THE SSAFA 10Km CHALLENGE
3 OCTOBER 2009
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.
see the map of the race .........click here)
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 a tarmac road. 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!
Cost of Entry
Pre-registration will cost 10 euros per person. Registration on the day will cost 12.5 euros. All entrants will receive a medal and T-Shirt.
Trophies will be given for overall mens, womens . Trophies will also be given to the 1st male and female
in the age categories. Walkers are most welcome and there will be individual awards to be decided by
the event organizers at a later stage.
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
The online registration has stopped. All runners/walkers can register on the date of the race
To see the Entries please click here
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call John Lawton on 99855138