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Get your marching boots and get ready to move with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, National Army Museum, Royal Air Force Museum and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, the National Army Museum, the Royal Air Force Museum and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are joining forces for this virtual challenge that kicks-off on Monday 20 June, Armed Forces Week.

Choose your distance – 10km, 25km or 50km - and join hundreds of others across the country running, walking, cycling or even swimming their way to the virtual finish line.

This Challenge is virtual which means you can participate and complete it from anywhere in the world. You can start marching on Monday 20 June, Armed Forces Week, and have until Sunday 3 July to complete.

Every person who enters will be sent a one-of-a-kind medal to commemorate your achievement, which will be posted out to you after the event has ended.

The money from your entry will go towards the three museums, and the CWGC Foundation, which are all registered charities. All four charities preserve the history of the Armed Forces and inspire with stories of sacrifice and courage. Your support will help us continue to tell the stories of those who served and are still serving in the Armed Forces.

How does the virtual walk work?

Just follow these 4 steps:

  1. Purchase your entry (and a t-shirt if you like)

  2. Download our distance log, or be ready with a route tracking app

  3. Get marching!

  4. Submit your distance through our portal

​​To sign up, just click the link below. Once you have purchased your ticket and completed your distance, all you need to do is submit proof of your distances through our submission portal.

In the Footsteps of our Forces Distance Log EXCEL

In the Footsteps of our Forces Distance Log WORD

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Souvenir t-shirts

You can purchase a souvenir t-shirt to be delivered with your medal following the end of the Virtual Walk. T-shirts are £15.00 per person. Sizes range from Small to XX Large. The t-shirt will be sent to you with your medal after the end of the event. For a size guide, please see our website:

Share your stories

We want to hear from you! Tell us your stories of reflection and remembrance. Why are you walking in the "Footsteps of our Forces"? What memorials, museums or other significant spots have you visited on your walk? Have you got any walk suggestions for fellow event participants or are you looking to walk with others? Share your stories with us and our virtual community on Facebook.

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More information

For more information, please see our FAQs or contact our team on

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