The Wolfpack 100

Introducing the inaugural Wolfpack 100. Run/walk 100K anywhere (Feb 27th-28th) or take part as virtual team with your own pack. Whether you are scrubbing the 100K off the bucket list or taking part in a fun challenge with friends. This is the perfect lockdown motivation.

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Lone Wolf / Solo FAQs

The challenge officially starts at midnight.

However, you can start at any point in the 48 hour window as long as you finish within the time limit.

No, you can breakdown the 100K as you wish within the 48 hour time limit. Please note government restrictions with regards to exercise outdoors where you live.

You can be added to our official leaderboard by submitting your results for verification. Please note that if you break your 100K into more than one run/walk your official time is from when you started the challenge to when you finished it, not the combined time of your runs. We will need the following information with your submission.

  1. Name & bib number
  2. Start time: HH:MM:SS
  3. Finish time: HH:MM:SS*
  4. Evidence you completed 100K. This can be via any GPS tracker, a photo of a completed treadmill run/walk, or any combination of both.
  5. Evidence of any elevation you climbed in metres
  6. Confirmation if you ran the event with a dog (Canicross)
  7. Optional: any photos you are OK for us to use on social media.

* Note for an official finisher time the challenge must be in a 48 hour window that starts at midnight. Although, you don’t need to start running at this point.

Submit the above on one of the following: our Wolfpack πŸ’― Crew Facebook group with the the hashtag #lonewolf, tag us on Instagram or message us via another contact method (email, Messenger, WhatsApp).

Please remember this is a challenge and not a race, so please be mindful of all the important safety information listed on this page including following COVID-19 restrictions where you live. If you complete any of the challenge on your bike you can not be added to the official leaderboard.

If you do not want to be added to the official leaderboard and have your results verified, that is fine. This is very much a personal challenge. We would still like to know you have completed the challenge, so simply, submit your race or finisher photo on our Wolfpack πŸ’― Crew Facebook group with the the hashtag #lonewolf, tag us on Instagram or message us via another contact method (email, Messenger, WhatsApp).

We need to know that you have completed the challenge and we will need GPS evidence for the official leaderboard.

So make sure your watch or phone is fully charged before you set off. Take a battery pack if you are tracking your run on your phone and keep topped up.

For a watch, adjust settings to safe battery life and save and sync to another device if the battery is going to run out.

Ultimately don’t panic if this happens. It’s just a challenge, but be prepared and grab some evidence in some way, then keep on running.

Absolutely, in addition to the donation made as part of your entry fee we want to raise even more for FareShare and other good causes.

You can share our community fundraising page below https://www.justgiving.com/thewolfpack100

Or start your own fundraising page linked to our event via JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving.

Yes you can. Send us a message if you are unable to take on the challenge on February 27th and 28th. You can defer to any point in 2021 and we will run a second weekend on March 27th and 28th.

Teams FAQs

Teams for the Wolfpack 100 can be anywhere from 2 to 100 in size. You just have to run/walk at least 1K each.

No, you can do different distances to complete the 100K challenge in 48 hours (i.e. team member 1 runs 40K, team members 2, 3 and 4 run 20K each = 100K).

No, the challenge is designed to be virtual. However, where restrictions allow you can run with somebody else.

No, you can all walk, run or bike whenever you’d like to over the weekend.

However, we have found that taking part as a relay team (i.e. only one person moving at any one time) adds something different to the challenge and is a lot of fun.

This is very much a challenge and not a race, but we’d still love to know how you did so we can confirm you have completed the challenge and ensure you all receive your completion medals.

Please can the team captains from each team submit the following information when you have finished the challenge:

  1. Team name
  2. Number of legs completed (e.g. if you have 3 entrants and each entrant completes 2 run/walks each that would be 6 legs)
  3. Total time (maths homework, add up the collective time of all your runs and walks, if you want to round up the seconds that is absolutely fine)
  4. Total distance (we know some teams may run/walk more than 100K)
  5. Optional: any photos you are OK for us to use on social media.

