One Run Global Challenge to light up the world against discrimination
195 countries, 24 hours, One Run to unite #EveryHuman
Runners around the world are being called on to join the fight to ‘end discrimination in all its ugly forms’ – especially against children – by taking part in next month’s One Run Global Challenge. Over 6000 ‘One Runners’ from over 159 countries, including over 800 from the UK, have already signed up.
The Challenge will take place between 7pm and 8pm – in each participant’s local time zone – on Human Rights Day (Thursday, 10 December). During that hour, thousands of people from 195 countries will be walking, running or moving in any way shape or form to mark the Challenge. Inside, outside or around a lockdown garden.
Runners from every country and of any age, ability or gender are welcome ‘with open arms’ to take part. The organisers call the One Run Global Challenge ‘the first truly global running event’: “One Run was born from a love of running and the power of its community. We want to share that love and joy with the entire world.”
As the runners in each time zone begin to move, the One Run Global Challenge live map will light up, ‘burning bright with a wave of positivity’.
“2020 has been filled with extraordinary events and stories of inequality and injustice. We’re coming together to show the world that love is a human right and help end child discrimination.”
The #EveryHuman movement – supported by the One Run Global Challenge – raises funds to help their charity partners stop injustice and inequality against children.
“To us, this is more than running. This is about radical inclusivity and trying to leave the world a better place than how we found it.”
Main image: One Run Global Challenge