Is there an age limit?
Yes - entrants have to be 18 or older on the day of the Wolf Run to participate. There is no upper age limit. If you are fortunate to look under 25 you will be required to provide photo ID to confirm you are 18 or over. For ages 7 - 17 there is the Junior event at the Summer Wolf.
Do I have to sign a waiver to participate?
Yes - you will be required to sign a waiver on the event day in which you acknowledge that you will be taking part in a potentially dangerous event with a risk of personal injury. You will receive a copy of this waiver with your runner information pack that is sent out to you approximately 4 weeks prior to the event. Bringing it with you and signed to registration will save you 5-10 minutes on the day. Don’t worry if you can’t print it as there will be plenty in the registration tent.
If I sign up but can’t take part, can I pass my ticket to someone else?
Yes - You can edit your entry via the my entry link at the bottom of the website. Up to 9 weeks prior to the event you are able to edit 100% of the entry; thereafter up to 6 weeks prior to the event you can edit name, date of birth and email address, you will not be able to change the gender and t-shirt size. From 6 weeks prior to the event you may still pass your place on however you will not be able to edit your entry. Your substitute will need to register in your both your name and date of birth to collect the runner pack on the event day.
Can I run for charity?
Absolutely - We’re delighted to support runners raising money for charity. If you’d like a link put on our website for your charity, just email us. Check out the many charities that are already on our charities page.
Can I miss an obstacle out?
Yes - you can go around any obstacle that really presents an issue. However, the Wolf Run is all about you pushing yourself beyond what you think you can do, and working as a team. People will help you over, under and through all obstacles - don’t be afraid to ask a marshal or a fellow runner for help. You can do more than you think you can.
Is there a time limit for completing the course?
The course will officially close 2.5 hours after the last wave and all runners must be off the course by then.
Will there be medical help?
Medical support teams with fully equipped ambulances will be on site and marshals will be situated all around the course. We have military doctors who lead our team of paramedics and first aiders, as well as a team of specialist open water canoe lifeguards. We work hard on injury prevention when designing our courses and have had good feedback from our medical assessors and runner alike.
Should you become injured or ill, we will get you to a first aid station as quickly as possible. You must notify us before you take part in the Run if there is a pre-existing injury or condition that we should be aware of.
How do I know which finisher tech t-shirt will fit me?
Men’s Tech Tee
Lady-Fit Tech Tee
When registering select your gender in accordance with cut of finisher t-shirt you prefer, e.g. if you are a woman and prefer the cut of a man’s t-shirt then select male.
Why do you need individual email addresses?
We send out our Wolf Run packs by email to each runner containing your start time and all event information so it’s vital for each runner to receive it. Your email addresses are also used to identify you for your run history - see your Wolf Profile info below.
Your Wolf Profile
Your profile contains a record of your Wolf Runs to date and offers you the facility to record your runner numbers and times for completing each event.
You can find your profile by going to My Wolf Run
The compilation of data is collated via your email address. If you have signed up with us in the past using more than one email address, then we may well have more than profile created for you. If this is case contact , and our admin team will combine your data to one profile.
How do I qualify as an Alpha Wolf?
The Alpha Award for 2020 will continue to be a medal with the option to buy an Alpha Technical Running Shirt.
To qualify as an Alpha Wolf and receive our Alpha award you need to:
- Sign up to, and run, at least one event in each of the 4 Wolf Run seasons, in the same calendar year - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
- You must register for each event online prior to the deadlines displayed on the Entry page. This will ensure that your entries are added to your runner profile. Late substitutions and on-the-day places will not count towards your Alpha status.
- You can order your Alpha 2020 shirt via your profile from 1 March to 31 July for £15, which will enable your shirt to be available for collection at the Winter Wolf Run, either pre or post run.
- You must register online for the Winter Wolf Run by 18 October (pending availability). However, the option to order your Alpha 2020 shirt at £15 and collect at the Winter Wolf Run, is only available up to and including 31 July. Thereafter you may still order an Alpha 2020 shirt up until 10 November, however, the cost will be £30 and will be posted to you by 31 January 2021.
- Check and update your profile if necessary.
- After each event that you run you are required to update your profile with your runner number. You will have the opportunity to do this until 30th September. Thereafter the facility will be closed for editing until after the Winter Wolf Run. This obviously is to include your data from Spring, Summer and Autumn.
SEASON TICKET HOLDERS - If you have purchased one of our season packages – Bronze, Silver or Gold, you will automatically qualify as having eligibility to be an Alpha Wolf for 2020. However, you will still be required to update your Alpha Status on line after each event as per the details above in your profile. Please note that you have already ordered one Alpha 2020 shirt in with your season ticket purchase.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMESCALES MENTIONED ABOVE ARE SET AND CAN NOT BE CHANGED. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTION. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOU ENTER THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AND THAT YOU UPDATE YOUR PROFILE.
Can we enter a team?
Yes - you are more than welcome to run as a team. If you can get a team of five people together to enter as a pack, the fifth person runs for free! You must enter all five people at the same time to get the fifth free place. Not applicable to Junior events.
