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A 70-vehicle British classic car race – one from each year of the Queen’s reign – and a 70km ultramarathon are just some of the celebrations that will take place to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

Partygoers are invited to add their own public events and street parties to an interactive map of the festivities taking place in honor of the monarch’s 70 years on the throne.

Some 311 events and 508 street parties or private gatherings have gone live so far, ranging from beacon lighting and picnics to vintage tea dances, family fun days and name changes of a steam locomotive in honor of the Queen.

The monarch’s Platinum Jubilee is commemorated with a special weekend of four public holidays, from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has urged people to share their plans and submit them to the map, or use it to find out about nearby events.

The Queen is the first British monarch to reach her Platinum Jubilee (Yui Mok/PA)

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National commemorations in London include Trooping the Colour, the Platinum Jubilee Pageant and a pop concert at Buckingham Palace.

The map also reveals a host of events further down the line.

On June 5, 70 British cars – one from each year of the Queen’s reign – will travel 70 miles through Cornwall from Bodmin to Penzance, in a social classic car race organized by the Rotary Club of Bodmin.

The first car will be a 1952 MG TD and the last an electric Jaguar from 2022.

A 1952 MG TD MkII (CW Motorsport Images/Alamy /PA)

The club was looking for 25 missing years including 1957-1967 and 1975-1976.

In Portsmouth, the “Platinum Jubilee 70K Ultra” is organized by Believe and Achieve Events – Run Pompey on June 5th.

Competitors can choose between a 70km race, shorter races or a multi-sport race of 20km, 5km kayaking and 45km cycling, and will receive a Jubilee medal at the finish line.

Meanwhile, Severn Valley Railway steam locomotive 34027 Taw Valley is temporarily renamed Elizabeth II.

34027 Taw Valley will be known as Elizabeth II and painted purple to mark the Jubilee (Phil Metcalfe / Alamy Stock Photo/PA)

It is also repainted in a purple livery by the railway in honor of the occasion.

In Whitby in North Yorkshire, Hetty & Betty Ballroom will host an afternoon tea with vintage singers on June 3 with tickets bookable in advance, while there will be a Jubilee celebration on College Green in Bristol on June 5, organized by Bristol Cathedral and community groups.

The Jubilee events map is available at

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