2017 Event

Scottish Garelochhead 2 Day Marches 2017

The seventeenth SGM will be held at Garelochhead Training Camp over the weekend of the 29th and 30th April 2017. 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 2016 Nijmegen Marches, taking place in July 2017.

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 pre-registration closing date is at the moment 31st March 2017

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 28th and 29th April 2017. However, participants requiring accommodation for the night of Sunday 30th Aprill 2017 are to inform the Event Controller in writing by 31st March 2017 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 30th April 2017 once the teams have finished. The cost of entry for military participants to this years 2 Day Marches, incl. medal, is £28.50 per marcher. Military support staff are not liable for any fees. Civilian participants are welcome to take part and use the full range of march support facilities including accommodation at a cost of £100 per participant.


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 29th April 2017. Breakfast and a container meal for lunch will be provided on Sunday 30th April 2017. 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.