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The 1664 Global Challenge
Monday 24th April, 2017 until Wednesday 2nd August, 2017
The Royal Marines Global 1664 Challenge is a series of events taking place in 2017 with the aim of 100 Challenges being completed in 100 Days – an event that will involve all Royal Marines.
The 1664 Global Challenge provides the opportunity and platform for the Corps’ family, both serving and retired to get involved towards fundraising efforts for The Royal Marines Charity.
So far this year we have already seen some brilliant fundraising efforts. One example of this were the ‘hoofing’ efforts of 100 marines from Lima Coy 42 Commando. Whilst deployed in the Gulf, they lifted the total weight of HMS Ocean (21473 tonnes) and then ran the distance home to the UK (10,000KM), incredibly only over a 24 day period.
Then we had Lt Col Aldeiy Alderson’s ‘Sea Moore See 100’ event. The 100KM route saw the Royal Marines start from the Bristol Channel, following the South West coastal path and country lanes, before climbing onto Dartmoor and the subsequently decent along the River Plym into Plymouth.
The next event on the schedule see’s the Royal Marines DW 2017 compete in the The Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race. The race is a 125 miles, non-stop with 77 pottages, taking place over this Easter Weekend 2017
For more details of further upcoming events and how to donate, please visit the challenge JustGiving Page here. https://www.justgiving.com/teams/RMGlobalChallenge