No need to submit any GPS evidence (but feel free, if you’d like). Captain integrity!

Submit the above info to one of the following: our Wolfpack πŸ’― Crew Facebook group, tag us on Instagram or message us via another contact method (email, Messenger, WhatsApp).

Absolutely, in addition to the donation made as part of your entry fee we want to raise even more for FareShare and other good causes.

You can share our community fundraising page below https://www.justgiving.com/thewolfpack100

Or start your own fundraising page linked to our event via JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving.

Important Race Weekend Information

Health and fitness check

This is an unsupported virtual event. You should be sufficiently fit and healthy to participate in the race unaided, for your own safety and to avoid any use of emergency services. If you are in any doubt, we recommend that you seek medical advice and/or defer your entry to a later date in the year.

Entrants are advised to stay local and may also consider loops of a route to reduce the distance from home.

Entrants should stop taking part in the challenge if they feel unwell and are unable to continue.

All entrants have been provided with a race number. If you have not received one 48 hours before the event, please contact us for a digital version that you can print at home. This should be worn when taking part.

On the reverse you should enter your name, emergency contact details and any relevant medical information.

We also recommend telling your emergency contact and/or someone else when you are taking part in the event and when you expect to be home.

Entrants are responsible for setting a suitable route to take part in the Wolfpack 100.

Please consider these safety tips for running (Run Britain) and cycling (Think!) if your route takes you onto any roads.

We do not recommend listening to music through headphones if you are on or crossing a road.

All entrants should check weather conditions before taking part and prepare appropriately. Entrants should defer entry if they are not comfortable with risk.

Check the weather where you are.

You should defer your entry if you develop symptoms or have to self-isolate over the race weekend.

Please refer to the WHO COVID-19 protective measures for advice on how to prevent transmission when taking part in the challenge.

Give way to pedestrians when running to ensure appropriate social distancing is maintained.

Please find links to the latest government information for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales with regards to exercise.

Each country in the U.K. has slight differences in the rules. All specify that you should avoid crowds and stay local with some specifying the distance from home you can travel. Exercise is unlimited in some countries, but limited to once per day in others. If you take on the challenge with someone else outside your household or bubble, you should still maintain a safe distance of 2 metres when running. Note even with this precaution, spending time together for an extended period of time may not prevent a possible transmission of the virus.

It is your responsibility to read the rules and follow the restrictions in place and these should be checked prior to taking part. If you are taking part outside the U.K. please refer to the government guidance in that country. Please contact us if you need to defer your entry for any reason.

We know that many entrants enjoy listening to music when running, walking or biking. If you do, please continue to be mindful of your surroundings and remove headphones or turn off any music when required. We do not recommend listening to music through headphones if you are on or crossing a road.

All entrants are responsible for appropriate food and hydration while take part in the Wolfpack 100. If you have concerns consider completing shorter loops where you can return to a self-created ‘aid station’.

Our race sponsor Veloforte has provided a 25% discount on all their nutrition products. Please message us for details.

You may like to post on our Wolfpack πŸ’― Crew Facebook group and ask how others are preparing too.

This is an unsupported virtual event. You take part in the event at your own risk. If you do not feel comfortable taking part on your own or with someone else at this time, you can defer entry to any point in 2021.

If you do take part on your own, we recommend telling your emergency contact and/or someone else when you are taking part in the event and when you expect to be home. You should also ensure that you carry a mobile phone in case of an emergency and ensure you are happy with the route(s) you are taking.

The Wolfpack 100 is a 48 hour event. You take part in the event at your own risk and should be mindful of taking part at night. There is sufficient time in daylight hours to complete the challenge if you prefer to.

If you do take part at night you should follow the overall documented safety guidance and also ensure you have suitable gear such as a head torch and high visibility clothing.

We have also written a blog on night time running adventures in the dark.

The Wolfpack 100 is an unsupported event.

