FAQs

  

What is Total Warrior?

Total Warrior is a unique event which offers you the chance to test your all round fitness and mental determination over 10K to 10 miles. You will have to overcome rugged terrain and between 25 to 30 specially designed obstacles.

Registration

What do I do if I need help registering for an event?

For help registering please visit Race Space Online Help. You can either enter your question in the search bar at the top, which searches their FAQ’s or you can click the red circle in the bottom right corner to send them a specific question. They usually reply to your email within a few hours if you do the latter.

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

We do not give refunds but we do offer 2 options for Warriors who are unable to take part for any reason:

Option 1 – Make a substitution
Option 2 – Defer your entry
There is a £15 fee p/p for any of the above options. No changes (substitutions or deferred entries) can be made to registrations under any circumstances in the 7 days leading up to the event you have entered.

To make a change prior to 7 days before the event you have entered please email [email protected] to let us what you would like to do (stating your name, email address and your request) and we’ll be happy to help you.

Do I get a confirmation email?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation email from Race Space (our registration partner company) confirming your entry. All event info is sent via email so it’s essential you enter your email address correctly. If your email address changes, you can update this via your Race Space login. Please also keep an eye on your spam folder in case emails end up in there.

Are my credit/debit card details safe?

Yes, this is why we chose to work in partnership with Race Space. They have maximum security ratings. Check them out on google for more info.

Can I run for a charity?

Yes, we would support anyone who participates and raises money for charity. We are proud to work with a number of Lead Charity Partners and Charity Tribe partners each year at the events. For more info about running for charity or our charity partnerships, please go to our Charity page.

Teams

How many people do I need to make a team?

The minimum number for an official team entry is 4 people. The team prizes are decided based on the time the fourth team member crosses the finish line. There is no maximum team size. The biggest team we have ever had was 396 team members. Check out the Teams Page for more info.

Do you have team discounts?

Teams receive a free place when they get to 10+ members then another at 20+, then 30+ and so on. The bigger your team, the more free places you receive. Check out the Teams Page for more info.

Does everyone need to enter at the same time?

No, the Team Captain can set up the team and additional members can enter anytime afterwards by selecting the ‘Join a Team’ option during registration, each team member is automatically given the same wave time as their Team Captain irrespective of when they register. Warning – team members will not be able to join if the event has sold out.

Is there a team prize?

Yes, there will be spot prizes on the day for things such as the fastest team and best fancy dress etc. The fastest team is based on the time the fourth team member crosses the line.

Preparation

How should I train for Total Warrior?

Total Warrior is an extreme event. The distances vary from 3K or 12K, so being able to cover this distance is a minimum requirement for the event you are entering. The terrain and obstacles will make this much harder than a standard event (expect to double your time!). Check out the Training Page for more info.

What should I wear?

Good question, it’s the summer but it’s also the UK so our advice is to come prepared! You’ll obviously need your normal running gear and make sure you have tight trainers as you may be likely to lose one in the mud! We would also advise you to wear something you are happy not to need in the future! A full change of warm clothes is essential along with a towel.

What Should I bring on the day?

A full change of clothes along with your running gear and a towel. A wise man once said… “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing!” There will be food outlets and a bar onsite but there is no access to a cash point, so don’t forget to bring enough money with you.

General

Is Total Warrior similar to other obstacle based events?

There are some great obstacle events across the UK but Total Warrior prides itself on having the greatest courses set in the finest venues. Our focus is on providing the best possible quality in every area, from the location, course and event village through to the after party, music and bar. But don’t take our word for it, checkout the Mudstacle Review to see for yourself. Come prepared for a festival style action packed weekend!

How do I enter?

Total Warrior uses an online only registration process. Simply choose your event and click the ‘Enter Now’
button.

Why do we start in waves?

Each wave will have a maximum number of entrants and will set off at 20-25 minute intervals. We set off in waves to avoid major bottlenecks and queues forming.

Can I view the course?

