Every year at TAAC we host our annual Christmas run - 9 miles of mud, forest trails, rivers and hills that participants love. What better way is there 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. 

Our 2019 event took place on Sunday 22nd December and was a brilliant success, see race results at the bottom of the page.

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.




Please see above link.

Entry is available in advance, on-line only.

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.   


The Torrington Christmas Caper 2021

'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

2019 results to be added soon!

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.