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D DAY 77
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Join us for the whole month of June to mark the 77th anniversary of D-Day!
We have a virtual challenge for the whole family to mark the ocassion.
77 Miles in a month (to be completed in one or more activities)
D-Day Dash: Marathon (to be completed in one activity)
D-Day Dash: 1/2 Marathon (to be completed in one activity)
D-Day Dash: 10K (to be completed in one activity)
D-Day Dash @ The Beach (to be completed in one activity and exclusively all on a beach of your choice)
Run, walk or shuffle between 5K and 77 miles in June for a limited bespoke D Day medal an challenge ribbon. You have an entire month to complete the 77 miles but the other 4 distances must be completed in just one activity. You can choose to run or walk anywhere you wish. Your route and your speed and with whoever you like, whilst maintaining social distancing and keeping within the current guidelines.
The 5K however has a twist. The entire 5K must be run on a beach, comprising of laps or one long stretch dependant on what size beach you choose to run on. This is a little tribute and nod to the soldiers who landed on those French beaches 77 years ago.
D-Day was on the 6th June 1944. It was the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare. The statistics of D-Day, codenamed Operation Overlord, are staggering. The Allies used over 5,000 ships and landing craft to land more than 150,000 troops on five beaches in Normandy. These beaches were Utah, Omaha, Sword, Juno and Gold. The landings marked the start of a long and costly campaign in North-West Europe, which ultimately convinced the German high command that defeat was inevitable. By the end of the day, the Allies had established a foothold along the coast and could begin their advance into France.
It was a final bid to liberate France from the Nazis, but on July 10th the German army fought back to fight one of the fiercest battles the war had seen at a site called ‘Hill 112’. Because so many Cornish men died during the battle, the hill became known as ‘Cornwall Hill’ and the Because so many Cornish men died during the battle, the hill became known as ‘Cornwall Hill’ and this is the reason for the quote on the medal:
"HE WHO COMMANDS HILL 112, COMMANDS NORMANDY!"
(You can find out more about D-Day in the pre event information to be sent on entering)
50% of your entries goes to REORG.
Here's a little info about this incredible charity:
When service personnel transition out of the military they leave behind a life of structure, purpose and camaraderie. For many former service personnel this can be a very difficult time, especially if they are also suffering the after-effects of physical and psychological trauma, which is the case for all too many of them.
This is where REORG comes in. Royal Marine's C/Sgt Sam Sheriff started REORG to give drive and purpose to people that suffer this struggle. They help them overcome their challenges through learning a new, difficult and incredible rewarded martial art. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
REORG is a registered charity based in England. CEO and Founder Sam Sheriff, (along with Trustees Mark Ormrod, Tom Hardy and Trent Scanlen) are embarking on an ambitious plan to help thousands of their family throughout the world.
Hopefully we can give a little towards their mission to help former servicemen and women cope with life after service.
BESPOKE BIB NUMBER
1ST, 2ND & 3RD ON THE 77 MILE OPTION ONLY
EVENT SNOOD (OPTIONAL EXTRA)
EVENT HOODY (OPTIONAL EXTRA)
DETAILED PRE EVENT GUIDE
EXCLUSIVE INVITE TO EVENT'S FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUP
RACE DIRECTOR SUPPORT FOR EVENT