Duke of York's Royal Military School (Walk HQ)

Last updated 3 May 2018

This page gives brief details about the arrangements at DOYRMS for the Main Event 26-28 May 2018.
All entrants (and HQ marshals) will be sent detailed joining instructions in May.
Meanwhile, if you have any queries about arrangements at the school,
please contact John Elrick, the Finish HQ Co-ordinator, on jandaelrick@btinternet.com


The Duke of York’s Royal Military School (DOYRMS), Dover, Kent CT15 5EQ is at grid TR 327 435. The grid for the school entrance is TR 330 435. Please see the section entitled Getting Here (and Back) for details of how to reach the school plus public transport options.

Access to school site

All traffic will enter and leave the school’s main entrance through the security barrier. Traffic will operate in an anti-clockwise flow around the site, returning to and leaving at the main entrance. The security barrier has a 24 hours security guard and, in addition, LDWA marshals at the entrance will check all event-related traffic coming in.

Access to the site on Friday, 25 May 2018 will be available for car parking and for camper vans from 15:00 up to 21:30. Any entrants requiring earlier access please contact John Elrick (see above). On Saturday, 26 May 2018 the site will re-open for access and car parking at 06:00. Cars and camper vans can remain parked on the site throughout the weekend.

Car parking passes

Car parking passes will be provided to entrants, HQ marshals and drivers making drop-offs. The passes will be issued to entrants with the joining instructions or handed out at the entrance (for drop-offs, etc.). The holder will be asked to write his/her details on the pass which will need to be shown to the entrance marshals and displayed in all parked vehicles.


Five coaches (53 seaters) taking entrants from the school to the Start at Hastings will depart from 06:50 to 07:30 on Saturday morning with one later coach leaving at 11:00. Toilet facilities will be open for use for entrants catching the coaches.


Finishers will enter the school via the main entrance where marshals will direct them to the Finish in the school’s Dining Hall. Baggage will be available for collection, a meal will be provided and St. John Ambulance will be on hand to provide first aid.


No refreshments will be provided to entrants on Friday afternoon/night or Saturday morning at DOYRMS. The main meal, including a vegetarian option, will be served from 18:00 on Sunday to 06:00 on Monday. Entrants requiring food before or after these times will be catered for individually.


There is no provision for entrants to camp or sleep overnight in cars or school buildings on Friday night. During the event finishers and retirees will be able to sleep and take showers in the New Sports Hall where marshals will be present.

Transport to Dover

There are public buses from outside the school to Dover Bus Station which is close to Dover Priory railway station. The organisers will endeavour to provide transport back to Dover but this will depend on the availability of drivers and vehicles. Details of local taxi firms will be available.