5K Obstacle Run

Distance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 2.9 miles

A farm next to South Milton Beach, is planning to help beat bowel cancer with a lung-busting encounter, inviting runners to take on an Obstacle Run for local charity Bowel Cancer West’ (BCW).  The run takes place on Saturday the 29th of September 2018 and registration is now open. Visit www.bowelcancerwest.com to confirm your place.  Entrants must be 16 and over.  Entry fee will be refunded to participants raising over £100 for the charity and everyone will receive a free T-shirt and medal. Spectators welcome and local food and drink stands on site.

Monkey bars, ice baths, cargo nets, a straw pyramid and a water-slide are just some of the challenges lined up as participants are showered with brightly coloured paint along a 5-kilometre course!

Retired farmer, David Darke and his Grandson Tom, who manages Trendwell Farm (4 miles from Kingsbridge), were keen to host a big event for the charity that David co-founded in 2009 following his own scare with bowel cancer:  David said: “I was lucky to survive this disease, thanks to an early diagnosis and some excellent care at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.  David added: “With few events like this in the local area, it will also be a hell of a lot of fun for participants!”

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