The nineteenth SGM will be held at Garelochhead Training Camp over the weekend of the 4th and 5th May 2019.
The event will be controlled and administered by the SGM Event Committee and support staff. This event is a qualifying march for military personnel wishing to participate in the 2019 Nijmegen Marches, taking place in 16- 19 July 2018.
This event is open to military/cadet/civilian teams and individuals. The event is not a race; speed marching and jogging are forbidden and may result in disqualification. Participants aiming to qualify for British Military Contingent (BMC) at Nijmegen are to read the compilation of entry form instructions carefully as this information will form the basis of their entry to Nijmegen. Incomplete or incorrect entries will not be accepted and may result in you or your team failing to secure a place in the BMC.
The registration closing date is 31st March 2018, this is subject to change, in the event of capacity being reached before this date.
Accommodation and messing will be provided for all participants meeting this date.
Participants are strongly urged to consider Personal Accident Insurance whilst participating in this event. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to items of personal or service provided kit. Participants are advised to insure all items of equipment against loss or damage.
The event will start and finish at Garelochhead Training Camp. March Start Times will be advised upon arrival.
Teams attempting to qualify for Nijmegen must complete both days marching. Male personnel between the ages of 19 and 49 year’s (inc.) are to carry a 10 kg pack.
Accommodation will be available for the nights of 3rd May & 4th May 2019. However, participants requiring accommodation for the night of Sunday 5th May 2019 are to inform the Event Controller in writing by 31st March 2019 and complete the relevant section of the entry form. All accommodation is allocated by the organisers and not by Garelochhead Training Camp.
Entry Fees and Awards.
The WO Sam Trussler Shield for the best all round team, together with medals will be presented on 5th May 2019 once the teams have finished. The cost of entry for UK military participants with UIN approval to this years 2 Day Marches, incl. medal, is £30.00 per marcher. Military support staff are not liable for any fees.
The Colvin Cup will be for the Best Cadet Team and will also be presented on 5th May 2019.
Civilian & Foreign participants are welcome to take part and use the full range of march support facilities including accommodation. Cost will be promulgated directly as required.
SGM medals and pins are awarded to all successful participants who complete both days marches.
General March Information
The march follows public roads and passes through many small communities. Singing and chanting must stop when passing through settlements especially early in the morning and on the Sunday near places of worship. Teams not following this fundamental instruction will be disqualified. Refreshments : Breakfast, a container meal for lunch and an evening meal will be provided on 4th May 2019. Breakfast and a container meal for lunch will be provided on Sunday 5th May 2019. For those who are UIN entitled and require an evening meal on Friday and/or Sunday this must be requested on application at time of submission. For those who are non entitled,personnel additional charges will apply should you wish a evening meal either on Friday and/or Sunday. Refreshments will be available at rest areas on both marching days and there will be a cash bar for sales of hot food, snacks and drinks on camp.
Entry Forms for 2019
Please complete the attached spreadsheet from the following link: