When will I receive my race number and timing chip?
Your race number and timing chip will be issued at registration on race day. You will receive final information regarding the race via Email which will also be published on the website.
What is the minimum age to take part?
The minimum age to take part is 16 years old. We also have a 2 mile fun run for children aged 8–15 years.
I can no longer take part. Can I get a refund or transfer the entry?
Refunds are not granted for this race. You can, however, transfer your entry to another runner. You will need to complete a transfer form, which is available from Sport Systems at firstname.lastname@example.org No runner should wear a race number belonging to another runner as this could incur grave consequences in the event of a medical emergency.
Do I have to support a charity?
We urge you to support the SUPPORT OUR PARAS charity as they provide the support our soldiers, veterans and families deserve. However, you are free to support your own charity if you wish, but please do not collect sponsorship within the start/finish area.
Where can I find advice on training?
The PARAS’10 is an extremely tough physical event which should not be undertaken lightly. Both races require focussed training and preparation. The following training programmes have been prepared by P Company’s own Physical Training Instructor, tailored to the specific demands of each event.
There will be adequate parking within easy reach of the Start Point. Signs and marshalls will be on hand to guide you to the start point from the car parks.
Are there any toilets or showers?
Temporary toilets will be available on the day of the race at the start/finish point. Showers are not provided, please bring a change of clothing.
Where can I store my kit?
Please leave belongings in your car (this is at own risk) and keep your keys in a waterproof bag.
Where are the drink stations?
There will be water on the route and at the finish. Please dispose of cups carefully near the water station, otherwise soldiers have to clear them up. You may also carry your own drinks, especially on hot days, but they must not be part of Bergen weight.
Can I bring my own special drinks?
Special drinks are permitted but there will be no facility to transport these to any drink points.
May I carry a drink bottle?
Do both the run and TAB start together?
No, the runners start first followed by the TABBERS 5 mins later.
Where do I get my medal?
Medals will be given out in the area after the race finish line.
What is the PARAS'10 Passport?
A passport sized document stamped at each PARAS’10 event with a different logo.
Do the Race Organisers Provide Bergens/Rucksacks?
No. All ‘P’ Company Challenge and Team Challenge competitors are to bring their own rucksack, packed with 35lbs of equipment (excluding food & water), which will be weighed both at the start and finish by race officials.
Are there any specific regulations regarding bergen size/shape, is there any advice on making the bergen comfortable?
From race rules perspective Bergen size & shape is irrelevant, but weight must be 35 lbs. Weight can be made up of anything, though I recommend it being wrapped in something soft like a sleeping bag. Comfort is something that you won’t be able to achieve, but padded shoulder straps and a lumbar support are your best bets to try and achieve it. Follow our PARAS’10 Facebook page for discussions on boots, bergens, training plans and motivation!
Are there any specific regulations regarding boots worn for the P Company TAB element of the PARAS'10?
Put simply boots must have full ankle support; sturdy hiking boots are fine. Follow our PARAS’10 Facebook page for discussions on boots, bergens, training plans and motivation!