Royal Marines to launch Commando experiences

The Royal Marines has teamed up with Matrix Events to create the Commando Series: mass participation events that will give participants a glimpse into the physical life of a soldier.

The course will replicate Royal Marines' training
The course will replicate Royal Marines' training

The first of the series will take place on 14 November at Hever Castle in Kent. More events are planned for 2016 in a variety of "unique and prestigious" venues.

The events will be run and staffed almost exclusively by commandos in order to create an authentic experience. The obstacles in the trail – exact replicas of the Royal Marines’ Endurance, Assault and Tarzan courses - will be built by said soldiers.

Challenges to encounter will include caves, a neck-deep pool and a shear dip. The course runs six kilometres and features fifteen obstacles for 2,000 participants to overcome at each session.

A scaled-down version of the course will also be created for families to tackle together.

Alongside the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, the events have been organised in association with outfitter Buff Headwear and nutritional brands Cherry Active. The Earned Agency has been appointed to handle the event's PR.

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