The Entry Fee
The Since 1664 Commando Yomp, like the Royal Marines, is does not come cheap but it is great value for money. The London Marathon is about £39 for 26 miles, if you succeed in the ballot. The Great South Run is £42 for 10 miles. The Cateran Yomp for the Soldiers Charity is £99 for 54 miles. St John’s Ambulance quote ~£5,000 for medical cover for the Yomp. The Since 1664 Commando Yomp is just over £2 pound per Kilometre – £356 (after all 2020 is the Royal Marines 356th year), however, if you enter a fundraising challenge, the vast majority of the entry fee gets covered by your chosen charity, (assumes you raise 75% of your chosen target).
Some of the charities taking part will have pre-booked places and will have a registration code that will make your entry free – it is entirely up to them who they give these to!!
The registration fee covers the organisation, medical, insureance, scran (catering for non bootnecks) which consists of 4 main meals and hot soup on completion, nutty and wets (snacks and drinks for non bootnecks) throughout, return transport if booked in advance, venue, equipment, vehicle and portaloo hire, any other goodies we choose to give you! You will have the opportunity to purchase Yomp goodies in due course, such as T-Shirts, wrist bands and bags.
However, for the avoidance of doubt we do not intend to provide maps, (we recommend Harvey Maps or the A-Z Maps of the South Downs Way) unless we can find a sponsor of such. The trail is well marked, and in the same way we don’t provide basics like boots, we feel maps fall into this same category!