Redway Runners are proud to announce the launch of our new ‘Run to Remember’ virtual challenge to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War (1914 to 1918)
On the 11th day of the 11th month 1918 WW1 came to an end.
To mark this momentous occasion we will be setting you 11 challenges to complete between 1st and 11th November. Complete at least 4 of these to earn a bespoke medal designed to tastefully mark the event. The challenge must be completed by the 11th hour or the 11th day of the 11th month.
Our challenges will of course be running based, but we will be combining this with a focus on remembrance and education also by visiting some poignant locations around the area.
You can complete the challenges on your own, in a group, or of course on our club runs. All we ask is that you submit photographic evidence of completion of each challenge by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our commemorative challenges are:
- Complete a run visiting at least two war memorials. Our special club and step up rus on Sunday 11th November will be a great way to complete this challenge or visit https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/search?location=milton+keynes&radius=5 for locations of memorials around Milton Keynes
- Complete a run wearing a British Legion poppy
- Complete a run visiting Stoke Hammond, one of the 51 Thankful Villages which lost no men in the First World War. Our Trailfinder run on 10th November will be a great way to complete this challenge
- Scatter some poppy seeds on a run. You can buy a Royal British Legion seed pack at B&Q (please scatter responsibily)
- Complete a run visiting the Armistice Day pillar the MK Rose in Campbell Park. Our step up interval session on 8th November,the Wednesday morning run on 7th November or the gentle step up on 9th November will be including this so a great way to complete this challenge
- Make a donation to the Royal British Legion https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/redwayrunners
- This doesn’t just have to be a run, get out on your bike and ride 11 miles.
- Complete any run of 11 miles, the Friday morning run on 9 November will be another way of doing this. Martin will make it 11 miles for this day.
- Complete a run visiting Staple Hall Road, Fenny Stratford which was the site of Staple Hall which was requisitioned by the army on the 16th August 1914. Our Friday evening social (pub) club run on 9 November will be a great way to complete this challenge
- Complete a run visiting Crawley Road, Woburn which housed a German POW camp.
- Complete a run visiting Mill Mead Hall in Wolverton, this was a drill hall in the first world war and also celebrates its centenary this year
Entry to the challenge costs just £11.11 (entry opens 5 September 2018)
All finishers will get a fantastic bespoke medal to commemorate the event
All profits will be donated to the Redway Runners ‘charity of the year’ Henry Allen Trust
To register please sign up under ‘Events’ via your Redway Runners profile on paysubsonline at https://paysubsonline.com/Login/2BA4A302403BD3AEE99421B64A7583FC.htm
Entries are limited to 150 and are allocated on a first come first served.