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The Virtual Spitfire 10K

Date and time

Saturday
27/08/2022
12:00 am

Thursday
15/09/2022
11:59 pm

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 01797 229955

Event Location

This is a 'Virtual Run' - complete it anywhere.

Event ID#

7916

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Event Description

Chocks away! Get ready for the Virtual Spitfire 10K!

The Virtual Spitfire 10K is back! Tailor your race experience to fit your schedule and abilities – a great opportunity for runners from all over the UK, and across the world to run in honour of a Battle of Britain pilot and support the RAF Museum.

After the incredible feedback and support in 2021, we are excited to announce that the Virtual Spitfire 10K will take place again in 2022 between 27 August and 15 September. You are invited to be part of this incredible event and challenge yourself whilst supporting the RAF Museum. A race for everyone – whether you are a regular runner or would like to try something new!

In 2021, more than 700 runners signed up for the Virtual Spitfire 10K. Our runners joined us from the UK, Europe, South America, the USA, New Zealand, India and the UAE and helped us share the stories of bravery and ingenuity of those who fought during the Battle of Britain, and for posting your own inspiring stories and photos.

The virtual race allows you to tailor the racing experience to fit your schedule and ability. You can choose to start the race on race day at 10:00am for a real race experience; or run the entire distance at some point over the weekend. If running 10K is not for you, why not split the distance into a few runs; or maybe go on a long walk, row or a cycle. You have until 15 September, the Battle of Britain Day to complete the challenge.

Your support for this event enables the RAF Museum, a registered Charity, to tell the inspiring stories of RAF personnel, just like The Few – the courageous Battle of Britain Pilots and Crew who fought in the skies above Britain in 1940.

Dates

Saturday 27 August – Thursday 15 September 2022

Tickets

Tickets will be available form the 18 November 2021.

  • Standard Entry: £22.50 
  • Discounted Entry*: £20.50 

*Members of Armed Forces Personnel will be asked to enter details to receive the discount 

Additional costs to cover packaging and postage will apply for runners that join our virtual race from abroad.

Please note that booking fee is applicable when booking entry to the Spitfire 10K race online.

Entry Information

For the virtual race, there is no minimum age– but we do recommend under 16’s are accompanied by an adult whilst running.

Virtual Community

Become part of our virtual Spitfire 10k Facebook community where you can read tips and tricks to motivate yourself to get moving. Why not share running routes, hikes and dog walks. It’s a great opportunity to share photos or simply talk to like-minded runners? Click here to join to community on the Facebook Group

Run with The Few!

Our Roll of Honour cards are one of the most popular elements of the race. They enable you to carry the name of a Battle of Britain serviceman with you on your run. You will receive your Roll of Honour Card with your race pack in early August, so that you have enough time to research the incredible life of ‘your’ serviceman and share their stories.

Whether you talk to your family and friends or share their stories on social media – we want you to get involved and keep their memory alive!

Raise £100 and receive your Spitfire 10K running top for free!

Help us further honour those who defended our skies during the Battle of Britain by fundraising for the Museum. Pledge to raise £100 and you will receive your Spitfire 10K running top for free. With your help, we are hoping to reach a fundraising target, in addition to your entry, of £10,000 - £1,000 for every kilometre you will be running! 

£10,000 could provide our Access and Learning team with the resources to deliver three hundred Battle of Britain workshops to over 10,000 children, ensuring the stories, like those of the pilots whose name you will be wearing on your Roll of Honour card on race day, are shared with future generations.

Each year, the Access and Learning team welcome over 60,000 learners.  They deliver an incredible 1,500 workshops to over 400 different schools including over 60 Special Education Needs schools. Despite the impact of the pandemic, the team have continued to engage with schools and have developed a whole new online learning programme, providing virtual workshops to ensure that we continue to be able to engage the younger generations and share the story of the RAF.

As a registered charity, we rely heavily on fundraising, visitor donations and our commercial activities to generate income. As a result of the closures we face in 2020 and last year, we have experienced a reduction of more than £3 million in our self-generated income. Your fundraising really will make a difference to the Museum.

If you would like to join our amazing team of fundraisers, please select this option when you re-register.

Spitfire 10K technical t-shirts and running vests

Spitfire technical t-shirts and running vests can also be purchased when you book your Virtual Spitfire 10K. We will release the design for both t-shirts and vests later this year.

  • Technical T-shirt: £14.00 
  • Technical Vest: £14.00 

Here is what’s included in your ticket:

  • Run with The Few! We will post you Roll of Honour Card which enables you to carry the name of a Battle of Britain Pilot with you on your run
  • Become a part of our Spitfire 10k Facebook community, meet like-minded people and receive regular updates that help you prepare for the race
  • We entertain you whilst you run – listen to playlists and podcasts on your run or walk
  • Your unique Spitfire 10K medal that we will send to you after the race
  • Your technical t-shirt or vest (if purchased) will be sent to you before the race day
  • Fun and exercise while supporting the RAF Museum

More information: 

For more information about the races, please keep an eye on our website rafmuseum.org, and the RAF Museum Virtual Running Community on Facebook. If you have any questions about the race then please email info@nice-work.org.uk


This event closes in:

on 15/09/2022 at 11:58pm
(*subject to change without warning)

Event Terms

This event is owned by the RAF Museum, when you confirm your purchase, you are accepting the following terms and conditions:
• I declare I am an Amateur as defined by UKA & agree to abide by their rules. I take part at my own risk and will not hold the RAF Museum responsible for any injury, sickness or loss as a result of my taking part.
• I agree to the RAF Museum having the right to alter or amend any of the above information about the race
• You agree that we may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of the Event and may pass such information to the governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include - but not be limited to - name, any club affiliation, race times, occupation and age category.
• No ticket may be resold.
• Race packs will be sent out two weeks in advance of the race, this will include information about the race. Participants living abroad will receive the race pack via email.
• Unfortunately, we cannot issue any refunds for cancellations by participants.
• Any t-shirts or vests ordered before the 1st August will be sent to participants from the UK before the race. Participants living abroad will receive their running vest or t-shirt after the race with their medal.
• The Spitfire 10K is a race organised by the RAF Museum as a registered charity. We therefore ask that all runners wishing to raise funds in conjunction with this event only do so for the RAF Museum, we thank you for respecting this.

Event Options

**NOTE: Prices shown below include booking fees. Nothing extra will be added at the checkout.**

Options Age Restrictions Price Maximum event entries

Date 27/08/2022

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Further information from the Organiser

The Event Organiser will email further information prior to the event. Please check your junk/spam email folders if you don't receive it and note that the Organiser may only send information once entries close (ie. a couple of days prior to the event itself). If in any doubt, please contact the Event Organiser using the details displayed on the event entry page.

Event Organiser

Name: Nice Work

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