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Lost Running Race Lost Running Race

Lost Running Race

Virtual Event

United Kingdom

Mon 3rd May 2021

1 race


Organiser's Description

In May 2021, 300 people from across the globe will be coming together for perhaps the most unusual running race ever - and you can be one of them.

This race is being curated by a Manchester based design collective bringing together artists, musicians, filmmakers, urban planners and story tellers to deliver an immersive and rewarding race day experience in a time of social distancing.

In this race it’s not the winning that counts, it’s the taking art. Everyone who enters will be posted a unique race pack containing a hand foiled race number, a cherry wood flag, a wheel-thrown ceramic finishers medal, and a specially designed organic race top - along with race day treats and club memorabilia.

All runners will also be invited to a series of workshops and talks, covering avant-garde cartography, weekly yoga, drawing exercises, and route planning sessions, to be held online between January 2021 and race day.

Race day itself? The race can take place wherever you are, and you can choose the distance that suits you; there’s a 3-mile category a 13-mile category or a ‘race of the mind’. This race doesn’t celebrate winners and losers but looks to bring people together though mass participation and a shared belief in the future just around the corner.

All profits from this event will be donated to mental health charities which have recently been stretched supporting people through a particularly difficult 2020.

“Every step forward, however small, is still moving forward.”

Lost Running Race is made possible by the support of NOMA as part of their ongoing commitment to pioneering projects in Manchester.


  • Race Entry


    Including UK Posting



  • Race Entry


    Including UK Posting

What's Included

- A running top designed by Standard Practice with illustration by Rob Bailey.
- A hand-finished and unique ‘race number’ print from Studio DBD.
- A ceramic finishers object from Joe Hartley.
- A cherry and oilskin hand flag from Easy Peel Studio.
- Your unique code to join our Komoot community.
- Treats from Outdoor Provisions.
- 15 weeks of mind-altering online workshops
- Bits and bobs.

What Happens Next

Once you’ve purchased your race pack, you’ll receive a series of exclusive codes and links for online workshops from January presented by a whole host of interesting individuals and organisations to help you to plan your perfect route and explore the intersection between running, art and life.


Award one:
The most interesting route will be awarded an A2 foiled print of their route, designed by Studio DBD and Bring Your Own Map.

Award Two:
The longest time on your legs will be awarded a handmade ash chair by Standard Practice.

Award Three:
The overall slowest pace will win a years supply of coffee from Blossom Coffee.


All profits from this run will be donated to the following mental health charities:

Manchester Cares

Rethink Mental Illness


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