We have secured the lovely executive halls of residence on the Ffriddoedd site of the University of Wales, Bangor – all individual, all en suite, all with WiFi and even heating!
Teams consist of 6 participants with the option to add a senior executive as an additional 7th member of the team.
£7,495+vat per team of 6 (+1 senior exec) which includes all accommodation, full catering during the event, key equipment, gala party. Multi team discount is available.
Exact details of the UK Challenge will not be disclosed until the first evening of the event to maintain a degree of mystery. That said, teams can expect to be running, cycling and canoeing amongst other things!
Training is an important part of the UK Challenge and a great way of engaging your wider business in the lead up to the event. Each team will be provided with a comprehensive training guide well in advance of the event to assist with preparations. Our team are available daily to provide additional advice with regular updates on training and preparation.
Fundraising is a great way of engaging the wider business and motivating your team at the event, however it is at the individual team’s discretion.
If you have collected cash donations, we can provide you with the charity bank details so you can make a secure donation directly to the charity. Please contact email@example.com for further details.
No. The amount raised via Virgin Money Giving will go directly to the charity. Don’t forget to encourage donors to give Gift Aid if they are eligible.
If your donors pay UK income tax or capital gains tax, they are eligible to claim Gift Aid on a donation. Claiming Gift Aid on your donation can increase the amount by 25% at no expense of the donor.
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You don’t have to, however we have designed a senior executive stage for networking. Not only that but this is a great opportunity for them to experience the event for themselves, get to know employees they may not know, learn about the company and of course see how awesome their teams are!
Registration takes place between 10:00 and 14:00 on July 4th 2019.
One that is capable of carrying all 6 (or 7) team members and equipment comfortably. (nb. there is a limit of 1 vehicle per team on stage)
When you arrive at the event, you must attend registration (available from 10:00-14:00 July 4th 2019). This is where you will sign your teams in, collect your kits and room keys as well as any other equipment and information needed for the event. You will be provided with a registration information pack before the event which will explain all the information you need to know.
The UK Challenge is uniquely designed to test the combined mental, physical and strategic capabilities of individuals in a team environment. However, it is suggested that team members should be capable of comfortably covering a distance of 10km on foot and/or 15km by bike. There will be waterbased activity such as canoeing, but most of all teams should be prepared for long days and challenging missions.
We recommend trail running shoes as they tend to have good grip on slippery, uneven terrain. It is best practice to bring a spare pair of trainers just in case as you never know what our glorious British weather may bring.
For the duration of the event, we ask that you take responsibility for the safe-keeping of your valuables. You will have private room keys with your accommodation. If you bring your valuables to the event stages it is best practice to keep your bags in your mini-buses or ensuring that they are with a team mate at all times.
If you do happen to lose anything please contact one of the Marco Polo Team who will be able to advise you on where your items may be. We will ensure that any ‘found’ items are stored in the event hub/office and logged by a member of the Marco Polo team.
There are lots of marshals strategically placed across each stage along with medical staff and event organisers. The team manual refers to off-limit land to help with preventing this.
Whilst we cannot divulge any information relating to this year’s stunning event, we’d recommend choosing someone with veracity who is passionate, decisive, honest, rational and open-minded.
Some teams like to dress up, some teams prefer to dress down. We recommend that you wear whatever you’re comfortable in.
We understand that many donors, don’t like to give sponsorship until the challenge has been completed. For this reason we allow participants to continue collecting funds for 4 weeks after the event. We ask that once you have finished collecting your money you contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will advise you on how best to send the money to the charity.
Please refer to the team manual. However, we recommend bringing warm clothes, spare footwear (including socks), insect repellent, towels etc. Anything that you may need that is unique to this year’s event will be communicated to you beforehand.
We welcome drivers to the event and typically charge a small fee to cover their accommodation and catering costs. Please contact email@example.com for further details.
We ask that you have your final team selection confirmed 4 weeks before the event. This is due to logistical operations such as ordering your running suits and ensuring caterers are aware of any dietary requirements etc. If you decide to change any team members in those 4 weeks before the event, please inform us ASAP and we will strive to accommodate any changes if possible.
If a team member must pull out due to injury, please inform Marco Polo at your earliest convenience. This is due to logistical operations such as ordering your running suits and ensuring caterers are aware of any dietary requirements etc. If you have to change any team members in the 4 weeks before the event, please inform us ASAP and we will strive to accommodate any changes if possible.
For all booking enquiries, please contact us on 01625 584070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited places are available as we will cap entries at 80 teams.