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D-Day Challenge

6 June - 20 August 2019

£20.00 per participant

Take part in the D-Day Challenge to mark 75 years since this decisive event in RAF history!

D-Day

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we are challenging you to walk, run, jog, swim or bike 75K in 75 days. The Challenge will start from 6 June, the day of the landings and you will have until the 20 August to complete it.

11,590 Allied aircraft, 23,400 airborne troops, 14,674 sorties flown by allied aircraft during the D-Day landings so we are asking you to complete this challenge memory of this remarkable logistical achievement. These numbers demonstrate the remarkable Allied effort of the D-Day landings, as well as the loss.

This commemorative challenge is virtual which means you can complete it anywhere in the world. Once you have signed up to complete the D-Day Challenge, we will send you a record sheet so you can keep track of your distances.

After you have completed the distance then you just submit your log and we will post you an exclusive D-Day Challenge medal. We will release images of the medal very soon.

There is no minimum age for this challenge – but we do recommend under 16’s are accompanied by an adult!

You will have until Tuesday 20 August to submit your distance log, and we will send all medals out in the following weeks.

We would love to hear from you during the challenge! Tag us in your pictures on Twitter and Instagram at #DDayChallenge

                                       

Entry costs £20.00 per person (booking fee applies) and all proceeds will go towards the RAF Museum (registered charity number 244708) to enable us to continue telling the story of the RAF and the thousands of service men and women who served in it. 

All medals will be sent to the one address, if you would like them sent to different addresses, please complete a separate entry for each participant.

T-shirt

You can purchase a souvenir t-shirt to be delivered with your medal following the end of the challenge. T-shirts are £12.00 per person (booking fee applies). Sizes range from Small to Extra Large.

Click here to purchase a T-shirt 

More information

If you have a question related to the challenge – please contact the Museum Public Events team by emailing us at virtualrace@rafmuseum.org

You will receive your medal after you have completed the challenge and emailed in your distance log.

T-shirts and Medals will be posted out to all challengers after the 20 August 2019. Please ensure you submit your Distance Log by the 31 August at the latest.


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