Who Are We?

The 'Goppin' Challenge is a Trail Run designed and run by a team of serving and former Royal Marines. Do you have what it takes to takes?

What is the 'Goppin' Challenge?

The 'Goppin' Challenge, where possible, aims to use as much of mother nature herself! Our courses include lakes, bogs, streams, tunnels, mud & clay. Absolutely NO man-made obstacles! We operate in any climate, no matter what!

Why do it?

Our aims are simple, to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity and to provide tough...but fun courses for our competitors.

When will it be?

Our events will take place at different stages throughout the year, keep an eye on our website and social media channels for our most recent, up to date news!

Our chosen charity

'We are the Royal Marines' chosen charity and we exist to give a lifetime of support to The Royal Marines Family. Our mission is to provide support, advice and friendship to serving and retired Royal Marines, their families, those who aspire to join and those with close links to our corps.'

We actively encourage all competitors (or spectators!) to help raise much needed funds for our chosen charity! This can all be done via www.justgiving.com or by using our sponsorship forms further down the page!
Please bring print out of sponsorship raised or cash on the day to help us confirm total amount raised!

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Register for an event

Entry fee includes the following:

'Goppin' Challenge Bespoke T-Shirt

Bottled drinking water for all finishers

1x Hot drink (Tea/Coffee)



Combe Sydenham Country Park

Monksilver, Somerset, TA4 4JG

Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to purchased wave time.

By registering you agree to the waiver and rules of the event, which you can download below. Please bring Race Confirmation and photo ID for each person on the day.


Frequently Asked Questions

"What should I bring to the 'Goppin' Challenge?"

  • Shoes - Normal running shoes
  • Clothes - Lightweight clothing that dries quickly! Also, a spare change of clothes for after the event!
  • Please bring your Race Confirmation and photo ID on the day.

"Do I need to be fit to complete a 'Goppin' Challenge?"

The 'Goppin' Challenge™ is designed to test both physical and mental toughness, working individually or part of a team to complete our courses will take both! Team-work is a must throughout many of our obstacles, so the bigger your team, the easier it may be! You will need to be of an average fitness to take part - however, do not be put off as you will be helped through by other competitors!

"Is there an age limit?"

We have a minimum age limit of 16 years old, no maximum age limit whatsoever!

"Can I get a refund?"

Sorry, as per company policy, we do not offer refunds, nor partial refunds in any circumstances. we do however, offer ticket transfers! This can all be done through your Eventbrite booking!

"Is it free entry for spectators?"

Yes! All spectators can watch our events for free!

"Are there changing facilities?"

Yes! There is male and female changing facilites within the start/finish area.

"Can I run as a team or individual?"

Either! We do recommend running as a team though...for moral support during those dark times!

"Can I skip obstacles?"

Yes, no problem! Skip any obstacles that you do not want to complete!

"Raising money for charity?"

If you would like to use this event as a charity fundraiser, then this can all be done via www.justgiving.com & linking to our chosen charity or alternatively by using the sponsor form found on this sitePlease bring a print out of monies raised on the day

"Do you have trained medical staff?"

Yes, we use trained medical staff to cover for any emergencies at all of our events. You're in safe hands!

"Is there a Bag Drop?"

Yep! We offer a self service bag drop within the start/finish area. Please note - all items are left at owners risk


"Brilliant day! Turbo goppin' but great fun. Lots of lovely people helping around the course too! Defo signing up for next years bring it on....!"

Tanya - Participant

"Hard work!!!....great place and course, well done all that organised it. I hate hill's now...!"

Alison - Participant

"A must' event for your calendar if you like mud, water and tough running..."

Joe - Participant

"It was hard graft but amazing scenery and a well thought out course! Really well organised!..."

Emma - Participant

"Stunning race venue, incredible terrain and a wicked fun race..."

Andrew - Participant

"Absolutely loved Goppin! Lots of mud & water! I was completely shattered at the end but such a fun day & amazing venue with lots of natural obstacles"

Melanie - Participant


Follow us on Social Media!

Follow us on Social Media!

Keep up to date and in touch via our Social Media Pages! See photos, promotions and chat with other troops!

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Fancy Helping us out?

Fancy Helping us out?

Fancy donating some of your time to help us successfully run the Goppin' Challenge? We offer free food, warm drinks and entry to our next event if you do! Just select the Free marshal/Volunteer ticket option!

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Please print & use this form should you wish to help out this fantastic charity! Our aim is to raise at least £10 per competitor...please help us achieve that!

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Our Sponsors

Atkins & Co

Royal Marines

ware's The Scone At

Katie White - Official Event Photographer

Cotleigh Brewery

Bearclaw Meats

Online Shop

Contact Us

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