Wednesday August 29th, 2018
Distance: 24,901 Miles
Run The World Global Run Challenge is a global event celebrating running, motivatingthe team, inspiring others and complete the challenge. A team of no more than 175 active runners will log enough miles to circle the global, that´s 24,901 miles (40,074K. Our upcoming challenge will start August 29 and we hope to beat the record set by the first team that started logging miles (k’s) July 4, 2018 and finished with 175 active runners in 36 Days 23 Hours 13 Minutes.
Add this challenge to your existing goals. You don’t have to change your training or racing plans. However maybe this challenge will motivate you to do more or to just get out the door.
Join Our Team and Sign Up for our next Run The World Challenge starting August 29, 2018. You have to sign up for this challenge separately but you don't have to set up a new My Best Runs account. There is a $30 entry fee which includes the finisher´s medal as long as you log ten miles during the event. If you can not afford this, we will waive this fee. To get the official shirt when you sign up, there is an additional $8 fee (for US) and $12 fee (for international).
RUN THE WORLD Feed (A major part of what we are doing is inspiring others and motivating ourselves. Posting comments (notes) and a photo shows up on our Feed. Currently our team is in training and we will continue to post as we get ready for our next challenge.)
Simple team rules: A Run The World challenge team can have no more than 175 active runners. A team member is not considered active until they log their first mile. A team has to have runners in all age-groups (17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 plus). Since this is a Global event, the team needs torun and log in milesin at least ten different countries. At least 25 percent of the members have to be either female or male.
Run the World team member, Rosaura Tennant says, "The fact that people around the world can join and commit to log their runs just to accomplish our goal means a lot throughout the running community; this tells us how supportive we can be without knowing each other," says 58-year-old Rosaura.
The official Run The World July 4 start shirt and medal is available. We appreciate your support and we wanted to have something to help us remember this challenge. Here is the link.
“I am Bob Anderson and I am a lifetime runner. I started running February 19, 1962. I have run over one thousand races and have logged in many miles,” says Bob. “I created My Best Runs Run The World Global Run Challenge to help brings runners all over the world of all ages, abilities and cultures together.”
Bob has helped inspire a lot of people and he looks forward to inspiring many more. He started Runner's World magazine in 1966 and published it for 18 years. He had 2.5 million monthly readers by 1985.
“I am now 70 and I still log in at least 20 miles per week. I use Strava to track my miles and to keep track of my data," he says. “I work running into my daily life, like I run or walk/run to lunch everyday. I am looking forward in logging in miles for our Run The World Challenge.”
How does the Run The World Global Run Challenge work:
1. You have to sign up for the challenge. You need to enter your real name, email, birthday, location, short bio and what you feel will be your average weekly mileage.
2. You need to set up a My Best Runs account so you can log your miles (k’s). You can log into your account with your email and password. When you sign up this happens automatically.
3. The first challenge started July 4th (wherever you live) and will end once the goal is reached. The second challenge starts August 29 and the third October 29.
4. The Run The World feed has been established so everyone can follow our progress. When you post a photo from your run and a note, it will appear in the feed. One mission is to inspire people and this is one way we can do it. You are encouraged to do this often.
5. You can log in miles multiple times during the day or combine your mileage and do one entry. There are two types of runs, training or racing. Only enter the length of the race under that type. And if ran other miles that day enter those separately.
6. Be sure sure to put down the country were you either did the training run or Race. We will track miles by country location.
7. Only log in “real mileage” that can be running, racing, run/walk, walk/run or walking.
9. You have taken on our challenge with the understanding you will hold My Best Runs, Bob Anderson, Ujena harmless for anything that might happen to you during the course of this event. You give us permission to use your name, supplied information and photos. We will not give your email or any personal data to a third party.
Good running to you
Run the World Team Leader