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Air Tattoo 50 Challenge

Published: 16 Jul 2021


The Air Tattoo is celebrating a remarkable milestone this year - its 50th Anniversary. To celebrate our iconic airshow we are launching the 'Air Tattoo 50 - Anniversary Challenge'. This involves walking, running, cycling (or crawling!) 50 Miles in 50 Days. For families and for our older or younger runners, we also have a 50km option. For more information and to sign up click HERE

The challenge will officially begin on 1 September until the 20 October 2021, giving you 50 days to clock your 50 miles or 50kms. 

In return you will receive a bespoke 'Air Tattoo' medal, based on the special 50th Anniversary logo created for this year and is your only opportunity to get your hands on this unique piece of Air Tattoo history! You also have the option of adding a special Air Tattoo 50 Challenge T-shirt to your order, not available anywhere else. 

We hope you will be able to join us to support the Air Tattoo as well as fundraising for our parent charity, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust in these difficult times. Please click HERE to set up your fundraising page.

The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of aviators and engineers whether through the Air Tattoo or one of their many flying and STEM initiatives. Most of their income for grants, projects and scholarships comes from the Royal International Air Tattoo, but after two cancellations, now more than ever, your support is needed to retain their flying and STEM schemes and to continue to provide opportunities for young people to reach their potential in air and space.

What is a virtual challenge?

This is a virtual challenge, which means you can take part anywhere in the world, in your own time and at your own pace. This also includes treadmill runs/walks.

How do I take part?

It's easy to take part, once you have booked, we will send you a step-by-step guide and a logbook to keep track of your progress. For more information and to sign up click HERE

Simply enter the virtual event and we'll send you a welcome email with details of how you submit your results. Over the 50 days, capture your run / walk on your favourite tracking device and email it to us along with your epic finishers selfie and we will feature you in the selfie gallery! 

If you don't have an activity tracking device you can still take part, just email your finishing time to us and you will still get your medal. 

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

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Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

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Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

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