How It Works


It’s very easy to sign up for an event!

First you need to be registered on the site so create a profile with us by clicking the ‘register’ icon in the top right of your screen.

After you are logged in, you can click on the event that you would like to participate in and follow the links to register.


On select events, there will be a choice of two charities linked to the event cause that you can donate to. Select one to make sure your donation will be sent. 25% of your entry fee will be donated to the charity that you choose.

There is also an option to start a donation page so that you can invite your friends to raise money. You will see an accumulated total of how much you have raised. The page will be closed at the end of the event and all raised money will be sent to the chosen charity.


It is so easy to meet new people at Run For The World.

The aim of RFTW is to bring people together when they run. Find new friends who run in the same area as you.

You can check out the groups and forums for each area to find runners also competing in the same events as you.

Use our social media site to chat, post your activity and share running stories on each other’s wall.


A virtual run means you can run anywhere you like, provided that you run within the dates of the event and you track your run using a GPS running app such as Garmin Connect or Strava.

Go to your local sports club, the park or even just run (safely) on the pavement to see your Grandparents for dinner.

As long as you save your run when you finish and you run the required distance, you will be ready to upload the run.

Once you have finished your run, you have two options:

1) If you have linked your Garmin/Strava account to the website, your run will automatically be uploaded so you can sitback, relax, put some ice on your calves if you need and wait for us to send you your reward.

2) If you haven’t linked your account, you  an manually upload your run by filling out the form on the event page. You will need to take a screenshot of your run or take a picture of the stats on the treadmill you use.

After the event dates have ended, we will check all of the participants’ uploads. If you have successfully completed the chosen distance/challenge, you will receive your reward within three weeks.

Each event will have a different reward. There are medals, pins, embroidery patches, running merchandise and more…

Every time you enter an event, you will also be entered into our random prize draw to win a selection of awesome running accessories.