The Virtual Frontline Walk 2018

Commemorate the Centenary of the First World War at your own pace.

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About the event

Walk in the footsteps of those who fought 100 years ago while supporting the soldiers and veterans of today

What do I do?

Sign up now and you will automatically create your own page. You can use this to track your walks and for all of your fundraising! Using a pedometer app, website or a good old-fashioned map to track your steps – whether at home, at work or walking to your local war memorials. Watch your progress on your own personal challenge page.

Use any device you like, the site is set up to work on your mobile, tablet or laptop, making it easy to keep track of your challenge wherever you are. Share this page with the whole world and watch the donations add up.

Distance

It’s a 100km walk which can be completed anywhere in the world, whether is your local town, village or even if you live abroad. The 100km must be completed between 1st October and 11th November.

Fitness

This challenge is for everyone. Whether you are a beginner and want to get into walking or are a keen walker and want a bit of fun competition. You can do the challenge in your own time or race others to try and finish first.

Time

The challenge runs from 1st October and 11th November. Feel free to keep tracking your steps until the very end but don’t worry if you don’t finish in time. Your page will stay open for you for up to three months after the event officially ends.

Fundraising

There is no obligation to fundraising but if you do there are plenty of rewards on offer. The money you raise will help support soldiers, veterans and their families in need. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the official Charity of The British Army and will be there for soldiers, for life. Raise £50 to earn a Frontline Walk Remembrance Cross, £150 to receive a Frontline Walk t-shirt and £250 for a Frontline Walk mug.

Learn

Don’t know anything about World War I? No problem! Learn about your family and how your local area contributed along the way. Use the Commonwealth War Graves Commission app to find memorials and cemeteries in your home town and then visit one of the many resources online to start your studies. We’re big fans of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, GreatWar.co.uk or the Long Long Trail. If you want some personalised research done on your family tree there are loads of fantastic historians who can help, but we specifically work with Steve Roberts and Terry Whenham, to start the discussion.

Have Fun

Sign up and simply have fun!

Plan your walking route

Include visits to war memorials local to you, when planning your walking route. Visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to search your area.