Frequently Asked Questions

Before The Race:
When will I receive my race number and timing chip?
How can I find if my entry has been accepted?
What is the minimum age to take part?
I can no longer take part. Can I get a refund or transfer the entry?
Do I have to support a charity?
Where can I find advice on training?
Will late entries be accepted, including on the day?
Where can I find accommodation?
Is there a time limit?
Can I run the route before the race day?
I can only get 3 racers for a team entry, is this ok?

On Race Day:
How do I get to the start?
Where is the car parking?
Do I have to register on arrival?
Are there any toilets or showers?
Where can I store my kit?
Where are the drink stations?
Can I bring my own special drinks?
May I carry a drink bottle?
Do both the Run and TAB race start at the same time?
What if I exceed the 3 hour time limit?
What if I forget my race number and chip?
Where do I get my medal?
What is the PARAS’10 Passport?
Do the Race Organisers Provide Bergens/Rucksacks?
Are there any specific regulations regarding bergan size/shape, is there any advice on making the bergen comfortable?
Are there any specific regulations regarding boots worn for the P Company TAB element of the Paras 10?

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Before The Race:

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.

How can I find if my entry has been accepted?
The Catterick live entry list can be found here: Catterick Entries. Colchester entries can be managed by you on the Active.com registration system.

What is the minimum age to take part?
The minimum age to take part is 16 years old.

I can no longer take part. Can I get a refund or transfer the entry?
Refunds are not granted in this race. You can transfer your entry (without charge) to another runner or do it on race day at registration. For both Colchester and Aldershot you can make these changes on line. 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 Parachute Regiment Charity as they provide the support our service men and women 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?
Training advice can be found here: Training Advice.

Will late entries be accepted, including on the day?
Entries on the day are accepted, first come first served and charged at £40.

Where can I find accommodation?
Visit the Aldershot, Colchester or Catterick page for info on accommodation at each event.

Is there a time limit?
The time limit for the Paras’10 is 3 hours. If the sweep bus, travelling at the 3 hour rate, overtakes you, then you will be asked to board the bus to the finish. If you decline, then the roads will be re-opened to traffic, the marshalls will disperse, directions and drink stations will be dismantled and your race insurance will cease to provide cover.

Can I run the route before race day?
No, the route is made available 48hrs for the day of the race only and is conducted on private military land.

I can only get 3 racers for the team entry, is this ok?
You can enter a team of 3 but you will still have to pay the £120 team entry cost. All 3 racers will count in the results.

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On Race Day:

How do I get to the start?
Visit the Aldershot, Colchester or Catterick page for for specific info on each event.

Where is the car parking?
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.

Do I have to register on arrival?
If you have already received your race number then there is no need to register on the day. Late entries will have to report to race control to collect their packs.

Are there any toilets or showers?
Temporary toilets will be available on the day of the race at the start/finish point and on the course at Aldershot. Showers are not provided, please bring a change of clothing.

Where can I store my kit?
There is a safe baggage tent where you can leave belongings though we recommend keeping valuables in cars and keeping your keys in a waterproof bag.

Where are the drink stations?
Drinks stations are shown on the route map.

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
Yes

Do both the run and TAB start together?
No, the runners start first followed by the TABBERS 5mins later.

What if I exceed the 3 hour time limit?
The time limit for the Race is 3 hours. A sweep bus, travelling at the 3 hour rate, will ask you to board the bus to the finish. If you decline then the roads will be re-opened to traffic, the marshals will disperse and your race insurance will cease to provide cover.

What if I forget my timing chip?
You will have to re-enter under a new number, and the number plus timing chip will be provided for a fee of £5.00. Without the chip your time and position will not be recorded.

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. This will in due course be linked to discounts from partners.

Do the Race Organisers Provide Bergens/Rucksacks?
No. All ‘P’ Company Challenge and Team Challenge competitors are to bring their own rucksack, packed with 35Ilbs of equipment (excluding food & water), which will be weighed both at the start and finish by race officials. 

Are there any sepcific regulations regarding bergan 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.

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.

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