NUCLEAR RUSH 2018
RACE DAY INFORMATION
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ ALL THE FOLLOWING BEFORE RACE-DAY
Thank you for entering Nuclear RUSH Obstacle Race on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May 2018. You're in for a unique award winning muddy-fun obstacle
loaded experience & we can’t wait to see you.
This RACE INFORMATION email confirms
you are registered for the event.
EVENT LOCATION: KELVEDON HATCH SECRET NUCLEAR BUNKER, KELVEDON HATCH, BRENTWOOD, ESSEX
SATNAV POST CODE: CM15 0LA, ROAD A128 (follow brown tourist signs)
GATES OPEN to Nuclear RUSH event: 7:30am
MANAGE YOUR BOOKING:
THE IMPORTANT STUFF
GETTING REGISTERED ON RACE DAY
You’ll need your RACE PASS at REGISTRATION
Race Number Pass
YOUR RACE START
Allow at least 1 hour before your start time to allow for parking, collection & fitting of timing chip, bag drop & use of facilities. Arrive in clothes you’ll be racing in.
You’ll be called to the start zone by our Nuclear MC for a compulsory race briefing and muddy good warm-up (led by PT Kate from S2Fitness) 10 minutes prior to your start time.
All timing chips will be checked on entry to the start area. To enter the start area you will be required to hand in the colour coded wave start wristband you received at registration on race-day. If you don’t have the correct colour wristband or display a timing chip you won’t be able to take part in that wave. The event co-ordinator's decision is final.
All timing chips will be checked at the finish – if you don’t have one, you may be asked by our crew to prove your registration.
REMEMBER: NO TIMING CHIP = NO RACE
= NO RESULTS = NO EXCEPTIONS
RECEIVED BY ALL RACERS ON THE DAY: Nuclear RUSH 2018 Survivor medal, cup of hot drink & Qwick-Dri™ fabric ‘cotton-feel’ technical polyester t-shirt – collect your FEMALE or MALE t-shirt at the finish zone (please be courteous to others & make sure you collect the size you selected when booking your ticket - you can check the size you ordered in your booking confirmation email)
INFORMATION ONLY FOR RACERS
OCR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
Standards & qualification criteria have evolved in the last 12 months & the OCRWC now require us to implement stronger qualifying regulations.
If you want to be considered for OCRWC 2018 qualification at Nuclear Rush on 19th or 20th May you will have to register prior to racing.
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS TO DO IT:
(you can reprint your confirmation email & check your booking below)
Saturday CLICK HERE
Sunday CLICK HERE
This registration option is available until midnight 11th May, after which; no matter what your race-day time you will not be eligible for qualification.
FURTHER QUALIFYING INFORMATION
Be honest with yourself & other competitors and remember the power of social media
There will be a number of roaming adjudicators on the course over the weekend, they will report any qualifier competitors not abiding by the rules.
All Qualifiers MUST have their photo taken at the finish zone photo wall with their bib on & afterwards leave it in the bin provided there.
These are fair rules for anyone wishing to qualify for the World Champs in October.
SAFETY & MEDICAL: On race day there'll be a course safety flag flying to alert you to the course conditions. Health & safety is very, very important to us. Professional emergency NHS medical services attend in the medical tent in race-village & mobile in 4x4 on the course.
At Nuclear Races, obstacles are designed & built to a high quality to challenge all. Please remember you signed up to take part at your own risk. It's your responsibility to keep safe. If in your opinion you feel the obstacle is in any way going to risk injury to yourself – do not attempt.
This is NOT a theme park. There are dangers out there & you can get hurt.
JUMPING IS PROHIBITED for safety reasons. Do not jump into or off any natural or man-made obstacle no matter how big or small. Beware of shallow water (it may be deceptive) & observe no jumping signs. Lower yourself slowly down from a high obstacle to the ground – if for any reason you do jump, reduce injury by landing with both heels & knees together.
Obstacles can become muddy over the course of race-day. Be mindful of slippery surfaces & take extreme care when negotiating or climbing obstacles – do not attempt the obstacle if you feel in any way you will risk injury to yourself, keep three points of contact on an obstacle at all times. Watch out for uneven & sometimes hard ground, branches, roots, rocks & trip hazards. Do not run outside of the course marking tape. All water that has the possibility of submersion is tested prior to race-day. Keep your mouth closed when you’re in water or mud, don’t inhale.
PREGNANCY: If you know you are pregnant, you should not take part in Nuclear Rush. There are no ticket refunds but if you took out Booking Protect Insurance you may be able to claim from there.
PREVIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS: Consult your doctor before taking on the Nuclear challenge.
