Global Running Day Challenge

Photo raffle contest

Global Running Day is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity  June 3, 2020. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, (socially distanced) or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving too.

The rules are simple: Capture a selfie photo of you and street sign on your run or along a walk in your neighborhood. Social distancing, please.  We’ll pick 5 winners in a raffle-style drawing from the photos to share on social media and

In addition to our photo contest, we’re also sharing some fun activities from Marathon Kids to celebrate Global Running Day. Click on the link below to learn more about Marathon Kids.


How to submit photos

Step 1

Explore responsibly

Take every opportunity to responsibly explore your street, neighborhood or town to find unique street signs from around the world. This adventure may take you to places you’ve never been before. Make sure to include yourself in the selfie to prove you’re the global traveler everyone talks about.

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Step 2

Snap a photo

This Global Running Day, share your photo with the world. Be the first to capture something unique. Use your smartphone to capture and catalog your photos. Individual photos are nice but why not include a collage of your global trek? Use your own layout builder or download a free collage-maker app to assemble your personal photos.


Google Play

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Step 3

Add passport stamp

Download and save one of these passport stamps to your smart phone album.  Then use them as one of the photos in your photo collage. The images can also be overlaid on the photo to give the appearance of an authentic stamp from a global traveler.

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Step 4

Submit your entry

Now that you’ve researched, explored and cataloged your Global Running Day adventure, let’s get it published. Select the button below to submit your photo collage entry.

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Participation Guidelines

Photo raffle

  • Participation is free
  • Keep it real: Please only use photos captured live on your smart phone. No web photos.
  • A four-image-square grid layout preferred
  • Passport badge encouraged but not required
  • Social distancing recommended
  • Explore responsibly: check local public access restrictions before each outing.
  • The Statesman reserves the right to publish photo entries
  • Photo submission period is from 5/25/20 to 6/4/20
  • Winners drawn and announced on 6/5/20
  • Have fun, be safe and make it a Global Running Day!


Photo raffle

The first five numbers drawn will receive a Cap10K running hat, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) canteen, CLIF Bar and $25 H-E-B gift card. Each photo is equal to one entry. Winning numbers are drawn at random from photos submitted.

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