Virtual Remembrance Run Race Kit (Kit Options 2020 or 2021)

Juno Beach Centre

$30.00 $50.00

Choose from either our 2020 or 2021 Virtual Remembrance Run Races and run any one of our 3 distances and receive one of these amazing race kits filled with lots of great swag.

You can run or walk our Strongpoint 1500m, Juno Beach 8K or the Remembrance 21.1k.  Your run can be completed at any time, anywhere at your convenience.   Additionally, you can fundraise your run and make a bulk donation and receive one of of our amazing fundraising prizes.  If you plan to fundraise, you may choose one of the monetary options in this product listing that corresponds with the amount you wish to donate.  Please note that if a donation is made through this listing a tax receipt will not be able to be issued.  Alternatively you may make a donation through our website or issue a cheque if you would like a tax receipt.

If you have an amount to donate not listed in this listing or you wish to receive a tax receipt please contact Doug Cooper at for more details.

2020 Race Kit Includes

Finisher Medal, Race Bib, Mask, Juno 75 coin, Poppy Pin, 'We Remember' Wrist band, Legion phone stand, 500ml Water bottle and D Day Map and a Poppy

2021 Race Kit Includes

Finisher Medal, Race Bib, Mask, Lancaster Pin, Poppy, Lest we forget Flag, and Poppy Seeds

About our race distances:

Why 8k?

D-Day, June 6th 1944, was among the greatest moments of the 20th century. The landings started the battle to liberate France from Nazi Germany. The Canadians stormed an 8-kilometre stretch of sand featuring coastal villages fortified into German strongholds. Code-named JUNO, some 14,000 Canadian soldiers with hometowns from coast to coast landed here. A further 7,000 British troops joined them. When you run this fall, you are running in remembrance of every Canadian or Allied soldier who landed at Juno Beach.

The total number of troops landed on Juno Beach on D-Day approximates 21,000. A half-marathon is approximately 21 kilometres, so the same meaning applies.

Why “Strongpoint 1500”?

Juno Beach was well fortified. Mines, barbed wire, and beach obstacles to Allied tanks and landing craft littered the sands. German machine guns, mortars, and artillery, often positioned in concrete bunkers, overlooked the likely Allied landing areas. Strongpoints in the German-held towns of Courseulles-sur-Mer, Bernières-sur-Mer, and Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer dominated the beaches.

Courseulles was the most heavily defended area attacked by British and Canadian forces on D-Day. The strongpoints at Courseulles and nearby Graye-sur-Mer contained a dozen concrete machine-gun posts covering a total of six artillery pieces overlooking the beach. Today, the Juno Beach Centre stands on the same ground as Stützpunkt (Strongpoint) 31, located on Mike Red Sector of Juno Beach.

This shorter distance (1500m) is for children, older participants, and anyone else unable to run either the 8k or 21k distances. It is named for the strongpoint overcome by the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, the 1st Hussars (6th Canadian Armoured Regiment), and the 6th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers on D-Day.

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