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- Starts: 04/06/2019 8:00 am
- Ends: 08/06/2019 6:00 pm
Run to Pegasus is an endurance run starting in Tarrant Rushton in the UK, and ending at Pegasus Bridge in Normandy, France. It is held to commemorate the past heroes of the D-Day landings which took place 75 years ago. Because of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the distance of the run will be around 75 miles.
The run is organised by the Veterans Charity. All the money raised for registrations goes for the support of veterans facing hardship and distress.
Take a closer look at the two itineraries from Tarrant Rushton to Portsmouth, and from River Dives to Pegasus Bridge, in the gallery below.
Two important bridges across the Canal de Caen and the Orne river were the first objectives taken by airborne troops in the Normandy campaign. Just after midnight on 6 June 1944 a small detachment of the 6th British Airborne Division surprised the German garrison guarding the bridges. The Pegasus Memorial recalls their bold action and the commitment of the Division in Normandy.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, PHOENIX Running offers different running events alongside the river Thames, from June 6 to June 8, 2019.
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.
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.
Each year since 2007, D-Day Festival Normandy has been offering a program of festive events for the anniversary of the Allied Landings of 6th June 1944. In 2019, for the 13th edition of the D-Day Festival Normandy, the tourist offices of the D-Day Landing Beaches present their area at its best.
By joining the D-Day Cycle Ride the cycling soldiers, who played a part on 6 June 1944, will be commemorated, just as the following Battle of Normandy. The Ride includes all the beaches that were used for the landings and head inland to the key locations that were first to liberated.
The Freedom Ride is an annual liberation festival, but the only way you can join is per bike! While cycling, pass by the historical places in Overijssel that are important for our sense of freedom today. During the tours, ride along with top athletes, people from showbiz and policemen, military and veterans who protect our freedom and democracy today.