The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Q2 The Quest Challenge

South Downs, East Sussex


There aren't that many places left available for this adventure race so we strongly recommend you enter online now if you don't want to miss out.

Race Background

The last Questars adventure race to be held in the South Downs was way back in 2004 so this is one race not to be missed - not least because it is also the final race in 2012 Questars adventure race series.

Like the one day Questars adventure races, Q2 The Quest Challenge is designed to appeal to everyone from complete novices to the most experienced adventure racers. There will be a great deal of choice as to the distances and routes taken to enable everyone to set their own level of challenge. And 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.

Event Base & Facilities

Alfriston Camping Park, Pleasant Rise Farm, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TN

The event base will be in the event field at Alfriston Camping Park, which is situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in a valley in the South Downs.

Participants who wish to camp in the event field will be able to do so. There is a toilet block on site which contains a couple of showers. You are welcome to use the showers but please don't expect to shower as there are insufficient showers on site for everyone to be able to use these facilities.

You don't have to camp if you don't wish to. This event is designed so you can easily stay elsewhere in local accommodation if you'd prefer.

Provisional Event Timings & Stage Details


1800 - Event base and campsite opens
2000 - Registration opens until 9:30pm


0800 - Registration re-opens until 0850
0900 - Event briefing (lasts approx. 20 mins)
1000 - Stage 1 starts (trail running, orienteering, mountain biking & kayaking)
1630 - Stage 1 latest finish time
1915 - Stage 2 starts (night navigation)
2115 - Stage 2 latest finish time


0845 - Stage 3 starts for Masters participants
0930 - Stage 3 starts for Novice participants
Stage 3 involves trail running and mountain biking plus the odd challenge
1400 - Stage 3 latest finish time (all participants)
1430 - Prize giving & results announced

Final event details including entry lists, kayak groups 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 race fee includes all the usual things you can expect at a Questars plus camping at the event campsite. As with all Questars races, car parking is included as is the provision and use of kayaks, paddles and bouyancy aids.

An early bird discounted price of £79 is available until 30 June 2012. 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!

Entry Information

Entries for this adventure race are now open; enter online here...

Online entries close one week before race day on Sat 29 September 2012 if places haven't already sold out.

Places are strictly limited by the number of kayak places available so do enter well before the entry deadline to avoid missing out.

Bike Hire

Bikes for this two-day adventure race can be hired locally from Seven Sisters Cycle Company. They have a fleet of hard-tail mountain bikes available for those who wish to or need to hire a bike for this adventure race.

Give Seven Sisters Cycle Company a call on 01323 870310 and speak to Simon to make arrangements to hire a bike for this event or alternatively email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


You can camp at the event base on both Friday and Saturday night if you want to. 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. There will be a catering company on site 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 towns and villages. The timing of the stages is such that participants can return to their local accommodation between stages if they want.


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