Woodbury Common Commando Challenge to raise funds for charities

PUBLISHED: 11:20 13 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:20 13 June 2016

A team after taking part on the Royal Marines Commando Challenge

A team after taking part on the Royal Marines Commando Challenge

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People are being urged to take part in the annual Royal Marines Commando Challenge in its 25th year later this year.

The event which takes places between Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, will feature new routes for this year.

The endurance course is four kilometres in length, with additional runs for the 10 and 17 kilometre routes.

Funds raised from the endurance challenge, held at Woodbury Common, will raise funds for the Royal Marines Charity and Devon Air Ambulance.

Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance said: “The ethos of the 4k and 10k distance is very much ‘work as a team’ – stay together and encourage your fellow team members to do the best they can.

“The 17k can be entered as an individual.”

Jonathan Ball, CEO of The Royal Marines Charity said: “Both charities very much recognise and pay tribute to the support received from the Royal Marines and community as a whole through this unique event.

“We believe The Royal Marines Commando Challenge is pretty special because not only is it owned and organised by our charities, but also is the only chance the wider community will ever get to experience the Royal Marines Endurance Course.

“We’re proud of our partnership and all funds raised will make a huge difference to the communities we serve.”

For further information or to enter go to www.commandochallenge.co.uk or contact us on 01392 46666 or email fundraising@daat.org

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