Tuesday the 13th of June 2023
STAGE 1 – 49 KM | At 10:00 o’clock we kicked off with the 12 competitors at the Omaha Beach Memorial. For an absolutely epic run across all the D-Day beaches: Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beach. At Omaha, we traversed the veterans’ path and continued along the shoreline. Then, we weaved through the coastal path, up and down the cliffs. Simply stunning! Running on these beaches makes you deeply respectful. You can feel that you’re stepping onto the battlefield of 1944.
It was truly an experience like no other. After VP1 (22 km), we tackled a mega-long stretch along the beach. It was gorgeous once again. Just past the ‘Canada-house’ on Juno Beach, we made our way to VP2 (40 km). From there, everyone pushed through the final challenging kilometers to reach the finish line at the British cemetery in Hermanville-sur-Mer. Good work, everybody!