Bloggers and runners (and walkers, joggers, and hoppers) of the world, unite!
Join Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2016
Any time between Monday, September 19th to Sunday, September 25th, lace up your running/walking/hiking/hopping shoes and join us for the 5k blogged about around the world!
Automatticians are planning to hit the trail on September 19th during our company meetup in Whistler, Canada. This year, we will also be making a donation to Soles4Souls, a charity dedicated to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.
What is a 5k?
A 5k run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles long. That is roughly equal to:
- Twelve laps around a track.
- Approximately 6,000-7,500 steps.
- Approximately 50-60 minutes of brisk walking.
How do I participate?
You can run, walk, or skip — it’s totally up to you. There’s no time limit and there’s just one requirement: that you participate! You can do it at a gym or outdoors, on a treadmill or on a track, or even swim or bike instead of running/walking — just get moving!
Post about your participation on your site and tag the post “wwwp5k” so that other runners around the world can find you and read about your experience. If you’re not on WordPress.com, link back to this announcement post so others might join in and participate, too.
When can I run?
We’re all busy, but we want you to participate, so we’re giving you lots of flexibility. You can complete the WWWP5k any time between Monday, September 19th and Sunday, September 25th.
Anyone who’s ever used or loved WordPress (and your families and friends, too). Heck, the entire internet is invited!
Will you be joining us for the Worldwide WP 5k? Let us know in the comments!
How come I have missed Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k all these years? I will put it some extra miles and run (more than) a 5k a day between Monday, Sept 19 and Sunday, Sept 26 since I’m training for another marathon in November – wearing my wp-admin tshirt, ha! You will see me in Central Park before dawn then😉
This sounds amazing. 5k at the gym isn’t particularly inspiring…but it’s when I daydream, so maybe I’ll write my fantasy 5k.
Yes !! Can’t wait🙂
i’m in too
I hope running in the fitness cenbter is allowd.
This is awesome. I’m in.
I’m in! It’ll be included in my #100DayWordCampTeesForQuiltSeries workout on that day ~ I love that y’all’r doing this.
Going to be there 100%
I’m in. Tweeted the info a few minutes ago! My #WWWP5k: 1/2 Treadmill & 1/2 Lakeside, maybe even Treadmill 5k & Lakeside 5k! (Blog with photo gallery to follow-Tagged ‘wwwp5k’)This is a great idea and #Souls4Soles is a top-notch organization #Giving Back #WalkorRun #WWWP5k •Will Walking more than a 5k while I am watching the #FedExCup Playoffs this week in Atlanta, GA at East Lake Golf Club also count? (2nd Blog w/ video & photo gallery will follow!) Love this idea! Walking as a: #SpinalOsteoarthritisWarrior Who Lives with: #CervicalSpondylosis #LumbarRadiculopathy #CervicalLumbarDegenerativeDiscDisease #Septemberis: #RheumaticDiseaseAwareness Month #PainAwarenessMonth