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16/17 OCT 2021

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We are delighted to announce that Commando has been chosen to host a qualifier race for the Obstacle Course Race World Championships 2022.

Commando is now a qualifier for the OCR World Championships

The ultimate endurance course race with 26 tough obstacles straight out of the Commando test book, recreating the mud, sweat and pain of modern day Royal Marines Commando training.

CANCELLED - Commando 2020 7th and 8th November, Hever Castle, Kent

This year saw our fifth Commando Series obstacle endurance course take place in the stunning grounds of Hever Castle in Kent. The event returned over Remembrance Weekend (9th & 10th November) where over 2,000 competitors displayed true grit and determination as they tackled the 26 obstacles around our biggest and most challenging course to date.

Two new obstacles made this year’s Commando Series our biggest and best course yet!

Throughout the corps’ 350-year history, we have seen the huge successes of the Royal Marines. From the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775 to the recapture of the Falkland Islands in June 1982, many obstacles, faced on land and at sea, have been overcome by the Royal Marine Commandos. Last year we recreated the D-Day Landing Craft, a winning entry from our Commando Obstacle Engineer competition, and we’re launching this mission again in 2019!

Calling all Obstacle Engineers: Our Obstacle Design competition is back for 2019!
Commando Series at Hever Castle marks 100 Years since Armistice with Remembrance Ceremony and epic obstacle course
Commando Series returns to Hever Castle this Remembrance Weekend, bringing to life two historic operations with brand new obstacles
Become a Commando obstacle engineer to win our biggest competition ever!

Thousands of people stepped in to the military boots of Commando trainees this weekend (12/13 November) taking in a real life training and endurance scenario at Hever Castle Commando Series.

 Commando Series marked an authentic backdrop for a moving Remembrance Sunday

This year’s event will be the second time Roz has taken part in the event. Roz is a guide and supports competitor, Alison Mead, to take part in the event as she is visually impaired and not able to compete by herself.

We asked Roz a few questions ahead of the event:

Commando Series through the eyes of Roz McGinty

Mr J Cullen is the Head of Rugby at Sevenoaks School in Kent and is taking on the Commando Series 18 Obstacle 6km course with 70 of his students this week.

We asked him a few questions ahead of the day.

Sevenoaks School Rugby Club Go Commando