Call to arms for Commando Challenge

THE Royal Marine s have laid down the gauntlet and are once again challenging teams to sign up for their assault course for charity this autumn.

THE Royal Marine's have laid down the gauntlet and are once again challenging teams to sign up for their assault course for charity this autumn.

In an event which judging by previous years will inevitably be the muddiest, muckiest yet, Saturday October 9 and Sunday October 10 will see the 20th Annual Royal Marines Commando Challenge charity event take place on Woodbury Common.

Teams of three or more daredevils are wanted to take on this world famous Royal Marines training course - to help raise funds for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and for the first time this year 'The C Group', a charity supporting Royal Marines.

All Teams entering either the 4k cross country route or the 'more interesting' 10k event will face such superb obstacles as the 'Sheep Dip', the 'Crocodile Pit' and 'Peters Pool' - as well as underground tunnels and black bogs.


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Alan Hardy, Organiser of the event said: "We already have several teams promising "to go commando" or the 'Fatboys 15' and the 'Dayglow Dipsticks' - but not only do we need more teams, but also many more strange and interesting team names."

This year the event is being held on behalf of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, and a spokesman for the charity said: "We are not just here for the people of Devon, but also for all those people visiting Devon or passing through the county".

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Alongside the Air Ambulance in 2010 is a relatively new national charity The C Group www.thecgroup.org which has been established to support Royal Marines, who during 2010 will be serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

If you would like to enter either the 4k FUN or 10k MARINE Commando Challenge or simply want more information you should call 01392 272842 or visit the event web site at www.commandochallenge.co.uk where you can download your entry form today.

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