Frequently Asked Questions
To take part in the BrainRace you will need to download our BrainRace App on your smartphone, and ensure you have enough battery for the duration of the event.
Sports clothes and gear – a change of footwear are recommended.
While your stage time will be recorded through the app, you may wish to bring a watch with a stopwatch function to help synchronise timings with your partner.
We highly recommend bringing a pen and paper to help with solving some of the puzzles – some are more fiendish than others.
Bring suitable waterproofs – just in case. It is Britain, don’t forget!
Don’t forget your partner! You’ll need to sign up in pairs so make sure they are available too.
Enthusiasm, energy and a good attitude (lots of it)!
What we provide
Secure car parking is provided on site at Delamere Forest
Onsite food outlets & tuck shop.
Toilets are provided at the start/finish area.
Our BrainRace App is free to download and will provide a range of important hints and tips about the event
Course and puzzles designed by our expert Course Design team. Clear route signage and well-informed marshals.
We have an official event photography team to capture your BrainRace experience at its best.
Our Mobile Medics are on-site and on-call should you require their attention.
Entry cost is £79 per pair
No other event will test the brain and the brawn like we do. The BrainRace is a fully inclusive and unique opportunity to push your pair’s relationship to new levels while testing both physical and mental capacity!
Being able to compete with a friend or partner who may have different physical capabilities but offer other attributes such as puzzle solving, is unique and opens up the event to a much wider demographic so choose your pair wisely and make sure your skills complement each other. Unlike other ‘shared races’ that are just ‘A-to-B’ with the BrainRace, you’ll share a truly collaborative and shared experience and both come out of it having had an amazing and rewarding experience.
The BrainRace will contain a mixture of planning an optimum route around the forest and deciding with your partner whether to take on the easy or the hard puzzles as you collect your time bonuses to give you the best possible score. Do you stay together or work separately?
The location Start will be at the Delamere Forest Visitor centre. There is ample car parking on-site.
The BrainRace is open to everyone, and while some pairs will be racing round the course, and running some significant distances, do not let your fitness level deter you. Whether you walk, jog, or run, this a a fantastic opportunity to get outside, be active, and uncover your physical and mental potential!
Food and drink will be available at the various food outlets within the visitor centre.
The winning pair will be decided by those with the best overall score which will be a mix of your ability to plan your route, solve puzzles and synchronise with your partner. BUT it is not just about the winning, your score will become a target for you to beat in future BrainRaces.