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Run The World 4 Global Challenge

Friday March 1st, 2019
World Wide
Distance: 24,901 Miles

Run The World Global Challenge is a world wide celebration of running. Participants run or walk and then log in those miles (k’s) on their My Best Runs Account. The goal is for the team to log enough miles (k's) to circle the world. That is 24,901 miles (40,074K). The first three teams that started July 4, August 29 and October 29 completed the task.

Run The World 4 will start March 1. There are a few changes that have been made.

"After participating and closely looking at the first three challenges," says creator Bob Anderson, "some updates needed to be made for number 4 which will be starting March 1, 2019."

The process of running/walking and then logging in miles (k's), making a comment (optional) and posting a photo (optional) is the same. A team member logs into their My Best Runs account to log in the miles they run.

Keeping track of individual miles and miles run in different countries remain the same.

One update is beginning with Challenge 4 it will end after 30 days or when we hit 24,901 miles.

Sign me up for RTW4 Challenge (Be sure to either login to your My Best Runs acount or set up an account. You can't register without an account.)

Check out the Run The World Feed (This was started July 4, 2018 and helps track many of our RTW runners.)


For Run The World 4 three groups of 14 teams will be competing against each other. One person can be part of one, two oron three different teams as long as they are part of a different group (Blue, Red and Green).

The group of 14 teams (with up to 14 members per team) will be running, walking and then logging enough miles to circle the world (24,901 miles). The group that reaches this first or the group that has logged the most miles in thirty days wins.

When the event ends, the group of teams that has logged the most miles wins, the team among all three groups that have logged the most miles wins. The person who logs in the most miles individually wins. The country that has logged in the most miles wins.

Registration will open Tuesday Feb 5 at noon (PST). The cost is $25 per team. You can sign up for one team, two or three but they have to be in different groups. When you log your miles (k's) once the same miles will be posted to all your teams.

RTW4 BLUE GROUP (14 teams of up to 14 participants per team)

RTW4 Team 1 Blue – 70 Plus (Runners 70* and over)
RTW4 Team 2 Blue – 60-69 (Runners 60-69)
RTW4 Team 3 Blue – 50-59 (Runners 50-59)
RTW4 Team 4 Blue – 40-49 (Runners 40-49)
RTW4 Team 5 Blue – 30-39 (Runners 30-39)
RTW4 Team 6 Blue – 11-29 (Runners 29 and under)
RTW4 Team 7 Blue – Men (Male runners of any age)
RTW4 Team 8 Blue – Women (Female runners of any age)
RTW4 Team 9 Blue – Military (Male or Female that is presently or previously in the military
RTW4 Team 10 Blue – Elite Men (Must have run at least one mile or beyond race in their lifetime under 5 minutes)
RTW4 Team 11 Blue – Elite Women (Must have run at least one mile or beyond race in their lifetime under 6 minutes)
RTW4 Team 12 Blue – WORLD (14 runners from 14 different countries)
RTW4 Team 13 Blue – MARATHONER (Must have completed one marathon in their lifetime men or women)
RTW4 Team 14 Blue – CLUB (Must be a member of a running club. Could be one club or multiple)

*age based on the date we start March 1

RTW4 RED GROUP: (14 teams of up to 14 participants per team)

RTW4 Team 15 Red – USA (USA citizens)
RTW4 Team 16 Red – USA 2 (USA citizens)
RTW4 Team 17 Red – PALAU (Palau citizens)
RTW4 Team 18 Red – PALAU 2 (Palau citizens)
RTW4 Team 19 Red – SOUTH AFRICA (South African citizens)
RTW4 Team 20 Red – SOUTH AFRICA 2 (South African citizens)
RTW4 Team 21 Red – INDIA (India’s citizens)
RTW4 Team 22 Red – KENYA (Kenya’s citizens)
RTW4 Team 23 Red – CANADA (Canadian citizens)
RTW4 Team 24 Red – WORLD 2 (14 runners from 14 different countries)
RTW4 Team 25 Red – WEST USA Runners living in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska and Hawaii.
RTW4 Team 26 Red – MIDWEST USA (Runners living in these states North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio
RTW4 Team 27 Red – NORTHEAST USA Runners living in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont) RTW4 Team 28 Red – SOUTH USA Runners living in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virgina, DC, West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

RTW4 GREEN GROUP: (14 teams of up to 14 participants per team)

RTW4 Team 29 Green – WORLD 3 (14 runners from 14 different countries)
RTW4 Team 30 Green – BOSTON (Runners who have finished at least one Boston Marathon)
RTW4 Team 31 Green – ULTRA (Runners who finished at least one race 50K plus)
RTW4 Team 32 Green – 5K PLUS (Runners who have finished at least one 5K race or longer)
RTW4 Team 33 Green – PACER (Runners who have paced at least one race officially)
RTW4 Team 34 Green – HUNDRED (Runners who have completed at least one 100 mile race or beyond
RTW4 Team 35 Green – TRAIL (Runners who have run at least one trail racerace)
RTW4 Team 36 Green – 10 COUNTRIES (Runners who have run races in at least ten different countries)
RTW4 Team 37 Green - WEIGHT (Runners who have lost at least 50 pounds and are currently running)
RTW4 Team 38 Green - MEDIA (Runners who have been or are connected with the media and regularly are writing about running)
RTW4 Team 39 Green - HALF MARATHON (Runners who have finished at least one half marathon)
RTW4 Team 40 Green - 20 MARATHONS (Runners who have completed 20 or more marathons as of March 1, 2019)
RTW4 Team 41 Green - 15 STATES (Runners who have completed races in at least 15 US States)
RTW4 Team 42 Green - 50 RACES (Runners who have run 50 or more official races in one year)

Registration will open February 5th. Get signed up and select the team of your choice while there is space.

Meet our Run The World Challenge Founder and Team Caption

“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 Run The World GlobalChallenge sponsored by My Best Runsto help bring 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 71 and I still log in at least 20 miles per week. (He hasaveraged 32 miles per week since July 4because of these challenges.) 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 need to set up a free My Best Runs account. You need to enter your real name, email, birthday, location, short bio and what you feel will be your average weekly mileage. This is where you log in your miles (k's) and post your comment and photo.

2. You will be able to log into your account with your email (user name) and password. When you sign up this happens automatically.

3. RTW Challenge 4 will start March 1 (wherever you live) and end when a grouop have logged in 24,901 miles or 30 days whatever comes first. The official clock is based on the time in California where we are based. So different countries will start before it is March 1st at the finish line in California.

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 comment, it will appear in the feed. One mission is to motivate the team and inspire other people and this is one way we do it.

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 based on where you ran.

7. Only log in “real mileage” that can be running, racing, run/walk, walk/run or walking. It takes less than a minute to log in your miles and we hope you will make this commitment to be part of this event for up to 30 days.

8. We will help you be part of a team. We will make best efforts to put you on a team and in a Group you would to be part of. However, once a team reaches 14 and a group reaches 196, we are sold out.

9. The entry fee to participate is $25. If you would like a 2019 Run The World Global Challenge shirt there is an additional cost. If you would like a medal, you would only need to pay for shipping.

10. You have taken on the RTW Challenge with the understanding you will hold My Best Runs, Bob Anderson and 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 to help promote this event.We will not give your email or any personal data to a third party.

Good running to you

Bob Anderson
Run the World Team Caption

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