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Wild Tri
14th Sep 2019

How do I fundraise £85?

  • Set up an online fundraising page on JustGiving – details below

  • Ask your employer or a company you know to sponsor your challenge

  • Hold a cake sale. Ask your family and colleagues to bake cakes and sell them off at work.

  • Run a sweepstake on what your finishing time will be. Ask everyone to give you £5 in return for a guess, then use half the takings as a prize and donate the other half to Hospiscare.  

  • Give it up: get sponsored to not do something you always do… a sponsored silence, a fortnight of avoiding the lift and only using the stairs, or anything that will challenge you!

  • Hold a 50:50 raffle. Sell raffle tickets and there is only one prize – half the money taken. The remaining 50% goes to your fundraising.

  • Car Boot Sale. Declutter the house and we'll leave it up to you as to how much of the takings you donate.

How do I set up a JustGiving page?

  1. Go to:

  2. Select 'Start Fundraising'

  3. Sign in or register with JustGiving

  4. Select 'Taking Part in an Event'

  5. Find 'Wild Tri 2019'

  6. Follow the instructions on page

  7. Select 'Create your page'

  8. Add a story and image for best results

  9. Copy your URL (the www. Box) and send to your family/friends, email to colleagues/clients at work and share on Facebook

When is the sponsorship money due?

The final fundraising of £85 is due by 26 October 2019. 

What is the age limit?

You must be aged over 14 to take part in the Wild Tri. Under 18s must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

You must be aged over 16 to take part in the Wild Tri Extreme. Under 18s must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Do I need a wetsuit/equipment?

This is a summer event but weather can be variable on Dartmoor. A wetsuit isn’t deemed necessary for this challenge but feel free to bring one for the gorge scramble. An extra warm layer for after the gorge scramble is advised. Mountain bike, in good working order (CSW staff will inspect at registration).

Do I bring my own bike?

Yes - however, Adventure Okehampton are aware of the event and are local to the start/finish location. They have a number of bikes for hire, but please note any bike hire agreements are made between the participant and Adventure Okehampton. Hospiscare does not take any responsibility for disputes. 

Adventure Okehampton can be contacted on 01837 53916 or by visiting

Where do I store my bike whilst I am on the run and gorge scramble?

Bikes will be left in a supervised location on route.

Is there a bag drop?

Yes. If you have possessions which you don't need on the Tri, you can you leave your bag at the event arena – look out for the 'Bag Drop'.

What time do I need to arrive?

Registration will be open from 8.00am. Please register an hour before your allocated start time.

How will I find out my start time?

You will be allocated a start time once you have registered and this will be sent to you. You can request a start time by emailing; otherwise you will be randomly allocated a start time.

When registering, please advise us if you are taking part as a group (please provide name) and we will put you on the same start time.

What do I need to bring?

  • Mountain bike (can be hired, but will need to book in advance).

  • Helmet suitable for mountain biking

  • Small rucksack with extra layers

  • Windproof / waterproof jacket

  • 500ml water bottle (min)

  • Snacks / energy supplies

  • Change of clothes for after the event

Can my friends and/or family watch?

Yes, there will be confirmed spectator areas. 

What is the route of the events?

An off-road route around Okehampton and Meldon reservoir, details of the route will be released prior to the event.

What is the terrain like?

Generally good paths on the Wild Tri (with some muddy bits). Extreme will include some steep sections and rough, potentially boggy ground.

Roughly how long will the Wild Tri take?

Up to 4 hours for the full challenge.

Roughly how long will the Wild Tri Extreme take?

Potentially up to 6 hours for the full Wild Tri Extreme challenge.

Will there be first aid facilities?

Yes, we will have first aiders available out on the route of the event. Please inform a marshal should you require first aid attention.

What should I wear? 

Weather can be really varied in September. Shorts and a T shirt could be fine one day and full waterproofs on the next. Please come prepared for both and everything else in between.

Can we take part as a group?

Yes, groups are welcome to take part! When you register, please let us know if you are taking part as a group (please provide name) and we will put you on the same start time.

Can I Gift Aid my sponsorship? 

You can ask each person who sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by asking them to tick the Gift Aid box on the sponsorship form. Any personal donations are eligible for Gift Aid. Please make sure your sponsors fill in their own full home address (not their work address) and postcode, otherwise we are unable to claim Gift Aid.

Can I hand in my sponsorship money on the day?

Yes! Please bring your sponsorship money with you on the day to hand in before the walk. Cheques should be made payable to Hospiscare or, if easier, you can pay your money across via debit or credit card.

If you would prefer not to handle any money at all you can choose to set up an online page at JustGiving where the money will come directly to Hospiscare!