Challenge Expired


December 2 - December 4

Let’s get the whole world running! Join us – and the entire Runkeeper community – in tracking a 5K on Saturday, December 3 or Sunday, December 4. To complete this Challenge, run or walk 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) anywhere in the world.

It’s our biggest event of the year and your chance to run alongside 182 other countries. Last time, over 400,000 people joined. 3,600 ran their first 5K while 12,600 others hit a personal record. This time, that could be you! We created a new results board on the Global 5K website so you can check your preliminary stats and ranking right after you complete the race.


In addition to a free customizable bib and access to the Global 5K runner’s forum, you’ll also get 10% off* a commemorative race shirt if you purchase before race day. Details below!

Global 5K 3rd Edition Shirt

  • Color: charcoal heather
  • 60% cotton, 40% polyester
  • Comes in Men’s & Women’s sizing
  • Note: Limited quantity available

*Purchase before race day to receive this discount. This year, we are printing the commemorative shirts exclusively for those who order them. Because of this, you can expect them to ship a few weeks after the race.

*Running and walking activities are eligible towards completion.
**GPS and Stopwatch Mode activities are eligible towards completion.

Terms and conditions apply

More Details

This is a virtual race, which means you can run anywhere in the world – Boston to Bangkok, Stockholm to San Francisco – on either Saturday, December 3 or Sunday, December 4. Of course, you can run on both days if you want! We’ll use your fastest average pace for the final Global 5K results board.

Visit the Global 5K website for more details.

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