FAQs

FAQs2019-06-21T12:31:34+00:00
What will I need when we’re camping?2019-01-31T15:26:26+00:00

For four nights of the trip, we will be making camp underneath the stars in stunning locations along the route. During the camping nights, the accommodation will consist of a shared bivouac or tent.

With tents and bivouac’s provided for you, all you’ll need for these nights is a sleeping bag and roll mat.

Whilst we are camping, you will also need to prepare your own breakfast and supper. TRIBE will provide boiling water for dehydrated/freeze-dried food.

Can ‘non-runners’ come along for support?2019-02-01T07:34:23+00:00

We’d love Friends and Family to join us in the Azores to support the team and cheer the runners across the finish line and will be releasing these tickets in March 2019. There are two options for people wishing to join us as a non-runner.

Option 1: If you would like to join the runners for the authentic Run for Love experience – including the runners’ accommodation and meals you can purchase the ‘non-runner’ package. This will entitle you to runners access, accommodation and meals. Transfers are not included for non-runners.

Option 2: If you would like to support the runners but you are keen to organise your own accommodation, meals and transfers you are very welcome to link up with us on the island and join us for hotel meals but you will be self-sufficient. We are happy to share with you the itinerary and hotels.

TRIBE is very much a community trip and the first two Run for Love were made more epic by an amazing support crew. We go further and faster, together.

What kit will I need?2019-02-01T08:28:01+00:00

We will be providing all runners with a comprehensive kit list to help everyone. You should try different options and work out what you feel comfortable with in training. More to follow.

What if I get injured during training and can no longer take part – what happens to my money?2019-01-31T14:58:26+00:00

The deposit is non-refundable but if you cannot partake in the event the remainder of your entrance fee will be refunded. You will also be able to transfer your deposit to the 2020 Run For Love.

Do I need insurance?2019-01-31T14:57:07+00:00

Run for Love 3 is an extreme challenge and runners should take out adequate travel, medical and other insurance. Personal Insurance for this event is a requirement. If you do not have it you will not be allowed to race.

Event insurance is included in the entry fee, but we require you to be covered personally as well.
For insurance, 2 companies we recommend include: Dogtag & The British Mountaineering Council

How do I train?2019-01-31T14:39:05+00:00

TRIBE are a community and we will train as a team for the Run for Love; from weekly training sessions to information talks to longer ultra runs. We go further and faster, together. More information for runners to follow soon.

What will the weather be like?2019-01-31T14:37:24+00:00

Being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in November, the weather on the Azores can vary dramatically so it’s hard to be accurate on this. We ran a recce in November 2018 and were welcomed by 23 degree summer days. However, we may not be as lucky this year. It’s critical all runners are prepared for hot weather and rainfall alike with appropriate protection for both circumstances.

Will I have to carry all my kit each day?2019-01-31T14:35:57+00:00

No. The support car will take all runners’ bags (inc. sleeping bags etc.) from the start to the finish point each day. Runners must, however, take a day pack each day, with essential survival & nutrition items.

What time will we start each morning?2019-02-01T09:24:14+00:00

Each stage will start between 0700 and 0900 am, and will range between 30 and 80 kilometers. There will be checkpoints each 10km where competitors can access water, shelter, and if necessary medical support. On Day 4 (The Night Stage), we will be on the road at 3 am with head torches.

Will any food or water be provided on the route?2019-02-01T09:21:36+00:00

Along the route, there will be water stops every 10KM. We will also be providing TRIBE nutrition to all participants. Runners must carry provided nutrition in a day pack with sufficient nutrition for each day. There will also be various fueling stops along the route, where runners can stock up on additional nutrition.

How will I navigate my route?2019-02-01T08:06:46+00:00

Run for Love 3 will be a marked route. Each night there will be a briefing on the following day’s route. Runners are also advised to have the full route downloaded onto Strava (there is good 3G reception in Azores). In practice, we will be encouraging runners to stick together as a pack (this is how TRIBE runswork). At its core Run for Love is a team effort and all runners should do everything to look after each other.

Will there be a big post race party?2019-06-26T12:13:42+00:00

YES, the final day post-race party will be legendary!! It will be a huge team celebration following our epic adventure. Everyone is invited – including friends, family and supporters. More details to follow.

What’s included if I’m joining for the Volcanoes Half Marathon?2019-06-26T12:24:40+00:00

The Volcanoes Half Marathon is a stunning trail Half Marathon around a volcanic crater (referred to as Sete Cidades) in the Azores. The run is taking place on the final day of TRIBE Run for Love 3 (Saturday 30 November 2019). It will bring together 500 runners from across the world to run together, support TRIBE Freedom Foundation and fight modern slavery. The event is followed by huge post-race celebrations in the Atlantic sun! Join the team for a running adventure you will never forget.

