News Latest news Entries soar for commando Challenge Fancy yourself as a bit of a Commando? Do you think you have what it takes? 2019 is on track to become a winning year for the two charities that run the popular yet demanding Royal Marines Commando Challenge event where it's not too late to enter for £40 for the 5k and £50 for the 10k entry. Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) and The Royal Marines Charity (RMC) are welcoming record sign-ups to this year’s gruelling obstacle course, which is open to civilians to enlist on either the 5k or 10k route. The circuit features 8 notoriously challenging obstacles and presents an opportunity for the untrained to take on the elite Royal Marines’ own endurance training course. Get involved in a real commando course The event takes place on the weekend of 13th and 14th October this year and will be supported by an range of attractions and activities including the much-enjoyed dog show, which was a welcome fluffy addition to the end of the gritty endurance experience last year. Entrants will take on a tough test that’s famous for rough Woodbury moorland, dark tunnels, muddy pipes and pools, and an underwater culvert. The course includes such adrenaline-inducing obstacles as the ‘Smartie Tube and the ‘Sheep Dip’. Last year’s event raised over £67,000 as a whole in sponsorship - a significant increase on the previous year - and involved over 1,000 fearless fundraisers whose courage, determination and cheerfulness helped them tackle the world-famous commando tests. Those who are ready to get their hands - and everything else - dirty by taking on the famously challenging obstacle course can enlist by visiting the Commando Challenge Website. Mud runs not your thing? Find out about our other fundraising events to get involved with, or take a look at our events dairy, which features dozens of events taking place in support of your air ambulances across Devon.