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Nuclear Rush Weekend FAQs

Is Nuclear Rush going ahead after the latest government update?

We can confirm that our upcoming Rush Weekend on 3-4 October is operating as planned. Official permission has been given by PH Essex & the highest Covid 19 protocol is being adhered to. We look forward to welcoming you soon for your fun, covid secure obstacle racing (always subject to change at any time by PHE)

Do you have to wear a face-covering to race at Nuclear Rush?

Face-coverings must be worn from your vehicle through to check-in/registration, race briefing until the final start release pen. A face-covering must be carried at all times.Face-coverings are not required to be worn for the race (running or at obstacles) unless the 2m social distancing rule can not be adhered to. At the finish line Nuclear Races will provide every racer (11yrs & over) with a free face-covering to be worn immediately & for the final journey back to your vehicle.

Are spectators allowed?

Spectators are no longer able to attend the event to prevent unnecessary gatherings. Anyone not racing must remain in or around their car at all times, or visit the Secret Nuclear Bunker or Nuclear High Ropes just next door. (Rookies must now have one supporter running with them.)

I am exempt from wearing a face-covering, what shall I do?

No-one is exempt from wearing a face-covering, bring & wear a visor shield instead.

Do children have to wear a face-covering?

Only the one grown-up supporter & children over 11yrs must wear a face-covering from car-park, to check-in, start waiting pens & at the start. A face-covering must be carried on the course by all adults & children 11yrs+. Face-coverings are not required to be worn for the race unless the 2m social distancing rule can not be adhered to.

I'm bringing a Rookie to the kid's obstacle race, do they have to have someone running with them?

New restrictions from local authority order that all Rookie racers (4-14yrs) must now be accompanied on course by a grown-up (running or walking) because:

  1. Spectators/parents are now no longer able to wait/spectate anywhere other than their vehicle.
  2. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up through the one-way check-in, timing chip fitting, #projectcovid start process and to ensure the child’s safety at the end of the race & to the car-park.
  3. Marshals on course are also unable to help physically should your child need it.
  4. A ratio of 1 adult to 3 Rookie children is acceptable if in the same age category. If you have mixed age categories running together, one adult per age category will be needed.
Can I watch my Rookie race?
There are no spectators permitted. Only one person must accompany children to the check-in and race along every Rookie racer on the course. There is no entry for any friends or family to watch. Please stay at vehicle.
Does the Rookie adult supporter have to pay?

No, as a chaperone the adult is merely offering support and not taking part in a race, there is no extra charge.

I'm a Rookie supporter, will I get wet & muddy?

Your legs and feet will get wet and muddy, wear appropriate shoes and clothing & bring spares to leave at your vehicle.

I can't make Nuclear Rush 2020, can I have a refund?
We do not have a refund policy. If you took out the 3rd party Circle Ticketing Insurance when booking (you can check & access your Circle Ticketing account via your race email confirmation) you will be able to claim a refund via your policy. If insurance was purchased before 20 March, the policy will cover a full refund for the Covid pandemic.
You can do the following with your ticket: (Via your ticket confirmation email or check-in pass):
– Roll over your ticket to any event in 2021 – Fallout in Feb, Rush in May, Blast/Blackout in Sept, Fallout in Nov.
– Transfer your ticket to a friend
The deadline to transfer your ticket is noon Thursday 1st October
– If you have a complication eg your Rookie will be too old for the child’s race next year email with full name, event, booking details. Please be patient with replies at this busy time.
Can I transfer out of a team?

Yes, you can transfer out into an individual place as long as you are selecting the same distance you were originally booked into eg 7k – 7k not 7k – 12k

Can I increase my team size?

No, the only way to increase your team size is by contacting

How do I transfer my team?
  • The team captain (organiser who set up the team) must transfer first using their PERSONALISED link on their check-in pass or confirmation email
  • The team captain must set up a team & reserve spaces
  • Other team members must transfer themselves using THEIR OWN CHECK IN PASS PERSONALISED LINK (not the team captains)
  • Choose to join a team for the right km distance. Locate team & sign into reserved space.
I've transferred my ticket, do I receive an email to say it's done or an edited & updated check-in pass?

At the moment there is no communication to say that a transfer has taken place – is is something we are working on with our booking system partners for the future theough! You will be sent check-in passes several times in the weeks and days running up to race-day, so you will get a correct ticket & pass for registration. Keep an eye on your inbox.

Are there any changing facilities or showers?

There is no bag-drop, changing area or showers due to Covid restrictions. If you need to run with a phone or money – a waterproof wallet is a good idea.

Is there somewhere to leave my key?

Yes there is a key-drop. KEYS ARE LEFT AT YOUR OWN RISK. Bring a small personalised & decorated envelope with your name so it’s easily identifiable. Put your car key in the envelope & seal (your phone number inside the envelope is a good idea). Keydrop is at the start of your registration journey > you will place the envelope in an allocated wave start time area. You’ll collect it from this area on your exit. Alternatively, purchase a portable key storage security lock for under £25 HERE

Can I bring a dog?

No please keep your dog at home.

Is there anything to eat and drink?

There will be a limited supply of food & drink and bar in the car-park

Can I camp?

If you are a Rush ticket holder Racers are welcome to camp free of charge onsite at Nuclear Races from Friday 3pm-9pm through to Sunday. Camping gate opens 3-9pm on Friday & all day Saturday. The option to book a pitch was available when booking a race ticket. If you would like to pitch a tent but did not book camping when purchasing your race ticket you will need to register & update your booking via your email confirmation up until Tuesday 29th September. You will receive a camping email with pitch number close to race-day which you’ll be asked to show (printed not on phone) on entry to the camp field. The camping area is a grass field with no facilities or hook up. Follow the camping signs from the car-park. Expect a toilet. Bring your own sanitiser & at tent set-up please respect the social distancing rules in place & be mindful other campers & our neighbours at night/early morning. Camper vans & caravans are welcome.

I've ordered a Dryrobe with the free race deal, where do I collect it?

At the Nuclear Merch Shop, bring a print out of your Dryrobe confirmation email.

Where do we go to collect the Rookie Mudallion medal?

If you have applied for the 2020 child’s mudallion (deadline 30 September), bring a print out of the Mudallion confirmation email to the Nuclear Merch Shop after finishing the Rookie Race.