Run The World

Categories: UK challenges, Walks, runs and other sporting events

  • Date: 1st September - 30th September 2020
  • Venue: The entire world!
  • Cost:

    Pledge to raise a minimum of £100 in aid of LOROS and you can run for free.

  • To register:

    Register to attend

Run The World

Run the World is a unique new challenge that will see runners in Leicester and beyond come together to cover tens of thousands of miles, all the way 'around the world', live on an interactive map. 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.

Leicester, and indeed the entire country, have been hit hard by the pandemic this year 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.

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!

Stage One - Europe

Stage One is now available to view online, and begins on the start line of the original Leicester Marathon, in Victoria Park, Leicester, taking 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 a whopping 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.

Stage one

Stages Two - Seven will be released over the coming weeks, in the run up to the event before it starts on 1st September 2020.

How it works

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 once the event is running 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.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our fundraising team on (0116) 231 8431 or email

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