Founded by WO1 JJ Wilson, The PARAS'10 was hosted by The Parachute Regiment in Aldershot from 1982 to 1993. The PARAS'10 is a 10 mile endurance race based on The Parachute Regiment's 10 miler from selection at the end of training. During test week, recruits are assessed and scored across 8 separate events. The 10 mile march is the first event and is conducted over undulating terrain with each man carrying a bergen weighing 35lbs plus water and a weapon. The march must be completed in 1 hour 50 minutes and it is this event that forms the basis of the PARAS'10.
Since the Paras left Aldershot in 1993, this legendary event was dormant until it was revived by Major Sam McGrath in 2008 in Catterick, N.Yorkshire. Due to its success in Catterick the race was taken to the home of 16 Air Assault Brigade in Colchester in 2012 and was revived in Aldershot in 2013. It is regarded as The Ultimate 10 Mile Endurance Race and is managed by the charity SUPPORT OUR PARAS and serving soldiers of the Parachute Regiment. The primary aim of raising funds for SUPPORT OUR PARAS whilst providing a challenging and enjoyable event remains key to the events success.
Participants can race as individuals or as part of a team. Teams must comprise a maximum a four runners, with the best 3 times counting towards the Team Prize in each race.
The unique nature of the Paras' 10 attracted the attention of the running press and local media. Follow the links below to read race coverage of previous PARAS 10 races:
- Barry - “Best event I've ever taken part in, get involved everyone!!”
- Karl - “The most incredible event and where it all began for me, met so many incredible people, most of whom have become great friends, I'll be standing by ready to go, until I can't anymore!”
- Vicki - “Awesome, tough, hellishly hilly event. Hardest thing I've ever done in my life, and I'll definitely be back for more. Massive sense of achievement at the finish.”
- Chris - “Loved it got the bug. Can't wait next year, outstanding day. So proud I did it”
Follow the links to read some of the reviews posted by our entrants: