Mini Burn Family Adventure Race
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2024
Margam Country Park, Port Talbot, Nr Swansea SA13 2TJ
The closing date for entries is October 5, 2024.
Fees: £30 per junior and £60 per adult.
Early Bird Discounts are available, but only for a limited time.
LATEST NEWS: The Early bird discount is only available for the first 50 entries
The Mini Burn is made for Families! Running for 13 year, this Mini Burn is a must do. You'll experience the best of a 1000 acre deer park with no traffic to worry about, only spectacular views and swooping single trails. A serene paddle around the small lake situation outside of the magnificent Margam House will create unforgettable memories. No adventure racing experience or special skills required only a thirst for adventure. Kayaks provided. Just bring a bike. Medals for all finishers and trophies for winners!
Staggered starts between 10.30 – 12:30. Your start time will be posted on this page a week prior to the event along with more detailed race information. Briefing will happen at 10:25, 10:55, 11:25, 11:55 so please attend the one that coincides with your start time. Prize Giving at 15:30. We ask that you arrive at registration 30 minutes prior to you start time.
★ Family Team with a junior under 7 (2-4 participants)
★ Family Team with a junior 7 and over but under 12 (2-4 participants)
★ Family Team with a junior 12 and over but under 18 (2-4 participants)
★ Team over 18 (2-4 participants)
(For example, if you have one child who is 6 years old and another who is 8 years old, then you should enter the ‘Family Team with a junior under 7 category’. If both parents or adults are racing, then you could enter one adult and the 6 yr old as a pair in the ‘Family Team with a junior under 7’ and the other adult with the 8yr old as a pair in the ‘Family Team with a junior 7 or over but under 12’. Any questions just contact us!)
Further Race Information
DISTANCE & PHASES 3 km run, 1 km kayak, 12 km mountain bike, & 2 km foot navigation phase. There will be some special challenges along the way.
TIMING & RESULTS If you’d like to race competitively, you will be given a timing device to record your time. This is optional for those who would rather not race. Results will be based on those completing the full course first and then based on time second. This means it’s worth aiming to get around the whole course, even if it takes a little longer. There is no time limit.
FOOT PHASE A flat run along well-marked trails.
CYCLING PHASE The cycling is on a combination of terrain such as grass, track, road, single trail & stoney tracks. The long course is hilly and the most technical of our Mini Burn race. There will be a short course option of approximately 5km which also avoids the big hill climb. The whole course is well signposted. HELMETS MUST BE WORN. If you don’t own a bike, you must borrow one from a friend or hire one from one of our cycle partners. Details below.
KAYAKING PHASE The kayaking will be around 4 buoys in the lake. There will be plenty of water safety and we will be offering support and instruction if required. All kayaks and kayaking equipment are provided. You will get a wet bottom in the kayaks so you may wish to bring some waterproof trousers or a change of trousers for after the kayak.
FOOT NAVIGATION PHASE Once you've completed the mountain bike phase you will be given a map featuring five checkpoints. All you need to do is find them! The navigation will be simple.
Bike Hire & Logistics
BIKE HIRE Bikes can be hired directly from Margam Park Adventure. Please contact them directly to make a booking.
PARKING Parking is available onsite and we will cover your parking fee.
CATERING Hot & cold snacks and drinks will be available to purchase at the event centre
ACCOMMODATION There are a number of campsites and B&B options in the area