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Hurricane 80K Challenge

21 April - 10 July 2020


The Hurricane 80K Challenge Logo
Take part in the Hurricane 80K Challenge to mark 80 years since the Battle of Britain took place in our skies! 

To commemorate this significant anniversary, we are challenging you to walk, run, jog, swim, row or bike 80K in 80 days. The Challenge will start from the 21 April, and you will have until the 10 July (the start of the Battle of Britain) to complete it. Our challenge is virtual which means you too can participate and complete the challenge from anywhere in the world. After you have completed the 80K then you just submit your log and we will post you an exclusive Hurricane 80K Challenge medal.

The Hurricane, often under-valued in importance in comparison to the Spitfire, played an influential role in protecting Britain from the Luftwaffe during the summer of 1940. We thought we would give this amazing aircraft the spotlight it deserves. 

This challenge can also be completed anywhere in the world!  During the Second World War  RAF Fighter Command  had pilots sign up from all over the Commonwealth and occupied Europe. They came from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, South Africa, France and Poland to fly and fight. 

So join us, wherever you live, and challenge yourself to complete 80K in 80 days! 

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 XX Large, choose your size when entering the challenge. 

The Hurricane 80K Challenge T-shirt

Entry 
Standard Entry (UK): £20.00**
Standard Entry (UK) with a souvenir t-shirt: £32.00**
For those taking part in the challenge in Europe an extra £2.50 will apply for postage, those taking part outside of Europe and UK and extra £4.50 will apply to entry.

**Please note that entry fees are subject to a booking fee.

All proceeds will go towards the RAF Museum to enable us to continue telling the story of the RAF and the thousands of service men and women who served in it.


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How to track your 80K...
Once you have signed up to the Hurricane 80K Challenge, all you will need to do is download the Distance Log This document will allow you to keep track of all the runs, walks, jogs or swims that you will do to reach the 80K target.

Just use your Strava, Garmin or Google Maps App to track the distance, and then add it to the form. Once completed you will have until Friday 17 July to submit your distance log.


Useful information
We will be sending medals out in the weeks following the 17 July 2020, so please note that if you complete your 80K early and submit the distance log it will not receive your medal before the 10 July.

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

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

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


Share with us!

We would love to hear from you during the challenge! Tag us in your pictures on Twitter and Instagram at #Hurricane80KChallenge 


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