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 weโ€™re apart (though we wonโ€™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 โ€“ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Are you with me?!

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