12 Mile Accumulator
Inspired by the final test of selection, participants must cover a distance of 12 miles whilst carrying a voluntary load of either 20kg, 15kg, 10kg, 5kg or 0kg (no load) in as quick as time possible. The distance can be split into as many separate activities as you like throughout the week, however, more bonus points are awarded for the fewer activities taken. If you want to take the challenge up a notch, there are also bonus points available for elevation gain (max 2,000ft) and time achieved.
For reference, US Rangers are expected to complete the selection challenge in a minimum of 3 hours, with 2h 30m being the gold standard.
Plan your route before departure
We recommend planning your route beforehand on a route planner ,such as Map My Run, to avoid any road crossings, keep the gradient to a minimum and to take the guess work out when conducting the challenge.
Use a Suitable Bergen or Weighted Vest
Should you choose to bear a load during this challenge, it is recommended that you use a suitable rucksack/bergen or weighted vest that is designed to carry the selected load.
Eg: Strava, Garmin, Fitbit...
Activity Count Points
0kg (no load)
Bonus Points: elevation gain
Per 100ft (Max 2,000ft)
Bonus Points: Time
Before submitting, please make sure you have ready:
Found on your Challenge Entry purchase confirmation email.
It is highly recommended that you complete the challenge within 7-days of its issue, however, we will accept submissions right up until 7-days after the end of the series. We will not accept submissions after this time.
This is a brutal physical challenge for which you are responsible for your own health and safety. It is imperative that you read through, understand and follow our health and safety guidelines before you embark on your challenge attempt. This list is only a guide. It is your responsibility to take the appropriate health and safety measures during the attempt of a challenge.
Consult a physician
You should consult a physician before you begin any strenuous exercise program, such as the one described on this website, especially if you have or suspect that you may have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or any other adverse medical conditions. If you feel faint or dizzy at any time while performing any challenges or exercise, stop immediately and seek medical evaluation.
Plan your route
On running challenges, we strongly recommend planning your route with online running route planners. This leaves out the guesswork, allowing you to know the distance and elevation before you embark on the challenge.
Let others know
When performing any challenge, we strongly recommend you let a friend or family member know what you are doing and where and when you are doing it and what time you are expected to return incase you face any difficulty.
Carry a mobile phone
We strongly advice that you carry with you a fully charged mobile phone and back up battery if possible.
Keep an eye on the weather forecast and make take the necessary precautions.
Nutrition and hydration
You are responsible for your own nutrition and hydration as this is a self-disciplined event. Please ensure you have enough fluids and food or adequate access to these. Click here to read our guide on fuelling correctly for this challenge.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.