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.

The Course(to see the map of the race 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!



  Kids mini marathon, (2km), start time is 9am.
  Walkers, (10km), start time is 9:30am
  Runners, (10km), start time is 10:00am.
  Route will be closed by 11:30am


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.

            Runners 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

The online registration has stopped. All runners/walkers can  register on the date of the race


To see the Entries please click here

More Information
Please e-mail   or call  John Lawton on 99855138