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Sat, Feb 22


Imperial Beach

Operation TAB (California)

12 miles - 80 lbs - 3 hours

Operation TAB (California)
Operation TAB (California)

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2025, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Imperial Beach, 536 13th St #6, Imperial Beach, CA 91932, USA

About the Event

Operation TAB (CA)

Distance: 12 Miles

Brief Start Time: Saturday 22nd February 2025 at 0830 hrs

Event Start Time: Saturday 22nd February 2025 at 0900 hrs

Start Location: Trident Coffee, 536 13th St #6, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Event Finish Time: Saturday 22nd February 2025 at 1400 hrs

Finish Location: Trident Coffee, 536 13th St #6, Imperial Beach, CA 91932


Operation TAB is based on the British Army Loaded March. For the real military test, there are three different standards based on your role within the military (Combat, Combat Support, or Combat Service Support).


Candidates must carry 80 lbs (dry weight) and complete the 12 mile route in

- under 4 hours to PASS

- under 3 hours to earn the GBF Operation TAB Dog Tag.


Candidates will meet at or outside Trident Coffee and at 0830 hrs, GBF Staff will give an event brief before answering any questions and releasing the candidates to begin the route at 0900 hrs.

Service Support

- Mapping. GBF events use the AllTrails app for navigation. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership. GBF suggests candidates have a paper map, compass, and GPS too.

- Route. Ensure you download the route for offline use.

Operation TAB (CA) route is HERE. You will have to prove your distance to GBF staff on completion.

- Weight. Candidates must carry a minimum of 80 lbs (without food and water) in a backpack. Weight vests or sandbags are not permitted unless inside a ruck.

- Equipment.

This list is mandatory.

- Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice.

- Checkpoints. There are no checkpoints on this route.

- Water. There will be bottled water at the start / finish point. Candidates should carry enough water to last the route distance +2 miles, in case they get lost.

- Rations. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 x energy bars as emergency rations.

- Medical. A personal medical kit is required by every candidate. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions prior to starting the event.

- Transport. Transport to and from the event will be at candidates own arrangement.

Command and Signal

GBF HQ: 941-993-9432

Numbers - Maximum number of candidates 40. Minimum number of candidates 10.

Refunds - Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher for future events. Refunds within 30 days of an event will not be possible.


  • Operation TAB (CA)

    Tax: +$5.95 Tax



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