The World’s First Global Marathon

Free and open for everyone to join.

Be part of a community that’ll set a new world record!

Same Day. Same Distance. One virtual community.

Join our virtual community today! Exchange tips, share favorite podcasts & playlists, discuss ideas, and determine your running route.

The inaugural run was on March 20, 2021 (photos coming soon).

Sign up for our future events below. The next one will be on September 18, 2021.

Since you asked: yes, we welcome half-marathon runners and those who want to form a relay team. Our community has also begun onboarding walkers, bikers and skaters. We welcome everybody. The more the merrier.

A story.

Hi, I am Jana Gallus, an assistant professor at UCLA. I have been a runner ever since moving house made a team sport pretty much impossible. In 2018 I had triplets. I really wanted to get back into running post-pregnancy. In 2020 I got to run LA again.

And then came Covid-19. We had to leave the city 3 days after the race. Have not been back since. But was eager to run a marathon again this year. So that’s what prompted the idea. When? On a run. Of course.

Thankfully, I was not the only one. You can find impressions from our inaugural run here and on Twitter. It was a blast.

Sign up below to join us for future runs. We are an open community that includes running aficionados as well as those who simply want to have fun and finally run that first (half-)marathon. A lot (though not all!) of us are academics. Striving to make academia less “WEIRD”. Check out our Footprint and help us cover the globe.

Join us for a future run

We’ll run the world again on September 18, 2021.

By signing up you agree to participate in a large-scale social experiment – run with and by social scientists ;)

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