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The Original Grim Challenge
Grim Challenge 2022
The GRIM is one of the original muddy/trail/obstacle races with a history that dates back to 2003. After a COVID absence in 2020, it bounced back strongly in 2021 with more than 1000 runners taking part in the event. It returns in 2022 in much the same format: the route takes you over Army vehicle testing ground in Aldershot with two distance options, a main race 8-miler and a lighter version over a shorter 4-mile course.
Although the GRIM is a tough trail race in which you will certainly find yourself at times cold, wet and dirty, it is not an obstacle race, it’s a running event. We don’t build any ramps, walls or swings on the course. All the obstacles are natural, formed by tanks driving over the route or by incessant rain in the weeks leading up to the event. Of course, at this stage, we can’t guarantee the rain but it’s never let us down before! In a few places, you will be crawling under cargo nets or wading though waist-high water. The distance may not sound daunting but don’t take this lightly, on a cold December morning, the GRIM is a challenge and you will think it aptly named when you have run it.
We also have a new charity partner… Combat Stress.
Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century, it has helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today it provides specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues.
The work it does is life-changing and often life-saving. We are delighted to be working and supporting the work Combat Stress at the GRIM Challenge. The charity will have a number of runners raising money for its important work through the event, if you would like to join them send an e-mail to email@example.com
For more information about Combat Stress go to, https://combatstress.org.uk