Join us for Walking our War Graves: The Western Front – register now!

Take part in a walking fundraising challenge with a difference. Between 13 September and 13 October, the virtual 125km route will take you on an interactive journey along the Western Front. 

Walking our War Graves

Starting at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing in France, cover the distance along the battlefields and CWGC cemeteries and memorials on the Western Front, including the Arras Memorial, Neuve Chapelle, and the Ploegsteert Memorial, along to Tyne Cot, and finishing at the iconic Menin Gate in Ieper.

Cover the distance in any way you like, and from anywhere in the world. Create a team with your family and friends, or track your journey as an individual on your early morning dog walk, whilst out and about at the weekend, or on your daily run.

Create your own personal fundraising page, and plot your progress on your interactive map and as you reach the key cemetery and memorial milestones along the way, we will send you an email congratulating you and telling the history of the site and the incredible story of a casualty commemorated there.

Challenge yourself to raise £100, or as much as you can, and help us keep the stories alive of those men and women who died whilst fighting in the two World Wars. Personalise your fundraising page with your own information and images, and share to encourage your family and friends to support you on your virtual journey.

Walking our War Graves medal Walking our war graves t-shirt

Show your support further by purchasing a Walking our War Graves t-shirt for the event. Complete the challenge and you will receive a Walking our War Graves: The Western Front medal to show off your achievement.

John Grain, Executive Director of the CWGF, said:

‘Our first-ever virtual fundraising challenge, ‘Walking our War Graves: The Western Front,’ is a fantastic way to show your support and raise awareness of the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation. We hope this virtual walk will inspire you to take on a new challenge, to try something new, and make an impact. Whether you get a team together or take part by yourself, by getting involved and fundraising for the CWGF you will help us to engage more people with the work of the CWGC, and to create education activities which tell the stories of the fallen Commonwealth servicemen and women, and of how the CWGC now, as then, continues to honour their sacrifice.’

Register here

Lace up your trainers, get moving and join us for a virtual challenge like no other – all whilst supporting the CWGF and helping us to engage, inspire and educate people with the stories of sacrifice that must never be forgotten.

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Event Terms and Conditions

Walking our War Graves: The Western Front

By entering the Virtual Event you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions:

  1. You are entering a Virtual Event organised by Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (“CWGF” or “us” “we” “our”) but administered by a third-party platform Online Giving Limited (Enthuse) (“Enthuse”) https://enthuse.com/
  2. If you are registering on behalf of another person, you confirm you have their consent and they also have read and understood these terms and conditions.
  3. The Virtual Event is a sponsored walking, jogging, swimming or cycling event where entrants take part “virtually” in their own time, at locations of their choice (subject to government guidelines in relation to Covid 19 and other applicable laws). The Virtual Event lets you plot your distance against the route between the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France and Tyne Cot War Cemetery, Belgium which is approximately 125km. You may complete this distance any time between 13 September and 13 October.
  4. CWGF is not responsible for the third-party entry page or any errors in communications on such pages.
  5. You will pay a non-refundable registration fee of £25.00 and no refunds will be provided.
  6. The contact information that you provide will be used to keep you up-to-date about the Virtual Event and may be used in tracking your progress during the Virtual Event. Only walking and fundraising progress will be accessible by other participants. It will also be used to send you your completion medal if you successfully complete the Virtual Event (see below for more information). We may also process your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which can be found here: https://www.cwgc.org/data-protection-and-privacy/privacy-policies/
  7. You are entering this Virtual Event at your own CWGF will not be liable for any injury or illness, damage or loss suffered of any nature arising out of your participation in the Virtual Event and you should arrange your own insurance, if you deem this necessary.
  8. All worldwide residents are eligible to enter and you must be over 18 years old. Young people under 18 years old may take part in the Virtual Event providing they are registered by their parent or guardian. Entrants may only register online via https://cwgf.enthuse.com/cf/walking-our-war-graves-the-western-front

Fundraising

  1. The entry fee is £25.00 per person. Of this, Enthuse will deduct an administration fee. CWGF will receive the remaining balance.
  2. You agree that if you withdraw for any reason during the Virtual Event, any monies raised will be non-refundable and will be treated as a donation to CWGF.
  3. You will use only lawful means to fundraise for CWGF and will not do anything that harms or is likely to harm CWGF’s reputation.
  4. You may not use our logo without permission.
  5. You will tell your friends, family and other contacts who may support you that you are raising money “in aid of” CWGF.
  6. You will not incur nor are authorised to incur any cost, claim, loss or liability on behalf of CWGF.
  7. You will obtain approval from CWGF before approaching press or celebrities to support of the Virtual Event.

Merchandise

  1. As a thank you for taking part CWGF will, upon your successful completion of the Virtual Event (this means that each person individually registered successfully complete 125km and records these through Enthuse’s platform) will receive a medal which will be sent no more than 30 days following.
  2. You may purchase at an additional cost a T-shirt which will include branding linked to the Virtual Event.

General

  1. We reserve the right to make changes to these terms and conditions at any time and a notice will be posted on cwgc.org
  2. These terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in England and Wales.

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