Every year TAAC invites you to take part in our annual Christmas run - 9 miles of mud, forest trails, rivers and hills that we know you love. What better way to kick off Christmas celebrations!

Good vibes, post race puddings, mince pies and mulled wine create one of the most challenging multi-terrain runs in the South West! Our locally renowned caper was previously voted Devon Race of the Year. 

This year's event will take place on Sunday 22nd December - click the button below to enter the 2019 Christmas Caper! 




The Caper is made possible by the generous support of Clinton Devon Estates, Robert Squire and Glen Bealey who kindly allow access to their land. Please run respectfully.


Entry is available in advance, on-line only £13 Unaffiliated/£11 Affiliated * 

Online registration closes midnight Friday 13th December.

Entry on the day, if not sold out £16/14 (TBC)

Registration/number collection starts 9.30 am

Race start time 11 am.

Minimum age on day is 16.

Showers should be available post race.

Torrington Rugby Club are kindly providing bar facilities. 




  • Senior Female

  • Senior Men

  • Vet Female  35+, 45+, 55+

  • Vet Male.    40+, 50+, 60+

Prizes for first three in each category


  • Junior Female   (under 18)

  • Junior Male       (under 18)

 Prize for first in category

For safety reasons and to comply with UK Athletics rules no headphones are to be worn.

Running with dogs is not allowed.

Impaired runners who may wish to take part with their support dog should discuss this in advance with the organisers.

This course is not suitable for wheelchair users.


UK Athletics license pending

 Anyone failing to comply with rules relating to this competition, or with any reasonable instruction by course marshals or event officials will be disqualified from the event and may be prevented from entering future events organised by Torrington AAC.   


*A small non-refundable admin fee is charged on top of our race entries by Full on Sport who manage our online registration software.

The Torrington Christmas Caper - 2019 ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

'It is a great run, so much fun (mostly!) and a fantastic atmosphere. Everyone is friendly despite their pain! And the marshals are all amazing, friendly and encouraging'

"Great event, thanks for putting it on, much better than going to the pantomime"

The results section 

If you have run the Caper, we hope you enjoyed yourself! Please find the results below

For the 2018 results split into age categories please click here. For the 2018 overall standings please click here. 

For the 2017 overall standings, please click here.

For the 2016 results split into age categories, please click here. For the 2016 overall standings please click here.