When do entries close?

Once we are full – please book early to avoid disappointment. But, usually a minimum of two weeks before race day.

On the day sign-ups may be available and will be released once online registration has closed.

Can I change laps?

If you wish to upgrade to more laps this will incur a price difference fee, please email info@thenutschallenge.co.uk

Can anyone enter The Nuts Challenge Adventure Race?

You must be 13 years old and above. However, 13-16 year olds must be accompanied around the course with a guardian. The last wave of the day we will accept 11 years and up so you can run as a family.

Do I need to be fit?

All adventure racing fitness levels can take part in The Nuts Challenge. If you have never done The Nuts Challenge or anything similar before and consider yourself not very fit, we advise you to sign up for 1 lap only and you can walk it.

What should I expect?

Lots of crawling on your hands and knees and climbing up river banks and cargo netting in the mother of adventure race challenges. We have lots of obstacles so if you are not sure that you can tackle an obstacle please walk around and go on to the next one.

Do I need to be able to swim?

You will need to be able to wade through water that may be up to chest height. (approx. Depth is 5ft)

Can I skip an obstacle?

Yes – if you do not feel confident enough to tackle one of our Nuttie obstacles just walk around it. There are around 100 obstacles in total so you will not be missing out! However, if you are taking part in qualification or Limitless please read the rules specifically applicable to those.

How far is the course?

One lap is approximately 7km. (Please do not underestimate The Nuts Challenge course as there are over 100 obstacles and it can be very physically draining).

How long does it take to get around?

Anywhere from 1 hour to 3.5 hours per 7k (1 lap).

Is parking available?

Yes, there is plenty of parking at just £5 per car. Please bring cash on the day.

Please car share wherever possible and be aware parking is on grass and therefore can be affected by the weather conditions

What to bring with you on the day?

  • A big towel
  • Clothes and footwear to get changed into after the challenge. (A changing marquee is available for your use)
  • 2 bin bags (one for your dirty clothing and trainers and one to double bag it)
  • Photographic ID (photocopies are accepted)


There are 2 water stations. Any contestants doing multiple laps can bring snacks and energy drinks for when they lap back round. These can be left in the Transition area.

Please avoid using single use plastic bottles and please take all rubbish with you (including any fuel sachet packs).


Download our disclaimer before the event to save time on the day.

Download our waiver

Promotional T's & C's

Buy 2 & Save 15% Promotion Terms & conditions


Scope of promotion: Buy 2 & save 15% promotion is valid on all Nuts Events for 2024 which consists of Winter Nuts, Camelot Colour Challenge, 4×4 Nuts and Summer Nuts.  This promotion applies to purchasing 2 tickets each for a different Event.  Adding 2 different event tickets to your basket will automatically apply the discount on our Etchrock booking page https://etchrock.com/challenge/info/nuts-events-2024


Official duration of the promotion: From 00:00 3rd December 2023 until 23:59 1st January 2024 GMT.  Any orders placed after that date and time will be considered outside the official duration of the promotion and our standard terms and conditions will apply.


Limitations & availability: Applies to any event that is currently on sale at the time of the promotion.  This promotion does not apply to previously purchased tickets or any tickets purchased outside of the promotion dates.  Can not be used in conjunction with any other promotion.


The Nuts Challenge Ltd. reserves its right to change the terms and conditions of this promotion at any time, including modifying the participating tickets, as well as cancel any orders deemed to be misuse of the promotion. By placing an order during the promotional timeframe, you indicate that you have read these Terms and Conditions and you agree to them.

What should I wear?

Cold weather: 
We recommend base layers, gloves, hat, windproof top and waterproof socks. Avoid wearing cotton clothing.
Warm weather: 
Technical tops and running bottoms made of sports fabrics; though please bear in mind that if you choose to wear shorts this may result in grazed and cut knees, similarly if you wear t-shirts expect your arms to get grazed and cut too.

Trainers (Please make sure your laces are tied tightly as they will get sucked off in the mud).

Please see Mudstacle for more info on what to wear here and here.

Are there showers?

We have 3 to 4 very basic shower heads (cold water). Please bring a towel and a change of clothing along with 2 bin bags to store your dirty clothing.

Can I store my belongings anywhere?

There is a staffed key drop area where you can leave your keys when you are off on course. Please leave other valuables in your car; the car park is manned by staff all day. *The staff reserve the right to decline your valuables if more than keys.

Do you have a bag drop?

An area is available for you to leave your bags however, this bag drop is not staffed so please leave only non-valuable items. Please do not leave money, cards, keys or phones etc.

Will there be food/drinks available?

You will be able to buy food and drinks throughout the day.
We have various food vendors.

Can I bring people to watch?

Friends, family and children can come along and watch. Dogs are also welcome provided they are on a lead.

What happens if I injure myself?

We have onsite medical facilities brought to you by Platinum Ambulances.

Where are you located?

The address for this highlight of the UK adventure race calendar is:
Henfold Lane, Dorking, RH5  (Sign posted from Henfold Lane)

Can I get a refund?

There are no refunds given.

Can my friend take my place?

You will be able to transfer your place to another person free of charge if you do this before online registration closes.   If registration has closed, you can still name transfer. You or the transferee will be required to pay a £10 transfer fee on the day (cash or card).


We MUST have an email from the participant confirming they would like to action a name transfer.


Please note we do not offer deferrals but you can give or sell your ticket to another person and transfer your place.

How can I marshal?

No obstacle race would run without their amazing marshals!

Check out the details below