Have you got what it takes to complete the Appalachian Yomp?
2 October 2021 – 3 October 2021
Location Boulder Crest Retreat (BCR) Bluemont VA
What is the Appalachian Yomp?
The Appalachian Yomp (AY) (a British Commando term for a long-distance march) is a new concept for the USA and is one of the toughest events you can find.
AY will be taking place on the 2-3 October 2021 alone on the trail of the Appalachian Mountains starting and finishing at Boulder Crest Retreat (CR) Bluemont VA teams tackle the challenge over 44 miles (gold) in 24 hours over the tough terrain of the Appalachian mountain wilderness. You can also sign up for the silver or bronze distances (34 and 22 miles respectively).
Why Take Part?
Sign up with friends, family, and colleagues to experience an unforgettable weekend whilst raising money for wounded, ill, and injured (WII), caregivers, active duty and veterans, and their families. Whichever distance you choose, you will get to test both your physical and mental limits whilst trekking through some truly breathtaking scenery.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a team, any individuals or pairs will be grouped together with individuals of similar abilities. Check out our facebook page to connect with others who will be Yomping the amazing trail.
Appalachian Yomp Standard
Fundraising target + $300.00 pp
Your registration fee includes all your food and drinks over the weekend, access to the campsite, goody bag, AFF AY t-shirt, completion medals at Bronze, Silver, Gold, and lots more! The fundraising target is $300.00pp and you will be amazed at people’s generosity. As you register, your very own Yomp fundraising page will be created which you can share with friends, family, and your local community.
We also have a self-funding option. For $500.00pp you can register without any fundraising obligation. A page will still be created for you – any money you raise will be gratefully received and enable us to continue to be there for WII, caregivers, active duty, veterans, and their families.
Why We Raise Funds
The Appalachian Yomp exists to raise vital funds to help support challenge-based events our nation’s WII, caregivers, active duty, veterans, and their families can participate in around the world with our coalition partners.
As such we ask each yomper to commit to raising $400.00 in sponsorship as a minimum. We have also set sponsor goals for individuals and teams to raise which are military rank-based and if achieved are rewarded with gift packets.
Located just an hour north of Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., the route takes you through some of the most remote and spectacular areas of Virginia and West Virginia. With 8 water stops and 5 main checkpoints scattered along the trail, you have multiple stops and AFF team members every few miles and morale stations at checkpoints with food, drinks, and entertainment.
The trail will be fully marked out and signposted along the way. We’ll also send you a map pack before the event which breaks the route down into sections, giving a description, key co-ordinates and also shows the route on an Appalachian Trail map.