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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.)

RUN THE WORLD 4 GLOBAL CHALLENGE starts March 1, 2019

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
bob@mybestruns.com

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Hi Guys I Am planning on running upcoming races first time and Am so looking forward to all upcoming positive energies as its My 1st Best Runs Races ! Super stoked and planning on it soon . Who are the key people to know to get organized about this ? Thanks ! Best, Natacha Nobile
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I am Dr Parag PATEL kadi Mehsana Gujarat INDIA RUNNING for RUN The World Global Running CHALLENGE from 29 August 2018.. What's is procedure to have medal & e certificates for participate
Hemanta Kumar Pati
I ran the July 4th Challenge and enjoyed running in tandem with this awesome group of 175 people spread across the globe.. Looking forward to running the next challenge from 29th August.
Hemanta Kumar Pati
I ran the July 4th Challenge and enjoyed running in tandem with this awesome group of 175 people spread across the globe.. Looking forward to running the next challenge from 29th August.
Ravindra G Rajput
MyBESTRuns: Run The World Global Run Challenge. This is a Challenge which Connects all Runners across the world. With a common Goal & Vision. I liked most : everyone can share his views (Runner feed) with Pic. Today's life health is main asset of human being. My hearty thanks to Bob sir who Motivated to each & every runners. Best wishes for Unique Challenge in world. & I m lucky be a part of it. Ravindra (Promoting Run for Better Health )
Bob Anderson
I am so excited to do this challenge. I have been running since 1962 and I love setting goals and achieving them. This is a team effort and we can only reach our goal of circling the world by all of us working together. Thanks for being part of our team.
Race Date: 10/29/2018 Distance: 24,901 Miles
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 36 Days 23 Hours 13 Minutes RTW1 - Team of 175 (7/4/18)
2nd Male 44 Days 18 Hours 29 Minutes RTW2 - Team of 131 (8/29/18)
3rd Male 69 Days 17 Hours 18 Minutes RTW3 - Team of 127 (10/29/18)
Division Time Name Age Home
Run The World 4 Global Challenge

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Special Awards

24,901 Mile Challenge started October29, 2018
Finished 68 Days 17 Hours and 18 Minutes later

Outstanding achievement: Frank Bozanich age 74 logged 1036.19 miles
Most Inspiring: Lize Dumon set her goal to reach 200 miles and she did that. She also motivated other team members in South Africa that she recruited to reach their goal as well.
Most Motivating: Aaron L. Salvador from the little country of Palau logged 377.99 miles and posted a note and photo everyday.
Best Performance: Elius Lokol Esinyen from Kenya run and logged in 1298.59 miles. That is an average of 18.9 miles per day. Many days he ran three times per day. Shared with 70-year-old Gene Dykeswho became the second person in his age group to run a marathon under 3 hours when he clocked 2:54.
Five Most Inspiring stories: 1. The whole team of Palau lead by Aaron Salvador, 2. the stories posted by Larry Allen, 3. thestories posted on the feed about the Fourie family of four, 4. Stories posted by Lize Dumon and her team from South Africa, 5. Stories posted by Willie Korir
Best Youngest performance: Zander Brister age 11 who logged in 66.6 miles and with increased mileage is setting PR's for all distances.
Best Oldest performance: Frank Bozanich age 74 logged1036.19 miles. Shared with 72-year-old Paul Shimon who logged 803.06 miles and first America woman was 71-year-old Karen Galati who logged in 223.88 miles.
Top Fifteen Spirit awards: (Based on posts on the Feed) Aaron L Salvador, Michael Anderson, Brent Weigner, Larry Allen, Lize Dumon, Carmen Gair, Willie Korir, Paul Shimon, Kat Powell, Dana Anstey, Kiranpal Singh Dhody, Carla Van Kampen, Swetha Amit, Fourie family, Michael T Anderson
Best Single Run: Michael Wardian placed 8th overall and ran some of the best times including clocking 2:34:54 at the New York City Marathon. He also ran a tough 50-miler in Israel. He posted 651 miles for his third trip around the world with us.
Notable Mentions: 1. Ultra super star 48-year-old Gloria Nasrran and logged 422.54 miles to place first female. Gloria lives in Paris, France. Some of her miles were also ran in Peru when she travelled there to run an Ultra. 2. Brent Weigner travelled to additional countriesrunning more marathons. No one has run more marathons and beyond in more countries. 3.Lize Dumon ran her first marathon and loved it. 4. Aaron Salvador managed the largest team and keep the spirit going the whole 68 days. 5. Willie Korir has to deal with a leg issue but still run and logged in 858 miles. 6. 61-year-old Michael T Anderson not only logged in 545 miles but ran some fastraces as well and alsoqualified for the Boston Marathon. 7. 62-year-old Kiranpal Singh Dhody from India logged in 363 miles the best from India. He ran several racesand is training for some major races coming up.
Run The World Global Run Challenge3started Oct 29, 2018 Final standings

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24,901 Mile Challenge started August 29, 2018
Finished 44 Days18 Hours and 29 Minutes later

