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Cateran Yomp Postponed until Autumn 2021

Organisers of this year’s Cateran Yomp, a charity trek through the foothills of the Cairngorms, are postponing their 10th anniversary event until the Autumn.

The event, which was due to take place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June 2021, will now be held on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September 2021.

Since its launch in 2010, the gruelling challenge has raised over £3.8M for thousands of veterans, serving soldiers and their families through ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Participants can sign up for the 22-mile bronze, 36-mile silver or 54-mile gold route with 1,000 Yompers, including serving soldiers and veterans, competing at the last event in 2019.

The event will see teams starting in Blairgowrie and walking or running a stunning circular route which takes them through Kirkmichael, the Spittal of Glenshee and Kirkton of Glenisla, with rugged, hilly terrain adding to the challenge.

Steve Oatley, Head of National Events at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity commented, “After much thought and discussion, we have taken the difficult but sensible decision to postpone the Cateran Yomp until September.

“We appreciate this is disappointing for many but, as well as providing much-needed clarity, postponing the event will allow participants more time to train over the Spring and Summer months and, crucially, travel out of their immediate areas to really maximise that training.  It will also allow more people to consider the Yomp as their fundraising challenge for 2021, sign up and work towards it with a clear goal and timeline.

“We would like to thank the multiple landowners, suppliers, sponsors and volunteers who have continued to support us through this difficult time and, in the meantime, remain focused on planning the best event possible.  Crossing the finishing line after such a long journey will be an amazing and memorable experience for us all and we can’t wait to see our walkers, runners and other supporters at the start line, finally kicking off the 10th anniversary of the Yomp!”

For more information and to register for the event, email yomp@soldierscharity.org or visit  www.soldierscharity.org or the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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