Royal Marines Commando Challenge 13-14 October 2018

The Royal Marines Commando Challenge is open to anyone who fancies it, with a choice of a 5k or 10k course, over the weekend starting Saturday 13 October – Sunday 14 October.

The Commando Challenge has taken place on the Royal Marines Endurance Course on Woodbury Common for the past 25 years, in this time thousands of people have crawled, ran, swam and struggled through the mud and obstacles of the famous assault course, all in the name of charity.

For the past five years, Devon Air Ambulance Trust and The Royal Marines Charity have been the benefiting charities of the event which, over its 25-year history, has raised over £5 million.

Royal Marines recruit training is one of the longest training programmes of any combat troops, the full phase of this training takes place at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone Devon. This intense phase of training ends with a series of tests, which are famous the world over and known as The Commando Tests.

The Endurance Course, the first of the tests, takes you across the rough moorland and woodland of Woodbury Common near Lympstone in Devon, which includes tunnels, pipes, wading pools and an underwater culvert.


The 5k entrants are taken by minibus to the start of the endurance training course on Woodbury Common.


The 10k entrants run/walk to the start of the endurance training course from Bicton Arena.

Do you have the grit and determination to take on the Royal Marine’s own training endurance course?

Course Obstacles include;

  • Sheep Dip – (Rated Scariest)
  • Double Tunnels
  • Peters Pool – (Rated Wettest )
  • Stream Wade
  • Crocodile Pit
  • Smartie tube
  • Single Pebble Tunnel – (Rated Toughest)
  • Single Tunnel

Booking Information 

The event is held at Bicton Arena, Yettington, near East Budleigh, Devon, EX9 7BL

Telephone: 01392 466 666

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