Frequent Questions

We do our best to answer all questions our Rocketeers may have.....

  • How fit do I need to be to run Rocket Race?

    Don’t be put off thinking you have to be super fit. Anyone can run our race at any speed they like. Taking part and achieving your own personal challenge of completing the course is what it’s all about; that, and having some muddy fun of course!

  • What’s included in the entry fee?

    As well as entry into the event, you’ll receive a finishers medal plus free digital images for you to share on Facebook, Twitter or elsewhere. All finishers also get a hot drink at the finish line, and a brilliant little goody bag!

  • Do I get a race pack for Rocket Race?

    We will not be sending out race packs, but ask instead that you print both your booking confirmation email and waiver and bring them with you on the day.

  • Are there any discounts for Rocket Race?

    We feel that our booking fee is already dirt cheap (see what we did there?!) and so we only occasionally offer discounts to groups etc. Please contact use to discuss this further

  • I am part of a team; where is there more group registration information?

    You can register a team when registering for Rocket Race. Team Captains can set up a team and then members can join. You can have as many in your team as you wish!

  • Can team members run in different wave times?

    Yes if you wish you can race in different start waves, but then where’s the fun in that?!

  • Are spectators welcome?

    Definitely, and at no extra cost! Our event village allows spectators to enjoy a great choice of food and drink, music and the general party vibe, but also get some fantastic viewing positions of the start and finish, plus several of the obstacles. All we ask is that spectators support all runners with lots of cheering! Bring a camera, your outdoor boots and enjoy the fun! Dogs are allowed on site, but must be kept on a lead at all times, and should be 'cleaned up after'!

  • What kind of obstacles can I expect?

    A mix of natural and man-made obstacles including walls, ramps, pits, climbs, crawls, ropes, ditches, water, tracks, jumps, runs…and more! Visit the Obstacles page of our website to find out more.

  • Do I need to be able to swim?

    No, it’s not essential. At some points around the course you may be waist deep in water, and at others you will be submerged under the water, but there will be marshalls and ropes. If for any reason you are uncomfortable with any of the water obstacles, you have the option to skip and move on.

  • Is the course marshalled?

    Rocket Race aims to offer a safe and friendly race, with supportive and helpful marshals around the course and at every major obstacle - especially water. If you are interested in joining the team, please visit the volunteer section of our website.

  • I’ve booked for Rocket Race, what next?

    Tell your friends! Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook and look out for an email from us just before your race.

  • Can children race?

    Children aged 13+ can take part in the 8k Rocket Race, but must have a responsible adult with them and present a completed a waiver upon arrival. We also have a special 11am family wave, where children aged 7+ can take on the course accompanied by a racing adult. One adult can accompany up to two children on the full Rocket course. Places in the family wave just £20 to include a finishers medal but no tshirt.

  • Can I race wearing a Go-Pro (or similar)?

    Yes, but you do so at your own risk. We cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage. Don't own a camera? Check out our hire deal with My Sports and More!

  • Can I get a refund if I decide not to enter or if I am injured

    No, tickets are strictly non-refundable – including injury – as per the terms and conditions agreed to during registration.

  • Is there Parking available?

    Parking is available on site looked after by the Gillingham and Templecombe Scouts. We ask for a £3 charge per car and this will include bag drop for all those you can fit in.

  • Is there a car key/bag drop facility?

    Again, the fantastic local Scouts will be running a bag drop facility for Rocketeers. To make it simple they will be asking for £3 per car and then this will include bag drop for everyone you squeeze in.

  • What to expect on race day

    • An unforgettable OCR experience, and hopefully a massive sense of achievement! • An awesome Rocket Race medal, plus a nice warm cuppa at the finish line! • A brilliant party atmosphere, with music, food and drink available on site • Free photographs of you racing. • Onsite medical personnel. • Toilets

  • What should I wear to race in?

    Something warm and dry to change in to, a towel and a couple of bin bags to put mucky kit in (or to sit on in the car!). Don’t forget some spare cash for post-race treats, food and drink too! Why not bring a friend with a camera to capture your epic moments too!

  • Is there anything to eat or drink afterwards?

    Yes there’ll be hot food and hot/cold drinks to purchase from Toomer Farm so grab some of your new mates and relive the Rocket Race over some hard earned grub!

  • Can I wait until race day to enter?

    Subject to availability, please check our website/Facebook or email us at rocket.race@mail.com

  • Injury on the course

    If you’re unlucky enough to get injured while racing, there are a team of medics on site who will look after you.

  • Where do I go?

    Use the postcode BA8 0PH and keep your eyes peeled for Rocket Race signs! Please see the Contact information section of our website for a map.

  • What terrain is it?

    We are luckily to be sited in the beautiful rolling countryside so you can also expect open fields, water, ditches, tracks and hills with obstacles.

  • Any other Questions?

    You can email us at rocket.race@mail.com

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