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Effingham August Adventure Event on

Sunday 9th August

A return to this great venue with new Social Distance measures in place!
There is 100% Entry Fee Refund should Covid-19 be the cause of a Cancellation.


Event Date: Sunday 9th August,

Registration open from 07:30am for all events. Start window for individuals from 08:30am to 10am. There will be no mass start!

Expect updates as we approach the event day
Below are the measure/changes I will be putting in place for this event to protect the health of competitors and the Tri-Adventure staff, and by no means are there to impact on the enjoyment of the event.

  • If you feel unwell on the event day, be sensible and stay away
  • I have chosen this venue due to the space it offers with the ability to respect social distancing which at the moment is 1m+. So, 2m if possible
  • There will be NO MASS START. Instead, there will be a ‘window of opportunity’ start for individuals/pairs for when they are ready between 08:30am-10:00am. Please don’t leave it too late to start.
  • The plan is to have HQ set up entirely outdoors.
  • There will be a hand sanitizing station available.
  • Any map planning/studying can be done wherever!  On the lovely sunny pitches or away in your car if wet!
  • There will be access to the toilets and the unmanned changing rooms. You could store personal possessions in the changing rooms during the event at your own risk as we will not be in there. Please leave valuable at home or safely locked away out of sight in your cars.
  • Transition will have no racking and will instead be a large area of the rugby field where you will lay your bikes down. There will be an in and way out so that your bikes and kit can be watched over by my crew during the event.
  • To minimise any risk of contamination, Maps, Event Numbers, pins and Dibbers will be pre-packed well in advance of the event and quarantined during the days before. They will then be pegged up on the ‘line’ at the venue for you to collect once you know your number.
  • There will be bins outside for any rubbish.
  • Crew will wear rubber protective gloves.
  • We advise our competitors to wear hand covering gloves during the event. ie, not fingerless.
  • Please bring your own supply of water for the duration of the event. There will be no water tub by transition.
  • The usual catering will not be selling tea/coffee or the usual yummy cakes as before. Food items will be for sale, but will be pre-packaged and drinks will be in cartons to purchase. There is a village shop very nearby where you can source some additional supplies. Payments can be on card.
  • The KGV Hall car park has actually been closed off and highly likely to be the same on the day. Parking can be on Browns Lane, but I have arranged for the Howard of Effingham School Car Park (KT24 5JR) around the corner to be open. There is plenty of parking and a short signed route will lead you to event HQ.
  • Download desk for your results will be outside and close to the finish. You will need to dib the download soon after you finish and return your dibber.
  • Please respect the 1m+ social distancing rule currently in place for everybody’s enjoyment on the day. THere is plenty of room for us all.
  • There will be no prize giving on the day. Instead, prizes will be emailed out once all results have been collected.
  • If there are Entries on the day, payment should be paid by card.

Questions can be emailed:

Facebook: Effingham July event page. Why not say that you are going?

Weather: Link to forecast

Email: Sent out will be posted here.

Below is a clickable map of the venue

HQ Location: Effingham Village Hall, Browns Lane, Effingham Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 5ND

Parking Location: Howard of Effingham School, Lower Rd, Effingham, Leatherhead KT24 5JR

Arriving by Train: Effingham Junction is closest‎.

Yoga Workout by Jenni @ There will be a pre-Start, socially distanced Yoga warmup/stretch to get you in the mood. The first one will be at 9am.

 The Long 4h, and The Short 2h Adventure Events, enter as Solo or Pair. The Trail event is Solo entry and there is also a 2 hour solo MTBO Category. There will also be the 1h Mini Trail ideal for the Family or as an introduction to the sport.

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The Long Event £40, £45 OTD – 4 hours, navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time. Enter more than 2 weeks before and pay £35. Starting on foot, there will be one transition allowed. The maps given out at Registration will have 15 Checkpoints marked on each side with descriptions for each checkpoint. There are no dummies.

The Short Event – £25, £30 OTD – 2 hours, navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time.  Starting on foot, there will be one transition to Mountain Bikes. The maps given out at Registration will have 10 Checkpoints marked on each side with descriptions for each checkpoint. There are no dummies. Enter more than 2 weeks before and pay  £22.

Trail Adventure Event – £25, £30 OTD – 2h Trail Run only, navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time. Enter more than 2 weeks before and pay  £21.

Mini-Trail Adventure Event – £14, £18 OTD – 1h Trail Run only, navigate to as many clip checkpoints as possible within the time. Enter more than 2 weeks before and pay  £10.

MTBO Adventure Event – £25, £30 OTD – 2 hours, ride your mountain bike and navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time.   Enter more than 2 weeks before and pay  £20.

We look forward to seeing you there. We would also like to hear what you like about Tri-Adventure events and any suggestions you may have for future events. I, Adam, can be contacted through

Bike Hire: At the moment we are not offering bike hire at our events.

These events are designed to test your navigation and strategy on an off-road adventure. You must stick to the public rights of way and use your 1:25,000 OS waterproof map which we provide, to navigate the trails and hills on foot and bike to collect as many checkpoints as you can within the set time.  New to Adventure Racing? Watch this short informative clip.

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The event

  • Visit the registration area to be directed to your race pack and SPORTident dibber.
  • Ensure you allow enough time to register.
  • Have a read through event rules here.
  • Multi-discipline competitors must start on foot and there is only one transition to the mountain bike allowed.
  • All competitors must start between 08:30am and 10:00am. Allowing social distanced gaps between Starts.
  • Using your map to navigate to as many checkpoints and cover as much distance as you can within the time limit.
  • There will be a number of checkpoints to collect in any order set over a course.
  • Long and Short competitors must collect a minimum of one run and one bike checkpoint to qualify.
  • Checkpoint values will each be worth 10 points.
  • Dogs are allowed to join you on the foot stages.
  • Competitors will incur a penalty of 1 point per 30 seconds they are late back.

Having completed the event, download your dibber and check the instant results.

There will be the Tri-Adventure shop on the day for any forgotten essential items. The catering will now be prepackaged bars. Card payments please.

A list of our other events here

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