Run The World
1st – 30th September
Stage One – Europe
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!
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.
Stage One begins on the start line of the original Leicester Marathon in Victoria Park, Leicester, and takes us on a wide-ranging tour of Europe. Along the way we’ll visit many of the continents’ capital cities and the most striking landmarks that define them.
Looping through almost every single European country, Stage One covers 22,256 km (13,829 miles) as it winds through both the Pyrenees and the Alps before heading north through Scandinavia. As we reach Russia we turn back southwards down through Eastern Europe with the stage eventually coming to an end at the impressive Anitkabir Mausoleum in Ankara.
Our team tracking map will be updated regularly so that you can see just how far the ‘Run The World’ team has made it around the route at any given time. As we progress, the landmarks below will light up to mark our achievements as we go - the example below is a snapshot of how it will look.
Stage Two will be released in the coming weeks and will pick up back in Ankara before heading out for a tour of Africa!