Rifle Run is the first and only civilian event of its kind and is based on a military exercise called a march and shoot. Experience the adrenaline of a cross-country race, combined with the thrill of shooting.
- air-rifle 10 shots
- shotgun (clay pigeon) 10 shots.
For every miss you face a 250m penalty lap. Hit 20/20 and run 10km; hit 0/20 and run 15km.
Hit 15 or more shots and reach ‘marksman’ status.
Fundraiser: £49 registration fee, with a fundraising target of £250.
Self-funded: £299: Pay the full costs of your place and have no fundraising target!
Everything you need for a full day’s shooting. This includes one-on-one tuition from British Shooting and E.J. Churchill’s qualified instructors.
A fully signposted, cross-country run: route marshals, first aid cover and that all-important finishers medal!
Fundraising support: a dedicated point of contact at The Soldiers’ Charity, fundraising pack and all the wristbands and supplies you could need.
E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground
Park Lane, Lane End, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe HP14 3NS
When is it? 14th April 2019. You will need to arrive an hour before your start time to complete registration. During registration you’ll receive a safety briefing, your registration number and timing chip, and have the chance to meet other people taking part.
Is there an age restriction? The minimum age is 18, there is no upper age limit.
How far is it? The minimum route is 10km – if you miss all of your shots you’ll run a maximum of 15km.
Do I need to train? You’ll need to train for the run! The better prepared you are for the run the steadier your hands will be for the shooting. We will send you a training plan to make sure you’re in tip top condition and stand more chance of hitting those targets.
What should I bring? A full kit list will be sent once you have registered.
Who is managing the shooting/ranges? The weapons and ranges are managed by British Shooting and E.J. Churchill. Instruction will be on a one-on-one basis
Is it safe? Safety is paramount – to ensure this we have teamed up with British Shooting and E.J. Churchill to ensure that the weapons are carefully controlled and managed. Each range will have qualified instructors who will work with each runner one on one. As with all such events which require physical exertion there is a small risk, however we do everything we can to get you as prepared as possible for the run itself.
What will I be shooting? Two shooting challenges will be using an Air-Arms MPR and the third using a shotgun.
Is Gift Aid included in my sponsorship target? Like many other charities, Gift Aid is not included in minimum sponsorship targets.
Can I fundraise online? You can create a personalised fundraising page for you to use which you can fill with your own photos and sponsors can leave you messages of support. All you have to do is send it out to everyone and everyone! Login here >>
How can I pay everything in? Cheques should be made payable to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and can be sent to us at: Rifle Run ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity, Mountbarrow House, 6-20 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9RB. Please bank cash and send us a cheque or sponsor yourself on your online fundraising page. Please write your details on the back of any cheques.
What happens if I do not reach the minimum sponsorship target? All we can ask is that you do your absolute best to raise £250 per person. You also have up to 6 weeks after the event to hit that all-important target.
Why do I have to raise money and where does it go? ABF The Soldiers’ Charity helps soldiers, veterans, and their families. Find out more.
Can I get help reaching the sponsorship target? Of course, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7811 3960.