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- Starts: 06/06/2019 9:30 am
- Ends: 08/06/2019 3:30 pm
As part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, PHOENIX Running offers different running events alongside the river Thames, from June 6 to June 8, 2019.
All abilities of runners are welcome to participate, since you can choose to run either 5 km or up to an ultra marathon. The only rule is not to exceed the 6 hours limitation.
You can complete as many laps as you would like: just one or many of them. Just remember that everyone who finishes a lap will receive a special medal!
Places are limited so don’t leave it too late before you register.
Re-opened in April 2018, the D-Day Story takes the visitors through the build up to the event, D-Day itself and the Battle of Normandy. The story is told through the perspectives of the people involved using objects, interactives and video. The impressive 83-metre long Overlord Embroidery offers a fantastic finale to the visit.
D-Day is one of the most remembered campaigns of the Second World War. The operation involved troops from Britain, the United States, Canada and several other countries. On 6 June 1944 the Allied forces sailed across the English Channel to begin their campaign to gain victory against the German forces. Planning the invasion was an enormous undertaking.