We're sure you've got lots of questions about the event! If you'd like to talk to us directly don't hesitate to call us on 0207 233 9696 or email on challenge75@whizz-kidz.org.uk

In the meantime have a read of our Top 5 Challenge 75 questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the 75 minutes work?

    All participants will start at the same Start/Finish arch which will be situated on the track. Those who wish to go slower will line up towards the outside of the track and those that will go faster will line up towards the inside of the track.

    When the starting bell sounds all participants will start (like most events it may take you a few minutes to cross the start line). You will then continue round the track for 75 minutes until you hear the finish bell, when this sounds you can stop and make your way back round to finish under the Start/Finish arch where you will receive a medal and goody bag.

    We will have music, fun, cheer points and performances to keep you motivated for the whole 75 minutes and we hope you have loads of fun!

  • How does the distance I've covered in 75 minutes get calculated?

    We have a timing strip (or chip reader) at the Start/Finish arch, so your laps will be counted every 400m when you cross the strip. However, as you will still need to come round and cross the finish line when the 75 minutes is up, your distance travelled in 75 minutes could have a variance of up to 400m.

    If you’d like to know exactly how far you’ve gone precisely at 75 minutes, please wear a GPS running device to enable you to time the 75 minutes alongside your exact distance.

    If you think it will take you more than 75 minutes to complete 1 lap please note that you may not get an official finish distance, but we are more than happy to help you calculate this.

  • How will I know how much time I've got left while i'm doing the challenge?

    We will have a big countdown clock situated ontop of the Start/Finish arch so you will be able to see the minutes and seconds counting down as you go round the track. We will all countdown the last ten seconds nice and loud and the finish will be signalled by a loud bell.

  • What happens when the 75 minutes is up?

    When the 75 minutes is up you'll make your way back round the track to the Start/Finish arch to receive your medal and goodybag. You can then make your way towards our festival areas around the track where we have food and drink, music, massage and a photo station for you to celebrate your amazing acheivement. 

  • Why does the challenge go for 75 minutes?

    The event time is 75 minutes to represent the estimated 75,000 young wheelchair users in the UK. This event aims to raise vital funds to help Whizz-Kidz to continue to support these wheelchair users through mobility equipment provision, youth clubs and life skills services. Every minute counts!