D-Day 76th Anniversary Virtual Race
6th – 30th June 2020
Set to be the single largest virtual running event the military has ever seen!
Military Remote Running (MRR) offers soldiers stationed worldwide and members of the extended Army Family have the opportunity to participate in an exciting virtual event – with 10K, half marathon or marathon options, all to be completed during June 2020 to commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day.
Soldiers, supporters and members of the military family can participate from any outdoor location, in any gym or on any treadmill – whatever their global location.
Results can be compared against those of the same age, gender, military rank and worldwide location.
Choose from marathon (26.2 miles) half marathon (13.1 miles) or 10K (6.21 miles) with virtual routes based on the 1944 campaign – including locations like Sword Beach and Pegasus Bridge.
Those taking part will receive parcels including commemorative finishers medals to mark completion – whatever their worldwide location, via Royal Mail/BFPO.
Registrations to run in the D-Day Race in 2020 are now open.
The race will run from 6th June – 30th June.
You must register by 29th June, and submit your evidence by 30th June to be eligible for a finishers medal and to appear on the official results.
Marathon – £15
Half Marathon – £15
10K – £15
An automatic donation of £5 will be made to the Soldiers’ Charity for every entry into the D-Day race. The Soldiers’ Charity provides financial and practical support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate family.
Please note a small non-refundable admin fee is charged on top of race entry by ACTIVE, who manage our online registration system.
Why Fundraise for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity?
Taking part in this year’s D-Day Race will help us raise vital funds so that all soldiers, veterans and their immediate families should have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and dignity. The overall scale, breath and range of the Charity’s support is vast. We help very young serving families cope with a sudden bereavement or traumatic loss. We provide wide-ranging support to wounded soldiers, many of whom will need increasing financial assistance for decades to come. We provide help with housing, education and training for employment for soldiers and veterans of all ages. We are there for older veterans and their widows or widowers when they find themselves lonely or isolated. In the past year, we have helped 70,000 people in 68 countries across the globe and funded numerous charities and organisations to support the Army family at large.
If you’d like to fundraise for us set up a JustGiving page, you can do so here. If you experience any issues with setting up an account, please let us know and we will be more than happy to help.
We have got lots of resources to get you started, including extra sponsorship forms, information on Gift Aid. We can also post you resources such as sponsorship forms, collection tins, and posters and balloons for your fundraising events. If you need anything simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 02920 726 132.
Submitting Your Results
Submitting your results is easy. Just follow the link in your confirmation email, or click here.
You will need to enter your registration ID (which can be found in the confirmation email you received when signing up), insert your finish time and upload some supporting evidence (a photograph of gym equipment, screenshot from a fitness tracker, link to a GPS activity or a letter of verification from a physical training instructor).
If you can’t find your registration ID, login to your MyEvents profile here using the email address and password you registered with to retrieve it.
If you have any issues verifying your results, contact us at email@example.com.
The Coronavirus crisis has impacted the way we all must live and work.
If you are participating in a virtual MRR challenge, please make sure you check the latest government guidelines for the country you are in before you race as there are new rules on outdoor exercise and social distancing in many countries.
Read our advice here.
Did you take part last year? See previous race results here.
About Military Remote Running (MRR)
The Soldiers’ Charity have been working in close collaboration with events company R4W to develop Military Remote Running (MRR) – an exciting new programme of virtual events and fitness challenges available to members of the military, veterans and their supporters. The events provide an opportunity for soldiers and friends of the military to keep up their fitness whilst on duty or at home, get competitive, win prizes and earn finishers items that can be posted to any worldwide location via Royal Mail/BFPO. We’d love if you could help support the promotion of this exciting new series of events, which will help to raise vital funds for the Soldiers’ Charity through automatic donations at the point of entry – helping to support soldiers, veterans and their immediate families.
There’s plenty on offer, from virtual races to commemorate Armistice and D-Day, to Super Recruit and New Tour Challenges for those new to the military or embarking on tours overseas looking for a motivational physical challenge with a healthy competitive element. The Royal Welsh Challenge gives remote runners the chance to compare their 5K times against the Royal Welsh regiment in the battle to become a #WelshWarrior.
Soldiers and the military family can participate in events from any outdoor location, gym or treadmill from any location across the globe. They can choose to run, ride or row the distance and compare their performance against those of the same age, gender, military rank or location. Participation is verified via a simple online platform.
To find out more, or get signed up to your first event visit militaryremoterunning.co.uk or follow MRR on social media.
Facebook – @MilitaryRemoteRunning
Twitter – @MRREvents
Instagram – @MilitaryRemoteRunning