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Walking from France and running in Berlin
Twenty years ago this Wednesday, 118 people made history by walking the length of the Channel Tunnel. In an event dubbed 'Le Walk', participants strode 31 miles through the tunnel, beginning near Calais, France and emerging more than 12 hours later in Folkestone.
It was an event that took place less than three months before the Channel Tunnel officially opened for train travel on 6 May 1994. We partnered with the Daily Mail and other charities to raise funds for the event. In total, we raised more than £2 million.
We've compiled a handful of photos from the day - which are embedded below.
Le Walk, 12 February 1994
Walkers ready to enter the Channel Tunnel and begin their 31-mile walk
Walkers getting ready to embark on their walk through the Channel Tunnel
A band plays as walkers prepare to embark
Walking the Channel Tunnel
At the one-mile marker
At the border between France and England
The Berlin marathon
If you're looking for an international activity to help raise funds for our work, consider the Berlin marathon, one of Europe's most iconic runs.