United Kingdom and Normandy - RUN TO PEGASUS

United Kingdom and Normandy
Tuesday 4.6.2019
From 11:00
Thursday 6.6.2019
Up to 0:16
United Kingdom and Normandy
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50 Participant
We will be staging an incredible event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019.

On 4th June 2019, exactly 193 sponsored runners will set off from Tarrant Rushton Airfield in Dorset and run 62 miles to Portsmouth where they will board a ferry to Normandy before running the final 3 miles along the Caen Canal towpath to the legendary Pegasus Bridge, arriving at precisely 0016hrs, 75 years to the minute since 181 men of 2 Oxf & Bucks LI arrived on the bridge in the opening minutes of D-Day, tasked with seizing this vital location and holding it until the beach forces landed and relieved them. Their operation was the spearhead of the entire invasion and was pivotal the success of D-Day!

This very special event will be launched well in advance of the date and entries will be strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

We need 193 sponsored runners to replicate the Coup de Main plus the RAF pilots and co-pilots who flew the Halifax Bombers towing the Horsa gliders to their destination. Each runner must raise a minimum of £1000 for The Veterans Charity.

Entries will be opening soon!

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