Ensure you tell an emergency contact and/or someone else when you are taking part in the event and when you expect to be home. You should also ensure that you carry a mobile phone in case you get lost with a data connection. If you are worried, consider a route you are familiar with.

Pre-challenge emails sent to entrants are below if they have not been received.

The Wolfpack Awards

We have a number of prizes that you can win over the weekend as detailed below. We will also be giving out some additional spot prizes for awesomeness that we are seeing, so don’t forget to share your adventures with us via Facebook or Instagram.

Epic terrain (Best off-road photo)

Dirty Rotten Scramble is sponsoring our award for the best off-road photo with a free entry to their extreme trail run on June 26th, 2021 at Hole Park Estate, Kent.

Get creative. If lockdown has taught us anything it’s that even in the most urban of settings you can find a little bit of nature and some epic off-road trails.

How to win

  1. Stay safe when off-road and taking photos. This award is open to all Lone Wolves and team members.
  2. Post your photos in our Wolfpack πŸ’―Crew group using the hashtag #offroad
  3. Or tag @thewolfpack100 and @dirty_rotten_scramble on Instagram with your posts from race weekend. We will then select one lucky winner.

Dirty Rotten Scramble Races are a series of brutal (but FUN!) home grown OCR’s & extreme trail runs that are designed to push yourself to the limit! Well worth getting involved.

The Chase (Fastest 1K)

TrueSapien is sponsoring our award for the fastest male and female 1K split time with free annual membership to their online running community.

Like a wolf you’ll need to put in some mileage before you can stalk your prey so please read the rules below.

How to win

To make things interesting there are a few rules to qualify for this award.

  1. Please stay safe if you attempt a fastest 1K split and find a suitable part of your route to take part.
  2. You must have run at least 19K first (i.e. kilometres 1-19 do not count), we will need to see this.
  3. You can’t have more than -10 metres descent on the split. We will need to see evidence of this from your run data.
  4. The award is open to all Lone Wolves and team members. We will start a thread on our Wolfpack πŸ’― Crew group where you will be able to submit your fastest 1K attempt or you can message us the details.

Good luck!

We also have a great discount for the TrueSapien online store available to all participants…. hit us up for details.

Picasso (Best Strava art / running selfie)

Veloforte is sponsoring our award for the best Strava art or run selfie with a Veloforte nutrition pack.

How to win

  1. Stay safe when planning your route or taking your selfie. This award is open to all Lone Wolves and team members.
  2. You can share any Strava art (or run art from any other app) or running selfies during your training runs too.
  3. The winner will be selected by the Wolfpack at the start of March.
  4. Simply submit your selfies or Strava art on our Wolfpack πŸ’― Crew group using the hashtag #stravaart or #runselfie or tag @thewolfpack100 and @veloforte on Instagram with your creations.

We also have a discount for the Veloforte online store available to all participants…. hit us up for details.

What big eyes you’ve got Grandma! (Best fancy dress)

DMS original is sponsoring our award for the best fancy dress. The winner will receive one of their fantastic Wolf medal hangers.

How to win

  1. Stay safe when wearing your fancy dress. Visibility is an advantage when running! The award is open to all Lone Wolves and team members.
  2. Simply submit your fancy dress photo on our Wolfpack πŸ’― Crew group using the hashtag #fancydress or tag @thewolfpack100 on Instagram. Bonus points for distance worn.

Check out the DMS original website for more great medal hanger options.

The Pack (Best team photo)

We are running a second Wolfpack 100 event at the end of March and your team can win a free entry into the challenge by submitting your team photo into our competition. We are still in lockdown so this one is going to need to be creative…. have a think about how you can still be connected while running virtually apart.

How to win

  1. If you are taking part in the challenge together please follow all the relevant safety guidance with regards to social distancing.
  2. The award is open to teams only.
  3. Simply submit your team photo on our Wolfpack πŸ’― Crew group when you confirm you have completed the challenge or tag @thewolfpack100 on Instagram.

What’s next? Follow us on Facebook on Instagram to find out or monitor our Wolfpack Labs page.