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.
If you wish to upgrade to more laps this will incur a price difference fee, please email email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
You will need to be able to wade through water that may be up to chest height.
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.
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).
Anywhere from 1 hour to 3.5 hours per 7k (1 lap).
Yes, there is plenty of parking at just £5 per car. Please bring cash 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.
We recommend base layers, gloves, hat, windproof top and waterproof socks. O
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).
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.
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.
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.
You will be able to buy food and drinks throughout the day.
We have various food vendors.
Friends, family and children can come along and watch. Dogs are also welcome provided they are on a lead.
We have onsite medical facilities brought to you by Platinum Ambulances.
The address for this highlight of the UK adventure race calendar is:
Henfold Lane, Dorking, RH5 (Sign posted from Henfold Lane)
There are no refunds given.
You will be able to defer your place to another Nuts race for £15. To request a deferral please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This request MUST be done prior to online registration closing.
Summer Nuts ’19 – 16th August 2019
Winter Nuts ’20 – 21st February 2020
Note that you may only defer to the next two events on the calendar and you may only defer once. You must ensure to have responded to the terms emailed to and made payment BEFORE online registration closes.
You will be able to transfer your place to another person for £10.
To request a transfer, please email email@example.com, and we will issue a booking code for the new participant.
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-only).
We MUST have an email from the participant confirming they would like to action a name transfer.
Note this may not be done if you have deferred your place already.