PRE-RACE PRECAUTIONS: Cover open cuts, scratches or sores with a waterproof plaster & cover with protective clothing
WATER DEPTH: Water on the course is no more than 4-5’ deep, depending on weather conditions. There's a water safety team in the water at the Deathslide/zip-line lake & buoyancy vests available should you need them. There are other shallow water obstacles around the course e.g. ditches, banks, streams etc. NEVER jump into them.
WATER STATIONS: There's 4 mains connected water-station opportunities on the 12k & 3 on the 7k course (plus a hot squash pit-stop)
PIT-STOP: on course drop-in providing quick hot squash drink, warmth from a fire-pit & muddy hugs. There’s 1pit-stop for 12 & 7k racers.
7K/12K DURATION: In 2017 the fastest time taken to race 7k was 56:42 mins, 12k 1hr 17mins. The slowest time to race 7k was 5hrs 41mins, 12k 5hrs 51mins.
PHOTO COMPETITION: Remember to get your GUNS OUT or DAB down the Deathslide obstacle. The BEST pose taken by our Muddy Togs will win a prize. Note the time on the race clock at the Deathslide so it’s easier to find your photo in the gallery afterwards. Shortlisted photos will be uploaded to our facebook page after race-day, winner announced soon after.
UNDER 16s: Young adults 13-16yrs taking part at Nuclear Rush must be accompanied by an adult at all times
LITTER: We do not supply energy gels/foods. If you use them, please be mindful of our countryside & eat them either at an obstacle or put in the bin at a water station
MARSHALS: are clearly marked in yellow hi-viz Nuclear Races vests & are at all major obstacles on the course to keep you safe & guide you
ROAMING COURSE MEDICS: will arrive in a 4x4 & wear a medic’s uniform. They’ll be accompanied by a driver who will take your details & ask what happened. This may be videoed.
EVACUATION DROP DOWN POINT: Should you be unlucky enough not to finish & cleared from the course for any reason you will be dropped off at the medic tent where you will be assessed & discharged.
USEFUL STUFF TO KNOW
CLOTHING & JEWELLERY: Remove or tape up all of your jewellery. Wear tight compression leggings/shorts & base layer with a loose technical fabric t-shirt over the top to wick away the wet - Browse Here. Remember cotton gets heavy & cold when wet – skin dries quickest, less is more! Trainers - the bigger the grip the better. Tie laces on trainers tightly otherwise they will get sucked into the mud (strictly NO studs or spikes). Bring a change of warm clothes, shoes & towel, hat, or hoodie top to keep the head warm. A few black bin bag(s) for your post-race wet kit is a good idea!
TRAINING: Training for an obstacle race starts long before race-day & should/may become part of your everyday life. If you’re a newbie & want to check out what it feels like to experience full size race-day obstacles or if you’re not a beginner & you want to increase your upper body for example, check out our onsite obstacle training & activity centre at Nuclear Races WILD FOREST
PRE-RACE NUTRITION & HYDRATION: Don’t leave hydration to race-day – to hydrate properly drink more water in the days running up to & on race-day. Eat a good breakfast – for example porridge & honey/banana. About 1.5 hours before your start try eating ½ a jam sandwich to give you Nuclear energy
GO-PRO HIRE: To record your muddy awesome experience at Nuclear, My Sports & More offer Go-Pro camera hire on race-day. BOOK HERE to find out more or visit their stand in RUSH race village
GO PRO CAMERA TOP TIPS:
BAGDROP: Leave ONE bag per person before your race & collect it at the finish zone after the wash-down. Bring clean dry clothes & a bit of money in your bag for afterwards. If you need to retrieve your bag before your start, you must collect it from the far end of the bag drop tent in the finish zone. The large bag-drop is free & staffed by Sawyers Hall Church, Brentwood. Please use it at your own risk DO NOT LEAVE PLACING YOUR BAG IN BAGDROP TO THE LAST MINUTE AS IT CAUSES QUEUES & YOU MAY MISS YOUR START TIME
CHANGING AREA/WASH DOWN: We have walk through outdoor hot wash down showers at the finish zone. Please follow the wash-down procedure including the cold water troughs so we can get you warm & dry quickly. We’ll be limiting the time spent under the showers to prevent queues. DON’T bring shampoo & soap – leave that for your shower at home! Please follow our marshal's instructions so we can get you to your bag/hot drink, warm clothes & heated changing area as quickly as possible & be mindful of the cold person behind you! Please support our lovely event village marshal volunteers by putting your unwanted rubbish etc in the changing area labelled bins provided or bag it up & take it home with you! #grateful
SPECTATORS: We encourage you to bring your friends & family to come along to support & watch you; there’s lots of obstacles to watch, a rocking event village, live music, kids entertainment, big screens, good food/drink, stuff to buy, see & do!
