Commando 9 Miler
Saturday, 12 September 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST)
This is your chance to take on the legendary 9 Miler in "Commando Country" supported all the way by serving and former Royal Marines. This is one of the final tests all Royal Marines complete in order to gain their coveted green beret.
You can choose to run, hike or walk it and choose whether to carry "Commando Kit" (40lbs) or "Survival Kit" - whatever you choose you will discover a little of what it feels like to be a Royal Marine!
Included in your fee:
On-going training, preparation and fundraising advice and support
Briefing Emails including sponsorship forms and fundraising guide
Royal Marines to support you on the Commando 9 Miler
Post-event Curry, Pint and Awards
Not included in your fee:
Travel to and from home to the event
Guest entry. However, guests can attend the Awards ceremony at a cost of £20 which also entitles them to be at the finish line to welcome you
parking on site or transport from your hotel to the site (nominal fee charged)
Training & Safety
Commando 9 Miler is a physical and psychological challenge and we take your safety and enjoyment very seriously. We provide you with training videos on our YouTube channel and our regular training ideas on Twitter and Facebook.
Prior to the Commando 9 Miler, we hold a compulsory safety briefing. On the route, we have first aid and medical cover and ask that at all times you comply with the instructions of our staff team.
Commando 9 Miler is raising funds for the Commando Spirit Appeal for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. We think of the event as a dual challenge; to complete the Commando 9 Miler and raise life changing sums for Royal Marines and their families in need.
We ask all participants to set their own fundraising target and most people set their target at £500 or more.
Please remember that this is an endeavour target and also that you have until three months after the event to reach the target you set – we don’t send the boys round if you miss your target but we are miffed if you don’t give it your best shot. It is a fundraising challenge after all!
We are here to support you every step of the way – we can’t do the fundraising for you but we can give you ideas and advice from people who have raised serious sums of money in the past.
We will set up a JustGiving page for you online and help you to personalise it.
We also help you to get the word out to potential supporters; we provide you with advice on publicity and PR and include your photo, a short profile and a link to your JustGiving fundraising page, on the Commando Spirit participant page.
Four of the questions we get asked most often are:
What time do I have to do the event in?
It is up to you. You can choose to do the event in Marine time (under 90mins) or at your own pace (under 4hrs).
What weight do I have to carry?
It is up to you. You can choose to carry Commando Weight (40lbs) or Survival Weight (we give you a recommended kit list for a day in the Scottish Highlands)
What if I don’t think I can fundraise?
We ask everyone to set a fundraising target and most people set it at £500 or more. Don’t worry this is an endeavour target and we do not send the boys round if you miss it but we are miffed if you don’t put in your best effort – Commando 9 Miler and all the events in the Commando Spirit Series are fundraising events after all!
Do I enter as a team or an individual?
You can enter on your own or in a team, and your teams can be any number from three upwards! You should crack on and enter, and then get anyone you want to be part of your team to enter when they are ready. At some point just send us an email to let us know who is going to be in the team.
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