The course will be built in the weeks and months leading up to the event but you can see a list of some of the obstacles on our Course page that previous Warriors have had to face. Why not have a look, get excited (and maybe a little scared) about what lies ahead!

Will the results be posted online?

Yes, the results from events are posted online via links our website. You can view these immediately after you cross the finish line. You can also pay a small supplement when registering to have your time texted to you.

Where can I get photos of the event?

Photos will be available to purchase online after the event. Details of how and when will be circulated via email and social media.

What age do I need to be to enter?

To enter Total Warrior The Original (12K) you must be at least 16 years old on the day of the event you are entering. To enter the Total Warrior Half (6K) you must be at least 14 years old and to enter the Junior Warrior (3K) you must be at least 6 years old. There is no maximum age but you are required to sign a waiver to confirm you are fit enough to the event.

Other

Do I need to be able to swim?

No, but for The Original (12K) and Half (6K) you may need to fully submerge (briefly) on the ‘Dunking Time’ obstacle. You will not be out of your depth so swimming is not a pre requisite. There are a number of water obstacles but all deep water obstacles will have lifeguards and also a shallower alternative.

What if I can’t complete an obstacle?

Hopefully a fellow Warrior will help you, but if you really can’t complete an obstacle one of our marshals will allow you to miss the obstacle and will determine if you are able to carry on. All that we ask is that Warriors give every ostacle their est attempt. If you are going in an early wave and attempting to win the event or qualify for the World Championships, those waves will receive special instruction on the day.

Is there a time limit?

Not for most events. The Total Warrior Original Friday night 12K event is a challenge to try to get back before sunset so this event has a 2 hour time limit.

Will there be showers?

There are no showers at the event but there are lots of hand wash facilities close to the finish line and also the caterers. It is essential that you wash your hands when you finish the event and also before eating.

Will there be catering?

Yes, top quality food will be available on site along with a bar. There are no cash machines on site or nearby so please bring enough money with you.

Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets allowed.

How do I volunteer?

The Total Warrior volunteer army are simply unbelievable! There are lots of exciting volunteering opportunities within Total Warrior so please go to the Volunteers Page for more info or drop us an email to [email protected].

Junior Warrior

How long is the course?

The Junior Warrior course is roughly 3K and contains around 8 to 10 obstacles.

What obstacles will be on the course and are they achievable for a 6 year old? Are there any height restrictions?

The list of obstacles will vary at each Junior Warrior depending on the natural terrain. However, they are all built with the age range in mind, so we aim to ensure they are both achievable for the younger Warriors, whilst offering a challenge for our older and stronger Junior Warriors. Our construction team are awesome, and they tailor-make obstacles to deliver on both fronts. Keep an eye on the website for course details – including descriptions of each obstacle – as we get closer to the event. There is not a height restriction for this event. Junior Warriors are welcome with us whether you’re taller than your old man, or shorter than your old dog.

Can I run with my child?

Yes, you are welcome to run round with your child and take on most of the obstacles with them. Marshals will let you know if adults are not allowed to take on certain obstacles for any reason. We also set the course up to make it great for friends and family to spectate around the course. The more noise the better please, so dig out those bells/clappers/drums/bang sticks/signs/big hands/enthusiastic grandparents etc.

My child is not sure about this – can I register on the day once I’ve seen the course?

Absolutely. It’s not just Total Warriors who get nervous. Our kids feel it too, and we understand that 100%. No pressure, just head down to the Event Village, grab an ice cream and let your child get a feel for it. If you or they have any questions, grab a member of the Total Warrior team and we’ll try to answer any questions you might have. Registration is available ahead of each wave (depending on availability), so if your child is keen, head to the registration tent and we’ll get them sorted. It’s cheaper to register in advance as this helps us to plan our logistics (medals etc) so please be aware you will pay a bit more registering on the day.

My 8 year old is taking part in Junior Warrior, but I also have a 13 year old who would like to take part.  Is this possible?

Yes, Junior Warrior is for 6 to 13 yr olds and they can run together as long as you select the same wave time. Kids aged 5 or younger and not able to participate.

