Entries now open for this special event that will commemorate 100 years since the end of First World War
Forces’ charity Mission Motorsport is today launching its fifth Race of Remembrance, a special event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the sacrifices made by all service personnel and their families.
The race, now a highlight in the UK racing calendar, takes place at the beautiful Anglesey Circuit in North Wales from 9th – 11th November and will this year be bigger and better than ever, with 50 teams competing in a 12-hour endurance race. The action-packed weekend will feature a Heroes Dinner in the marquee, night racing and at 10.45 on Sunday morning the track will fall silent as the race pauses to hold a very special service of remembrance.
Sir Chris Hoy, Olympian and competitor at Race of Remembrance, talks about the event in a short film. He said: “The event was amazing. I knew a bit about it beforehand, I’d seen videos from previous years and spoken to people about it but you really have to be here to understand the spirit of the event. You get caught up in it all, it’s amazing. Incredible people that do such an amazing job in helping these injured service men and women. Not just those that are getting involved in the racing but those who are helping out the teams and just getting them out and interacting with people, it’s incredible. And to have the service half way through the race as well was a really special and emotional moment.”
As well helping to attract new beneficiaries, raise awareness and support for Mission Motorsport, Race of Remembrance plays a vital role in raising funds to support the charity’s work. Mission Motorsport engages new beneficiaries through motorsport and, through its accredited training centres and corporate partnerships, gives them new skills and work placements, providing a network of support and pastoral care throughout each person’s journey. In six years, the charity has seen impressive growth and delivered more than?4,500 training days?of sport for over 1,400?beneficiaries, leading to over?200 placements and more than 120?jobs.
James Cameron, CEO of Mission Motorsport, said: “Race of Remembrance is always a special event and one that is eagerly anticipated by a growing number of people from across the charity, racing industry and further afield. This year will be especially poignant, falling as it does on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and we will be commemorating the sacrifices made by service men and women in a very special way”.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in Race of Remembrance, as a driver, volunteer or sponsor. Please contact us for more information.
About Mission Motorsport
The Forces’ Motorsport charity, with its motto “Race Retrain Recover”, is MoD’s competent authority for motor sport as a recovery activity, and is a Royal Foundation (the charitable trust of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry) Endeavour Fund initiative.
A Service Charity and a member of the Confederation of Service Charities, Mission Motorsport has an award-winning collaborative model of working with government and the other service charities. It is funded by Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion as well as by industry partners and independent fundraising.
As part of the MoD’s Career Transition Partnership, the charity helps those leaving the military to find employment in the automotive industry. A City and Guilds training provider, Mission Motorsport’s Training Wing delivers Level 3 Diploma courses and full apprenticeships enabling service leavers to bridge the gap between military service and second careers as civilians, beyond injury.