The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Q2 The Quest Challenge

Purbeck, Dorset

Background :

Known as Q2 The Quest Challenge this weekend event is based in the wonderful Purbeck area of Dorset and will include an event campsite at the event base.

Like the one day Questars, Q2 The Quest Challenge is designed to appeal to all comers from complete novices to the most experienced adventure racers. There'll be a great deal of choice as to the distances and routes taken to enable everyone to set their own level of challenge. There’ll be rest and recovery time between the various parts that will comprise this multi stage event. 

Expect some novel innovations, new formats and challenges. These will be combined with some great mountain biking, trail running and kayaking over some tremendous terrain offering great variety and views.

Quest is greatly looking forwards to returning to Purbeck following the very successful first Q2 event there in April 2010. The April 2011 event format will appeal to adventure racers of all levels and to corporate teams looking for a fresh challenge. It'll have some new formats and courses.

Event Base & Facilities :

Burnbake, Rempstone, Corfe Castle BH20 5JH

Q2 The Quest Challenge is based at Burnbake in the wonderful Isle of Purbeck in deepest Dorset.

The event base and camp site is adjacent to a permanent campsite that offers showers, washing facilities, toilets and a shop. Its ideally located in a remote corner of Purbeck and affords direct access into some great forest and heathland terrain. The chalk and limestone ridges are closeby as is Poole Harbour.

You don't have to camp if you don't wish to. There are lots of altenative accommodation options locally - see accommodation section below.

Professional outdoor caterers will be on site to provide participants with meals, drinks and refreshments throughout the weekend. 

Provisional Event Timings : 

Friday : Event base and campsite opens at 1800. Team Registration 1930 - 2130

Saturday : Those not camping arrive in time for Team Registration between 0800 and 0900

Event Briefing 0910 - 0930

Stage 1  : 1010 - 1330 including biking and kayaking 

Rest and recovery 1330 - 1530


Stage 2 : 1530 - 1800 including trail running and various challenges

Rest and recovery 1800 - 2030

Stage 3 : 2030 - 2150 a night running stage with a few surprises en route

Sunday :

Stage 4 : 0845 - 1400 run, bike and kayak - play to your strengths and keep alert for some extra challenges

Results, Prize Giving and departure : 1430


Final details of this event including Team Lists, Start Times and other specific information will be posted onto the Questars website noticeboard and sent to teams by email in the week prior to the event.

Race Price :

Q2 The Quest Challenge's price includes all the usual things you can expect at a Questars plus two nights camping at the event campsite. Car parking is also included. An early bird discounted price of £79 is available until 31 December 2010. Thereafter the entry fee will be £89 per person. Enter as a team of 4, 3, 2 or as a solo. The choice is yours! 

Online Entry :

Enter the Purbeck Q2 The Quest Challenge, the two day Questars adventure race, online here

The deadline for entry is Sun 10 April 2011. Last year places for this race sold out, so we recommend you enter early if you don't want to miss out. 

Bike Hire :

Bikes for this event can be hired locally. Cyclexperience are offering a special package for Q2 competitors which includes bike, delivery, onsite support, post-ride maintenance and cleaning costs. Bikes can be booked online here by clicking on the relevant link to book a bike for 'The Quest Challenge Purbeck 16th-17th April 2011'.

Accommodation :

Camping at the event base on both Friday and Saturday is included in the event price. Parking, drinking water, toilets and space to pitch tents is provided. You will need to bring your own camping equipment i.e. tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat etc. Onsite catering facilities will be provided throughout the weekend so you don’t need to bring cooking equipment unless you want to.

If you do not wish to camp then there are alot of alternative accommodation options in nearby Corfe Castle, Swanage or Studland. The length of time between stages enables teams to return to their local accommodation during Saturday and overnight.

If you are looking for accommodation before, during and / or after the event then the Purbeck area has a range of different accommodation options. You can search for local accommodation on the Purbeck Tourism website here and the Visit Dorset website here. Alternatively please contact the Purbeck Tourist Information Centre, who will be happy to help you find accommodation, on 01929 552740 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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