The Challenge

Are you ready to show your courage for those that risk their all?

Are you prepared to give your support to those who give their all?

Take on one of the Commando Spirit challenge events this year and you can do just that!

Register your interest

Ever fancied taking on a real life Royal Marine test? Well now you can and raise serious sums for Commandos and their families in need.

You can Survive The Yomp, Take Leap or Escape The Dunker, you can take on any of the four Commando Tests including the Assault Course, Endurance Court, 9 Mile Speed March or 30 Mile Yomp all at the original training grounds of the Commandos. You can take part in the inaugural Commando Games in September and experience all things Commando including heritage trails and talks, Commando scran and camouflage and survival training!

And you can take part in one, two or all of the Challenges so long as you can reach the fundraising target for each.

You wil be supported in your fundraising by a team of expert fundraisers, get to meet and take part in the challenge alongside our Royal Marines and you will learn first hand about the Commando Spirit qualities of Courage, Determination, Unselfishness and Cheerfullness in the face of adversity.

what is there not to like?

Register your interest to join the action here.



“The Commando Spirit "Escape" and "The Leap" are perfect for me and I am going to take on both. I have a busy life with no time to train but want to challenge myself and take on something unique with the WOW factor that will make my sponsors want to support me.” 

Natasha Brook-Walters | RBC 





You are going to face the gruelling 30 mile hike across rough terrain all Royal Marines have to complete as the final test before they earn their green beret.

Mud, sweat and tears this is not for the faint hearted. Do you have what it takes to train for it, complete it and survive? Do you have what it takes to Survive The Yomp?

You can take part in this annual event on the 10th September 2016. You'll be supported by the Royal Marines as you aim to Survive The Yomp - mirroring the famous 30 miler that tests the physical and mental endurance of every Royal Marine. If you're looking for the ultimate challenge for yourself or your team - then you've found it!

Will you enter as part of a team or as an individual participant to take part and raise serious sums for the Commando Spirit Appeal?

Join the action here.



The Commando Spirit Take The Leap challenge is no ordinary abseil! Past locations include a descent from Western Europe's tallest skyscraper - The Shard - as well as exhilarating abseils from iconic St Pancras Station, Twickenham Stadium and the Titan Crane.

The next Commando Spirit Take The Leap event will take place on June 5th 2016 at the Titan Crane - discover more on Eventbrite.


Your helicopter crashes at sea. You sink upside down. Could you escape? Every Royal Marine Commando knows how to make an underwater escape. As part of their gruelling training to earn their green beret, they must survive 'The Dunker' - a simulator which recreates a helicopter crash at sea. It's so real - it's terrifying.

In November 2015, twenty people took on and beat the Dunker raising significiant sums for the Commando Spirit Appeal. Do you have what it takes to join them when we repeat the challenge?

The date for the next Escape The Dunker will be in November 2017 and the exact date and location will be confirmed at the end of 2016.


OUR participants

Check out the people who are stepping up to the challenge. You can join them!


Serving and former Royal Marines who are training and supporting our recruits. Meet them here.

Our sponsors

Thank you to our corporate sponsors who share our vision and are working along side us. Meet our sponsors here.


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How to support us

You can take part in the Commando Spirit Challenge Series, become a corporate sponsor or individual ambassador, donate an auction prize, sponsor a brave Commando Spirit Challenge participant or attend a fundraising event! Find out more here.