1 September 2020 -
30 September 2020

Run The World

1st – 30th September

The concept for Run The World is simple: sign up and link your fitness tracking device (Garmin or Strava), then run as many miles as you can in the month of September.

You, along with thousands of other runners in Leicester and beyond, will be able to track both your personal and collective progress on a live, interactive map, as you make your way 'around the world,' taking part in challenges and themed runs along the way as you go from place to place.

Whether you cover 100 miles or one doesn't matter, what counts is doing your bit to help us make it round the globe!

Given the immense distance that we will aim to cover, visiting all of the world’s most famous cities and iconic landmarks, the route will be broken down into different stages around Europe, Africa, Asia and America!

Throughout the event, you’ll be able to unlock rewards based on your own individual contribution to the mileage total, and join in with themed runs corresponding to how far we’ve run as a collective and where in the world we find ourselves each day. Of course by the very end you will also have earned that all important medal to show off your achievements.

The Leicester community has been hit hard by the latest local lockdown and we hope that everyone will be eager to join forces and come together to Run the World with us in this fantastic team effort.

The details and map for Stage One are already live so you can check out where we’re headed around Europe and get a feel for Run The World. Details and maps of the remaining stages will be released in the coming weeks leading up to the start of the event.

Our progress

Stage 1: Europe LIVE NOW!
Stage 2: Africa and the Middle East LIVE NOW!
Stage 3: South Asia and Australia LIVE NOW!
Stage 4: Asia and the Far East LIVE NOW!
Stage 5: Canada, USA, and South America
Stage 6: The Long Road Home!

How to record your results

In order to maximise your Run The World experience we highly recommend that you link a Strava or Garmin account to your entry. This way all of your run distances will automatically be pulled into the Run The World total without the need to add each run manually. For more detailed instructions on how to record your distances please see this page.

You can, of course, always enter your results manually, either using the tab at the top of the page or directly off your event entry Ticket.

Tracking progress

At any given point you will be able to see your individual distance progress live against the Stage 1 map which will take us around Europe, as well as the entire Run The World Team’s progress live on each of the different stage maps as we progress along the route.


Throughout the event you will unlock individual rewards when you hit total milestone distances such as 50km / 100km / 150km etc. These achievements will light up on your ‘My Overview’ page and will award you discounts and other rewards based on how far you’ve run.

Similarly, as the Run The World Team progresses around each stage map, famous cities and iconic landmarks will light up as an achievement on that particular stage map, unlocking new themed runs as we go.

In early October, after the event has come to a close, we will post out a souvenir ‘Run The World’ medal to the home address of all runners that have contributed to running around the world between 1st – 30th September 2020.

Who can enter?

Anyone and everyone is welcome to enter and take part. Whether you can run one mile a week or one hundred, Run The World is for everyone. No-one can achieve this by themselves, so every single mile and kilometre run counts and gets us further on our journey to Run The World!

If you would like to sign-up to Run The World please use the button at the top of this page.
Any participants that were registered for the original Leicester Half Marathon or Marathon have the option to transfer to Run The World free of charge. More details on how to do this can be found here.

Please direct any enquiries to leicestermarathon@gmail.com.

 Event information
01 September 2020
30 September 2020
The World, Great Britain
Registration closes 29 September 2020 23:59

 More information
Leicester Marathon

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