We would like to add people to our pack but we have already entered. How do we do this?
A ‘Pack Code’ was emailed to the pack creators on entry. Type this in when entering and you will be added to the pack ensuring the same start time. Please note: if they enter at a later date, they may have to pay more than you as the entry fees go up as we get nearer to selling out.
I entered as a single runner but would now like to run with a friend who has also entered/run with a pack that has already entered. How can I do this?
Please email and let us know the date you are running, your pack code and the pack code of who you would like to join, or alternatively, the name of the person that you would like to run with. We will then link you on our system. Please note: if you would like to run with another individual, let us have a pack name for you - it’s the easiest way to link you on our system!
When does the event start?
The Wolf Run will start at 9am when registration opens. Your start time will be between 10am - 3pm and will be given to you in the information pack that is sent to you before the event via email.
Where do I find directions to the event?
Directions to the Wolf Run sites can be found here. Please note that there is no public transport to the run sites. The best way to get to us is by driving.
Is there parking?
Lots of parking is available at the Wolf Run. There is a parking fee of £5.00 per car, £10 per minibus. For coaches additional charges will apply and advance notification is required.
We use the fees to repair and maintain the large field used for parking and to provide temporary road surfaces when required. In return for your parking fee we offer you a discount voucher which can be used at the Wolf Run Shop on event days as stated on the voucher (not redeemable online).
Please follow the parking marshal’s directions on arrival. Please also note that there will probably be some congestion at times. Please be patient and our marshals will get you in/out as fast as possible!
Do you offer camping at The Wolf Run?
We no longer offer camping at any of our events.
Where do I go when I arrive?
You need to register and collect your run numbers at the registration tent - this will be close to the parking area and clearly signed. We recommend you arrive at least an hour before your start time to give yourself time to register, change, pin your number on, retie your shoes, find your suntan lotion and generally get yourself ready! You will be called to your safety briefing and warm up session 20 minutes prior to your start time.
Where can I store my valuables?
We recommend that you leave everything you can in your locked car. There will be a Key Drop where you can leave your car keys while you are running. If you do not have access to a car, our Key Drop can also take a very limited number of bags. Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for any personal items left with us. We also take no responsibility for vehicles and belongings in the car park.
Are there timing chips for each runner?
We do not use timing chips as the Wolf Run is not a race (with the exception of the 09:50 wave on 5th April 2020 which is an Elite wave and OCR World & European Championship qualifier). For competitive wolves, we recommend timing yourselves - please make sure your watches are water/shock proof!
Can I have a shower afterwards?
You have the option of a cold shower! It sounds bad now, but just wait until you’re hot and muddy...
Will there be food and drink at the Wolf Run?
Yes - there will be lots of good local food and drink (including a hog roast and cake stall!) available to purchase at the Wolf Run finish area (which is located very near the car park). We will also have music for the post-run afternoon party. The day finishes at approx. 5.30pm.
Can we bring spectators?
Absolutely - we have spectator areas so they can watch some of the Wolf Run including the finish but they won’t be able to access the entire course and will be required to stay in the spectator areas. They will be able to see some of the obstacles (including some very muddy and challenging ones!), cheer you on and enjoy the food and beverages on offer. We do not charge entry fees for spectators but we do have car park entry fees of £5.00 per car.
Can we bring dogs?
No - the wolf run is a no dogs event.
Fitness and Kit Advice
How fit do I have to be to take part in the Wolf Run?
We recommend that you ask your doctor if you have any concerns about your ability to run the Wolf Run. It is a demanding 10k run and you must train accordingly, with training runs and any other suitable strength/cardio/flexibility training incorporated into your training. You must notify us before you take part in the Run if there is a pre-existing physical injury or condition that we should be aware of.
Do I have to be able to swim to take part?
You don’t have to be able to swim to take part - we always give you alternatives to the water obstacles. You should be a strong swimmer to complete the lake swim during the Wolf Run - it looks a short distance but is very cold indeed and you need to be a good swimmer to complete it. If you can’t swim, there is an alternative route which runs around the swim section - just ask the marshals and follow the signs.
What should I wear to run?
This depends on the weather! Basic advice is that you will get wet, muddy and may get cold, so wear warm, light running clothing and good running shoes with good grip but without spikes - some areas are too hard/stony for them, and they are dangerous for other competitors on the obstacles. Gloves can also be a good idea. If it’s sunny weather, bring sunscreen and a hat - we really don’t recommend sunglasses as you’ll probably lose them.
Also - bring warm clothing to change into after the event and a towel!
Can I see the course before the run date?
No - the course and its bespoke obstacles are a carefully guarded secret! It is also on private land so there is no access on any other day except the date of the Wolf Run.
Will the Wolf Run be cancelled if there is bad weather?
The Wolf Run will not be cancelled unless it is dangerous to allow runners onto the course. We do not cancel the Run because of rain, cold, snow etc. - we run in all conditions as long as it’s safe!
Any More Questions?
For any more information or queries, please contact us.