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.
Entry is available in advance, on-line only and is usually around £13 Unaffiliated/£11 Affiliated *
Online registration closes about a week before the caper.
Entry on the day, if not sold out, is always a little more expensive so make sure you book!
Minimum age on day is 16.
Showers should be available post race.
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 - Please note this event has been cancelled for December 2020.
'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 2017 overall standings, please click here.