The Frontline Walk 2016
Follow in the footsteps of the soldiers of the First World War and help support the soldiers and vet
Oct 05 2016
Oct 09 2016
What is it?
Sign up to the Frontline Walk to follow in the footsteps of those who fought on the Western Front and walk along the major battle sites which played such a big part in shaping Britain and Europe as we know it today.
The Frontline Walk challenges you to walk 100km in three days across the Western Front of France and Belgium. Not a challenge for the faint hearted it will push you physically and emotionally as you follow in the footsteps of those who fought 100 years ago. Starting at Lochnagar Crater and finishing at the Menin Gate with the Ceremony of the Last Post, this tough but poignant event will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
The top three fundraisers will have the opportunity to be part of the Soldiers’ Charity Frontline Walk team to lay a wreath at the Menin Gate, a once in a life time chance to take part in the emotional final salute to the fallen.
The Walk takes place 100 years on from the Battle of the Somme, one of the largest battles of the First World War, which resulted in the death of over a million Commonwealth, French and German soldiers.
When is it?
5th - 9th October 2016
Where is it?
The frontline of the Western Front, France & Belgium
Registration for the Frontline Walk is £150 per person. Sign up before 1st February 2016 and receive 10% off your registration fee. Simply enter the code FLW10.
We provide return travel from London to France, accommodation, transfers within France and Belgium, all meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 5, water and snacks on trekking days and medical support. This is covered by your registration fee and the initial £550 of your fundraising.
We ask you to commit to raising a minimum of £1,200 in sponsorship. £550 of this must be raised by the 1st August 2016 to confirm your place on the Walk. The deadline for the remainder is the 31st December 2016.
We’ll be here to support you every step of the way, with fundraising materials, and useful tips and suggestions to boost your fundraising.
Read about some of the soldiers we have helped in our case studies section
How to register
Active & Health – Walking
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