There’s a &2 (cash only) spectator (non-runners/spectators/supporters) entry charge (free for children 12yrs & under).
There are excellent spectator viewing areas in & around the village. A course map in race village will show the spectator accessible zones.
RACE VILLAGE BIG SCREENS: Watch all 7 & 12k racers Deathsliding live from the lake zone. The Deathslide’s located at approximately 3k in the 7k race and 9k in the 12k race. There’s also a second big screen screening the Royal Wedding & FA Cup live on Saturday. Get comfy & enjoy the afternoon Nuclear style.
NEW SPECTATOR RACE VILLAGE-LAKE ZONE TRACTOR SHUTTLE SERVICE:
Access to the full course on foot is not available due to safety concerns, but there are approximately 13 obstacles in/around race village, first 2k & last 2k. Please follow the black spectator signs to designated viewing areas but tell your supporter to stop & respect the NO ENTRY signs & not to walk across fields of crops. Please be mindful of 4x4 evacuation vehicles moving around the course - they have priority so please get out their way. Spectators are reminded that entering our private land is at their own risk. The entire event is Health & Safety checked prior to & throughout race day. Spectators must make their own decision as to whether they can reach or undertake the journey to spectating areas which due to the nature of the sport, may be on uneven terrain. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome, please clear up after them.
CAMPING: Racers are welcome to camp free of charge onsite at Nuclear Races from 3pm Friday to Sunday. If you would like to pitch a tent but did not book camping when purchasing your race ticket you will need to register & update your booking via your confirmation email – select MANAGE MY BOOKING. You will receive a camping email with pitch number nearer to race-day. The camping area is a grass field with no facilities or hook up. Follow the camping signs from the car-park. Expect a toilet. Please be mindful & respectful of other campers & our neighbours at night/early morning.
SATURDAY OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT: There’ll be a family friendly opportunity to watch a movie on the big screen in the camping area from early evening.
NUCLEAR DRYROBE DEAL - PRE-PAID COLLECTION: Take your booking confirmation email to the Nuclear Merchandise Shop in the race village. Please bring ID.
AFTER MUD: Get stuck in, find a sofa, soak up the atmosphere & share your post race achievement & muddy experience with the #NuclearFamily & obstacle racing community. Live bands, giant screens, stage, seating, kids entertainment, trade-stands, MC, refreshments, chilled family friendly festival vibe.
RESULTS: Provisional results will be posted on our website as soon as the chip timing team have verified them (24 hrs after your race). Please bear with us while this is being done. All timing queries you might have email firstname.lastname@example.org not Nuclear Races. Unconfirmed live results will be available in race village – updated every 20 minutes.
MISBEHAVIOUR: Nuclear Races reserves the right to remove racers from the course if there’s evidence of misuse of alcohol or drugs
RECOMMENDED LOCAL TAXI: Brentwood Treble Twenty Taxis 01277 202020 www.202020.co.uk
RECOMMENDED LOCAL HOTEL: HOLIDAY INN BRENTWOOD M25 Jct 28 Brook Street, Essex CM14 5NF. Book direct 01277 247203 or via Central Reservation 0800 40 50 60. It is approximately 10 minutes away from the venue.
NEAREST TOWN/CASH POINT: Ongar (5mins drive away) or BP garage on A128 towards Brentwood. The Nuclear Shop will be offering limited cash back for purchases over &20 (subject to sufficient funds available).
PHOTOS: Don't forget to have your final survivor photo taken at the finish by our photographers – it’s your bragging rights! There’ll be Nuclear muddy-togs catching some of your action around the course. Smile when you see them! They’ll be wearing orange Hi-Viz. Photos will be available to download/share/email from our website nuclear-races.co.uk and a taster album on facebook.com/TheNuclearRaces/. Please be patient with us as we sort & upload 1000s of images as soon as we can. Expect an email telling you when to start looking (usually on the evening you raced). Be aware that we can’t guarantee photos of your specific experience. Follow Nuclear Races on social media to join in race-day photo competitions.
BOOKING: Online ticket sales for Nuclear Rush will close at noon on Friday 18th May. Tickets will be available on race-day for any afternoon only unsold wave times. Pricing 12k &80, 7k &70 - cash only
MORE AT NUCLEAR RUSH 2018
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GOOD LUCK from all of us at Nuclear HQ, we're looking forward to getting you muddy!