Remembrance Run Essex
Come and join us for the Essex Remembrance Run, in support of The Royal British Legion and The Felix Fund.
Join Active Training World at for our Remembrance Runs at The Carver Barracks, (Formerly Debden Airfield), in Essex. Help us to honour our fallen heroes and raise money for two fantastic military charities.
Remembrance Day (informally known as Poppy Day owes to the tradition of wearing the remembrance poppy), has been observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
The day will consist of a half marathon, 10km and 5km race. All races are traffic free and use the flat and fast concrete grounds of the dis-used former World War 2 airfield.
The event will take place on Saturday 7th November on remembrance weekend.
This is the weekend to Remembrance Day, which is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War 1 and Germany at Compiègne, France, marking the end of the First World War, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning — “The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
The event venue itself was used during the Battle of Britain in World War 2. The base played a vital role as one of Group 11’s sector stations – this was the group that bore the brunt of the air battle. The base was bombed and raided twice in August 1940. In 1942 the base was transferred to American use, as United States Army Air Force Station for the remainder of the war.