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Run The World Global Run Challenge

Monday October 29th, 2018
World Wide
Distance: 24,901 Miles

Run The World Global Run Challenge is a global event celebrating running, motivating the team, inspiring others and completing the goal. A team no bigger than 175 active runners will log enough miles to circle the global, that's 24,901 miles (40,074K). RTW Challenge 3 starts Oct 29, 2018.

"This event is a real motivator. Many of our members are running many more miles than usual and getting in better shape because of it," says Run The World Challenge Team Caption, Bob Anderson.

34-year-old team member Carmen Gair from South Africa posted on the RTW feed, "Thank you...for this amazing challenge...thank you...for motivating me to run more than double my usual mileage in this amount of time." She ran and logged 151 miles in 44 days.

Add this challenge to your existing goals. You don’t have to change your training or racing plans. This challenge, howeverwill motivate you to get out the door, run more and help you reach your PR in an upcoming race.

Join Our Team and Sign Up Run The World Challenge 3starts October 29and you can join at any time along the way. When you join log in your miles (k's) starting Oct 29. These miles can be both running and walking miles. "There are days when walking is a better idea than running," says Bob Anderson. "For sure as we age and as we are dealing with different situations.

Larry Allen who have completed the first two challenges and has signed up for RTW Challenge 3 says, "A lot of fun and motivational. I was barely able to walk prior to the first challenge due to some injuries & health issues. I walked and jogged 150 miles in the first challenge (in 36 days), 50 more (200+) in the 2nd challenge and will try to increase it again in for 3rd with some more running if all goes well."

Signing up, giving us your weekly goal and paying the $25 entry fee is the first step. Once you sign up you can log your miles, post comments and photo, and make comments on other RTW Feed. Once you log your first mile (1.6k) you are on our active team.

RUN THE WORLD Team Leader Board

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. Before a challenge starts you can log your miles, comments and photo but your miles don't count until the challenge starts.)

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 teamneeds to run and login miles in 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 59-year-old Rosaura who has finished the first two RTW Challenges.

Meet our Run The World Challenge 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 My Best Runs Run The World Global Run Challenge to 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 70 and I still log in at least 20 miles per week. (He has upped thisto over 30 because 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.” He logged in 188 miles for Challenge 1 and over 260 milesin Challenge 2.

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. Once you run and log your first mile, then you are on the active team. There is a $25 entry fee just to cover some of our out-of-pocket expenses.

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) andended when we hit 24,901 miles. The official clock is based on the time in California where we are based. The second challenge started 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 motivate the team and inspire other people and this is one way we do it. "I really enjoy our feed and I am making best efforts to comment on each post," says Bob Anderson. Many of our team members post regularly and make comments too.

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.

8. You have taken on the RTW 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

Bob Anderson
Run the World Team Caption

PS. We are setting up Team Leaders throughout the United States and around the world. Would you like to help us spread the word? Email me at bob@mybestruns.com

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