What should my child wear?  Are there changing rooms available?

Any kit they feel comfortable being active in and kit you don’t mind getting (very) muddy! Likewise with shoes. We do have male and female changing facilities in our Event Village. Be sure to bring a full change of warm clothes and a towel as they will get wet and muddy.

Does my child need to be able to swim?

No. There will be water based obstacles but nothing which requires swimming. As with our Total Warrior courses, this event is about FUN. Junior Warriors can miss out any obstacles they do not feel comfortable with and can continue round the course.

Do I have to pay to watch my child take part?

There is no charge for spectating at Junior Warrior but you will need to pay if you want to run round the course with them. The price is the same for adults and children. There is a a £5 charge for all cars at the event.

Once I’ve registered, what do I have to do to find out my child’s start time and bib number?

You will receive information via email with your start time ahead of the event. On the day, you’ll need to go to registration in order to confirm some key details for us, and pick up your bib(s) and some other goodies. You must do this before heading to the start line.

What happens if my child’s start time is at the same time I am running in the TW Original (12K) or the Half (6K)?

If you are part of a large team, we are unable to move the team wave to accommodate this.  However, if you are happy to run solo, please email [email protected] and we may be able to move you to a different wave, depending on event capacity. There are also more Junior Waves this year so it should give you more flexibility around start times. Failing that you also have the option to run on different days (Sat/Sun) if that helps.

Once we arrive on the day, what do we need to do and where do we need to go?

Our car park team will welcome you, and follow the crowds (and the noise) to our Event Village. You’ll see signs for registration – that’s your first port of call and the team will advise you from there.

What is your refund policy?

We do not offer refunds, substitutions or deferrals for the Junior Warrior events.

Ultra Warrior

What is Ultra Warrior?

Ultra Warrior was brand new in 2017 and was a great success so it is now a permanent fixture in our event weekend. The concept is simple. Run as many 12K laps as you can in 5 hrs.

How does the event work?

The course will have two check points, one at the start/finish line and one approximately at the half way point. So you can complete half and full laps. The winner is the participant who completes the most number of complete or half laps in the fastest possible time. But that is just a small part of the challenge. The real challenge is a personal challenge to see how many laps you can do. It’s a phenomenal achievement to tackle 5 hours of a Total Warrior course, so all Ultra Warriors will receive an exclusive Ultra Warrior t-shirt and a medal recognising the number of laps you’ve completed. That’s in addition to the usual goodies of course.

How will you avoid queues at the obstacles?

First of all, Total Warrior’s whole set up focusses on the event experience for each participant. This means scheduling the waves, setting wave capacity and planning the layout of the course to reduce the chances of anyone standing in queues. If you were hoping for a regularly rest…sorry. For Ultra Warrior, we will be capping entry at 150 per venue. Furthermore, we start the Ultra Warriors just before all the first Sunday wave sets off to give you an empty course to start off with.

In Total Warrior you are allowed to skip obstacles if you have good reason to, can this be done in Ultra Warrior?

Great question. In Total Warrior if you have a good reason to miss an obstacle, there is no obligation to try it and certainly no ‘punishment’. All we ask is that every Warrior gives each obstacle their best shot. There is no difference with Ultra Warrior, but in order to maintain fairness, marshals will radio in if runners frequently miss an obstacle without good reason.

Is there suitable provisions on course for Ultra Warriors e.g. water stations?

Yes. There are 2 or 3 water stations per lap including the finish line. There will be a refuel station at the finish available for Ultra Warriors as they pass through to begin another lap and you will be able to store bags and personal fuel/hydration at the transition point.

Are there any ‘Ultra Warrior’ specific obstacles or challenges?

No, it’s strictly the Total Warrior course. That said, our design and build team are a creative bunch who love a last minute twist, so I guess you’ll just have to wait and see!

Can we run Ultra Warrior as a team?

Absolutely! You will need all the encouragement you can get so why not enter with your mates. Check out the Team Discounts page to find out more.