Got a question?

Have a look through our FAQ’s below and if you can’t find the answer you are looking for, email challenges@combatstress.org.uk or call 01372 587 140. We are here to help!

How much is it to take part?

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All participants pay a £150 registration fee. Participants then choose between payment Option 1 and Option 2.

Option 1 - Minimum Sponsorship 

You only pay a £150 registration fee but commit to raising a minimum of £1,250. We ask that you raise 80% of the £1,250 target by Monday, 25th March 2024, ten weeks before the challenge. This ensures that your tour costs can be covered. If you are unsure that you will be able to achieve this, please note that you can change payment options before this date.

Option 2- Self-Funding  

You pay a £150 registration fee, plus £600 for the balance of your travel cost, your fundraising target will be £650. Travel payment will be organised by our event organisers Classic Challenge. You will be sent an invoice late March and full travel payment will be due by Friday, 5th April 2024. Please aim to reach your £650 fundraising target before departure. 

Is travel and accomodation included?

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This four-day package includes return transport from London, three-nights’ accommodation, all meals, including a pasta party the night before and full medical and event support.

The trip departs from London Victoria at 06:15 on the 5 June and returns at 18:00 on the 8 June. Participants will have to arrange their own transport to the pickup and drop off location in London Victoria.

What is the accommodation like?

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You will be staying in static cabins located in a campsite.

All participants will be sharing a cabin with two other people - one double room, one twin room. There will be limited accomodation with fewer people available upon request, there will be a supplement for this option.

Can I take part with family and friends? And can I enter my child in the event?

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Yes – the more the merrier! Please let us know if you are taking part with friends or family so we can organise accommodation accordingly.

Participants must be over the age of 16 to take part. All participants who are under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.

Do I need a medical declaration to take part?

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All participants aged 65 years or over at the time of travel, and participants of any age who have a medical condition, must get a GP to sign a medical declaration in order to participate in the D-Day 44 Challenge. 

Will I be refunded if the event is unable to go ahead?

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If the event is unable to go ahead due to Government restrictions, participants will receive a refund of their registration fee and any travel payments made. Alternatively, they can choose to roll over their place to a future event.

How much do I have to fundraise to take part?

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Mininimum Sponsorship - Option 1: £1,250 / Option 2: £650 (not including gift aid).

As part of our D-Day 44 Challenge team, you have pledged to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1,250 or £650, depending on which payment option you chose when you registered. If you have any questions or queries about fundraising or payment options, please get in touch - we're here to support you every step of the way.

How do I upload my training miles onto my fundraising page?

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You can either connect your Strava or Fitbit to your profile page during the sign-up process, or if you do not have either of these there is an option to add your miles in manually.

We recommend using Strava. It is free and easy to join and you can also join our Team Combat Stress Strava group.

Follow these steps to track your miles automatically:

1. Download the Fitbit, Strava or MapMyFitness app and set up your account

2. Log in to your D-Day 44 Challenge account in the top right-hand corner of your fundraising page

3. Select 'My fitness activity' from the drop-down menu

4. Under the heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app

5. Follow the prompts to connect your account

6. When you next work out, select ‘start your workout’ in the app on your phone. When finished, save your workout and your distance will be published to the tally on your page the following day.

Can I get a Combat Stress technical t-shirt or running vest?

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Absolutely! All participants receive a complimentary running vest or technical t-shirt. You will receive your top 8 weeks prior to departure.

How do I set up an online page?

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When you register for our D-Day 44 Challenge, you will automatically set up an online fundraising page. 

You can login to your fundraising page at anytime to update your photo, your fundraising target, to create a blog and to connect your fitness app. Log in at the top right-hand corner of your fundraising page.

Remember to share your fundraising link with friends and family!

How long do I have to fundraise?

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Option 1 - Minimum Sponsorship

Please ensure 80% of your £1,250 fundraising target is reached by Monday, 25th March 2024.

Option 2 - Self-Funding

Please aim to reach your £650 fundraising target by 5th June 2024.

If you have any questions or concerns about fundraising, please contact us on challenges@combatstress.org.uk or give us a call on 01372 587 140.

How do I pay in offline donations?

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If you have any offline donations, there are a number of ways you can pay your money in.

Put the money into your bank account and then make a card donation onto your fundraising page - this payment will not be eligible for Gift Aid.

Send a cheque made payable to “Combat Stress” to D-Day 44 Challenge, Combat Stress, Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BX. Please don’t send cash through the post.

To pay by phone please contact us on 01372 587 151 or email challenges@combatstress.org.uk or you can make a bank transfer straight into the Combat Stress account. Our account details are:

NatWest Account: Combat Stress

Account number: 00100013

Sort code: 60-00-01

Reference: Your name/DDay

Can you help with fundraising advice?

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Absolutely! If you have any questions or would like to chat to us about fundraising please email us on challenges@combatstress.org.uk  or give us a call on 01372 587 140

How much time am I allowed to complete the D-Day 44 Challenge?

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We've allowed generous cut off times for you to complete the D-Day Challenge which are:

44 mile run = 12 hours

22 mile walk = 8.5 hours

22 mile run = 7.5 hours