Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MANY RUNNERS ENTER THE RACE?

Because the event takes place on beautiful countryside, car parking is our biggest limiting factor, therefore, we have a limit this year of 3,500 runners.

WHEN SHOULD I ENTER?

As early as possible. The race will be a sell out.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Enter online from this site. However, if you cannot enter online, please drop us an email.

ENTRY FEES?

This year we will offer an early bird price, standard price and a late entry price depending on when you enter. Please see the Aldershot homepage for details.

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?

Runners must be aged 13 or over to enter the Short Course 4 mile course. Runners must be 16 or over to enter the 8 miles and 16 miles courses. The course is much harder than a normal cross-country course so 16 seems to be a sensible age limit to us.

I ENTERED BUT I DIDN’T RECEIVE MY EMAIL CONFIRMATION

It is probably in your spam folder. Drop us an email if not.

ILL OR INJURED – WHAT SHALL I DO?

You should not run if ill or injured for your own safety. You cannot give your number to someone else in your place. This is for insurance reasons.

REFUNDS

Like all events, entry fees are used to hire land, equipment etc. Therefore, we do not issue refunds after entry.

HOW FIT DO YOU NEED TO BE?

Most people entering are not serious runners but then GRIM is not a walking race either. You should be fit enough to be able to run at least 5 miles on the road without stopping. That way, you will be able to walk/run GRIM without too much trouble.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE AT THE VENUE?

The events start at different times. We advise getting there approximately 50mins before your event start time. This will leave you enough time to park, get to the start area, use the loos etc without any rushing around.

PARKING

There is only 1 entry / exit in and out of the main car parking facility. Getting in to the venue could be a little slow and leaving certainly will be. We suggest chilling out – grab some food and a hot drink. We truly appreciate everyone’s co-operation and understanding re parking and have never had any problems with irate competitors.

HOW MANY IN A TEAM?

Only teams of THREE are accepted in one of either three categories – Women Only, Men Only or Mixed (2 guys & 1 girl or 2 girls & 1 guy – up to you). If there are 4 of you, enter three as a team and 1 as an individual.

CAN WE RUN TOGETHER?

You can run together or individually. A lot of teams are in it for the fun so run together to help each other along. If you’re in it to win it, you might be better off running your own races.

I’VE RECEIVED MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL BUT NOT MY RACE NUMBER

Race numbers will be given out on the day this year along with race timing chips. The should be picked up from the Information Marquee.

TEAM NAMES

Can be anything – serious or funny. Please do not send in anything too obscene and remember, ‘Grim Reaper’ is too obvious!

RESULTS

They are recorded and posted on the website the same day. Individual prizes will be awarded on the day.

TEAM RESULTS

Results are worked out on a point’s basis. If you are first across the line, you get 1 point. Finish 2nd & receive 2 points and so on. We add up the accumulated points score of each of the three-team members for each category and this gives us the results. These results are also posted on the web site the same day. They are subject to change – see below.

ERRORS

Unfortunately there are sometimes errors in the results sometimes our fault sometimes yours, e.g. a runner might be wearing someone else’s chip/number by mistake or there’s been a human error inputting the data. If you feel that there is an error with your result, please contact us NO LATER than 5pm Tuesday 5th December. Results will be deemed final and we can then send out the TEAM PRIZES.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT?

Trains run to Aldershot station from Waterloo, however, it will take around 30mins to walk to the start. If you cannot share a lift with someone, you might want to organise a local taxi company to drop you at the start.

FOOTWEAR

Your shoes will get wet and muddy so best not wear a brand-new white pair! No Spikes – most of the paths are too stony for them and too dangerous for other competitors when crawling under netting! Shoes with a very good grip are ideal.

DON’T FORGET

  • A full change of clothing
  • Money for tea / coffee / food / kit
  • To eat a healthy meal and to avoid alcohol the night before the event
  • To eat something light and drink plenty of water prior to the event
  • To leave enough time to get there with plenty of time to spare
  • Your sense of humour!

Original Entry

2nd December 2017

Early Bird Entry
Original:   £27
X16:   £31
4m:   £22

(to June 30th, 2017)

Plus £1.60pp online entry fee

Standard Entry
Original:   £31
X16:   £35
4m:   £25

(to Nov 14th, 2017)

Plus £1.60pp online entry fee

Late Entry
Original:   £35
X16:   £39
4m:   £27

(to Dec 1st, 2017)

Plus £1.60pp online entry fee

Enter The Original
(8 miles)

Enter GRIM X16
(2 Laps Xtreme 16 miles)

Enter Short Course
(4 miles)

Useful Info

Dates

Sat 3rd December 2016

Location

Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2HL

Distance

The Original – 8 miles (ish)

GRIM X16 – 2 Laps Xtreme 16 miles

Short Course – 4 miles

Start Time

GRIM X16 – 10:00am

The Original – 10:30am

Short Course 4 miles – 10:40am

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