There are three categories in the Charlton Chase: Premier, Standard and Novice. Each tier requires a greater level of fitness, navigational skill and team work ability to complete the challenge successfully.
Premier Team Event
The Premier Team event requires teams to walk at a speed of at least 5 kilometres an hour, be competent navigators and keen problems solvers. During event, Premier teams must visit all the main gateways to complete team challenges and locate as many pointscoring checkpoints, before returning to the finish line within the 8 hour time limit.
Teams are awarded points for getting to their checkpoints and for completing the tasks en route. The team with the highest score is declared the winner.
Standard Team Event
The Standard Team event offers teams more choice on the points they visit, with them required to visit fewer main gateways. However, teams will still be required to walk at speeds of at least 4 kms an hour whilst navigating accurately and working together to complete the challenge in under 8 hours. Teams are awarded points for getting to their checkpoints and for completing the tasks en route. The team with the highest score is declared the winner.
Novice Team Event
The Novice Team event offers new teams the chance to experience the thrills and excitement of the Charlton Chase whilst under the supervision and guidance of a competent adult. The age range for teams in this event is 14 to 18. Novice teams are given the freedom to choose the checkpoints they visit although main gateways must be visited. The Novice event is not a competition and is meant as an introduction to the Standard or Premier event.
The following links contain information for Teams and their Team Managers considering entering the event:
The Charlton Chase Trophy