2024 World United Virtual 5k open for entries

A brand-new event has sprinted into the 2024 global running calendar, World United 5k, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2024.

One million runners, across 70 countries, over one weekend, with one goal – to raise £2 million in support of global homelessness. Launched to celebrate 20 years of the Homeless World Cup Foundation charity, World United is no ordinary 5k – it’s a movement with purpose.

Free to take part, this global fundraising running event for the Homeless World Cup Foundation, unites runners worldwide through the universal language of football and their shared love of the sport. 223 football clubs, 72 countries, two days of running, with one mission at the core – to end global homelessness.

Lace up solo, rally your friends and family or team up with work colleagues. Whether it’s a 1k treadmill sprint, a 3k shake out or your weekend 5k, sign up today

1.       Sign up for free today – join the World United Virtual Run. Select your distance, 1k, 3k or 5k.

2.       Pick your team – sign up as a group of friends, work colleagues or club supporters. Select the football club you support and wear your team’s shirt with pride. Not a football fan? Simply choose World United as your club and represent the Homeless World Cup when running.

3.       Run – any location, anywhere in the world, indoors, outside, it’s your choice – 27/28 April.

4.       Celebrate – share a photo on socials tagging #worldunited5k as evidence for your completed run to receive your 200 reward points to redeem online and 50% off merchandise. Not on socials? Email [email protected] with your bib number, full name and post-run selfie.

To play your part in the fight against homelessness, you can purchase a Champion for Change race t-shirt and medal for just £20 with 100% of all monies generated through merchandise sales going directly to support the Homeless World Cup Foundation

Every step you take helps to tackle homelessness, one stride at a time. Since its creation in 2003, 1.2 million lives have been changed by the charity’s vital work and global fundraising efforts.

Hero Fiennes Tiffin, English Actor, film producer and Homeless World Cup Champion, said: “I’m excited to be able to support the World United 5k and come together as one united world to tackle homelessness. Collective power is undeniable and when friends, family, teammates and colleagues, stride out together to complete their run at the weekend on Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th April, we can all make our distance count for more than miles. It’s time to take a stand and help to change millions of lives worldwide.”

Scotland born, Stewart Lochrie, founder of the World United 5k, will be lacing up with his family, wearing his Rangers football shirt with pride on 27 April. He said: “When you participate in our virtual run, you’re not just running; you’re contributing to a world without homelessness. All proceeds from the event, through merchandise sales, support the Homeless World Cup Foundation. We’re dedicated to eradicating homelessness through the universal language of football.”

Take a stand in the global battle against homelessness. Anywhere, anytime, Saturday 27 April or Sunday 28 April. Be a part of history today and help to change millions of lives worldwide. Bag your spot today, don’t delay

Follow the action on Instagram @worldunited5k and support the Homeless World Cup Foundation @homelessworldcup

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