Who Run the World?
Female runners have played a big part in Great Run’s history; setting landmark records, achieving phenomenal fundraising success, and accomplishing personal running goals at Great Run events across the UK.
In 2019 for the first time in Great Run’s history (sadly all events were cancelled in 2020), half of our runners were female – a monumental shift from where we began in 1981, and we think this is something that should be applauded! To do just that, as well as highlighting International Women’s Day on 8 March, we are proud to launch our Great Run Solo March Accumulator challenge: Run As One.
Complete 15 runs (or more) of any distance in March and you will be rewarded with a unique finisher’s medal and digital certificate. There’s also an optional distance challenge, with a bespoke digital certificate awarded to anyone who completes a distance award.
The challenge starts on 1 March and ends on 31 March. Entries are now closed.
Complete 15 Runs in March
Complete 15 runs (or more) of any distance and at any pace that is comfortable for you. It’s a challenge to celebrate all the female runners out there, but it’s also a challenge open to everyone to enjoy. No matter where you live or your gender, join the challenge and be part of an inclusive running community. Run As One!
(Optional) Accumulator Distance Award
Depending on the distance you cover over your 15 (or more!) runs, we will award you a personalised digital finishers certificate to download and share. Inspired by this month’s theme, the distance awards honour 5 female running pioneers:
- Kathrine Switzer – 26 miles
- Rosa Mota – 50 miles
- Tanni Grey-Thompson – 75 miles
- Paula Radcliffe – 100 miles
- Ingrid Kristiansen – 125 miles
You have the option to use our online tracker to log your runs as you go – live on this page from 1 March – or use your own tracking app or device to record your activity. Once you have completed 15 runs (or more) and your target distance, simply come back and submit your results and confirm that you have completed the challenge.
Great Run Solo
Join our official Great Run Solo Strava group & track your runs with other runners taking on the Great Run Solo March Accumulator challenge.
We recommend using a tracking app to log your running activity during your challenge – any tracking app or watch can be used. You also have the option of using our online tracker to log each run as you go, this is available the Great Run Solo March Accumulator challenge page during the challenge period (1 to 31 March).
View our guide to tracking your runs and providing evidence for your Great Run Solo challenge.
Great Run Solo
If you have any questions about the Great Run Solo March Accumulator Challenge, please see our FAQ section.
Complete the challenge by 31 March and we’ll send you a unique finisher’s medal (pictured) to celebrate your achievement. Your entry fee also includes access to our online tracking tool – live on the challenge page from 1 March – and support throughout the challenge.
Digital certificates are available to download (and share!) when you submit your results, and are available to download until the results submission deadline.
Note: For international runners, there is an additional £3.50 charge to cover medal postage.
To keep you motivated, we’ve created some fun extras and dates to mark to help to see you through your month of running. How many can you tick off?
- Lace up your trainers to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March
- Run for Mum – celebrate Mother’s Day on 14 March
- Head out for a sunrise run (and mark international happiness day!) on 20 March, the first day of spring
- Explore a new route
- Dedicate a run to your running icon or someone who motivates you
- Take a mid-run selfie & share it on social using #GreatRunSolo
- Run a PB
Add a song by your favorite female artists to our March playlist, and download it to play as you run.
We’ve add a few of our favourites to start you off.
Don’t forget to share your pics & videos with us on social using #GreatRunSolo to appear in our March challenge review video. We’ll be awarding prizes to our favourites throughout the month!