Outstanding achievement: Frank Bozanich age 74 logged 801 miles.
Most Inspiring: Lize Dumon set her goal to reach 200 miles and she did that. She also motivated other team members in South Africa that she recruited to reach their goal as well.
Most Motivating: Aaron L. Salvador from the little country of Palau logged 377.99 miles and posted a note and photo everyday.
Best Performance: Willie Korir from Kenya logged the most miles (993.88) which is an average of 22.5 miles per day. This is being shared with Joel Maina Mwangi also from Kenya who not only logged in 610.44 miles but he raced four half marathons during the Challenge clocking 1:02:52, 1:03:19, 1:02:50 and 1:02:54.
Five Most Inspiring stories: based on their story posted on My Best Runs: (this award goes to the five who received the most views on My Best Runs) Joyce Lee (1178 views), Michael Wardian (851 views), Gloria Nasr (616 views), Joel Maina Mqangi (492 views), Pete Magill (400 views).
Best Youngest performance: Zander Brister age 11 logged 16.32 miles. He ran one mile in Hollister clocking 6:19 and He also averged 7:42/mile pace at the Pacific Grove Double Road Race 15k.
Best Oldest performance: Frank Bozanich age 74 logged 801 miles. Shared with 71-year-old Paul Shimon who logged 655.37 miles.
Top Fifteen Spirit awards: (Based on posts on the Feed) Aaron L Salvador, Michael Anderson, Brent Weigner, Danilo Purlia, Larry Allen, Asya Cabral, Lize Dumon, Roger Wright, Geoffrey Smith, Carmen Gair, Annie Conneau, Joseph Brazil, Vince Martignetti, Marnie Margolis, Willie Korir
Best Single Run: Michael Wardian when he ran 184.5 miles in 36 hours 48 minutes 14 seconds on the C&O Canan Trail
Notable Mentions: Boaz Kipyego logged 788.61 miles and came to the United States and placed fourth at the Twin City Marathon. Rosaline Nyawira was first female logging 454.37 miles. Brent Weigner (69) has been running races every weekend including running a marathon in another country Sri Lanka. He logged 258 miles. James Kalani has gotten back into running (this challenge motivating him) and has already run 4 miles at 5:33 pace. He logged 252 miles. Ultra marathon star Gloria Nasr from France logged 237 miles. Rosaura Tennant ran both the Berlin and Chicago marathon during this Challenge. Becca Pizziwas first womanin the marathon run insidea NFL stadium in Boston.
Run The World Global Run Challenge 2 started Aug 29, 2018 Final standings

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Special Awards

24,901 Mile Challenge started July 4, 2018
Finished 36 Days 23 Hours and 13 Minutes later

Outstanding achievement: Frank Bozanich age 74 logged 475 miles.
Most Inspiring: Aaron L. Salvador from the little country of Palau logged 296.4 miles and posted a note and photo everyday. Shared with Geoff Smith who also posted a photo everyday and this two-time Boston Marathon winner logged 240.5 miles (which is almost double what he was doing prior to the Challenge)
Most Motivating: Grace Padilla (US) logged 327.11 miles, posted a comment and creative photo everyday. Grace, who is 47, placed 11th overall and was first female.
Best Performance: Willie Korir from Kenya not only logged the most miles (797.37), he also ran one of his workouts at 4:37/mile pace for 9.13 miles.
Five Most Inspiring stories: based on their story posted on My Best Runs: (this award goes to the five who received the most views on My Best Runs) Michael Wardian (1,677 views), Benn Griffin (1,461 views), Swetha Amit (1,431 views), Roy Pirrung (1,241 views) and Kiranpal Singh Dhody (1,088 views)
Most Inspiring Photo: Grace Padilla's July 5th photo training on the track in Mammoth Lakes, California
Best Youngest performance: Owen Wall age 11 who logged 34.2 miles including running 8.1 miles in one day at 9:59 pace his longest ever run. Shared with Elliot Daniels age 14 who ran and logged 184.45 miles and ran 5:47/mile pace for six miles in the Wharf to Wharf race in Santa Cruz, California.
Best Oldest performance: Libby James age 82 who logged 81.81 miles (rounds up to 82). Shared with 74-year-old Frank Bozanich who ran and logged in 475 miles.
Top Fifteen Spirit awards: Aaron L Salvador, Grace Padilla, Shawn Whalen, Michael Anderson, Brent Weigner, Danilo Purlia, Larry Allen, Rosaura Tennant, Asya Cabral, Kati Toivanen, Lize Dumon, Roger Wright, Abbey Cannon, Geoffrey Smith, Pulkit Singh.
Best Single Run: Michael Wardian when we ran 100.5 miles in 30 hours 23 minutes and place 11th on July 21 at Hardrock 100.
Notable Mentions: Dave Mcgillivray logged 164.52 miles (Boston Marathon Director), Becca Pizzi logged 226.17 milesv(Holds the record for running seven Marathons. Seven days on seven continents), Liz Dumon from South Africa had never run 150 Miles in 30 days before this challenge,Boaz Kipqego from Kenya logged 588.52 miles and placed second, JR Mintz (age 52) logged the most miles by an American with 480.86 miles, Paul Shimon (age 71) logged 390.71 miles placed 6th overall and third American, Harpal Singh Gill was first runner from India logging 331.66 miles placing 10th overall, Sam Tada was first runner from Japan logging 237.30 miles placing 29th overall, Malin Andersson co-owner of World´s Marathons logged in 77.67 miles and Will Adams who logged 51.58 miles mostly all plogging (picking up trash while running).
Run The World Global Run Challenge 1 July 4, 2018 Final standings

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