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  • What on earth is an Ooser?
    "The Dorset Ooser (pronounced 'Osser') is a wooden head that featured in 19th-century Deepest Darkest Dorset folk culture.The head was hollow, perhaps serving as a mask, and included horns, a beard, and a hinged jaw which allowed the mouth to open and close. Sometimes used to scare people during practical jokes"


  • Can I park my car safely?
    "There is a designated parking field, if you have a vehicle with low ground clearance this may be an issue, but otherwise there should be no problems, although there will be an 'agricultural towing vehicle' available in case there is mud and anyone gets stuck! Please try and car share if possible. Please dont leave valuables in sight as car parking is not monitered and we cannot be held responsible for theft or damage"


  • Can I Run with my Dog?
    "Yes you can, but you must adhere to certain conditions, please see our Canicross Specific Rules at the bottom of the Terms & Conditions page. FYI if you don't have 3rd party liability for your dog, joining Dogs Trust at £25 a year includes a year's 3rd party liability insurance and you help the charity too!"

  • Would you recommend Trail or Road shoes?
    "Definitely trail! there are quite a few muddy bits and not a lot of tarmac."


  • What Medical Cover do you provide?
    "Event First Aid cover is provided by Dorset Medical Services


  • Can I Defer if I can't run? 
    "Yes but you need to let us know at least 14 days before the event. If you have previously deferred for the same event from the previous year, you will not be able to defer again"


  • Can I swap my race entry with my friend? 
    "Yes but you need to fill out the swap shop form on our race entry page. You need to do this at least 7 days before the event. Please don't run under anyone else's number without going through the correct swap procedure. This can have serious safety implications and you risk a DQ as well. Previously deferred entries are non-transferable, so if you have a deferred entry you cannot swap with a friend" 

  • Is there any compulsory kit? 
    "You need to bring a personal cup or other drinking vessel for use at the aid stations, plus a working mobile phone, other than that we advise you bring a small first aid kit & hand sanitiser, and any clothing appropriate to the weather" 

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