Endurance80 is a 80 km endurance walk open to Explorers, Network, and adult members of the Scout Association. This is the big endurance challenge to complete 80 kms over the Chiltern Hills within 24 hours.
What route does Endurance80 follow?
In outline: the event starts at Great Missenden, moves east to just beyond Chesham, northwest through the Chilterns towards Tring, turning east at the village of Hastoe. From there it goes to Wendover, up Coombe Hill and down to Princes Risborough. It then follows the Ridgeway past Chinnor, before turning south, up Beacon Hill just before the M40. It then makes its way back to Great Missenden, though Stokenchurch, Radnage and Prestwood. You can find the route here.
Who takes part in E80?
Endurance80 is open to all Explorers, Network and adult members of the Scout Association.
Can scouts or younger members take?
No. There are specific events for younger scouting members. See Endurance 40 and Endurance10.
What size are the teams?
The team must consist of no fewer than 3 walkers and no more than 5 walkers. If drop-outs during the walk reduce the team size to below three, then the remaining walkers will be teamed up with another team.
What happens when team members drop out?
Walkers will drop out. When they do, there is a procedure that will be followed to get the walker safely back to Great Missenden. The preferable location for a drop out is at a checkpoint. They will then be registered as dropping out and returned to The Misbourne by bus.
So long as the team consists of 3 or more walkers, then it may continue the walk.
If the team drops below 3 walkers, then the team will be held at the checkpoint until it can be combined with another team to form an ad hoc team of 3 or more walkers.
What happens after walkers have returned to The Misbourne?
Once walkers have been registered as returned to The Misbourne, they will be provided with a hot meal (if they want it). They can then either be picked up by a suitable adult, or can bed down in the sleeping hall at The Misbourne.
This event will be run in accordance with the Scout Association's Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR).
An aerial view of the route