This November we are remembering the Animals In War with a challenge dedicated to commemorating animals that served and died in wars and conflicts.
The creatures ranged from mules in the Burmese jungle in World War 2, to glow worms, used by soldiers as a source of light to read maps in World War 1. And of course our four legged friends, military working dogs and service dogs.
To show our respect in remembering these heros, we are asking entrants to run, walk, cycle or swim 11 miles or 11 km. In one stint or multiple sessions throughout November and will be donating £2 from every entry to the amazing Hero Paws Charity.
This beautiful, sparkly, poppy loaded purple medal design is your reward for completing the challenge. (It is the perfect medal to earn alongside our usual Red Poppy Medal which will also be available in November and that one will be supporting UK Homes for Heroes)
Please note you are paying to enter the Virtual Race. The medal is a reward for completing the challenge and submitting evidence by the deadline date.
Go on, virtually challenge yourself this November
All you need to do is sign up to the virtual race.
Completion submission deadline is 4th December Medals are sent second class by Royal Mail.
The events nominated Charity
The charity is run by Jaime and Amber both ex Military Dog Handlers and Angie an Army Paramedic. They have all rehomed Military working dogs and know first hand what’s required to successfully turn these soldier dogs into pets.
Their Aim To set up a sanctuary where up to 50 ex working service dogs can be cared for and trained so they can eventually find their perfect forever home.
They endeavour to match the right dog with the right home, no matter how long it takes.