We operate a fair and simple transfer policy if you are unable to make the challenge after booking tickets.
When you sign up for a Loch Awesome event, our no.1 objective is to fully support you and get you to the start line. However, we know, that just occasionally, life can throw up the odd challenge that might prevent you from attending.
From 1st October 2021, Loch Awesome will run a simple no-nonsense transfer policy. Providing you notify us within 60 days of the event, we will transfer your ticket to the next event with a guaranteed place. Please note that any difference between the ticket price you paid and the new event price (based on the new ticket price Early Bird rate) will need to be paid.
As this is a pilot event, should this event not run again in the future, your transfer will be valid at an alternative Saltwalk Events Ltd event within 24 months or purchase, in line with the terms above.
Participant name change will remain free and the above transfer policy also applies if you decide to transfer your place to a friend or family member.
Loch Awesome does not under any circumstances offer a refund for non-attendance. Our system is simple and fair, it rewards participants for entering early and enables us to keep admin fees as low as possible.
The Terms and Conditions detailed below apply to all entrants participating in the Loch Awesome event series organised and operated by SALTWALK Events Ltd. Completion of an entry form or purchase of an entry by every participant acknowledges acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by the participant.
1 The participant accepts that the event they are entering is not a race in any format. Participant times will be published for teams only.
2 The participant is fully responsible for their actions whilst attending the event. This includes the event centre and during the event itself. Loch Awesome does not accept
responsibility for the actions of the participant nor the consequences of such actions.
3 Each participant, upon signing the registration form, agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of enduring the distance and discipline they have chosen. If, during the event, they decide to change their course and distance, then all consequences of this action are theirs.
4 All participants are required to be aged 18 years or over. Evidence of age may be requested.
5 Each participant accepts full responsibility for any fees or costs incurred or arising from the need for repatriation.
6 It is mandatory that all participants wear a PFD and leash on their SUP board. No participant is allowed to enter the water without this safety equipment.
7 The participant confirms that the board for the event and all of their equipment is of a suitable standard and state of water worthiness. In particular, the ability to complete long distances.
8 During the event there will be warning signs at appropriate points on the water. The absence of these signs does not signal there are no dangers approaching and it is the individual paddler’s responsibility to make a decision regarding whether to paddle a section or not. The marking of the course does not necessarily indicate that the course is paddlable and the participant is deemed to make their own decision about whether to proceed on water or foot.
9 The Participant agrees to receive Pre Event and promotional communications from Saltwalk Events via email. Promotional emails can be unsubscribed with ease.
10 Any marked course is shown for guidance only and Loch Awesome do not insist that you use the course shown. Therefore, if the paddle chooses a section, it is entirely their own choice. If they choose a different course to avoid obstacles or sections they decide are beyond their capabilities, they do so entirely at their own risk.
11 Loch Awesome reserves the right to shorten or alter the published course at anytime. The course could be altered, shortened or cancelled in extreme weather conditions. Participants do not have the right to claim a refund if the course is shortened or cancelled.
12 Paddlers must be considerate to other water users.
13 Each participant will be fully responsible for any fees or costs incurred or arising from an accident either involving or caused by the paddling. This includes, but is not exclusive to, fees from Police, Air Ambulance, Fire and Rescue and the Ambulance service in and outside the UK . If the situation arises that you are not capable of making the decision to call the emergency services, the participant agrees that a member of Loch Awesome or a member of the public may call for them. In this situation, the participant still accepts the costs and consequences of such actions.
14 Each participant agrees to assign and grant the right and permission for Loch Awesome to use and publish any photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant on any Loch Awesome activity. The participant hereby releases Loch Awesome from any and all liability from such use and promotion. The participant hereby authorises the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage and/or distribution of said photographs/film/video tapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of Loch Awesome. The participant specifically waives any right to any compensation they may have for appearing in any of the photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant at a Loch Awesome event or training days.
15 The participants agree to return or call the event registration centre before the close of the event and report to a member of staff. Not doing so will mean that a search may be organised and the subsequent cost will be billed to the paddler.
16 Loch Awesome reserves the right to cancel any event, due to extreme weather conditions. In such an event, each participant’s entry will be automatically moved to the rescheduled event. If a Participant cannot make this event, they can carry their entry to another event of an equal or lower ticket value within the following 24-month period. No refunds will be issued.