therefore pledging to fundraise a minimum amount of money for your charity depending on their distance. If you add a new charity, please leave contact details for that charity. We will then contact them and invite them to be a part of the challenge. The charity will then likely contact you with fundraising advice. If you register for an event and nominate a charity that we do not yet work with, it is possible that they will choose not to be involved with this event in 2019. If this is the case, refund/deferral terms are as above, and we will always offer for you the option to change charity (at no charge) or change to a self-funded place & pay the difference in registration fee. You must raise 50% of the fundraise total, 6 weeks prior to the event. We will contact the charity to confirm this.
SAFETY We take necessary and practical steps to ensure your safety on our courses. There are a number of medically trained personnel around the course including the professional medical staff. If you feel unwell or notice anyone struggling at any time during the event, please speak to a marshal. MEDICAL SUPPORT Professional medical staff will be present at the Finish area and at the main checkpoints around the course. RACE PHOTGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY. Photos and video will be taken during the event. We reserve the right to use all images for marketing purposes.

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We have the following distances available. On Route planner download the PDF if require a print out of directions. 90km – See Route Map 50km – See Route Map 25km – See Route Map All Routes will be signed with Hi Vis Yellow and black signs. Once you are passed Aylsham and on the Weavers Way this is also as a norfolk trail with pink arrows. At night the route will be marked with reflective arrows and lights. DISTANCES Acle to Hoveton 24KM Acle to finish 91km Well walked and maintained footpaths, quiet roads and a ferry (2 minutes crossing) at 18km Passing through small villages Hoveton to Aylsham 14km Hoveton to Finish – 77km Bure Valley Path Disused Railway Shops and Facilities at Hoveton and Aylsham Aylsham to North Walsham 10km Aylsham to Finish - 53km Weavers Way Old town footpaths Disused railway Shops and facilities at North Walsham North Walsham to Hickling 18km North Walsham to finish – 43km Weavers Way Town footpaths Quiet Roads Disused Railway Over Night Camping (Dilham) Hickling to Potter Heigham 12km Hickling to Finish – 25km Weavers Way Roads Well maintained footpaths Norfolk Wildlife Trust Shops and facilities at Hickling and Potter Heigham Potter Heigham to Acle 13km Potter Heigham to Finish -13km Weavers Way Footpaths along the river Quiet roads A couple of pubs on route 90KM CHALLENGE Acle to Acle via Aylsham + Hickling Sat 12th June - 7am Start Terrain – Roads, disused railways, solid footpaths Time Limit – 24 Hours Distance - 91km Elevation – 503m climb Rest stops and meals – 7 rest stops

  • Snacks, water and hot drinks at all
  • Main meal at –Hoveton - 24 km
  • Main meal at – Aylsham -38 km
  • Main Meal at – Hickling – 66km
  • Main Meal at – Finish-91km
50KM CHALLENGE Aylsham to Acle via Hickling Sat 12th June – 8am Start Terrain – Roads, disused railways, solid footpaths Time Limit – 24 Hours Distance - 53km Elevation – 232m climb Rest stops and meals
  • Snacks, water and hot drinks at start, North Walsham, Stalham, Hickling and Potter Heigham
  • Main Meal at – Hickling 29km
  • Main meal at – Finish 53km
25KM CHALLENGE Hickling to Acle Sat 12th June – 8.30am Start + 10am Start Terrain – Roads and solid footpaths Time Limit – 12 Hours Distance - 25km Elevation – 100m climb Rest stops and meals
  • Snacks, water and hot drinks at start and Potter Heigham.
  • Main Meal at - Finish 25km
90KM RELAY CHALLENGE Acle to Acle with Starts at Horning, Aylsham, Hickling Sat 12th June - 7am Start Terrain – Roads, disused railways, solid footpaths Time Limit – 24 Hours Distance - 91km Elevation – 505m climb Teams – 4 people in a team Transport -Need to arrange own transport to starts Rest stops and meals: 8 rest stops - snacks, water and hot drinks at all The relay legs are as follows:
  • Acle to Horning -18km
  • Horning to Aylsham – 20 km
  • Aylsham to Hickling – 28km
  • Hickling to Acle – 25km
EXTRAS BREAKFAST Breakfast can be purchased for £4.00 at Acle, before the start. Please purchase this via your active registration. This will be served from 6am. This will be a Breakfast Bap. SUPPORT We understand that these challenges are all about pushing yourself and achieving something you did not think you could. We want to ensure that you have the best opportunity of achieving your goal. So we can celebrate at the finish line with a glass of the good stuff. PRE CHALLENGE DAY
  • Nutritional advice
  • Training plans
  • Route plans and information
  • Kit and equipment list
  • Help and advice when asked
  • Online social group to meet other challengers
  • A fully signed course
  • Good route maps
  • Rest stops every 12km – 15km with toilets and seating
  • Free food and drinks catering for all dietary requirements
  • First aid support
  • Electronic timing and tracking
  • Route masters- to keep you on the right track (stewards)
  • Baggage Transfers
  • Transport to the start
  • Support will be on hand for the full 36 hours


GETTING TO THE VENUE The finish line and the race HQ is at Acle: Acle Recreation Centre
Bridewell Lane
Acle, Norwich
Norfolk NR13 3RA ALTERNATIVE STARTS You are free to make your own way to any start line and register at the appropriate start. . 50km - Aylsham train station - NR11 6BW 25km – Hicking, Pleasure boat Inn – NR12 0YW Relay – 2nd runner – Horning Ferry - NR12 8PS, 3rd Runner - Aylsham train station, 4th runner -Hickling, pleasure Boat Inn


Check out the facilities on our google route map. TOILETS There are toilets at all the main checkpoints and a number of other toilets en route, we will add these to the maps as we find them


CAR PARKING The Car Park at Acle is free. Parking will be at Acle Recreational Centre and the over spill will be at Acle Academy. NR13 3ER. There is ample parking at the two sites marshals will be on hand to direct you. Please go slow when entering the car park and follow the marshal’s instructions. Please arrive with plenty of time to spare and we will get you parked as soon as possible. There is a small walk to event HQ this is approximately 600m. DISABLED PARKING There will be parking near to registration for disabled badge holders.