Following the success of the VJ Day virtual race in 2020, we return for a second consecutive year. This time out, we are marking 76 years since the day that brought World War II to and end and peace to millions.
To commemorate this important anniversary this year, you’ll have to go the extra mile. We are launching the VJ Day 76 Anniversary Challenge.
The challenge will officially begin on 15th July and end of 15th August 2021, giving you just one month to clock your 76 miles. It’s not an easy task, but it will be great to honour this special day with hard work, grit and determination.
Would War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries. Sparked by the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland, the war was fought for six years until the Allies defeated Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945. An estimated 71,000 soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth died in the war against Japan, including more than 12,000 prisoners of war who died in Japanese captivity.
August 15th marks Victory of Japan Day – the end of all hostilities in World War II. While peace arrived in Europe in May 1945, those fighting in the Far East continued until Japan’s surrender in the wake of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs.
We have a magnificent themed bespoke medal for everyone who completed this challenge.
We would love for you to join us in this challenge for 2021.
What is a virtual challenge?
This is a virtual challenge, which means you can take part anywhere in the world, in your own time and at your own pace. This also includes treadmill runs/walks.
How do I take part?
It's easy to take part, once you have booked, we will send you a step-by-step guide and a logbook to keep track of your progress.
Simply enter the virtual event and we’ll send you a welcome email with details of how you submit your results. Over race weekend, capture your run / walk on your favourite tracking device and email it to us along with your epic finishers selfie and we will feature you in the selfie gallery!
If you don’t have an activity tracking device you can still take part, just email your finishing time to us and you will still get your medal.
A note about medal delivery:
Our medal designs are all unique and made bespoke for each event. Please be aware that medals will be dispatched approximately 4-5 weeks after the closing date of the race/challenge. We email all our participants when they have been posted to you.