Terms and Conditions

1. ROUTE:

The route follows the Pathfinder Long Distance Walk en-compassing public roads, pathways and footpaths all of varying standards of repair. Applicants are expected to have a good level of fitness to participate in the event and, having read the ‘Important Notice’ will sign the following declaration (on the Registration Letter);
DECLARATION: (Minimum Age 16) under 18? - form must be signed by Parent/Guardian) I have read and understood the important notice above. I am aware that the Pathfinder March is a 46-mile long distance walk over open countryside and on public roads. I am an experienced cross-country walker and can read an Ordnance Survey map. I also confirm that to the very best of my knowledge I am physically fit and able to achieve the distance involved. I am not aware of any medical condition that could be exacerbated by my competing in the Pathfinder March; I have indicated all allergies and medical issues below.

2. AGE:

The minimum age for Applicants is 16 years old. All applicants aged between 16 years and 18 years are considered minors and must have their application signed by a parent or guardian. All Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times during the event.

3. CHECK POINTS:

There are 8 check points around the course. These are open on a rolling time basis. If a participant does not make it to a check point by its published closing time, Check Point Marshalls and the Roving Patrol Volunteers have the authority to pull a participant from the event on the basis they are not going to make the next checkpoint by its closing time.

4. ANIMALS:

In the interest of the health, safety and wellbeing of applicants, members of the public and animals - unless absolutely necessary, applicants are requested not to bring any animal to the event.

5. MEDICAL:

The Organisers will provide First Aid Cover. Applicants are expected to have medical supplies to cover blister treatment and to have read the notice regarding heat stress. In the event of serious illness applicants should ring 999 for Emergency Assistance in the first instance then notify March Control if possible. The number for March Control is on the back of the Walkers Punch Card. Both Check Point volunteers and medics have the authority to pull a participant from the event if they feel the participant is not fit or well enough to carry on.

6. EQUIPMENT/KIT:

Applicants are expected to bring suitable equipment and kit for any possible weather conditions. The list includes but is not limited to
a) TORCH
b) MAP (OS EXPLORER SERIES 225)
c) FIRST AID KIT
d) CHANGE OF CLOTHING
e) WATER
f) ENERGY BARS (or similar snacks) Water and some supplies will be provided by the Organisers.

7. SUPPORT:

Applicants are advised to bring a support team who can drive them home after completing the event.

8. WITHDRAWING FROM THE EVENT:

If an Applicant cannot make it to the next checkpoint, they are expected to contact March Control to let them know they are withdrawing.

9. LOST:

If a participant does not reach a Check Point by its closing time they will be called using their listed telephone number in the first instance. Their emergency contact will be called and informed if this is un-successful. Finally, a reverse sweep of that section of the route will be conducted from the destination Check Point to the previous one. The event organisers will not search beyond this method for lost/late participants and will continue to try participants and emergency phones for 60 minutes only

10. MEDIA:

Both still and video pictures will be taken during in the event. The applicant is expected to notify the organisers and provide a likeness if they do not wish their image to appear on photo albums or video that will appear on the internet.