There are multiple race packages to choose from:

Package 1 (£499): Three nights accommodation + Flights (Friday 29th Nov to Monday 2nd Dec)
Package 2 (£249): Two nights accommodation (Friday 29th to Sunday 1st Dec)
Package 3 (£119): Race entry only (Saturday 30 November)

For full information on what is included in each package, head to http://triberunforlove.com/volcanoes/

What if I want to arrive earlier or stay later?2019-01-31T14:14:23+00:00

You are welcome to extend your stay in the Azores. However, outside of the dates included in your race entry package (Thursday 28th Nov – Sunday 1st Dec), you will need to be self-sufficient! You will join the runners for a welcome supper on Thursday 28th and will be provided with breakfast on 1st Dec.

How should I get to the hotel (Stage 2 Runners)?2019-06-26T12:27:56+00:00

Stage 2 participants will be responsible for coordinating their own transfers from Ponta Delgada to the hotel. The hotel is a 20 min drive from the airport. We will provide a selection of recommended transfers in due course.

Is all accommodation included on the Azores (Stage 2 – 3 Runners)?2019-02-01T07:57:06+00:00

Yes, all accommodation will be included for all Stage 2 participants from Thursday 28th until checkout on Sunday 1st December. When we are staying in hotels food will be provided. When we are camping (see Itinerary below), runners will need to bring freeze dried food for breakfast and supper (TRIBE to provide boiling water). It will be an experience!

ACCOMMODATION

  • Thursday 28th: Hotel accommodation with supper included. 
  • Friday 29th: Campsite accommodation. Breakfast included. Runners to prepare Firepot supper
  • Saturday 30th: Hotel accommodation. Runners to prepare Firepot breakfast. Supper included with finish party
  • Sunday 1st: Final Breakfast included

 

What flights should I get to and from the Azores (Stage 2 – 3 Runners)?2019-03-06T09:17:50+00:00

There are lots of flights to the Azores every day and we envisage lots of the team getting different flights (i.e. find the cheapest one you can!). Many people will also be opting to fly out early/stay on for longer, to make the most of their time on the Azores.

Check out Ryan Air or TAP Air Portugal for a variety of options.

Recommended Stage 2 flights:
Airline: TAP Air Portugal (1 stop – Lisbon) Airports: LHR – PDL

Outbound – Thurs 28th Nov: Depart LHR 06:00 / Arrive PDL 12:40
Return – Sun 1st Dec: Depart PDL 13:30 / Arrive LHR 21:35

What if I want to arrive earlier or stay later?2019-01-31T14:05:36+00:00

You are welcome to extend your stay in the Azores. However, outside of the meals and accommodation included in your race entry package (Saturday 23rd Nov – Sunday 1st Dec), you will need to be self-sufficient!

Is all accommodation and food included on the Azores (Stages 1 – 3)?2019-02-01T07:56:30+00:00

Yes, all accommodation will be included for all ‘Full Run for Love’ participants from Saturday 23rd until checkout on Sunday 1st December. When we are staying in hotels food will be provided. When we are camping (see Itinerary below), runners will need to bring freeze-dried/dehydrated food (e.g. Firepot meals) for breakfast and supper (TRIBE to provide boiling water). It will be an experience!

ACCOMMODATION

  • Saturday 23rd: Hotel accommodation. Team welcome supper included.
  • Sunday 24th: Hotel accommodation. Breakfast and supper included.
  • Monday 25th: Campsite accommodation. Breakfast included. Runners to prepare Firepot supper.
  • Tuesday 26th: Campsite accommodation. Runners to prepare Firepot breakfast and supper.
  • Wednesday 27th: Campsite accommodation. Runners to prepare Firepot breakfast and supper.
  • Thursday 28th: Hotel accommodation with supper included. Runners to prepare Firepot breakfast.
  • Friday 29th: Campsite accommodation. Breakfast included. Runners to prepare Firepot supper.
  • Saturday 30th: Hotel accommodation. Runners to prepare Firepot breakfast. Celebratory lunch and supper included with finish party.
  • Sunday 1st: Final Breakfast included.
What happens on 23 – 24 November?2019-01-31T14:01:38+00:00

All runners will arrive on Saturday 23rd for the Welcome Team Supper in Ponta Delgada. You will be met and transferred to the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel in Ponta Delgada.
Kit check: 24 November @ 10am.
After introductions, general and safety briefings and kit checks everyone will be free to explore the town. There will also be a chance to sign up for optional extras including cultural tours and whale watching.

