D-day 80th Anniversary 80km Challenge

D-day 80th Anniversary 80km Challenge

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The D-Day 80th Anniversary Challenge


The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 was the largest seaborne invasion in history. Along with the associated airborne operations, it marked the beginning of the liberation of France and western Europe.

D-Day was a monumental campaign to rid Europe of Nazi horror, and the 80th anniversary of this remarkable operation deserves the recognition and gratitude of our country.
The beaches were given the code names UTAH, OMAHA, GOLD, JUNO, and SWORD. The invasion force included 7,000 ships and landing craft manned by over 195,000 naval personnel from eight allied countries. Almost 133,000 troops from the United States, the British Commonwealth, and their allies, landed on D-Day.
This medal is one of our finest we have ever produced, finished with chrome silver and gold, weighing a heavy 108g. It displays the names of the 5 beaches, along with the flags of the allied forces, its a great memento of the anniversary. The virtual tracking map travels 80km along the landing beaches of Normandy.
20% of every entry will be donated to a military charity of your choice, please see the bottom of the listing for details.

Run/walk, cycle, swim, wheelchair, or a combination of any, 80km, moving along our Virtual tracking map, Complete this challenge at a time and place that suits your schedule  to receive your exclusive medal. 

What is a virtual challenge?  A virtual challenge can done from any location you choose. You can run, jog, walk, cycle, swim, use a wheelchair - whatever you choose and however you choose to complete a distance.  There is no restriction on discipline.  We aim to be as inclusive as impossible. 


Submitting and Claiming your Medal

You will be emailed a separate link / web page when you sign up, to upload your progress as and when you want to.  Your medal will be sent as soon as you 'complete the map' *please email us at racethedistance@gmail.com if your link doesn't arrive.

Checking Your Progress

We have a real-time results system with instant tables, sort-able by age, gender and Country.   We also have live tracking 'journeys' with fully interactive maps for our annual and seasonal longer challenges!

All the routes follow real life roads and trails, target the next town along on the map,  pass landmarks, cross countries, it's going to be fun!

Strava Connect

Uploading your progress could not be easier with our challenges allowing you to upload activities direct from Strava.  Do not worry if you do not have Strava, as you can also add activities manually.

Personalised Downloadable Certificate

Each competitor will receive a downloadable personalised challenge certificate with details of their results included


The donation will be split between SSAFA, RBL, Help for Heroes, CWGC, and War paws, if you would like to select another, please email us with your nominated charity.

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