Age 18 & over
The most adventuresome race in the UK.
Limited to 40 places only.
We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?
The following will get you disqualified:
Recording your progress is acceptable, but the device you use will have to be sealed in the emergency bag which will be supplied and sealed by the organisers.
Other than any given to you by the organisers.
Using anything except your own two legs to get you to the finish.
Breaking the seal on the emergency bag
Cut-off time is 4 to 5 hours depending on which distance you choose.
This event is part of The Drop | Bath.
There are several things you will need on the day to help you to perform your best:
For pre-post event, these can be left at the event centre.
No bigger than 75cm x 48cm x 104cm - the same size as a shoe box.
Attached to your race top or race belt, and any medical conditions clearly written on the back of your number (race numbers and pins are collected at registration). You will need to show your race numbers for the duration of the event.
A photocopy or photo of your passport or driving licence.
Not a log flume poncho or super market fashion jacket, it has to have a waterproof membrane with taped seams.
Good quality as per the jacket.
3 long blasts is the emergency call.
Fully charged and working.
Supplied at registration and returned at the finish.
There are no water or feed stations and you may pass a shop. Plus money for a beer or two or three afterwards.
There will be spot checks on the day. Anyone who does not have the mandatory kit or, in the organiser's opinion, is not prepared for the weather/event will not start.
This event works with She.Races to help make it more inclusive and remove barriers to participation, including:
3 New Bond St
3 New Bond Street
The venue has no parking. Please park sensibly near by. Preferably arrange to car share.
The train and bus links are great - leave the car at home and join the team for a drink afterwards!
The nearest train station is a 5 minute walk from Race HQ.
The nearest bus station is a 1 minute walk from Race HQ.
If you can't make the generous cut off times, do not enter this event. You will be putting yourself and the events team at risk ( eg. 15 miles as the crow flies could end up been being 20 depending how lost you get).
How the heck do we know? The route is your choice; hills, moors, canals, tracks and road. Legal rights of way only.
Limited to just 40 places.
Choose your distance on the day - 10 miles or 15 miles.
A friendly, unique challenge - check out the feedback!
Did the 10 miles The Drop. Loved it: challenging, hard but loved it. Sabrina D.
Great event and well worth a try for a new adventure! Lots of good communication before the event and friendly, slick registration on the morning. Fun event that you won't find elsewhere and genuinely exciting to have no idea where you're going to end up and how you're going to get back! My family and friends enjoyed "dot watching" with the constant updates from our GPS tracking devices vs. other participants on the online map. It was so exciting to not know whether we were front of the pack or coming in last until we got to the end. Looking forward to taking part in the next one :) . Bekki W.
Great event concept even if you do know the local area. The coach will try and deceive you even if you know the roads so you have no idea where you are dropped! Great event mug at the end. Liam S.
The Drop was great fun! Well organised, unique, welcoming, good atmosphere before and after. The memento was good--nice to get something other than a medal or a t-shirt. I would definitely go again! We did the 10-mile event and ended up running about 22km all in all. We though the navigation might be difficult for us, not being as familiar with the outer parts of London, but it was doable enough without any catastrophic wrong turns(!). Aoife M.