- Maximum number of teams to be 11, with no more than eight people in each team, composed of: local teams (ie at least 2 members living in or having strong Edale connections) & visiting teams
- The entry fee is £80 per team, made payable to the Great Kinder Beer Barrel Challenge, and the entry fee must accompany the completed application form, otherwise the application will not be considered for acceptance. Application and fee should be sent to the Treasurer (see reverse side).
- The entry fee will be refunded if the application to compete is not accepted. Once accepted, should a team fail to compete, for reasons considered to be acceptable by the Organising Body, 50% of the entry fee will be refunded.
- All teams must be registered with the full names of members no later than 8.00pm on the last Friday in August with Julian McIntosh or, James Marson.
- Team Captains must ensure that all named members of the team report to the Marshal at the Snake Inn Car Park by 11.30 on the day of the Challenge.
- Starts will be from the Snake Inn Car Park staggered 3 minutes between each team, starting at 12.30pm. Starting order to be determined by the Organising Body.
Should a following team catch up with and wish to overtake a team in front of them, the team in front MUST give way.
- Teams are required to be competent and confident to navigate the course.
Each team must have a compass, map, and suitable equipment, and be dressed in clothing and footwear appropriate for the terrain and weather.
- Teams not completing with the barrel will be disqualified.
- Teams may either take the recommended route or any other route from Snake Pass Inn to Nag’s Head, Edale. Only public rights of way must be used.
- Members of the team must stay in physical contact with the barrel throughout the race. The carrier and barrel may be sledged downhill, providing team contact with and control of the barrel are maintained at all times.
- Team finishing time will be the time the barrel, accompanied by and in contact with at least one member of the team, crosses the finishing line.
- The barrel must be carried by the named members of the team – any artificial aids such as wheels, hot air balloons and sky hooks will disqualify the team.
- Each Captain is responsible for organising the building of the carrying device.
- Each team member is strongly urged to raise individual sponsorship, to be given to the Organising Body, in addition to the entry fee. All proceeds after expenses will be distributed to Edale charities, as decided upon by the Organising Body.
- The Captain will be responsible for collecting the team’s sponsorship money and handing it to the Treasurer for the Challenge no later than 30th September 2011.
- The Great Kinder Beer Barrel Challenge Trophy (with 72 pints of donated beer) will be awarded to the team with the overall fastest time and the Edale Kinder Beer Barrel Trophy will be awarded to the fastest local Edale team.
- The finish line will be the line on the road between the Old Nag’s Head and Lee House. The awards will be presented at the Edale Village Hall at 3.00 pm.
- Any dispute concerning the race will be judged by the Chairman and the timekeepers, whose decisions will be final.
- The Robin Wood Barrel Trophy will be awarded to the local team with the fastest local team’s time and the Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the team with the overall fastest time. These Trophies will only be held for a year and must then be returned to the Treasurer.