The Yomp an epic adventure challenge. Teams of between 3 – 6 people will take on 22, 36.5 or even the fearsome 54 miles in just 24 hours. The route takes you through some of the most remote and spectacular areas of Scotland. This is your chance to experience some of the most remarkable parts of the UK while raising vital funds to support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and The Alliance Trust Staff Foundation.
Taking place on 28 June the Yomp will test the physical and mental endurance of the toughest athlete and remote parts of the Perthshire and Angus glens.
There is the highest quality medical and marshal support as well as a team of elite masseurs to ease your aches. The only thing you need to think about is the next mile...
The Yomp is a unique opportunity to push yourself to the limits while raising vital funds to support our Army family. Money raised by people like you taking on the Yomp has made a difference in the lives of people like Private Paul Lambert.
Early Bird Offer
The first 100 people who sign up to the Yomp can take part for just £60 per person (£50 military discount)
Registration for the Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp is £99 per person.
All serving personnel and veterans receive a military discount and can register for the Yomp for £80 per person.
Your registration fee covers your whole weekend experience including camping, food, drink and unique surprises across the route.
The Yomp exists to raise money to support our soldiers, their families, as such we are asking each of you to commit to raising £400 per person in sponsorship. This may sound daunting but with incredible support from the Yomp team you will be amazed a what you can achieve. Once you have signed up you will receive a fundraising pack through the post packed full of ideas, hint and tips and we will be there to support you every step of the way.
Fundraising for the Yomp is a vital part of the challenge and we really appreciate your support. In three years the Yomp has raised over £1 million for incredible people like Andy Reid. Each year The Soldiers' Charity receives over 10,000 applications for help, we need you to enable us to support soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of greatest needs.
‘I have met amazing and inspirational people who test their physical and mental limit to raise much needed funds for others. I keep pushing myself forward to show other guys injured in service what can be done, that it’s not the end of the world and you can carry on as normal a life as possible’ Andy Reid
Every walking team taking part needs a support team in order to help them complete the challenge. The support team is there to look after and encourage yompers as they take on the course.
What are the support team’s key roles on the day?
Support teams are a vital part of the event and Yompers could not complete the challenge without their help – it is a hugely important role and we want them to feel part of the event. Up to 2 support team crew will receive food and drink completely free of charge at the pasta party on the Friday night, breakfast on the Saturday morning and dinner at checkpoint 3- Kirkton of GlenIsla on Saturday evening. Additional tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Yomp HQ on 0845 504 6616.
to carry additional equipment for the participating team around the route, including food, drink and spare kit
to help administer basic first aid support to any team member who needs it - you may need to attend to a few blisters, for example
to be a familiar face, laden with treats and moral support whenever they need it
to look after any team member who drops out along the route
to keep in contact with your team via mobile phones when necessary
Look at a map of Scotland, stick a pin in the middle of the country and you'll be pretty close to Blairgowrie & East Perthshire!
We're a little to the East of centre, about 1.5 hours north from Edinburgh, 30 minutes north from Perth and Dundee, 1 hour South West of Aberdeen and 2.5 hours South of Inverness - so we really couldn't be much more central.
Our area stretches from the high mountains of the Cairngorms National Park to the rolling farmland and berry fields of historic Strathmore, and from the salmon rich waters of the River Tay to the footpaths and riding tracks of the Angus Glens.
We're close to the main North-South artery road routes of the A9 to Inverness and the A90 to Aberdeen, and the spectacular A93, Deeside National Tourist Route, runs through our area to the dramatic mountain scenery of Glenshee and onto Royal Deeside.
There are busy mainline stations at nearby Perth, Pitlochry and Dundee and fast, regular bus services throughout the area radiate out of Perth and Dundee.
As part of your registration fee you are able to camp at the Event Hub, we provide hot showers and plenty of toilets on the site. The camping area is less than 100 metres from the start / finish line and so is perfectly placed for a little lie down after you complete the challenge.
If you would prefer not to camp the local area has a range of options suitable for all. From hotels to b+b’s to self catering cottages visit the local website VisitEastPerthshire for everything you need to know.
What previous participants had to say
'So tough, especially those last 5 miles in the dark but the amazing support from both fellow participants and support staff was just incredible’
‘The team spirit of the event blew me away, such a great atmosphere, all the way around’
'The marshals and volunteers at each water and checkpoint were so encouraging, they made the whole event a joy’
‘There was one gentleman who saw me at the 1st waterstop and greeted me with a huge welcome. He then recognised me again at the final checkpoint, directed me to the massage tent giving me the boost I needed to get to the finish line. I don’t think I could have done it without him... wonderful support.’
‘The staff at all the stages went the extra mile for everyone.’
2013 Results & Photos
Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Yomp!
You have all raised a phenomenal amount of money and we hope you enjoyed the weekend.
Thank you to everyone who took part, volunteered or donated!