It’s back! Register now for The Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp!
The Yomp is the ultimate team challenge, trekking across the stunning Perthshire Highlands.
Take on 22, 36.5 or the fearsome 52 miles in just 24 hours.
A massive personal challenge, incredibly rewarding while also raising vital funds to support some life changing charities.
The Yomp is the ultimate charity walk. Teams of between 2 – 6 people will take on 22, 36.5 or even the fearsome 52 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, The Prince’s Trust in Scotland and The Alliance Trust Staff Foundation.
The Yomp is more than just a walking event; it is a walking festival. Clay pigeon shooting, archery, and bags of entertainment are hidden across the route. From the pasta party on the Friday night to the fully cooked breakfast at the finish line we will make sure you will be magnificently fed across the whole weekend.
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...
Registration for the Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp is £99 per person. This covers all of your event costs, including food, camping facilities and all the support and activities across the route.
The Yomp exists to raise money to support our soldiers, their families and to inspire young lives, as such we are asking each of you to commit to raising £400 in sponsorship. In two years the Yomp has raised over £600,000 for incredible people like Andy Reid. Help us get to £1,000,000.
‘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?
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
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.
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.
'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.’
The Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp is sponsored by Alliance Trust PLC and is developed and run by Wildfox Events which specialises in organising fundraising events across the UK.
The Prince's Trust is a Registered Charity, incorporated by Royal Charter, in England and Wales (1079675) and Scotland (SCO41198)