FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

FUNDRAISING

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.

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 FROM BATTLE CANCER GO?

Did you know that paying your entry fee helps us cover the cost of putting on Battle Cancer events? Battle Cancer is an event, not a charity - it's your fundraising that makes a difference. We don't handle any fundraising money. Because we use third party platforms such as JustGiving, your fundraising goes directly to the cancer charity you choose.

HOW DO I FIND MY FUNDRAISING PACK?

Your fundraising pack will be emailed to you but you can also find it on our website. Go the vent page of the competition you're taking part in and scroll down to Links for Athletes.

 
 

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 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 sell your ticket to another team.

DO YOU OFFER BULK BOOKINGS OR CORPORATE PACKAGES?

We do! Please get in touch if you would like to bulk book multiple teams. We're working on a corporate package so check back for details!

WHAT ARE THE TEAM DIVISIONS?

There are three divisions - Male, Female and Mixed.

Male is teams of 4 men.

Female is teams of 4 women. 

Mixed teams can be made up of any combination of gender:
2 men, 2 women
1 man, 3 women
3 women, 1 man

 
 

WORKOUTS

HOW HARD IS IT?

Our workouts are 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!

WHAT MOVEMENTS WILL I HAVE TO DO?

No barbell. No rig. No gymnastics.

We only use bodyweight movements and simple equipment such as dumbbells, kettlebells, plates and sandbags. We also use machines such as rowers, runners and ski ergs.


Maximum weights for men/women are as follows: 

  • Dumbbell 20kg/12.5kg

  • Kettlebell 20kg/12kg

  • Plate 20kg/10kg

  • Sandbag 30kg for men and women

Check out all of our movements here.

WHEN DO YOU RELEASE WORKOUTS?

Workouts are released one by one a few weeks before the competition. You'll find them on our website and social channels, in the Athlete Pack, and on Competition Corner.

HOW MANY WORKOUTS ARE THERE?

You'll do four 9-minute workouts over the course of the day.

 
 

EVENT DAY

WHAT TIME DOES IT START AND FINISH?

Generally, registration runs from 8:30-9:30am with the first workout at 10am. The last work out is normally done by 5:30pm.

Depending on the venue and number of athletes this can vary slightly. Please check your Athlete Pack (emailed to you and available on the event page).

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.

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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