The PARAS’10 returns to Abbey Field Colchester on Saturday 18th May 2019 and Catterick Garrison on Saturday 7th September, organised by The Parachute Regiment with proceeds benefiting its charity for soldiers and families, SUPPORT OUR PARAS…

The PARAS’10 was a popular event at Aldershot until 1999 and was revived at Catterick in 2008, with the first event in Colchester taking place in 2012. It is open to all runners for military and civilian charities.

The 10-mile race can be completed as a cross-country Run in trainers or as the P Company Challenge Tab (Tactical Advance to Battle) wearing boots and carrying a 35lb Bergen. At Catterick this is over the same course from Selection Test Week featured in ITV’s The Paras.

If you want to test yourself against PARA standards aim to finish within 1hr 50mins, the target for recruits who wish to join the Regiment. PARAS’10 is an authentic military challenge.

Enter as individuals or get a team together to compete for a team prize in Run or Tab. A team has four members and the aggregate of the best three times count. Canicross runners with dogs on a body harness are also welcome.

There are t-shirts, medals and goody bags for each finisher and trophies for individual runners and tabbers, as well as civilian and military Tab trophies and a Run team trophy.

Information and online entry for both events is available at