The WWII Challenge

Sun July 4 - Sun October 10, 2021 New Orleans, LA 70130 US
Introduction

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic and the National WWII Museum are proud to announce The WWII Challenge! 

Last year the National WWII Museum and the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic launched the new virtual event, the 2020 Liberty Road Challenge. This year, we added a new course - Operation Pacific Theater. All 4 challenges, Operation Liberty Road (100 miles OR 712 miles) and Operation Pacific Theater (72 miles OR 717 miles), can be completed individually or on a team.  

Participants can walk, jog, run, bike or use a treadmill to complete the course! You have from Independence Day 7/4/21 until Labor Day 9/6/21 to complete your challenge!

Description

The World War II Challenge is a unique, virtual opportunity to honor our WWII veterans.  Registration is open from 6/4/21 to 7/31/21. You can complete any of the following courses:

  • Operation Pacific Theater 72 Mile Course
  • Operation Pacific Theater 717 Mile Course
  • Operation Liberty Road 100 Mile Course
  • Operation Liberty Road 712 Mile Course
  • Freedom 5K

All operations must be completed and results must be submitted between 7/4/21 and 10/10/21.

OPERATION PACIFIC THEATER VIRTUAL 717 MILE COURSE - From 1941-1945, American service members crossed the vast Pacific Ocean in a feat that seemed impossible. Island after island, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines distinguished themselves against a backdrop of unfamiliar terrain, diverse local populations, and a tenacious enemy. This challenge pays tribute to the 717-mile length of the Burma Road, the chief supply route for China’s stand against Imperial Japan. The course will take participants from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay (717 miles/ 1154 km). Individuals or teams have from Independence Day (July 4th) until October 10, 2021 to complete the virtual Pacific Theatre course. You can walk, jog, run, bike or use a treadmill to complete the challenge! 

OPERATION PACIFIC THEATER VIRTUAL 72 MILE COURSE - American service members traversed a course of miles to defeat a determined enemy entrenched throughout Asia and the Western Pacific. Operation Pacific Theater pays tribute to the service members who braved overwhelming obstacles. The 72-mile course takes participants from Pearl Harbor to Midway Island.  Individuals or teams have from Independence Day (July 4th) until October 10, 2021 to complete the virtual Pacific Theatre course. You can walk, jog, run, bike or use a treadmill to complete the challenge! 

OPERATION LIBERTY ROAD VIRTUAL 712 MILE COURSE -  Honor D-Day and the 712 mile route our Allied forces marched to achieve the Liberation of France in the summer of 1944. Individuals or teams have from Independence Day (July 4th) until October 10, 2021 to complete the virtual Operation Liberty Road 712 mile course from Sainte-Mere-Eglise in the Normandy region of France to Bastogne, Belgium (712 miles/1147 km). You can walk, jog, run, bike or use a treadmill to complete the course!

OPERATION LIBERTY ROAD VIRTUAL 100 MILE COURSE - Join this unique opportunity to honor D-Day and our Allied forces who liberated France in the summer of 1944. Individuals or teams have from Independence Day (July 4th) until October 10, 2021 to complete the virtual Operation Liberty Road 100 mile Challenge from Saint-Mere-Eglise in the Normandy region of France to St. Malo in the Brittany region of France (100 miles/161 km). You can walk, jog, run, bike or use a treadmill to complete the course!

FREEDOM 5K - Honor our greatest generation by virtually completing a 5K in their honor. Run for a family member or friend who served our country during WWII. Registration opens 7/4/21 and will remain open until 7/31/21. Participants will have until 10/10/21 to complete their 5K.

What Do I Receive With My Registration? 

All Operation Pacific Theater and Liberty Road individual and team participants receive a commemorative t-shirt, WWII finishers dog tag medallion, virtual bib, and a 25% discount admission ticket into The National WWII Museum in New Orleans with their registration. Participants that complete the challenge will be entered into a drawing to win a two night stay at the Higgins Hotel in New Orleans along with free admission into the museum!

All Freedom 5K participants receive a commemorative t-shirt, virtual bib, and a 25% discount admission ticket into The National WWII Museum in New Orleans with their registration. Participants that complete the challenge will be entered into a drawing to win a two night stay at the Higgins Hotel in New Orleans along with free admission into the museum!

 

When Do I Receive My Packet?  

  • LOCAL PACKET PICK-UP: Local participants will pick-up their packets at the CCC offices located at 320 Metairie Hammond Hwy on Saturday 9/18/21 from 10 am - 12 pm.  A friend can pick up your packet if you are unable to attend local packet pick-up.
    DIRECTIONS FOR PACKET PICK-UP: Our building is located in Bucktown near R&O's Restaurant and has a waterfall and bead dog in the front. Enter the first-floor garage of the building located on Seminole Ave. and drive through the garage/around the horseshoe. Your packet will be given to you through the passenger side window to maintain social distancing.
  • US SHIPPING: Packets will be shipped after registration has closed.
  • OUTSIDE OF US SHIPPING: Packets will be shipped after registration has closed.

How do I log my miles? For instruction on how to submit virtual results, please CLICK HERE.

Who does this event benefit? This event will benefit The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. 100% of donations and part of registration proceeds will go to support the Museum and its mission. The National WWII Museum is an independent nonprofit and therefore largely relies on admissions sales, memberships, and other donations to support its operations. Your support allows future generations to better appreciate the real stories of our heroes, their struggle and sacrifice. Help us  honor the legacy of the WWII generation

You Can Do It! The 2021 World War II Challenge is a great way to honor the WWII generation and support the Museum. If you can't participate, be a hero by donating to the cause! 

 

Operation Liberty Road

OPERATION LIBERTY ROAD VIRTUAL 712 MILE COURSE -  Individuals or teams have from Independence Day (July 4th) until Labor Day (September 6th) to complete the virtual Operation Liberty Road 712 mile course from Sainte-Mere-Eglise in the Normandy region of France to Bastogne, Belgium (712 miles/1147 km). You can walk, jog, run, bike or use a treadmill to complete the course!

OPERATION LIBERTY ROAD VIRTUAL 100 MILE COURSE -  Individuals or teams have from Independence Day (July 4th) until Labor Day (September 6th) to complete the virtual Operation Liberty Road course from 100 mile Challenge from Saint-Mere-Eglise in the Normandy region of France to St. Malo in the Brittany region of France (100 miles/161 km). You can walk, jog, run, bike or use a treadmill to complete the course!

Operation Pacific Theater

OPERATION PACIFIC THEATER VIRTUAL 717 MILE COURSE -  The course takes participants from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay (717 miles/ 1154 km). Individuals or teams have from Independence Day (July 4th) until Labor Day (September 6th) to complete the virtual Pacific Theatre course. You can walk, jog, run, bike or use a treadmill to complete the challenge! 

OPERATION PACIFIC THEATER VIRTUAL 72 MILE COURSE -The 72-mile course takes participants from Pearl Harbor to Midway Island.  Individuals or teams have from Independence Day (July 4th) until Labor Day (September 6th) to complete the virtual Pacific Theatre course. You can walk, jog, run, bike or use a treadmill to complete the challenge! 

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Challenge Contact Info

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Place
945 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA US 70130
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Challenge Website

Additional challenge information can be found at https://www.ccc10k.com/crescent-city-virtual-race.html.

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