Armed Forces Day Hike 2019

Armed Forces Day Hike 2019

Challenge yourself - and your friends - to take on one of these three epic hikes and raise money for our Forces

Armed Forces Day Hike 2019

Join TeamSSAFA

As part of the celebrations around National Armed Forces Day, we are calling all go-getters, adventurers and lovers of the outdoors to don your walking boots and explore the glorious Wiltshire countryside in our brand new and exciting challenge - The Armed Forces Day Hike.
For the families, for the groups and for the bold, we’ve something for everyone with our choice of three distances; 7, 13.1 or 26.2 miles. Whichever distance you decide, it will test both your physical and mental ability whilst hiking through some truly spectacular scenery.
Whether you walk, jog, dance, skip - whatever your style – your support will help us continue to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

 

event details

Event date: 2 June 2019

Contact: TeamSSAFA

Phone: 020 7463 9359

Hudson’s Field, Salisbury, SP1 3SA

 

The SSAFA March

March your way to triumph with our 7-miler. Perfect for all ages and abilities.

Distance: 7 miles
Registration fee: £15
Minimum fundraising target: £75 per person

The Old Sarum - Classic

Looking for more? Take on the distance of a half marathon. Are you up for the challenge?

Distance: 13.1 miles - the half
Registration fee: £25
Minimum fundraising target: £150 per person

The Old Sarum - Ultimate Challenge

The big ‘un! Take on the distance of a full marathon – the ultimate test of both your physical and mental strength. Have you got what it takes?

Distance: 26.2 miles - the marathon
Registration fee: £25
Minimum fundraising target: £250 per person


Not tough enough? We challenge you to get your weighted pack on your back…


Highlights of all routes include starting in the shadow of Old Sarum Castle, walking elements of the Monarch’s Way, Clarendon Way and the Old Roman Road; climbing Burrough’s Hill up to the Clearbury Ring; catching a view of the horses and hats at Salisbury Racecourse, and Wilton House.


Your entry includes:

  • Onsite parking – all routes start and end on Hudson’s Field, Salisbury, SP1 3SA
  • Choice of three professionally designed routes (7, 13.1 or 26.2 miles)
  • Support from our Challenges team
  • Marshals to support you on the day
  • Medical support, including a sweeper vehicle and fully stocked refreshment stops including a designated lunch stop – lunch stop for 13.1. and 26.2. miles only)
  • Glass of well-deserved fizz at the finish line (adults only)
  • Hot meal at the end
  • Finishers medal

 


SSAFA is the official charity for National Armed Forces Day 2019, hosted this year in Wiltshire. As part of the official celebrations for National Armed Forces Day (NAFD) in association with Wiltshire Council, the Armed Forces Day Hike will provide a physical challenge, a fundraising opportunity and a chance to understand more about what SSAFA does to help Armed Forces personnel past and present.


 

Are you ready for the challenge?

Sign up now for the Armed Forces Day Hike 2019

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