This October, intrepid fundraisers from across Devon and beyond will duck, dive and scramble under, over and across eight challenging and very muddy obstacles making up the Royal Marines’ own endurance training course. You can choose to do a 5k Cheerfulness Challenge, or the 10k Courage Challenge, as part of The Royal Marines Commando Challenge.
Having supported the event in the past, Aston Martin Bristol is throwing its weight behind the event this year as headline sponsor, bringing an element of sophistication to an event that’s associated with grit and resilience, which are also qualities that are firmly attached to a brand that’s synonymous with fictional British agent, James Bond.
“We are extremely proud to be supporting such a special local event, raising money for two very worthy charities,” says Head of Business, Aaron Allnutt. “The service provided within the county by the Devon Air Ambulance and its teams is invaluable alongside the amazing work The Royal Marines Charity carries out for Royal Marines, their families, veterans and cadets. As the local Aston Martin dealer in the South West we are proud to be able to contribute and help with much-needed support. We hope to help raise several thousands of pounds through our sponsorship of the Commando Challenge.”
With the obstacles manned by the Royal Marines, the challenge is one of the most high-profile events on the calendars of both The Royal Marines Charity and Devon Air Ambulance.
The course offers entrants an authentic Royal Marines experience, as they take on the very same endurance course that Royal Marine recruits tackle on the way to wearing the coveted Green Beret. Entrants will work hard to overcome obstacles, many of whom are part of teams keen to support both charities.
“We are delighted to have such a well-respected sponsor on board for this event again, this time as a headline sponsor,” says Caroline Creer, on behalf of the Royal Marines Commando Challenge. “Aston Martin Bristol speaks to people of cool-headed courage and capability; certainly, qualities that are required for the successful completion of one of two very challenging courses!”
Aston Martin Bristol will be at the event on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October with a selection of cars, but it’s fair to assume that muddy Commando Challenge entrants won’t be encouraged to try out the plush seats!
“Both The Royal Marines Charity and Devon Air Ambulance are looking forward to working with Aston Martin Bristol,” says Caroline. “The weekend promises to welcome in the region of 1,000 entrants across the finish line, so it’s a big fundraiser for us, which makes an important contribution towards the essential work both charities undertake.”