Air Tattoo Launches Anniversary Challenge

By Barrie Hudson - 6 August 2021

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The organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo are challenging people to cover 50 miles in 50 days for charity.

Participants can walk, run, swim or cycle and are welcome to strive for their goal on exercise equipment in the gym or at home, outside or in the pool. 

Taking place between 1 September and 20 October, the challenge has to be completed within this 50-day period but at a pace that suits each participant. Everyone who successfully reaches the target will receive a collectable Air Tattoo medal, based on the airshow’s 50th anniversary logo.

Organiser Helen Webb said the challenge was designed to ensure as many people as possible could take part wherever they were in the world.

She said: “The Air Tattoo has a global audience so we’re really hoping that as well as people taking part in the UK, there’ll be participants joining us from further afield. 

"Many charities have struggled to survive over the pandemic and our charity, the RAF Charitable Trust, is among many that have seen their income dwindle. I’m hoping people will put their best foot forward to support the excellent work of the Trust, or a charity of their choice, by setting up an Air Tattoo 50 Anniversary Challenge fundraising page.

“Knowing friends and family are supporting you in the challenge is a great motivator and will help you achieve your goal – and your medal!”

For families or those looking for a shorter option, there is the opportunity to complete 50km instead.

Registration must be completed by the end of August. Everyone taking part will receive a step-by-step guide to help them successfully meet the challenge plus a logbook to keep track of their progress.

Full details can be found at https://www.nice-work.org.uk/virtual/AT50

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