Calling All Long Distance Walkers & Runners!

The annual Pathfinder March is on Saturday 22nd June 2013.

The Pathfinder March is an annual long distance endurance event that has been held since 1997 to perpetuate the memory of those who served as part of the RAF Pathfinder Force, during the Second World War. The March consists of a 46-mile circular walk linking the four historic Pathfinder stations of RAF Wyton, Gravely, Oakington and Warboys. RAF Wyton will host this years event on 22nd June.

The Pathfinder March is an extremely arduous and challenging event that is open to both military personnel and civilians from across the UK and overseas. The event consists of a 46-mile long distance walk along public rights of way and open countryside with a maximum time limit to complete the course of 20 hours; the event closes at 2359 hrs. Registration starts at 0300 hrs and walkers will be set off at 0400 hrs; those wishing to run the distance will start at 0800 hrs. The Pathfinder March is not a charity activity, although many participants use the event to raise money for good causes. Each year approximately 350 applicants take part either as individual walkers/runners or as a member of a relay team. Entrance is £15 per person, which includes support facilities, T-shirt, certificate and a medal for those who complete the entire distance. Accommodation at Wyton is limited, however arrangements will be made for those wishing to camp on site before and after the March.

Those wishing to enter this years Pathfinder March should visit www.pathfindermarch.co.uk or contact Flt Lt Paul Tuite in Stn Ops Ext: 6240 who can provide details and coordination for those wishing to enter as part of a relay team. Application forms can be accessed on the web site along with information and advice on preparing to undertake this challenge.

Written By: Flt Lt Tuite