This final information update assumes you have read our previous Format Update HERE. Please read this before arriving!
|Above: GL3D™ artist in residence, Heather Dawe. © Jon Brooke|
Elite Winners - Heather Dawe Print
Since 2013 we have been offering a splendid Heather Dawe print to our elite male and female winners. This year Heather has produced a very unique painting based on the actual race map and two limited edition prints are the prizes for the elite winners.
Heather is a highly accomplished endurance athlete with a record of significant wins across almost every adventure sport including fell running, mountain biking, mountain marathons, triathlon, adventure racing and of course the GL3D™. In recent years she has been painting and writing and has now published two books: Adventures in Mind and A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire. Please check out her website HERE for further details. Historically, the GL3D has not provided prizes but we felt that as a previous GL3D™ winner, Heather’s prints would make a fantastic memento for our leading two runners.
Lowe Alpine Prizes and Raffle
Lowe Alpine very kindly offered to provided all the finishers, regardless of position, a prize in 2014 and we are delighted to confirm that they will be doing this again in 2015… you do need to make it to the finish line on Monday though!
This year Lowe Alpine will also be providing a great selection of raffle prizes. There will be a raffle at 2000 each evening (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and only competitors present in the marquee at the time of the raffle are eligible. Raffle tickets are free… you just need to be there to be in with a chance of winning!
Barista Coffee from Joey’s Coffee
Joey’s Coffee will be attending the GL3D™ over the weekend and competitors will be able to purchase really great, high quality Cafe Direct Fairtrade, barista served coffee. Certainly Joey’s Coffee was a big hit with the competitors and volunteers at Marmot Dark Mountains™ earlier in the year.
Environmental and Ecological Briefing
Ourea Events™ who orgainse the GL3D™ is making a very serious effort to minimise the impact each event has on the environment. This year for all our events we have asked an independent ecologist to assess our routes so that we can plan courses that minimise impact on sensitive ecological locations. Part of commitment to this process is to improve competitor’s environmental awareness and we have prepared the following document that we would ask all competitors to spare a few minutes to read. HERE
Wylam Brewery - Beer and Cider at the GL3D™
We are delighted to confirm that the Wylam Brewery will once again be supplying class beer and cider for the GL3D™. This will be available to purchase on Friday night at the Event Centre and available for free on Saturday night and Sunday night at the Overnight Camps... while stocks last of course!