How much is it to take part?
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 £1000. We ask that you raise 80% of the £1,000 target by Friday 25 March 2022, 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 £340 for the balance of your travel cost. 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 9th April. Please aim to reach your £500 fundraising target before departure.
Is travel and accomodation included?
This three-day package includes return transport from London, two-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 7 June. Participants will have to arrange their own transport to the pickup and drop off location in London Victoria.
What is the accommodation like?
You will be staying in static cabins located in a campsite.
All participants will be sharing a room with one other person. Single accomodation is available upon request and you will be required to cover the price difference.
Can I take part with family and friends? And can I enter my child in the event?
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. Anyone U18 must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.
Will I be refunded if the event is unable to go ahead?
Participants will be refunded their registration fee and any travel payments made if the event is unable to go ahead due to government restrictions. Or they can choose to roll over their place to 2023.
How much do I have to fundraise to take part?
Mininimum Sponsorship - Option 1: £1000 / Option 2: £500 (not including gift aid).
As part of our D-Day Challenge team, you have pledged to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1000 or £500, 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?
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 Challenge account.
3. Under the heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app.
4. Follow the prompts to connect your account
5. When you next work out, select ‘start your workout’ in the app on your phone. Once you end your workout, 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, running vest or cycling jersey?
Absolutely! All participants receive a complimentary running vest, technical t-shirt or cycling jersey.
You will receive your top 8 weeks prior to departure.
How do I set up an online page?
When you register for our D-Day Challenge, you will be automatically directed to setting up an online fundraising page. Once created, remember to share your fundraising link with friends and family!
You can login to your fundraising page at anytime to update your photo, fundraising target, upload updates for your supporters and your training miles. To login to your page, click the 'Login' tab at the top righthand corner of this page.
How long do I have to fundraise?
Option 1 - Minimum Sponsorship
Please ensure 80% of your £1000 fundraising target is reached by 25 March 2022.
Option 2 - Self-Funding
Please aim to reach your £500 fundraising target by 5 June 2022.
How do I pay in offline donations?
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 add this onto your fundraising page.
Send a cheque made payable to “Combat Stress” to D-Day 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 587 140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can make a bank transfer straight into the Combat Stress account. Our account details are:
Account number: 00100013
Sort code: 60-00-01
Reference: Your name/DDay
How much time am I allowed to complete the D-Day Challenge?
We've allowed generous cut off times for you to complete the D-Day Challenge which are:
88 miles = 12 hours (tbc)
44 miles = 12 hours
22 miles = 8.5 hours
What are the current COVID guidelines?
From 14 January 2022, fully vaccinated travellers from the UK must:
- Present a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 24 hours pre-departure if aged 12 years and over.
- Provide a completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying you’re not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This can be found on the French government’s website
From 14 January 2022, travellers who are not fully vaccinated will need to self-isolate on arrival in France for 10 days, subject to police checks.
For vaccination status and full entry requirements for France visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements