The Chinook Challenge

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Take the Chinook Challenge

Registration for the Chinook Challenge is now closed. Thank you to everyone who has taken part.

For 2023 the RAF Museum is delighted to announce a brand-new Fundraising Challenge! We will be kicking off the season with the Chinook Challenge.

You can choose your distance and aim for 100KM, 200KM or 400KM.  Whether you decide to run, walk, cycle or swim your way to the finish line we will be there to cheer you on. This is a virtual challenge so you can take part anywhere in the world.

The best thing is that you can take your time and go at your own pace. There is no end date! The last date you have to enter the challenge is the 15 December 2023. 

By entering and fundraising for the RAF Museum we can continue to share the incredible stories of our Royal Air Force. We will celebrate and commemorate the stories of those who have flown on Chinook’s like Bravo November, which is now on display at RAF Museum Midlands.

Arguably the most famous aircraft the RAF has flown in the last 40 years, Bravo November is one of the original 30 Chinooks ordered by the RAF for its heavy lifting capability. She was the sole surviving Chinook flown by the RAF during the Falklands campaign. Four of her pilots have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), a remarkable achievement for one aircraft, that brings with it amazing stories of courage and bravery.


How does a Fundraising Challenge work?

Once you sign up to take part, you will automatically be registered with a fundraising page. This will enable you to track your distances, share your adventures with friends on Facebook and fundraise for us.

You don't have to fundraise for us, just entering the challenge is a big way of supporting the Museum.

If you’d like one of our limited-edition Fundraising Chinook Challenge T-shirts, then pledge to raise £50 for us. If you hit £100 then we will send you a one-of-a-kind water bottle as well. 

Once you hit your target distance, we will send you your medal within two weeks. No waiting around!*

The Chinook Challenge will run all year. We will close entries on the 15 December 2023. 

*Please note, for those of you completing the Challenge before the end of January we will send our first medals out on the last week of January so you might have to wait a little longer.

Entry information

Entry costs £20 per person and all proceeds will go towards the RAF Museum (registered charity number 1197541) to enable us to continue telling the story of the RAF and the thousands of service men and women who served in it.  

Our Armed Forces Community (Cadets, serving personnel, veterans, and reservists) will have the chance to enter at a discounted rate of £15.00. 

Those of you taking part overseas will need to choose the “Overseas Entry”, this will include postage to your destination. Please allow extra time for delivery.

Standard Entry


Armed Forces Entry


Standard Overseas Entry **


Armed Forces Overseas Entry**


**must live outside of the UK

 The Medal!

This year we have chosen to become more sustainable. Our amazing wooden medal has been manufactured in the UK by a supplier very close to our RAF Museum Midlands site. 

The Chinook Challenge Medal and exclusive water bottle.  

Fundraising Challenge T-shirt and Water Bottle

If you’d like one of our limited-edition Fundraising Chinook Challenge T-shirts, then pledge to raise £50.00 for us. Once you've hit your fundraising target we will post your t-shirt out with your medal. If you'd like one of our exclusive Chinook Challenge water bottles, pledge to raise £100.00 for us. This will be sent to you with your t-shirt and medal. 

The Chinook Challenge T-Shirt

Fundraising t-shirt size chart can be found by clicking here. 

Other useful information:

Blue logo with the words " The Chinnok Challenge" and an outline of a chinook