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F.A.Q

Frequently asked Questions.

What does a Contender ticket include & how does it work?

  • 1 – or 3-days access to the festival (Friday to Sunday). Depending on what ticket/s purchased.
  • A friday ticket will give you access to the obstacle course “Free Run”.
  • Saturday- Sunday Tickets – will only give Access/Entry to the Event  Not the Obstacle course. on Saturday & Sunday the Obstacle and its Races have separate charges.
  • Classes – Book up to 6 classes per day if time allows, in advance before Contender Fest begins.
    All classes and activities do need to be booked but there will be a standby list that you can join and five minutes before class starts, if there is a no-show, the standby list will be used, this is on a first come first serve basis.
  • Obstacle walk-up spaces on the day. The only activity not included in the price of a ticket is any of the Contender Games. The entry fee is just that it gives you entrance to the Event and its taster classes and the Food Festival.
  • Activities such as, Zumba, Yoga, shows in fact, any class and talks are included in your Contender Fest ticket.
  • Access to any fitness equipment in supervised areas, all music during the day and the music entertainment into the night.

Food & Drink Policy

You will be ask asked to leave excess quantities outside the Event. Contender Fest would prefer you not to bring in glass bottles of any kind. (discretion will be used, child’s medicine)

No food or drink can be taken into the main Event site, apart from water sealed bottles up to 750ml and empty bottles can be brought in to be refilled at the water points.

No glass is allowed on the main site.

Please Contender! Decant what you need to take into plastic or Metal containers before you leave home, Thank you.

What times do the gates open & close?

The gates open at 15.00 on Friday with the obstacle course opening from 16.00 and free to use at no charge, DJ starting late evening, with the Big 5 and classes start on Saturday from 9am and the event ends Sunday evening at 17.00 (5pm) . You can come in and out as you please within these times, ( If you have a full weekend 3 day ticket) but make sure you keep your wristband on and Id with you when leaving and entering.

Friday

  • Gates open at 15.00
  • DJ 8Pm – Free Run on the Obstacle course from 5pm and lots more!
  • Contender Big5
  • Live music
  • DJ

Saturday

  • Classes start at 9am
  • Run 4 Your Life
  • Contender Big5
  • Swarm 100
  • Live music
  • DJ
  • Px2 Race

Sunday

  • Classes start at 9am
  • Swarm 100
  • Music
  • Food festival
  • Cash prize ceremony
  • Closing 5pm

ID & alcohol

Valid photographic ID is required upon entry to verify your ticket and age. Suitable forms of valid photographic ID include your passport, driver’s licence and any other photographic ID that carries the PASS logo. Photocopies will not be accepted.

For those lucky to look younger than 25, in accordance with our Challenge 25 policy, bar staff will also be required to check ID at point of sale, Contender please take this as a compliment as there are those of us who miss being asked.

I lost my tickets, what do I do?

Unfortunately, tickets cannot be replaced under any circumstances.

But if you purchased your ticket on line, as long as you can access your emails you’ll be okay.

Where Can I Charge My Phone?

There will be power points to charge your phone in the main event site by the bar/stage. Please bring your own cables and please note we cannot accept liability for the loss of the phone.

Are there toilets/showers?

Yes, there are toilets and warm showers on site for you to use.

Is there cash on site?

Please bring all necessary cash with you, however because of Covid-19 most vendors/traders will have card machines to make purchases.

Is there parking?

Yes, car spaces are limited, so if you could buddy up and keep the environmental impact to a minimum, and then we can let more Contenders in.

I think I booked tickets from a fake website, what should I do?

(there are no third parties that have our permission to sell, tickets)

We can only advise that you contact your credit card company.

Is there disabled access?

Contender Yes, there will be a priority parking area, and disabled toilets. The terrain can be a little rugged and uneven as it’s an outdoor event. We are keen to make the event accessible to everyone so if you have any requirements or needs before the event starts please contact us via email. help@contenderfest.co.uk

Will there be medical assistance?

There is a treatment tent on site. If you see anyone who requires medical assistance, please inform a steward or member of security immediately.

Can I get a refund on my ticket?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds for Contender Fest tickets. Feel free to transfer your ticket to a friend.

Can I leave the site and return?

Yes, please ensure you have your passes and ID on you when leaving and entering the site.

What should I bring/not bring to Contender Fest?

Contender you are ready! – But because of the nature of our British weather, we say you should bring suitable attire and be prepared for changeable conditions.

You may be searched on entry to the event site. Any items that may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. No responsibility is given for the return of confiscated items. If you are in possession of illegal substances the Police will be alerted and you may be arrested.

Can I bring children to Contender Fest?

Contender Fest is open to all ages, but children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

How can I get to Contender Fest?

By car, or by bus, but please do not attempt to walk to the event site, as there are many areas along the way that do not have foot path access.

Can I leave to get cash?

Yes, you can please keep your passes and ID with you when leaving and entering the site.

Can I bring a disposable stove or disposable BBQ?

No sorry, as it is a food festival, Contender we have food covered, and all will be at affordable prices, so no gas bottles, camp stoves are allowed no Fires and no disposable BBQs

Where to stay

No Camping This year!

Choose from 140 Hotels in Bournemouths Just two miles from the centre, the suburb of Boscombe and is a good choice if you’re pondering on where to stay in thats close. 

Hotels

Bournemouth, has some of the best hotels in the south, and the are a good number of B&B’s.

Address

Contender Fest
Parley Lane
Hurn
Bournemouth
Christchurch
BH23 6DF