FAQs

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!

What time does Race to Remember start?

The 76km Race to Remember will start at 6.00am, the 36km walk and run will begin at 9.00am.

For more timings, please read our event pack which is available to dowload from the 'Resources and Rewards' page.

Will there be transfers back to the start?

There will be 2 transfers back to the start in Petersfield and Aldershot. These will be de-parting at 17:00 and 19:00 (the event close). There will be no additional transfers, you must either aim for 17:00 or wait until the 19:00 departure.

Will this be a closed course?

The course will be open to traffic and on public trails, with 85% of the course on trails. The route will be clearly marked and marshalls will be positioned along the course to keep everyone safe and on track.

Will there be refreshments along the route?

Yes, there will be six refreshment stations along the route for the ultramarathon and two for the 36km route. A detailed route map will be sent to all participants a week before the race.

Is there an age limit?

We welcome participants aged 16 years and over. However, anyone aged under 18 will need to provide written parental consent to our Challenges team upon registering.

Will the race include timings?

The race will not include chip timings but we encourage you to sign up to Strava to track your route and race times. Click here to join the Team Combat Stress Stava Club.

How will my registration fee be spent?

Your registration fee goes towards covering the cost of the event, medal cost, postage, packaging and processing.

How do I track my miles?

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 Race to Remember 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.

How much do I have to fundraise to take part?

We encourage all participants to aim to raise a minimum of £375. This helps to cover the event costs but, more importantly, the funds and awareness you raise will help us provide life changing treatment to the veterans who turn to us. We feel you should be rewarded for your efforts, so why not try to collect our Race to Remember rewards? 

  • Raise £50 – to receive your Combat Stress pin badge
  • Raise £150 – to receive your Combat Stress neck warmer
  • Raise £375 – to receive your Combat Stress technical t-shirt
  • Raise £500 – to receive your Combat Stress hoodie

When will the fundraising rewards be sent?

We will send out rewards at the start of each week starting from 5 October 2021.

Can I get a Combat Stress t-shirt?

Yes please visit our online shop for Combat Stress branded clothing. You could also receive a Combat Stress technical t-shirt if you raise £375 from your Race to Remember fundraising.

When do I receive my Race to Remember medal?

We aim to send out medals the week after the Race to Remember event. We use second class post and medals should be with most people within 3 – 4 business days of sending. If you feel you should have already received your medal based upon the information above, please contact us via the contacts page and we will get back to you asap.

How do I set up an online fundraising page?

When you register for Race to Remember, you will be automatically directed to setting up an online fundraising page. Share your fundraising link with your friends and family and you will be sent a wristband when you receive your first donation!

How long do I have to fundraise?

Ideally we would like you to have completed your fundraising by 27 November 2021. 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?

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 Race to Remember, 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 challenges@combatstress.org.uk 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/R2R