VE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY RUN.

VIRTUAL RUN TOUR.

As part of the VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations, we planned to host a special VE Day Run Club on Sunday, May the 10th. However, this is no longer possible due to the current lockdown.

Therefore, the team have put together a virtual route and tour for you to take part in over the anniversary weekend! This is something not to be missed.

The special route goes past many war memorials and places of significance for the VE 75th Anniversary.

EVENT DETAILS.

At each memorial 'checkpoint' you will be able to access a link to a short video and presentation on the memorial. This can be your short break or you can listen on the move.

For those not in London or where it is not practical to complete this route, we will have segments that represent the same distance between each memorial. When you have hit the segment distance, you can then watch and listen to the video presentation on that memorial. So, based on the 'memorials' and information below, you can see distances between each. You would watch video 1 and then run 1.9km to watch video 2, then 2.75km to watch video 3 and so on.

You can join the routes anywhere you like, just see the digital map for what the memorials are at each point. It's very flexible. On the map link (provided by mapometer) you will see pin drops and exclamation marks for the important points along the way. These correspond with each of the memorials listed below. Therefore, when you reach one, click on the map to see what it is and then watch the corresponding video.

Important notice: We must stress that this run is to be taken part in alone or with people of your own household and you must stick to the government social distancing guidelines at all times. It can be completed night or day when you would usually go for your daily exercise. Please do not arrange to meet any other members along the way. Please do not travel to take part in this, if you would usually run this kind of distance around this area then fantastic. If not, please make use of the segments we have created for you to do at your usual run location.

Please take photos and videos of yourself on the way and share on social media.

NOTE: VIDEOS WILL BE ACTIVE FROM 7AM TOMORROW. THIS EVENT CAN BE COMPLETED ANYTIME OVER THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

ROUTES.

SHORT

5KM

POINT 3-12 

INTERMEDIATE

10KM

POINT 1 - 12

FULL ROUTE

15KM

POINT 1 - 12 - 1

MEMORIALS.

0. 

WELCOME!

A WELCOME AND INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

1. 

THE CHURCHILL ARMS

START POINT

GOOGLE MAPS LINK

2.

CHURCHILLS HOUSE BLUE PLAQUE

1.9KM FROM THE START

GOOGLE MAPS LINK

3.

LOCATION OF Z BATTERY ANTI-AIRCRAFT

2.75KM FROM POINT 2 

 

4.65KM FROM START

GOOGLE MAPS LINK

4.

FIND THE D DAY TREE - EYES DOWN

1.1KM FROM POINT 3

1.1KM FROM POINT 3

 

5.75KM FROM THE START

GOOGLE MAPS LINK

5.

STATUE OF EISENHOWER & ROOSEVELT

0KM FROM POINT 4

1.1KM FROM POINT 3

 

5.75KM FROM THE START

GOOGLE MAPS LINK

6.

CHURCHILL AND ROOSEVELT STATUE ALLIES MEMORIAL

0.95KM FROM POINT 5

2.05 FROM POINT 3

6.7KM FROM THE START

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7.

SIR KEITH PARK RAF FIGHTER COMMAND

1.1KM FROM POINT 6

3.1KM FROM POINT 3

 

7.8KM FROM THE START

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8.

CABINET WAR ROOMS

0.6KM FROM POINT 7

3.75KM FROM POINT 3

8.4KM FROM THE START

CABINET WAR ROOMS

9.

CHURCHILLS ADDRESS ON VE DAY

0.3KM FROM POINT 8

4.05KM FROM POINT 3

 

8.7KM FROM THE START

GOOGLE MAPS LINK

10.

ROYAL TANK CORPS MEMORIAL

0.6KM FROM POINT 9

4.65KM FROM POINT 3

 

9.3KM FROM THE START

GOOGLE MAPS LINK

11.

BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL

0.6KM FROM POINT 10

5.25KM FROM POINT 3

9.9KM FROM THE START

GOOGLE MAPS LINK

12.

CHURCHILLS STATUE

0.3KM FROM POINT 11

5.55KM FROM POINT 3

10.2KM FROM THE START

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