A worldwide 5k event – run or walk 3.1 miles wherever you are

Have you ever wanted to try to run a 5k? I have done it once before and would love to do it again. So when I came across the “Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k” I got very excited.

Sara Rosso posted on her blog on March 29th:

We had a great idea: Get all 80 Automatticians from 62 cities to run/walk a 5k on the same day! This way we can get some exercise together as a company even though we’re apart (though we won’t rule out a softball or Texas scramble at our next meetup).

We want to invite you to join us, WordPress.com users (and self-hosted WP users, too!), in the Worldwide WP 5k – the 5k blogged around the world! The date is approaching, so read on to find out how to participate.

What a brilliant idea!

The Plan:

Complete a 5k together as a team, even though we are all over the world.

The When:

Sunday April 10th: but can be completed anytime between Monday April 4th and Sunday April 10th.

The 5k:

A 5k is roughly equivelant to 3.1 miles or 12 laps around a standard sized track. You can run it, you can walk it, it really doesn’t matter which.

The Tools:

I don’t own a pedometer. If you live in the United States, here are two websites you can use to map out a route in your hometown – so you will know how far 3.1 miles is!



The Finish:

After you complete your run/walk, blog about it! Use the tag “WWWP5k” so everyone will be able to find you. Might be a cool opportunity to make a video blog 🙂

Are you with me?!

Don’t forget to check out my selection for the April 2011 Pattern of the Month
Click Here!


About Ashley Higashi
As of February 2012, I am 26 years old, married, and a first year medical student. I want to help people achieve healthy fulfilling lives and I want to be healthy myself, so that I may serve as a role model. This is why I am in medical school and this is why I became a beachbody coach.

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