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Monday, 22 April 2019

2019 event date and location confirmed

The date and location of the 2019 Apex Challenge has now been confirmed. The event will take place on the weekend of 11-13 October at a brand new location in North Yorkshire.

For the first time, the competition will be held at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire. There are extensive grounds which will be perfect for hosting three days of adventure.

Make sure you have the date in your calendar and we will soon announce more details on how you can enter your team to take part in Scouting's ultimate adventure weekend.

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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Latest annual report reviewing 2018 event published

Every year we look back at what the Apex Challenge has achieved in the past 12 months. We highlight the successes and the things that could be made even better in the future. It's all contained in our latest annual report which we are now ready to publish.

So what did we achieve in 2018? We returned from a year away with fresh enthusiasm and new ideas to make Apex an even more unforgettable weekend than ever before. We had new activities and a new location which had never been used for our full weekend event before. Saturday night's new glow party was made even better with a fantastic new band and seeing so many smiling faces at the end of the event shows it will be remembered for a long time to come.

Apex doesn't come cheap and the report shows how the event was staged at a cost of around £15,000 and with the help and support of some 170 people.

As we begin making plans for our 2019 event, looking back at last year is really important so take a read and look forward to our new Apex adventures which are currently being planned. Details coming soon!

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Apex 2018: Amazing adventures at Bramham Park

The muddy gear has been washed, the kit packed away and looking back at the 2018 Apex Challenge at Bramham Park it was, quite simply, the best event we have ever staged. Not even a bit of rain and overnight frost could take the shine off three fantastic days of adventure which saw almost 100 teams compete for the honour being named this year's Apex winners.

We have taken Apex to Bramham Park before, but this was the first time we had staged a full weekend event there and the location certainly did not disappoint. The prestigious estate gave us an impressive backdrop to fill with some of our most memorable activities. Teams went canoeing, mountain biking and axe-throwing and who knew that building lego houses and transporting team-members around an obstacle course while blindfolded with only a survival bag to help could be so challenging?

Add to that a fantastic performance from The Epics at our Saturday Night Live party night, complete with neon glow paint and a superb Adventure Race course on Sunday morning, this was an event that truly did have everything and you can re-live the action now online...

  • Event report - find out more about which bits you may have missed
  • Full results - how did your team's route compare to others?
  • Results by gender - a new leaderboard ranking which all-female, mixed and all-male teams scored highest
  • Adventure race timings - which teams completed Sunday's 4K route the fastest?
  • Facts and figures - look at which activities and control points got the most visitors.
  • Photo album - literally hundreds of pictures capturing the weekend's highlights
  • Team simulation - see if you can work out which dot represents your team's route

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