The Commando Series

Hever Castle, Kent

Organiser's Description

Hever Castle, the 400 year old defensive structure, and a British icon, creates the perfect backdrop for The Commando.

6k or 12k courses complete with 24 (48 for the 12k) of the toughest obstacles straight out of the Commando test book; this is the only event that can recreate the mud, sweat and pain of modern day Royal Marines commando training.

Does the idea of caves, muddy slides and suspended river crossings have you welling-up with excitement? What are you waiting for! 9/10 November.

Races

  • Junior Entry Saturday or Sunday
    £35 BOOK
  • Adult Entry Saturday or Sunday
    £65 BOOK

The 6km or 12km course includes replicas of the Royal Marines Endurance, Assault and Tarzan courses (the official Commando tests).

Commando 2019 Route Map

1 – TREAT ME LIKE A COMMANDO

The experience will see you having the real deal. Commando instructors will beast you through the course in this endurance test of a lifetime.


2 – JUST GET ME ROUND
For adult first-timers, older kids who are capable and first timers to obstacle racing, Commando instructors will support and motivate you with insider tips.


3 – WE ARE FAMILY
For young children and families to compete together with support and encouragement from the PTIs.

There are plenty of options on offer during the booking, so you can get involved and discover your inner marine.

GOLD TICKET - GREAT VALUE PREMIUM TICKET
Gold Ticket price includes your race entry, 21lb of Commando extra kit, 2 loop course (48 obstacles over 12K) and 3hr survival experience!

2 LAP TOUGHIE - 48 OBSTACLES OVER 12KM. . . . AND COUNTING!
So you think once round the course is just not enough? Test your limit and sign up for the option to take on two laps (12K) of this gruelling course which will see you getting 48 obstacles under your belt.

CARRY EXTRA KIT - DO IT LIKE A COMMANDO
If you think you need more of a challenge you can pre-order a ‘Do it like a Commando’ kit which consists of 21lbs of marine webbing and a wooden rifle to carry round the course. Still after more? We’ll give you a 35lbs Bergen ‘camo rucksack’ to wear around the course for the full experience. Over 16s only.

OVERNIGHT BIVVY EXPERIENCE
You get to sleep on a roll mat, in a sleeping bag, in a goretex bivy bag underneath a camouflaged tarpaulin. Price is for 2 people sharing.

3hr COMMANDO SURVIVAL EXPERIENCE
This intensive three hour course will teach you the rudiments of survival covering the following topics; fire making, shelter, water gathering, hunting and navigation. Our highly qualified Commando instructors will take you through your paces and teach you the basics and guiding principles of survival.

SPECTATOR FEE
Spectators are welcome and encouraged and this payment gives you a full range of the stunning grounds. As the course circumnavigates the Hever Castle estate there are several spectating areas. Along with the spectacular Hever castle gardens and visitors entertainment, the event village promises to be a hive of activity including retail outlets, music and food and drink vendors.

The Commando Series will take place at stunning venues around the UK that ooze heritage and offer oodles of little seen private land.

With its historic story, unspoilt ancient woodland and newly discovered set of caves, Hever Castle in Kent is the natural first choice of a venue for the series.

Hever Castle; the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Fortified with crenallations, a moat, portcullis.

The 400 year old defensive structure and a British icon, creates the perfect backdrop for The Commando.

Later taken on by Lord Astor, himself a decorated military leader who preserved improved and protected this heritage site.

Hever Castle represents challenge, heritage, success, and military excellence.

If you dont fancy overnighting in a bivvy (see above) you can also camp. Select the options during booking.

A Pitch and a Campervan pitch include 2 people. You can purchase places for an addition person(s). Multiple purchases are available. Children under 6 go free. Please note: the provision of tents is not included in this price

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