COPS 30 Miler – About


The COPS 30 miler is a 30 mile, load-bearing ‘yomp’ across rugged Northumberland countryside, with participants running alongside the Royal Marines. The event is the idea of Simon Guilfoyle and Lee Gosling, both serving police officers, who have secured official endorsement and logistical support from the Royal Marines. The aim of the event is to closely replicate the famous 30 mile yomp across Dartmoor that Royal Marines recruits must complete as the final commando test at the end of their training.

The COPS 30 miler is as close as it gets to the real thing and aims to raise significant funds for the Care of Police Survivors charity (COPS), along with the Royal Marines Charity. All proceeds are shared equally between the two charities. The event is now in its second year, with successful editions being run during the summers of 2016 and 2017.

You can view short promo videos of the 2017 edition here and here, put together by participant John Hodgson.

Plans for the 2018 edition are already underway and once a date has been set, the registration process will open again. During the coming weeks, there will be a facility on this website to notify your interest in the 2018 COPS 30 Miler, to ensure that you are kept up-to-date with developments and be made aware of when the registration process will open. Watch this space!

For more information, please see the ‘Health Warning‘ page and Q&A sections of this website. Photos from the 2017 and 2016 editions can be viewed on this page. You may also wish to follow the official COPS 30 Miler twitter account or join our Facebook group.