At a glance
North Devon goes commando in this tough assault course challenge
Start: Sunday, October 15, 2017
End: Sunday, October 15, 2017
North Molton Sports Ground, EX36 3HGView map
£30 (early bird)
With huge thanks to Martin Pailthorpe for this production
THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED!
Massive shout out to all who made Mission:Unbreakable 2017 such a success. More than 600 people took on the formidable course, supported by an army of volunteers and the encouragement of 24 Commando Regiment. Our thanks go to sponsors Toller Beattie, Atlas Packaging and Dryrobe.
We were joined by Jamie Jewitt, star of ITV's Love Island, who took on the course in aid of North Devon Hospice. Here's what her thought of Mission:Unbreakable...
Mission:Unbreakable redefines the traditional 'mud run' obstacle course by adding in a large measure of military. That's because the course has been designed with the help of Commando Engineers from 24 Commando Engineer Regiment, based at RMB Chivenor. They will be on hand to lead you through a Commando warm-up, whilst also providing plenty of encouragement around the course.
Mission:Unbreakable takes place on a specially designed 10km course, which goes through fields, rivers and forests. The terrain is rugged with plenty of hills and mud to make it even tougher. The start and finish point will be North Molton Sports Club, where you can shower after your challenge and enjoy some well-earned refreshment with your fellow 'Unbreakables', specially prepared by army chefs in our field kitchen.
This is not a timed event or a race in any way. This is about surviving the toughness of the course together, helping each other out, and enjoying this unique opportunity to take on such a challenge. There will be obstacles which you can't conquer alone, so stick with others to make sure you get a helping hand when you need it, and make sure you offer the same encouragement to fellow competitors. None of the obstacles are compulsory, and no one will force you to do anything you are not comfortable with. But as this is a day to push yourself to the limits, we are sure you will want to have a really good crack at everything put in front of you.
Come on Unbreakables, let’s raise £80k to support our nurses who travel 80,000 miles across North Devon each year, providing care to our patients and their families!
Mission:Unbreakable, should you choose to accept it, is a test of mind and body, which raises vital funds for North Devon Hospice. We care for local people affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, but as a local charity, we can only do this thanks to your support through events like this. It wil be a mammoth task, so you will find people very willing to sponsor you for your efforts. We'll also send you a tip sheet, with loads of easy ways to hit your target (you can even make a donation yourself if you find it hard to ask for sponsorship). There is a suggested minimum target of £50, and every pound raised from Mission:Unbreakable will help North Devon Hospice care for local people right here in your local community. You can hit this target either by raising sponsorship, by holding a small fundraising event, or by making a donation. When you register, we'll send you a pack with all the help and tips you'll need to make it as easy as possible.
IMPORTANT: If you are entering a team, and want to all run together, all team members must be registered individually. Please then email email@example.com with your team name and the names of all team members - you will all then be given the same start time.
Mission:Unbreakable is a sponsored event, where all funds raised by those taking part go to North Devon Hospice. To set up an online giving page using this link to Virgin Money Giving. (Please note, we recommend using Virgin Money Giving over Just Giving, simply because Virgin charge far smaller fees to the charity). There is a suggested minimum target of £50, and every pound raised from Mission:Unbreakable will help North Devon Hospice care for local people right here in your local community. We are hoping to raise £80,000 to help our nursing teams, who travel 80,000 miles every year, to provide care at home for our patients. Here is a sponsor form and some fundraising tips to help you out too!
Check out some of the obstacles awaiting you. This isn't the full list, it's just to give you a taster of what's in store! Don't forget, none of these will be compulsory, but we're sure you will want to push yourself and tackle everything put in your way...
Suspended high above a tank of icy water, Sky Fall presents you with a single pole to shimmy along upside down.
Dont. Look. Down.
| COMMANDO WARM UP
Get the blood pumping and prepare your body for the immense task that lies ahead. The warm up will be led by Commandos from RMB Chivenor, who will put you through your paces!
| MINEFIELD HOP
A leg-draining minefield of tyres for you to hop through
| RIVER RUSH
This is a wade through waist-deep water. It'll be cold, it'll be slippery and you will be running up stream!
| TUNNEL TROUBLE
Crawling through a low tunnel, against the tide of a river coming in the other direction!
| MUD CRAWL MADNESS
The autumn rain (plus a farmer's tractor!) will have made this stretch of bog especially thick and muddy. Your job is to crawl through it, underneath the barbed wire of course!
| BALE OUT
4 stories of hay bales, towering into the sky, ready for you to drag your aching limbs over. A test for your weary legs.
| UNDER & OVER
Simple. Haul your body over the high logs, then drop and roll under the low ones.
| HANG TOUGH
When your hands are cold and your arms are sore, you'll be asked to engage your upper body strength and shimmy across our monkey bars. Watch out for the muddy landing below!
| HAY HURDLES
These hurdles come thick and fast. And at 4ft high, there is no way you'll be able to clean jump over these hay bales. They just keep coming and coming.
Just in case you get too cold, we thought you might like to run through some fire to warm up! Aren't we nice!
| ASSAULT SLIDE
A 40m plunge down a steep field will wake you up if you're feeling lethargic!
| MARSH MUDDER
A trek through the knee-deep marsh land. A true energy-sapper when you least need it. Whatever you do, don't lose your shoe!
| LOG LOADER
Like Atlas, you must carry the weight of the world (or at least a huge log) on your shoulders. Carry it the required distance before you can continue, you might want teammates to help you!
| SHEEP DIP (OPTIONAL)
Face your fear and pass through our underwater tunnel. Take a deep breath and trust the Commandos to pull you through the other side.
| EARN YOUR STRIPES
A true test of mettle. Scramble to the top of a steep 100-metre slope where a Commando will be waiting to give you one stripe of face paint. Repeat three times to earn your full three stripes and continue the course.
| COMMANDO JUMP
A true leap of faith. Like your parachuting military guides for the day, you'll need to jump from our platform, aiming for the safety of the crash mat below. Listen as they teach you to drop and roll to absorb the impact.
| RANGER CLIMB
With every rung of this wall of netting, you will feel like you are taking one step forward and one step back. Don't lose your footing and remember to keep using your leg muscles.
| RING THE BELL
Ringing a bell is easy. It just so happens that our bell is located at the top of a rope that you will have to climb.
| FREEZING PRIVATE RYAN
They say that an ice bath helps muscle recovery. So the final challenge will be to wade through chest-high water and ice. It's for your own benefit, believe us!