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North Devon goes commando in this tough assault course challenge


Start: Sunday, October 13, 2019

End: Sunday, October 13, 2019


North Molton Sports Ground, EX36 3HG

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Anyone 16+


Sold out!

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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who made Mission:Unbreakable 2019 such an unforgettable day. Your efforts will make a real difference to local people. You've helped those who are facing the end of their life to do so with care and warmth wrapped around them, and with support for their loved ones guaranteed into the future.

Enjoy the photos (see here) and video (see above) from the day as a reminder of what incredible efforts you went to, in order to support local people in their time of need. Huge thanks go to the volunteer photography and video crew for capturing the magic of the event. They are: Martin Pailthorpe, Wayne U'Chong, Sue James, Karolina Andreasova, Becky Payne and Simon Ellery. 

Watch this space for the launch of the 2020 Mission:Unbreakable event. The 2019 edition sold out in record time, so be sure to snap your place up straight away.



What is Mission Unbreakable?

A commando-style course filled with real challenges. You will be tested by mud, fire, water, ice and a range of assault course obstacles you'll need to conquer in order to call yourself an 'Unbreakable.' This year we are pleased to add a host of BRAND NEW OBSTACLES to the course, including the fearsome Travelator, which will be the final test for your weary legs before crossing the finish line. 

Mission:Unbreakable redefines the traditional 'mud run' obstacle course. That's because the course has been designed with the help of Commandos from 24 Engineer Regiment, based at RMB Chivenor, who will also be spread around the course providing plenty of encouragement. Check out the film from the 2018 event for a flavour of what's in store...


North Molton Sports Centre, EX36 3HG.
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 own field kitchen.

Our Sponsors

Mission:Unbreakable would not be possible to stage without our fantastic sponsors. Thank you to all who are supporting the event this year, helping to make it the best ever and raise as much as possible for North Devon Hospice.

As well as our corporate partners, we are grateful to the following event sponsors: The Poltimore inn, SWM Recycling, TP Pumps, Rock and Rapid Adventures, Function Fitness, Greenslade Taylor Hunt Estate Agents, Brewer Harding & Rowe, Mole Valley Farmers, Webbers Estate Agents, Survival Combat Games, North Molton Sports & Community Centre, Anstey Yuong Farmers, Pure Dental Centre, James Electrics, Barnstaple Chiropractic Clinic and Abbymead Support Services.

If you would like to have your business associated with Mission:Unbreakable 2020, then please contact Claire in the hospice fundraising team for more information about our range of sponsorship packages. The event is gaining a huge reputation not only locally, but nationally too. It has gained recognition as one of the best charity events in the whole country, after being nominated as 'Best Fundraising Event' at the Third Sector Excellence Awards 2019.
To have your business associated with this mega event, which makes such a difference to local lives, call 01271 347232 or email


This is not a timed event or a race. 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, including the BRAND NEW OBSTACLES we have lined up for 2020!

Jamie Jewitt, the model and star of ITV's Love Island, came to experience the Mission:Unbreakable course first hand. Here's what he thought of the course:

Your Motivation

Mission:Unbreakable is a sponsored event, and the funds you raise will help North Devon Hospice care for local people who are facing a life-limiting illness such as cancer. With your help, we aim to raise £80,000 together, to fund two nurses on our bedded unit. Those being cared for on our bedded unit have the most severe symptoms, and our nurses help to alleviate pain and increase comfort levels. As a local charity, we can only do this thanks to your support through sponsored events like this.
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. When you register, you'll be asked how you would prefer to raise money, whether that's by raising sponsorship, holding a small fundraising event, or even making a donation (if you find that easier). We'll send you a pack with all the help and tips you'll need to make it as easy as possible.


Mission:Unbreakable 2019 sold out in record time. Therefore, we recommend registering as soon as possible to secure your place. Don't leave it to chance and miss out, like so many did in 2019.
After the incredible popularity of the 2019 event, we are working on opening registration for Mission:Unbreakable 2020 as soon as possible, so people can secure their place early and avoid disappointment.
Of course, your registration fee only covers the cost of staging such a large-scale and complex event. It is the money you raise that will go towards the care provided by North Devon Hospice.

Please note that we cannot administer refunds, transfers or swaps. 

T-shirt sales will not be available on the day, they were only available to purchase when completing your registration. This is the must-have memento, and proof that you have tackled one of the toughest challenges out there! We'll have a brand new design for this year, which we will be excited to release soon. 

Raising money

Mission:Unbreakable is a sponsored event, where all funds raised by those taking part go to North Devon Hospice. There is a suggested minimum target of £50 per competitor, which will be a breeze when we've sent you all the helpful hints and tips you'll need to smash through your target. There are three easy ways to raise money:
1) Raise sponsorship from family and friends (either set up a Just Giving online sponsorship page (or use Virgin Money Giving if you prefer) or download and print a paper sponsor form to pass round your friends, family and colleagues)
2) Hold a small fundraising event, such as a raffle at work or a quiz at the pub. This is an easy way to raise money if you feel you can't ask people for sponsorship (here are some fundraising tips to help you out too!)
3) You could even make a donation, if that's what you felt most comfortable doing
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 at the event, to fund two nurses on our bedded unit. They provide care at the toughest times, right around the clock. Your hospice needs you, so join our front line to support our front line nurses.


Check out the photos from the course at last year's event. It will give you a flavour of the fun you will have, and a sneak peak at some of the obstacles that await you! 

You can also visit our facebook photo albums page for lots more Mission:Unbreakable inspiration from the last five years. Check out our YouTube channel too for more videos from the event

The Obstacles

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...

Commando Warm Ups  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!

Planks And Tyres  MINEFIELD HOP

A leg-draining minefield of tyres for you to hop through

 Riverrush  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!

 Tunnerl Trouble  TUNNEL TROUBLE

Crawling through a low tunnel, against the tide of a river coming in the other direction!


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!

 Haybale Pyramid  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.

 Stakes And Beam  UNDER & OVER

Simple. Haul your body over the high logs, then drop and roll under the low ones.

 Monkey Climb  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!

 Haybale Hurdles  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.

  Fire Run  INFERNO

Just in case you get too cold, we thought you might like to run through some fire to warm up! Aren't we nice!

 Water Slide  ASSAULT SLIDE 

A 40m plunge down a steep field will wake you up if you're feeling lethargic!

 Marsh Mudder  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  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!


Face your fear and pass through our underwater tunnel. Take a deep breath and trust the Commandos to pull you through the other side.

 Hillside Heartbreaker  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  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.

 Netting Nasty  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  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.


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!