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

Archant

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

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cranbrook Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cranbrook Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cranbrook Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

07:34

Blaze is believed to have been started accidentally

Read more
07:01

Children take part in a host of activities at the PGL camp at Osmington Bay

Read more
Yesterday, 17:05

Two men were left injured after a car was rammed, ‘possibly in a retaliation’ after an altercation between two groups in Whimple.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

It used to have up to 20,000 people come through its door each year.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:01

Paul McCartney joins reading to grandchildren campaign as he prepares to become a ‘paperback’ writer

Read more
Yesterday, 11:45

Police drop-in surgeries have been set up in Cranbrook to allow residents to raise concerns and meet local officers.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:59

Helliers Close residents have scooped £1,000 for every ticket they hold

Read more
Yesterday, 07:46

Police say traffic is coping well after incident between Harcombe Road and the A35 Charmouth Road.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:01

Course is rerouted because of the conditions but 176 still turn out to take part

Read more
Mon, 15:01

Cheques for £1,000 presented to the Care Service and United Charities

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 7°C

Most read

Useful Links

Facebook
Twitter
Photo Orders
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Devon Freewheelers

Devon Freewheelers

Read Online

Image
Read the Cranbrook Herald e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications