Next month (8 March), we’re bringing you our first ever Women’s Running Virtual Run, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Beginning over a century ago and growing from strength to strength each year, International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. It’s a day to collectively reflect on all of our achievements, to acknowledge the women who inspire us, and to look ahead to making new strides towards a more equal society.
At WR, we’re forever in awe of the inspiring women we hear from and, while we share their stories each month, we wanted to go one step further. We wanted to celebrate the achievements, not just of our readers, but of women on a global scale, with a run that anyone can take part in – and for a brilliant cause.
We’ve joined up with Womankind, a women’s rights organisation that works tirelessly to transform the lives of women and girls by helping to end violence against women, give women a say in the decisions that affect them and help them take control of their own livelihood. All runners who take part will have the option to donate to this fantastic charity.
So what’s involved? Quite simply, you just have to go for a run! You can run anywhere, at whatever pace and cover whatever distance you fancy. You don’t have to be fast and you don’t have to go far, simply sign up, send us evidence** of your run and receive a beautiful medal to commemorate your run.
The team at WR will be out in force and we’d love for you to join us in celebration of what is becoming and an evermore iconic day for women. Don’t forget to tweet us and let us know if you’re joining in! To share your running photo’s with us on the day #WRVirtualRace on Twitter or Instagram – the best photo’s will go into the mag so you never know who you might inspire!
Or email us here: [email protected]
**Evidence can be a photo from your run, a running selfie, a screenshot of the route or distance you ran on your favourite running or location app, a photo of your watch before or after your run – pretty much anything goes! Get creative and email your evidence to: [email protected]