Setting off

Once all the checks are done then you are ready to go.

At the registration desk you were given a card with your team number and walker number (for example, walker "1A", walker "1B", walker "3E" etc).  This also has on it the emergency phone number to call should you get into trouble between checkpoints.  This is used to record your progress around the course - you will need it at each checkpoint starting with the dispatch desk.

As a team, present yourself to the dispatch desk, where your departure will be recorded by internally and on your card.

Teams are then dispatched in the order that they are ready at around 2 minute intervals.