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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FUNDRAISING

IS THE BATTLE CANCER CHALLENGE A CHARITY?

No, Battle Cancer is an events company. We are an event series that exists to facilitate fundraising for existing registered cancer charities. Not being a charity ourselves means that you can fundraise for any cancer charity close to your heart! 

However, we do have our own charity, The Battle Cancer Program, which supports people post-cancer with fully-funded strength and fitness programs.

Your ticket money allows us to put events on and pays for venues, insurance, staff, logistics, media, AV production, DJs, MCs, security, cleaning... all the things needed to make an event happen.

CAN I FUNDRAISE FOR ANY CHARITY?

Yes! You can fundraise for any registered cancer charity you like.

 

We always partner with at least one local cancer charity for every event, but you are welcome to pick any charity you may have had a special experience with or that strikes a chord with you.If you're competing in an event abroad, you can still fundraise for a charity back home.

The only exception is in the UAE where strict fundraising laws mean that you must choose a charity that is part of our campaign with Yalla Give. Please see you Battle Cancer Dubai fundraising pack for details. 

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO FUNDRAISE?

There is no minimum or maximum limit, but we encourage teams to fundraise at least £/$/€200. That's just 50 per person! Check out our fundraising packs for tips and tricks on how to fundraise.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY I FUNDRAISE GO?

We don't handle any fundraising money at Battle Cancer. We use reputable third-party platforms such as JustGiving which ensure your fundraising goes directly to the charity you choose. 


Because we facilitate fundraising for so many different charities, unfortunately, we do not have any information on how your charity uses your fundraising but you may be able to find that information on their website. 

HOW DO I FIND MY FUNDRAISING PACK?

You'll find the link to download your Fundraising pack in your confirmation email from Competition Corner as well as on the event web pages.

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REGISTRATION

DO YOU DO DISCOUNT CODES?

We email the previous year's athletes promo codes as a thank you for taking part. Look out for Early Bird offers and other promos throughout the year. We also offer free teams and discounts for gyms and companies looking to make bulk bookings. Get in touch for more info!

HOW DO I CHANGE MY TEAM'S DETAILS?

Your captain can update your team name, division, and athlete details by logging on to Competition Corner. More details here.

It's really important that we hold the correct information for your team so please help us by keeping any changes up to date! We close team management two weeks before an event.

WHAT IF ONE OF MY TEAM CAN'T COMPETE?

No problem! Your captain can simply replace team members in Competition Corner up until two weeks before the competition. After that date, just bring an alternative athlete on the day and ask for a paper waiver at registration.

DO YOU GIVE REFUNDS?

We are sorry but we don't give refunds but you are welcome to change your teammates, or gift or sell your ticket to another team.

We will always try to hold an event if it can go ahead under local COVID measures. However, if COVID means that we can't we will postpone the event to another date and all tickets will be honoured. 

As part of our deposit scheme, deposits are refundable if the event is cancelled due to COVID, but not for any other reason. 

DO YOU OFFER BULK BOOKINGS OR CORPORATE PACKAGES?

We do! Please get in touch if you would like to bulk book multiple teams. We also offer corporate packages which include the use of our wellness challenge app, MM, training sessions and more to get your teams ready for event day.

WHAT ARE THE TEAM DIVISIONS?

In the 90-minute version of our Battle Cancer Challenge, we offer Challenge Division (where you can modify movements) and Compete Division (which is harder for more experienced athletes). Teams must be made up of four people and can be all-male, all-female or mixed - it doesn't matter and you don't have to differentiate when you register. 

Find out more about Challenge and Compete divisions here.

In the 60-minute version of our Battle Cancer Challenge, there is no Challenge or Compete. Instead, you can compete as a team of four, a team of two, or an individual. The less people in the team, the harder the challenge.

Find out more about the difference between work required for teams of four, teams of two and individuals here.

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MOVEMENTS

HOW HARD IS IT?

Our challenge is designed so that anyone can take part regardless of fitness level or strength. Our simple movements and straightforward equipment means that workouts are intuitive and you can push as hard (or as little!) as you like.

Our judges are friendly and many teams are first-timers so you're in safe hands in a welcoming environment. 

After a challenge? Give it your all and you WILL end up on the floor! You can dial the challenge up or down by selecting the right division for your ability.

WHAT MOVEMENTS WILL I HAVE TO DO?

Our challenge will see you run, row, bike and lift. 

The full list of movements are: air bike, deadlift, row, burpee, run (on an air runner or shuttle run), dumbbell snatch, and sandbag over shoulder. 

 

Maximum weights for men/women are as follows: 

  • Deadlift 60kg/40kg

  • Dumbbell 20kg/12.5kg

  • Sandbag 30kg/20kg

In the Compete division of our 90-minute challenge, athletes will jump a 12" hurdle for the burpees, and wear a weighted vest on the run.

 

Our workouts are all about communication and teamwork so in many cases team members can help you lift a weight if it's too heavy. Check out all of our movements in the 90-minute challenge and 60-minute challenge.

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EVENT DAY

WHAT TIME DOES IT START AND FINISH?

Generally, doors open between 8:00am-9:00am, with the first heat starting between 9:00am-10:00am. 

When you register, you'll be able to pick your start time. This is first-come, first-served, so register early to secure the best time for you! While your challenge will last 60-90 minutes depending on which city you take part in, you're welcome to come early and stay afterwards to cheer other teams on and enjoy the food, shop, take part in activations, make use of our Nike gym, ice baths and recovery area, and speak with charities. 

IS IT FREE TO SPECTATE?

Yes! Spectators can come in free of charge so bring your friends, family and fans along to cheer from the sidelines. There's plenty for spectators to do outside of watching teams and it's fun for kids. 

WILL I BE ABLE TO BUY FOOD AND DRINKS?

Each of our venues is different but we try to bring a food vendor along if there isn't already food and drink on sale or shops nearby. You're welcome to bring your own too! Check out your Athlete Pack (emailed to you and available on the event page) for more details.

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