• 10.00am - 5.30pm
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  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

In the Footsteps of Our Forces

In the Footsteps of Our Forces
Get your marching boots on and join our challenge to show your support for those who serve and help keep their stories alive.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, the National Army Museum, the Royal Air Force Museum and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are joining forces for a challenge that kicks off on Monday 20 June, Armed Forces Week.

Choose your distance – 10km, 25km or 50km – and join hundreds of others across the country running, walking, cycling or even swimming their way to the finish line.

This challenge is virtual which means you can participate and complete it from anywhere in the world. You can start marching on Monday 20 June, Armed Forces Week, and have until Sunday 3 July to complete.

Every person who enters will be sent a one-of-a-kind medal to commemorate your achievement, which will be posted out to you after the event has ended.

The money from your entry will go towards the three museums, and the CWGC Foundation, which are all registered charities. All four charities preserve the history of the Armed Forces and inspire with stories of sacrifice and courage. Your support will help us continue to tell the stories of those who served and are still serving in the Armed Forces.

    In the Footsteps of Our Forces medal and t-shirt


    Entry to the virtual challenge is £20.00* per person and all proceeds will go towards the RAF Museum, National Museum of the Royal Navy, National Army Museum and the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation, all of which are registered charities.

    We are offering discounted entry of £15.00* for our Armed Forces Family (including veterans, cadets, serving personnel and their families).

    If you enter with 5 or more friends or family members, you will be eligible for a 10% discount on tickets. If you are a group of 10 or more, a 15% discount will apply. Tickets must be purchased at once, and they will be emailed to one address.

    There is no age limit for those taking part, but we advise that all children are accompanied by an adult.

    * includes booking fee

    How does the virtual challenge work?

    In 4 easy steps, this is how you complete your virtual challenge:

    1. Purchase your entry (and a t-shirt if you like)
    2. Download our distance log, or be ready with a route tracking app
    3. Run, walk, swim or cycle your distance
    4. Submit your final distance online by Friday 23 July

    Purchase a souvenir t-shirt

    You can purchase a souvenir t-shirt to be delivered with your medal following the end of the virtual challenge.

    T-shirts are £15.00 per person and sizes range from X Small to XXX Large.

    In the Footsteps of Our Forces t-shirt


    Your entry is an amazing message of support for us, and enables us to continue sharing the stories of our Armed Forces. But if you would like to support the three museums and Commonwealth War Graves Commission with an additional donation, you will be able to do so when you purchase your ticket. There is an option to add a donation amount of £5.00, £10.00 or £20.00 as part of the entry process.

    All income from tickets and donations will be split equally between the four organisations.

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