Rules of entry

Participation is entirely at the entrant’s own risk.
Entry is open to all persons, but entrants aged under 18 years must obtain the consent of their parent or guardian who have to consent for you to take part in The Bath Beat on the understanding and acceptance that the organisers cannot be held liable for any injury or loss of property before, during or after the event.

Route descriptions will be emailed to entrants approximately one month prior to the event. GPX tracks of the route will also be emailed to entrants. The route descriptions must be followed and the control card must be punched at each control point in sequence. If you go astray, retrace your steps and try again. Please do not climb fences or walls, take shortcuts, or trespass.

If you wish to retire you must retire at a manned control point and hand in your control card to a marshal. Transport back to Ralph Allen School will be provided. If it is impossible to reach a manned control point, give your control card to another entrant to hand in on your behalf. Under no circumstances retire without informing the organisers.

All entrants, including retirees, must check in at Ralph Allen School before journeying home.

All entrants must carry the following items:
Route description, control card, OS Landranger Map 172, compass, whistle, waterproofs, suitable footwear with good tread, simple first aid kit, change for the telephone, food and drink to supplement that provided at the control points. There will not be a kit check at the start, but the organisers reserve the right to carry out a check during the course of the event.

Entrants must carry a mug as there will be no cups at the checkpoints.

Dog are the owners responsibility and are not covered by the organiser’s insurance; they must be kept under control and put on a short lead near livestock.

The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry, require an entrant to retire on safety or other grounds, postpone or cancel the event if weather conditions are bad, disqualify an entrant for infringing the Country Code, or taking shortcuts over fences or farmland off the right of way.
10. COUNTRY CODE: Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs. Leave gates and property as you find them. Protect plants and animals and take your litter home. Keep dogs under close control. Consider other people.

Check in will be from 7.30 am for the longer routes, and 8.00 am for the 12.5 mile walk. Once you have checked in, you may start the walk, we will time you away. All to start by 9.30am.

All to finish by 19:00, there will be a cut-off time applied.