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D-Day Challenge

6 June - 20 August 2019

Thursday 6 June - Tuesday 20 August 2019 

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 the 6 June, the day of the landings and you will have until the 20 August to complete it.

D-Day

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 in 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 after the 20 August. 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. You can download a copy of the distance log by clicking here. 

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



Entry is from £20 per person 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.

If you live outside of the UK, we have added some additional charges for postage of the medal. Please select the entry according to the location of your residence. 

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. Sizes range from Small to Extra Large.

More information

If you have a question related to the challenge – please see our FAQ’s page or contact the Museum Public Events team by emailing us at virtualrace@rafmuseum.org

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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