The Grim Challenge

December 5, 2021 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Army Tank Training Ground, Aldershot, GU11 3HF

The Grim Challenge

December 5, 2021 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The GRIM Challenge is one of the original muddy trail races with a history that dates back to 2003. The race certainly lives up to its name: it’s a challenging route that at times will leave you cold, wet and dirty … as well as questioning your sanity. As challenging as it is, it is still a running race. There are no purpose-built ramps, walls or swings on the course. There are a few cargo nets to crawl under and water traps to wade through, but all the obstacles are natural, formed by army tanks driving over sections of the course or by incessant rain in the weeks leading up to the event. The distances are not daunting but on a cold December morning it can be a GRIM Challenge.

  • Location: Army Tank Training Ground, Aldershot, GU11 3HF
  • Start time:  10am
  • Distances:  4 Miles and 8 Miles
  • Minimum Ages: 8 Miles 16yrs/ 4 Miles 13yrs (on 05/12/2021)
  • Activity: Running
  • Open to: Solo participants – although we welcome groups or teams, everyone has to complete the distance individually
  • Entry Fees: 8 Miles  – £28 (Up to midnight 31st October) £33 (from November 1st)
    4Miles – £21 (Up to midnight 31st October) £26 (from November 1st)
  • Event Cancellation Policy: Your entry fee (less the non-refundable admin fee) will be refunded if the event has to be cancelled by the organiser for any reason.
  • Additional Fees: A 6% admin fee will be added at the checkout
  • Event Organiser: 2.09 Events
  • Organiser Email: info@209events.com
  • Organiser Website: https://www.209events.com/

Event Organiser: 2.09 Events

Booking Powered by: Active Training World

Entries will close the Monday before the event date. Your registration pack will need to be collected at Race HQ on the morning of the event.

Both race distances share the same start and finish. They follow the same circular route until three miles when the 4-miler turns off and heads back to the finish while the 8-mile runners continue on to a second different loop of these military training grounds

Tough, hilly and muddy off road on army training grounds

We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals.

If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.

info@209events.com

Medals to all finishers

4miles: First 3 male & female, first M/F Masters 40, 50

8 Miles: First 3 male & females, first M/F Masters 40, 50

Health
It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.

Parking
Free on site parking available.

Changing and Bag Storage
A supervised baggage area will be available at Race HQ

Toilets
Toilets will be provided for the event.

Distance Markers
Every mile

Traffic Free:
Yes

Water Stations
Every 4 miles

Dogs allowed?
No

Buggies allowed?
No.

Wheelchair suitable?
No

Refunds, Transfers And Deferrals
Once your entry is accepted refunds are not possible, however, if you unable to run on the day, you may transfer your entry to another runner or defer your entry to the following year’s event. To transfer or defer your entry you need to send an e-mail making the request to transfer@209events.com at least 48 hours before the race takes place. Requests made after this time will not be accepted.

Event Cancellation
Your entry fee (less the non refundable admin fee) will be refunded if event is cancelled by the organiser due to Covid restrictions.

2.09 EVENTS TERMS & CONDITIONS

By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Privacy Policies of Active Training World and 2.09 Events Ltd.

Your name, date of birth and email details will be passed onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 

AND

1) I am over the age of 17yrs (Half Marathon), 15yrs (10K), 16yrs (8 miles)or 13yrs (4 miles) on the day of the event. An exception is the Bacchus Half Marathon where the minimum age is 18yrs, due to the presence of alcohol at the event.
2)  I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.
3)  I agree and abide by the rules of the event’s governing body, where applicable (eg UK Athletics/British Triathlon Federation) and/or the event organisers.
4) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury, or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.
5)  I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions should circumstances require.

Refunds, Transfers And Deferrals
Once your entry is accepted refunds are not possible, however, if you unable to run on the day, you may transfer your entry to another runner or defer your entry to the following year’s event. To transfer or defer your entry you need to send an e-mail making the request to transfer@209events.com at least 48 hours before the race takes place. Requests made after this time will not be accepted.

Cancellation Policy
If the event should have to be cancelled (due to either national or local Covid restrictions, to adverse weather conditions, a police request due to unforeseen circumstances, route closure by Local authorities for reasons outside the events control, medical team being unable to arrive at the event due to delay in transit and other circumstances amounting to force majeure), entrants will be entitled to a refund of their entry fee and T-shirt fees, less the Active Training World 6% admin fee, which is non-refundable.

Ticket Details

  • Prices do not include 6% admin fee. This will be added at checkout.
Ticket Type Price Cart
The Grim 8 Mile Challenge (Early Bird) £28
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The Grim 4 Mile Challenge (Early Bird) £21
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The Grim T Shirt £10
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email: info@209events.com

 

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