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Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered below then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Event information

When is it?

21- 24th May 2020. The whole team must register in person on the 21st. You will collect your participant number, receive a full safety briefing and get ready to start.

How much does it cost to take part?

£150pp with discount available for early entry and complete teams. The registration fee is non-refundable.

Where is the event held?

Starting in Wimbledon, London and finishes at the Eiffel Tower, Paris.

Where do I stay?

Your registration fee includes camping at the event hubs each night. Tents provided and allocated on arrival.

When does the campsite open?

Access to the campsite will be available from 15:00 on each day and pack down will commence at 08:00.

Why do I need a vehicle and two drivers?

Your team travel down the route carrying the teammates who aren’t running that leg. The changeover points are clearly marked and this is the spot to collect one runner and drop off the next. As each of the teams of 5 require every member to run you need two driver to cover the route. Each driver must be comfortable driving in France including into the centre of Paris.

Can I bring another vehicle?

Your registration fee includes a return ferry crossing for 1 vehicle, there will be the option to purchase an extra ferry ticket but each car must have a minimum of 2 drivers who are happy to drive in France including into the centre of Paris.

What’s included in the registration fee?

  • Incredible route from London 2 Paris
  • Return ferry for vehicle and team
  • 3 nights camping with tent set up on arrival
  • Breakfast and dinner each day. Thursday evening- Sunday morning
  • Kit transportation across the route
  • Technical T-Shirt
  • Finishers Medal

Can I take part on my own?

Run2Paris is a team event so people must be in teams of 5 however you can register as an individual, you can use the facebook group to match you up with others of similar abilities. Teams of less than 5 will not be able to take part.

Can my company enter a team?

Yes, you can’t call yourself a proper team until you have Run2Paris together.

Is there an age restriction?

The minimum age 18. There is no upper age limit, as long as you are fit and able we would love to have you!

Can we do this with less than 5?

Each team will need to consist of 5 team members, who will each run a stage each day. You can use the facebook group to match you up fellow runners. Teams of less than 5 will not be able to take part.

What do I need to pack?

A full kit list will be provided ahead of the event but an outline can be provided here.

Do all participants need to run each day?

Yes, each team member will run one leg each day.

We can't get all the time off work so can different participants run in the UK and France?

No unfortunately we cannot switch team members once the event has started.

Does each runner needs to run the same stage each day or can we swap about?

The team can decide who runs each stage each day.

What happens if one of us has an injury and can't run a stage or has to pull out?

Please speak to the event team on the day to talk through options. Either a teammate will need to run 2 stages in a day or you will need to skip one stage each day.

Do we need to sort our own insurance cover?

Yes, we require each participant to have their own travel insurance.

How will Brexit affect this?

Honestly, our guess is as good as yours but if anything changes we will let you know. Let’s not let politics get in the way of us having a good time.

How will we navigate on the route?

Each team will be provided with a live tracking device and access to our route map. We require runners to download the RunGo App and we will send across the running route for you to download. RunGo acts as a SatNav for runners and will provide turn by turn directions for each runner – a headphone is recommended. Team mates, friends and family will be able to follow runners progress on the live tracking device and this will act as your baton to pass between teammate at the changeover points and handed into basecamp HQ each evening for recharging.

Route information

What is the route?

Starting in Wimbledon, London and finishing under the Eiffel Tower. Overnight stays at Newhaven, Forges les Eaux and Mantes-la-Jolie.

How far is it?

240 miles, team of 5, 4 days = 12 miles per person per day. Some days are longer and some shorter, not each section will be exactly 12 miles.

How do we cross into France

On Friday morning all of the teams are on the same ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe. A return ferry ticket is given to each team to get them home.

Fundraising

What is the fundraising target?

We ask that each participant raises a minimum of £400 per person.

Can I get help reaching the sponsorship target?

Of course, we are always at the end of the phone so please get in touch Email – info@run2paris.com , call – 01887 820 692

Why do I have to raise money and where does it go?

Run2Paris is a charity fundraising event. The money raised will go to the Run2Paris Foundation who will split the money 50/50 with Parkinson’s UK and SSAFA.

What happens if I do not reach the minimum sponsorship target?

You will need to raise £300 on your online page by the 21st April, a month before the event to confirm participation in Run2Paris.

Most people find that once they start fundraising they not only reach the target but go far beyond as it is such a great challenge to take on. Of course we are here to help you along the way with anything you need. You also have up to two months after the event to continue to raise the money once you have completed the challenge.

How do I apply for matched funding from my employer?

Many companies will match up to 100% of the donations you collect. Each company has a different policy and so please contact your HR or corporate social responsibility teams to find out more.

Is Gift Aid included in my sponsorship target?

Like many other events, is that Gift Aid is not included in minimum sponsorship targets.

Can I fundraise online?

Absolutely – online fundraising is a fantastic way for you to collect sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues, particularly those you don’t see every day. From your donors’ point of view, it is a quick, easy and secure method of donating. When you register for the event you have your fundraising page automatically created for you. This is your page, add your picture, write some text about what you’re doing and why, set your fundraising target, then send the link out to everyone you have ever met so that they can sponsor you easily and securely.

Can we fundraise jointly as a team?

Yes – it can make your fundraising target easier to meet if you fundraise together. You will even have a team fundraising page which is created automatically when you register as a team. Just remember that the sponsorship requirement is £400 per person, so if five of you fundraise together, you need to raise £2000.

I’ve collected in my sponsorship money and have some cash. How can I pay everything in?

If you have cash, please bank it and sponsor yourself on your online fundraising page.

If after reading through the FAQ’s you still have some queries, please do not hesitate to drop us an email or give us a call – it’s what we are here for.

Email – info@run2paris.com
Call – 07940 047 742