Mountain Hardwear Open5 Series
2010/11 is the seventh series of Open5 Adventure Races. Mountain Biking, Running, Navigation and ADVENTURE!
2010/11 Mountain Hardwear Open5 events:
Series - For those looking to get a series placing, ranking will be based on the top 3 scores from any of the five events. You do not have to register for the series.
Process - Register at the event centre any time from 8.30 to 10.00 here you will collect a map preprinted with the location of the controls.
Start anytime from 9.30 to 10.30 electing to run or cycle first. At the start you will be given a list of control descriptions each assigned a value. After 5hrs penalties will be incurred.
You can find the few rules we have and a kit list for the event here
Cost - The cost of the event is £25 per person, Entries on the day are accepted for an extra £7. Pre-entries will close at midnight on the Thursday before the event.
For those up for a bargain, if you enter 3 or more events you will only pay;
3 events - £23 per event
Concept - You will have 5 hours to visit as many points (controls) as you can. Some can only be collected by mountain bike others by foot.
The event will use the SPORTident system of scoring. SI Cards are available to rent at £2.50 per person or can be purchased online from SPORTident.
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Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd at each event and at the final event for the series.
Also for this year Mountain Hardwear are offering £500 in kit to the highest scoring solo or pair over all five events.
At the Dalby Forest event in 2008, budding film maker Steve Fisher took this account of the day. Click to see more.