The SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association) 10K Challenge is a demanding run & walk that will raise money for the SSAFA in-service commitee and used to support families and individuals at a time of need at a local level. Money raised will also be used to support SSAFA's wider initiatives for both serving and ex-serving personel and their families. For further information about SSAFA please go to

If you are coming from Paphos direction, head towards Limmasol on the motorway until you see signs for Paramali (Episkopi Garrison). You will come to a T Junction where you will need to turn left. Stay on this winding road for approximately 3 Km until you pick up signs for the race. If you are coming from Limmasol direction, head towards Paphos and also take the Paramali (Episkopi Garrison) exit and follow the above directions. Car parking is available.

The Course(to see the map of the race hear)
Starting from the sports track in Happy Valley you will make your way across the polo field, over the road (stewards in place) and onto an established gravel track. After approximately 1K you will start to ascend a steep and prolonged rugged track that is capable of reducing the fastest of runners to walking pace. This is where you need to dig in and where any prior hill work is sure to pay off! For your efforts, as you look down at the top of the track, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Episkopi and the Mediterranean Sea and be able to take on some fluids at the water area. Knowing that you have now completed the hardest part of the course you will head down hill on a tarmac road before it turns into an established track. You will then turn back on yourself up a slight incline before entering the fast section of the course. At this point you could kick back and take it easy or RUN LIKE THE WIND, the latter being a must for any of the EPI Runners and SSAFA Staff. This will take you down to the Roman path (rugged in places), locally referred to as the ZIG ZAG, before picking up the gravel track leading back to Happy Valley and finishing on the track.Good luck!


The Race starts at  9:00 hrs. There will be a time limit of 2 hours and 30. minutes.Dogs will not be allowed on the course.

Cost of Entry

Pre-registration will cost 10 euros per person. Registration on the day will cost 15 euros.All entrants will receive a medal and T-Shirt.



Trophies will be given for overall mens, womens and walkers (1st, 2nd & 3rd). Trophies will also be given to the 1st male and female

 in the age categories. 

Men                                         Women                                   

Boys 15 years and under       Girls 15 years and under                      

16 - 19 years old                    16 - 19 years old                     

20 - 29                                     20 29                                   

30 - 39                                     30 - 39                                   

40 - 49                                     40 - 49                                                

50 - 59                                     50 59                                                                  

60 and over                            60 and over                             



Entrants are advised to take out suitable personal cover for injury, damage, or loss of equipment. The organisers will not be liable for such incidents as a result of either participation in, or attendance at the event

To Register Please fill the
 online Registration form and submit it or  Print the relevant form out, complete it and send to SSAFA 10K, SSAFA HQ, E Block, , BFPO 53,Episkopi  with payment in cash or by cheque (payable to SSAFA 10K CHALLENGE). Your form will be acknowledged by either post or email. If you submit an application online you will be able to make payment, collect race number and t-shirt at our pre-registration venues or on on the day itself. However we would like to try and avoid resgistration on the day and see this as a last option. Pre-regsitration events will be on Saturday 20th September at the SSAFA Fete (Episkopi - Happy Valley) and Saturday the 11th October at the Dhekelia Dash. Other entrants who have already paid will also have the oppotunity to collect race number and t-shirt at these events. If you miss these events and do not want to wait until the morning of the event please email the race organiser below who may be able to assist.


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More Information
Please email Chris Leahy on for any further details.