Sat 12 Oct 2024
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Bookable extras are designed to make the planning for your challenge as easy as possible -providing options for your joining & leaving arrangements, and are summarised below. As some participant’s travel & logistics may involve parking, transfers, and maybe camping also – please check that the combination you book makes sense!
HIRE A 'GEO TRACKER'
Family & friends can follow you every step of the way!
If you’d like family & friends to track your real time progress on your Ultra Challenge, then why not book a new Geo Tracker! Pick it up at the start of the event – share the map with them – and then they’ll be able to see exactly where you are – day & night !
KENT SHOWGROUND (basecamp)– MAIN START/FINISH VENUE
Friday night before your challenge. Suits ALL who are starting on Saturday morning
Saturday night is bookable for all wanting to stay the night post finish.
ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGES OR ‘PITCH ONLY’ OPTION (inc Camper Vans) ARE AVAILABLE
Parking for your vehicle is available at :
- The Kent showground Start / Finish Venue
- Supporter Parking Pass – so friends / family can park at Kent Showground (basecamp)
Shuttle busses to help with your logistics:
- Transfer to the Kent Showground start venue from Maidstone East train station.
After your challenge:
- Transfer from your finish to Maidstone East train station
Friday Night Dinner – available to book for anyone staying at Kent Showground (basecamp) on Friday night.
Saturday Morning Breakfast – available to participants beginning their challenge on Saturday morning at Kent Showground. Breakfast the following morning is included in the inclusive camping packages, but not in the pitch only & will need to be booked separately.
Sunday Morning Breakfast – breakfast the following morning is included in the inclusive camping packages, but not in the pitch only & will need to be booked separately.
10K Meal – If you have taken part in the Maidstone 10k there is an option to book a hot meal post challenge.
NO NEED TO PRE BOOK – AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY AT YOUR START (Pay cash or Card)
- Store your bag at Kent Showground (basecamp)
Parking is available at the main venues. If you’re not parking at your start – check that our optional Shuttle Services also work for you.
All weekend at Kent Showground (basecamp)
Friday 4pm – 11pm & Saturday 6am – Sunday 10am
Ideal for ALL challengers starting/finishing at Kent Showground.
Supporters can book a pass for parking at Kent Showground (basecamp) (0km) & (TBC) the ~25km halfway rest stop.
CAMPING AT THE START / FINISH
Camping available at our Kent Showground (basecamp) for Friday &/or Saturday night – with single & twin share options
Inclusive Packages – with pre pitched tent & roll mat – (you bring a sleeping bag & other equipment). Parking & breakfast the following morning is included in your package
Pitch Only Option – bring your own tent or campervan (+ all equipment). Breakfast is NOT included in your pitch only camping – this must be booked separately
If booking both Friday & Saturday night you will be able to book this via the form and a discount will be applied when booking.
You will be able to add on extra campers to your Pitch ONLY/Campervan option under the same booking. Make sure you look for the Extra Campers’ option under the relevant location where you want to camp on the booking form
Hot showers, rest area, changing rooms, & hot drinks included
Friday 11th night – suitable for anyone starting at the Showground.
Saturday 12th night – for all participants post finish.
NOTE – if you want the ‘optional dinner’ on Friday evening, served between 6-9pm, you must book this as a separate item on the booking form.
Spacious 2-man tent & roll mat – all set up and ready for you. You need to bring a sleeping bag & other equipment – Includes parking & breakfast the following morning.
Roomy 3-man tent & roll mats all set up and ready for you – plenty of space for 2 people and bags! – Includes parking & breakfast the following morning.
Reserve a space for your tent or campervan. You’ll have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – Includes parking – breakfast is NOT included in your pitch only camping – this must be booked separately
Reserve a spot on an already booked Pitch/Campervan on our campsite. (Please ensure when booking for extra campers you have already purchased a Pitch/Campervan space).
Please select how many additional people per Pitch/Campervan (max 3 people additionally per pitch – 4 in total under the same booking). If you would like to book more than 4 people, you will be able to book another PITCH/ Campervan with extra campers following the same process.
You will have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – breakfast is NOT included in your pitch only camping – this must be booked separately
Pre Challenge Transfers
We’ve a range of shuttle services to take you to your start line, before your challenge. Maidstone Station is well connected – and not too far from the Kent Showground basecamp.
Ideal for all starting at Kent Showground.
From the train station to basecamp – on a regular shuttle service during the times:
- Friday – 5pm – 8pm
- Saturday – 6am – 9am
Post Challenge Transfers
Ideal for anyone finishing at Kent Showground
To Maidstone East Train Station – operating regular service, although there may be a wait at quiet times (max 45 mins), during the hours:
- Saturday – 12pm (Midday) – last train
- Sunday – 8am (for those camping Saturday night).
We’ve a range of services taking your bags forward for access during the challenge – for a change of clothes or shoes, extra layers for the night, or those snacks you can’t do without!
Please note the max weight limits – these are strict, and bags will be weighed. Quoted prices are per bag.
Baggage services will be paid in cash/card on the day – and you cannot pre book.
Ideal for all challengers
Store your bag safely at the start (basecamp).
For all official Runners (ie confirmed as a Runner on entry & dressed as such on the day) – our kit drop service will store a small (10kg max) bag for you to keep safe during your challenge.
If you have a bag heavier than 10kg (or a 2nd bag) – please note the standard rates of our baggage service will apply.