What flights should I get to and from the Azores (Full Run for Love Runners)?2019-03-06T09:20:03+00:00

There are lots of flights to the Azores every day and we envisage lots of the team getting different flights (i.e. find the cheapest one you can!). Many people will also be opting to fly out early/stay on for longer, to make the most of their time on the Azores.

Check out Ryan Air or TAP Air Portugal for a variety of options.

Suggested Stage 1 flights:
Airline: TAP Air Portugal (1 stop – Lisbon) Airport: LHR

Outbound – Sat 23rd Nov: Depart LHR 06:00 /Arrive PDL 12:40
Return – Sun 1st Dec: Depart PDL 13:30/ Arrive LHR 21:35

What are the different Stages of the challenge?2019-02-01T09:11:41+00:00

Stage 1: Monday 25th November – Thursday 28th November.
Ponta Delgada à Calhetas
Average Daily Distance: 54km

Stage 2: Friday 29th November
Calhetas à Siete Ciedades
Average Daily Distance: 42km

Stage 3: Saturday 30th November
Volcanoes Half Marathon
Average Daily Distance: 21km

Do I have to fundraise?2019-02-01T07:59:47+00:00

Our goal is to fundraise £250,000 for the TRIBE Freedom Foundation end modern slavery. The average fundraising for RFL 2 was £1,500 per person and we simply ask every runner to aim to fundraise £1,000 for the Foundation and give fundraising their best shot!

There are lots of ways for you to fundraise as a team and we will be on hand to help every runner to maximise their impact with helpful guidance on match funding, JustGiving and setting up fundraising events.

Will there be a Welcome Pack for participants?2019-01-31T12:46:09+00:00

Yes, the first runner welcome packs will be distributed in March. They will include:

  • Welcome from Team TRIBE // TRIBE Freedom Foundation
  • Training plan and guide to training events
  • Nutrition
  • Fundraising guidance

You will also receive a Kit List and a TRIBE Race Pack, including TRIBE technical t-shirt and daily nutrition packs.

How much does it cost?2019-02-01T10:22:31+00:00

The Full Run for Love: An epic 280 km over 6 stages: £1,049 // A registration deposit of £300 payable upon registration. Balance payable on or before 1 September 2019.

Limited to 50 participants. First come. First served.

Stages 2 & 3: 60 km over 2 days: £549 // A registration deposit of £200 payable upon registration. Balance payable on 1 September 2019.

Limited to 100 participants.  

Stage 3: The Volcanoes Half Marathon (inc. two nights’ accommodation): £249 // A registration deposit of £119 payable upon registration. Balance payable on 1 September 2019.

Stage 3: The Volcanoes Half Marathon (Race entry only): £119

Limited to 500 participants.

Flights cost approximately  £150. No VISA requirement.

NB: Prices above include all accommodation, transfers and on-Azores costs, with the exception of flights, personal equipment, freeze-dried food for four nights camping and out-of-pocket expenses. All runners will receive a TRIBE Race Pack, including a TRIBE technical t-shirt and daily nutrition packs.

How do I sign up?2019-02-01T07:52:07+00:00

Registration is now open. To register your place head here to make your registration deposit. The balance (i.e. Registration Fee less the deposit) shall be paid no later than 1 September 2019.

Do I have to do the full 280kms?2019-02-01T07:37:36+00:00

No. We have divided the route into three stages to make it easy runners to join for sections of the trip. You can select which Stage you would like to participate in at the point of registration and discover a detailed breakdown of these stages on our website.

Can anyone join the run?2019-01-31T12:56:03+00:00

Yes. Run for Love 3 is open to the entire TRIBE community. With the right training and support, our potential is infinite. Whilst Stages 1 and 2 will offer an extreme physical challenge, we know that everyone will be able to take part in the final half marathon stage. We encourage all participants to spread the word with friends and family – encouraging them to join for the final half marathon stage!

How many people will be involved?2019-01-31T12:56:54+00:00

There are places for 50 runners in Stage 1. An additional 100 runners can join at Stage 2. The final half marathon stage will be open to 500 runners including friends, family and locals!

All stages will sell out and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. When each stage is full we will open a waiting list for runners to join.

When is it taking place?2019-01-31T12:57:02+00:00

23rd November – 1st December 2019

What is Run For Love 3?2019-02-01T09:29:00+00:00

Run for Love 3 is a 280km multi-stage ultramarathon, across the Azores – a stunning tropical location in the mid-Atlantic. The third in the epic Run for Love trilogy. There are three Stage options to appeal to every ability; 6 days (280km), 2 days (62km) & 1 day (21km) the Final day Half Marathon for 500 people across the stunning volcanic landscape. The Run for Love team will run as a TRIBE, with the aim of raising £250,000 to fight human trafficking and modern slavery.