Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q How do I reserve a pitch?
Camping will be on a first come first serve basis and there is plenty of room so
there is no need to reserve a pitch
Q How can I be sure I can camp next to teammates?
Arrive early and together to enable you can get a pitch next to each other, the camping area is huge so you should be fine.
Q How big will the pitches be?
Each pitch will be 15 squared metres.
Q Are my family and friends able to camp for the weekend as well?
Your friends and family can also camp for a cost of £3 per tent and £1 per vehicle this will give them access to the event HQ and entertainment. This is to cover what the venue charge us. If you are entered in the event your camping is free.
Q Will there be onsite ablutions?
Yes, toilets and showers will be provided
Q Can I bring a motor home?
You can bring a motor home into the camping area but please note that it is a
field without surfaced roads or tracks so if we have a lot of rain access and
exit may become difficult.
Q Is there any electrical hook – ups?
No there are no electric hook ups on site.
Q Can I bring my dog/s?
Dogs are welcome on the event and camping field, but must be supervised
and on the lead at all times. Please note that you
take dogs around the
racecourse because the route passes through farmland and a deer park.
Q Will we be able to visit the Castle on the race weekend?
Unfortunately the Castle is closed to visitors unless you are a registered
guest. You are welcome to enjoy the grounds and surrounding walks but
please respect the privacy of Powderham’s paying guests
Q How will I find Powderham’s campsite?
There will be signs up and people to direct you to the campsite on Friday
evening from 5pm until 10pm and Saturday morning from 8am until 12pm.
Q How far is Powderham Castle from Exeter?
The Castle is 1.5 miles away from Starcross train station and only 9 miles from Exeter train station, and 10 miles from the airport.
There are directions to the castle here
Starcross Train station is less than a 10 minute walk to Powderham Castle with great rail links around the country from Exeter St Davids
Q How close is the nearest town with food and running supplies?
Exeter is less than ten miles from the castle. There are also shops in Kenton a
few minutes walk away including the Powderham farm shop.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE SERVED THROUOUT THE EVENT IN THE EVENT HQ.
Q Do I need to bring food supplies with me for the whole weekend?
You are welcome to do this if you wish, however, the Powderham Farm Shop
is next to the event site and open until 17:00 on Friday and Saturday and
16:00 on Sunday. We will also have food and drink vendors offering a variety of warm
wholesome foods and rinks for you and your supporters.
Q What time does the Conquer 24 Race start?
•Conquer24 – 12:00 Sat to 12:00 Sun
•Daytime 5 miles – 12:00 Sat
•Evening 5 miles – 21:00 Sat
•Kids fun run – 10:00 Sat
Q What if I or my team mates are late?
The clock starts ticking on the main race at 12:00 on Saturday. Your race
number/bib holds a timing chip that records your laps on the circuit so as long
as one of your team starts on time your team’s collective time won’t be
Q On average, how long will each running circuit take?
It depends completely on your running speed. The course is five miles long
and there are a lot of pace calculators online that will help you measure loop
times. These are links to some of the calculators we use:
-Run smart project
Q Is it possible to register on the day for the race events?
No we have decided to close entry 4 weeks prior to the event to focus our efforts on
making the event epic!
Q Where do I go to collect my number?
There will be a registration table in event HQ Friday evening at 6pm until 9pm and Saturday morning from 8am until 11am where you can collect your race pack. Team packs will be together so please help us to keep things moving smoothly only race captains or 1 member of a team to collect race pack for your whole team from event HQ .
Q When can I collect my entry or will it be posted to me?
You can collect your entry pack on the day. We will not be posting race packs
out beforehand. If you are running in a team the team leader can collect all of
the packs at once.
Q What happens if I’m not well on the day – will my team be
If you are not well please do not run. If you are part of a team the other
members can all continue to take part and the team will still receive a
COVID 19 FAQ - Frequently Asked COVID -19 Questions
Q) Will Conquer24 go ahead on the 05/06th June?
A) We are working closely with the Powderham Castle to create a safe environment without taking away the enjoyment of the event. Currently we are working towards the knowledge that Conquer24 will go ahead as planned and we will make sure we follow any guidelines that are put forward. Your health and safety will be our main priority.
Q) How will you keep us safe?
A) We will have extra spacing between camping plots and our marshals will be there to make sure that you are all safe. We will likely have to set competitors off at staggered times, likely only to be seconds between the offsets rather than minutes and it wont effect your overall timings as you are timed from the moment you pass the start/finish line. There will be cleaners to clean showers and toilets with disinfectant at regular intervals and change over area will be managed with a one way system along with a fullt marshalled and managed waiting area.
Q) How will Social Distancing be managed?
A) Powderham Castle is a large venue with enough space for us to keep a one way system in place and we will have clearly marked walkways that will be marshalled to manage social distancing if we are required to do so. We will draw up detailed event map with walkways clearly marked to be given to everyone on arrival along with a briefing, anybody breaking the rules will be disqualified and asked to leave the venue.
Q) Will there be entertainment and Alcohol served?
A) We wont know for certain until the government guidelines are released but from what we understand it might be that we have to limit big gatherings in that case we will still have entertainment but it will be on and around the course for you to enjoy from your camping plots. We will update you all as soon as we can, We wont know if we are able to sell alcohol and in what quantities until guidelines are released and we will update you all as soon as we can.
Q Will there be food and refreshments on sale?
A) Yes! We will have a selection of delicious food and drink on sale including barista coffee and we are looking at the idea of numbering each camping plot and offering a delivery service for those who would prefer that option we will let everyone know as soon as we finalize the plan after guidelines are released.
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Stay safe and keep running like a warrior!