Recommended Start Times

40 mile solo
40 mile relay (max 8 legs)

Walkers: 05:00 to 07:30
Runners: 07:00 to 09:30

Challenge Rules

Please read the following rules before entering.

  1. A Coventry Way Challenge (hereafter known as the “Event”) is open to all persons aged 18 or over on the day of the Event. Younger persons may enter but they must be either:
    a) a member of the LDWA, or
    b) if a non-member, accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian.
    Any person under the age of 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult.
  2. The preferred method of entry is on-line via SiEntries. Alternatively you can download and complete an official entry form and post it, along with payment, to the address shown on the form. Only one entry per form is permitted. Any other form is NOT acceptable.
    A younger person entering online must also submit an official entry form signed by the relevant adult/parent/guardian. In this case complete the Name and Contact Details, and write “using On-Line entry for all other data”.
  3. The entry fee includes a 40-page annually updated A5 “Map & Route Description” booklet.
    Entries to be received by 25th March 2022 or WHEN THE EVENT LIMIT IS REACHED.
    The organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry and return the full fee.
  4. Recommended Start Times are shown above.
    WALKERS, whether individual or relay teams, MUST start between 05:00 and 07:30.
    RUNNERS, whether individual or relay teams, MUST start between 07:00 and 09:30.
  5. Your start time should be chosen so that you will pass through all checkpoints and reach the finish during the opening times shown below. All entrants must keep in mind the check point opening and closing times. All entrants must completed the route by 21.00 (i.e. a 16 hour time limit for 05:00 starters) and you must pass through each checkpoint in the correct order.
  6. Each entrant must register a few minutes before the intended start time to receive/check details of any route changes. Registration opens at 05:00. The route description will show checkpoint closing times. Entrants must leave each checkpoint before the closing time.  Anyone arriving after the closing time must retire.
  7. Retiring entrants must advise us that they have retired and help to ensure that this is recorded on the CP Control Sheets at a checkpoint.  Transport back to the finish will be arranged wherever practicable as soon as possible.  In an emergency – if retiring entrants cannot reach a checkpoint – they should phone the Start/Finish Point OR inform another entrant giving them their Name & Number for the other entrant to hand in at the next checkpoint. A mobile telephone number will be provided at the start. Under no circumstances retire without telling the organisers!
  8. The checkpoint marshal may retire anyone showing signs of undue stress or who has broken the rules.
  9. All successful finishers will receive a certificate.  T-shirts, and a woven badge, if available, will be on sale at the finish for successful finishers.  Successful completion can only be gained by ensuring that you have been checked in at all check points – this is your responsibility.
  10. Dogs are NOT allowed. This is to prevent disturbing farm animals or impeding other walkers.
  12. In all matters the decision of the organisers is final.
  13. Competitors must understand that no liability is accepted by the organisers for any injury, damage or loss sustained by or in connection with the event.

Opening/closing times, postcodes & distances to the 7 checkpoints and the finish

CP Place Map Post Code Miles Opening to Closing Times
Start Meriden 1 CV7 7JP 0 05:00 to 10:00
1 Kenilworth 4 CV8 2UE or CV8 2EQ 8.2 07:00 to 11:30
2 Bubbenhall 6 CV8 3BW 14.3 08:30 to 13:00
3 Wolston 8 CV8 3PD 18.2 09:30 to 14:00
4 Brinklow 10 CV23 0LS 22.6 10:00 to 15:30
5 Bedworth 14 CV12 8RJ 30.8 11:30 to 17:30
6 Breach Oak Lane 16 CV7 8AU 34.4 12:30 to 18:30
7 Corley Moor 18 CV7 8AN 37.2 13:00 to 19:45
Finish Finish at Meriden 18 CV7 7JP 40 13:30 to 21:00

The Country Code
Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work, guard against all risks of fire, fasten gates, keep dogs on a leash and under close control, keep to public paths across farmland, use gates & stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls, leave livestock, crops & machinery alone, take your litter home, help keep all water clean, protect wild life, plants & trees, take care on roads and make no unnecessary noise.