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Running Out of Time Relay

United Kingdom

Fri 30th September 2022 - Sun 6th November 2022

Starting at 10:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

Carry the baton forward in the world's longest climate action relay!

Join thousands of runners, cyclists and sailors for an epic, record breaking 7,767km non-stop relay from Scotland to Egypt and help deliver a message on climate action to the world’s leaders at COP27! 🌍

Sign up for a 10k leg and be a part of something epic! Use code FAR20 and get 20% off.


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What's Included

Running Out of Time is a 7,767km non-stop relay from Glasgow, Scotland (Host of COP26) to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (Host of COP27). There are a total of 732 stages, with each stage being around 10km long. The relay runs day and night for 38 days and travels to 18 countries.

Within the relay baton is a climate change message from young people to the decision makers at COP27.

Our goal is for the relay baton to be passed from person-to-person and arrive in Egypt. Most stages will be run and a small number will be cycled. We’ll be sailing The Channel and The Mediterranean.

View all our UK relay stages below

  • Represent your hometown in this global event
  • Carry the relay baton and help make history
  • Entry includes a £5.00 donation to charity partners

How to Get There

How do I get to and from my stage?

One of the aims of the relay is to highlight the contribution active travel can make in the fight against climate change and we strongly recommend using low/zero carbon methods to get to and from your relay stage. To help with this, wherever possible we’ve plotted the Stage Handovers to be near public transport so that you can get to or from your stage start/end point.

If this is not an option and you are running with others, please consider carpooling. Or even better, if you're lucky enough to have a friend/family member who has an electric car, ask them to give you a lift to and from your stage!

If you cycle to the start of your stage, we may be able to arrange for our support crew to carry your bike so you can cycle home. However, we’d need to arrange this ahead of time by contacting [email protected]

You could also make your relay stage a bigger challenge by running home!

Course Details


  • Why are you doing this?

    The impact of climate change on our planet will be felt most by our youth and future generations. Their collective voice needs to be heard. Together, we aim to deliver their message, held within the relay baton, with so much support that it is impossible to ignore. Along the extraordinary route, the baton will cross seas, mountain ranges, glaciers, and deserts and visit schools, at-risk locations and climate change projects meeting scientists, engineers and designers at the forefront of the green revolution to better understand what is happening to our planet and to inspire local climate action.

  • When is it?

    The relay starts in Glasgow on Friday 30th September and will finish in Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday 6th November. Our UK section with take place from the 30th September to 9th October.

  • Who can take part?

    You must be over the age of 18 to sign-up to our relay and be able maintain an average pace of 6 minutes 15 seconds per kilometre / 10 minutes per mile for the duration of a stage. If you are under the age of 18 and would like to run a stage, then please ask your parent/legal guardian to contact us at [email protected] and we will see if this can be accommodated. We also have a Schools Action Day taking place on November 3rd, which is open to schools around the world, and a Virtual Relay Day on November 5th.

The UK stages

There are 177 relay stages within the UK

You can view the entire route here


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