I have secured my own place in an event, can someone else participate for me?
Of course! In the event that you are unable to participate – you are allowed to substitute without changing the registration fee. Please let us know using the reply form so we can make changes. Alternatively, we will change it on the day before registration opens
My friends and I would like to take part as a team, is this possible?
At Livingstone Sports Festival we think that taking on a challenge is always easier when you’ve got someone sweating alongside you. You will need to register the whole team at once. Please note we are unable to guarantee places to everyone who applies.
How do I withdraw my place?
You will need to contact the event organisers to arrange this. Please look at our refund policy for instructions of how to claim your refund if you are eligible.
If I have any other questions, who do I contact?
We’d love to hear from you! Give our events team a call on +260975479250 or drop us an email you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you for your support! We look forward to having you as part of the Livingstone Sports Festival
Do I need to pay anything now?
If you enter online, you can pay through our secure online platform. Alternatively, you can deposit straight into our bank account. Please refer to the payment section on the event you are registering for.
What merchandise is available and how do I order it?
There are lots of different products available for you to wear. Navigate to our merchandise page and check out whatever you like!
FAQ’s for Cycling
What type of bike can I use?
We obviously recommend the use of a mountain bike for an off-road ride. These are stronger and more durable to the difficult terrain. Hybrid bikes are also welcome, but we do not recommend the use of road bikes at these events.
How far is a 'ride'?
The event offers a variety of distances determined only by your will. What are you made of? Please note that there will be an age cap on the longer distances.
How much food should I take with me on a ride?
Not much, that’s because our support team will feed you. You are encouraged to bring your own secret formula – whatever makes your wheels turn!
Do I need to know how to fix a puncture?
Ideally yes. It may be worth learning the basics. Most of the time it’s better to carry a spare inner tube and change that if you get a puncture while out on a ride. Our support team will help you if you have any complications. It’s also important to make sure that your tyres are checked and correctly inflated before you go out.
I’m finding it difficult to stick to my training schedule. Is it ok to swap the races around?
Yes! Swaps can be arranged but may be limited based on entry. It is important to train for the distance you are entering. We highly recommend sticking to a strict training schedule, especially for the longer distances. No training is needed for the short track, unless you ready want to win the prize. Ready to train now, right?
Do I really need to stretch?
Stretching allows you to maintain a full range of movement in the muscles and helps to prevent injury. It’s key to do this after your bike ride. If the session has been intense or if it’s been very cold, it’s better to stretch after you’ve warmed up. It’s also important to warm up before you start cycling, not doing this can lead to pulled muscles.
FAQ’s for Running
Is the Run a race?
Yes and No! We have prizes for podium finishes, however, we also award fun prizes. This is all about having fun & taking part with friends & family. There’s something for everyone!
What should I wear?
Want to get dressed up for the run? Go for it! We would recommend light running clothing, including a long-sleeved top and good running shoes. If you have a fancy outfit, then why not? Be you!
Can I bring my friends and family to watch?
Yes, they are very welcome to come and watch. Why not encourage them to enter on the day and give it a go?!
Is Parking available?
Parking is available, please have change ready for our parking marshals if you are so inclined.
Can I walk?
Yes, everyone is welcome to complete the course at their own pace.
Is there an age limit?
No age limit (we will have a kiddie’s race), however children must be accompanied by an adult. Longer distances will have an age cap.
Can I enter on the day?
Yes. On the day entries are available and are subject to on the day pricing. Please see the event page for more information.
Is water provided?
Yes, we have water stations around the course.
Can I take my camera?
You are able to wear an action camera. It is your own responsibility to keep this safe and undamaged.
Will I receive additional information before the event?
Yes, we will send out a pre-event information pack via e-mail one week before the event. This will include confirmation of your entry, direction maps with parking and venue details & your start time.
What is included in my entry?
The entry pack includes your stick-on bib number. At the finish everyone gets a medal, running socks, multifunctional headscarf and a drink.
FAQ’s for Football & Rugby
Where can I buy my tickets?
Tickets will be sold at the mobile collection units located at the event venue entrance.
Is food & drink on sale inside the stadium?
Yes, there are a wide range of catering outlets inside the stadium and food & drink is available when the ground opens 90 minutes prior to kick-off.
Are there First Aid facilities at the stadium?
Yes, First-Aid teams will be available to both spectators and participants
Is Security Available on the day?
Yes. Please can we ask all supporters to continue to be vigilant during your journey to the stands and throughout your match experience. We all have responsibility for our own personal safety and If you see something out of the ordinary or suspicious please report it to a security guard or staff member so that it can be investigated further and escalated to the authorities if appropriate.
Who do I contact for Lost Property?
Livingstone Sports Festival will not be held liable for any lost property. Safe storage will be provided for participants before the event. Participants will register their belongings and collect them after the event.