Hurricane Challenge tests runners

A ‘virtual’ race that commences on Tuesday 21 April encourages people to run, walk, swim or bike 80K in a location of their choice – and they have exactly 80 days to do so. Participants will have access to a downloadable log sheet to record their 80K before being rewarded with a bespoke, commemorative 80K Challenge medal. As it’s a virtual race, the 80K challenge can be completed anywhere in the world. Online registration is now open and runners from across the UK and as far as Germany and Norway have already signed up. Participants have 80 days until Friday 10 July, poignantly the start of the Battle of Britain, to complete the challenge. RAF Museum’s Ella Hewitt explained, “The Hurricane 80K Challenge is an opportunity for people across the globe to challenge themselves and pay respect to ‘The Few’ who served and lost their lives during the Battle of Britain 80 years ago.”

The annual Spitfire 10K will also be returning to RAF Museum Cosford on Sunday 30 August. All runners will be given the name of a Battle of Britain RAF pilot to wear with their race number, in memory of those who defended our skies during the summer of 1940. Spaces are limited and filling up fast. For further details or to register your place on both races, visit


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