The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Wiltshire Downs Adventure Race


Welcome to the Questars Adventure Race SeriesThe first Questars event of the year usually takes place on the last Saturday in March and our plan is to do the same in 2020.

It will, therefore, come as no surprise to regular Questars participants that the date for the first adventure in the 2020 Questars Adventure Race Series is Saturday 28 March 2020.

What might be a surprise though is the location. The Wiltshire Downs adventure race has traditionally been held in the summer, but for 2020 the plan is to ring the changes and hold it in the Spring before the vegetation goes wild and it gets too hot! If you have taken part in this adventure race in recent years you will no doubt remember the scorching temperatures in 2018 and the heatwave in 2015 - should be quite different in March!



due to the coronavirus situation in the UK



Race Overview

Questars adventure races are for beginners & experienced adventure racers alike, and include mountain biking, trail running plus the option to kayak as well. All kayaking equipment is provided and bike hire is available if needed; so all you need to take part is a pair of running shoes and a sense of adventure!

Take part on your own as a solo participant, in a pair, or as a team of three/four people. 

We give you a map with all the checkpoints marked on and you see how many you can visit within the time limit. You choose which checkpoints to visit and in what order; hence the time spent and distance covered on each discipline is up to you. See the race format for full details.


Event Base

St Francis School
Marlborough Road


Facilities Available

- Car Parks
- Sports Hall (indoor venue/space)
- Event Catering
- Toilets
- Changing Rooms & Showers


Provisional Timings

0830 - Map collection opens
0900 - Event briefing (15 mins)
0945 - Earliest start time
1645 - Latest finish time
1715 - Results & prize giving

0930 - Map collection opens
1000 - Event briefing (20 mins)
1045 - Earliest start time
1645 - Latest finish time
1715 - Results & prize giving

The times above are given as a guide and may alter slightly (by 10-15 mins) depending on participant numbers. Timings will be confirmed in the week before the event when the start list is published.


Entry Information

Entries for this adventure race are now open - enter online here

Entry fees increase as the event gets closer - view prices

Enter for FREE when you pledge to fundraise for our charity partner of the year Sparks

All entries for this adventure race close on Sunday 22 March 2020 if places don't sell out before this.

Choose from the following three different race options...

Questars Trio Masters Adventure RaceQuestars Trio Novice Adventure RaceQuestars Duo Adventure Race


Bike Hire

Mountain bikes for this adventure race can be hired from our friends at Cyclexperience and collected from the event base on the day.

Cyclexperience have been providing a bike hire service at Questars adventure races for over 10 years now. They are offering the usual package for Questars participants which includes delivery, onsite support, post-ride maintenance and cleaning.

Bikes must be booked in advance (no hire available on the day). Book a hire bike for this adventure race.
After clicking the link, scroll to the bottom of the 'Cycle Events' page, then click on the 'Info & Booking' button for this event.

If you have any bike hire booking queries, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance.


Course Maps

Each team receives one copy of the course map on waterproof paper, with all the checkpoints marked on. Extra copies of the course map can be purchased when you enter online if needed.

The course map uses Ordnance Survey 1:25000 Explorer map data - view sample of map data
NB. Give the page time to load fully - a street map appears first whilst the OS map data is being retrieved. Don't zoom out as this will change the map dataset.

If you are not familiar with 1:25000 OS maps, make sure you also have a look at the map legend


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Find Out More

Have a look at the 2019 New Forest adventure race to discover more and see what to expect...



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