ROAD MARCHING

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What is it?

Road marching is a military term for organised, non-competitive, long distance fitness walks normally known as walking festivals or volksmarching. They happen all over the world and many have a civilian governing body, in the UK this is the British Walking Federation and globally it’s the International Marching League (IML Walking Association).

When taking part as a military unit there is a high emphasis on team work and comradery, the marches are just as great a mental challenge as physical as you can be walking for 11 hours per day for four days with the same people.

Upon completion of an event there is normally a presented award, in the form a of a medal as well as potentially an Air Cadet 'badge' equivalent to wear on your uniform. Upon completing the event in a following year a numbered pin or other signifier to add to the award is presented.