World Day of Running

Get your New Year Fix on the next World Day of Running

Free virtual challenge aims to set runners up for a better 2021

Race organisers Fix Events, the team behind Movember, are doing their bit to get the New Year off to a flying start by launching another World Day of Running Virtual Challenge.

At time of writing, over 90 percent of the available 10k places were booked for the event, to be held on Sunday, 23 January, as were 88 percent of those available for the 5k. Marathon, half-marathon and 1.5k distance challenges are also still available.

Nearly 800 runners took part in the first World Day of Running Virtual Challenge on 26 June, designed to make runners feel part of a community during the loneliest days of lockdown. 

As coronavirus restrictions wore on into the autumn, and with the prospect of many more months ahead ‘where we are still unable to come together for a physical running event’, organisers felt it was time to ‘find another way to bring [us] all together’ through a new World Day of Running Virtual Challenge. Nearly 500 runners took part in the second edition of the event on 26 September.   

As with the first two World Day of Running Virtual Challenges, there is no cost to register. Runs can be done at any time on the day of the Challenge. When complete, finish times should be uploaded to the Fix website for inclusion on the challenge leaderboard and in the country-specific statistics. Training runs completed in the days before the event can also be added to runners' own Fix profiles to help measure their progress.

All runners signing up will receive regular emails and access to training advice and videos to help keep them focused in the run-up to ‘race day’, as well as special offers and discounts on future Fix Events. 

Runners can also add a ‘super-cool’ World Day of Running Virtual Challenge medal to their registrations for just £7. 

Image courtesy: Fix Events

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