EVENT DATE: 27th – 28th April 2024
THE WORLD UNITED VIRTUAL Global RUN IS A RACE WITH PURPOSE. POWERED BY THE HOMELESS WORLD CUP, OUR YEAR-ROUND EFFORTS PEAK IN THIS GLOBAL EVENT, TRANSFORMING LIVES AND SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES ON HOMELESSNESS THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL PASSION FOR FOOTBALL.
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Select a run, from 5K, 3K and 1K for kids, upload your pictures and details, and then simply pay your £19.95 registration fee. Your registration fee includes your “Champion for Change” medal and your running bib which you will receive 7-10 days prior to the event.
Sign up as a group of friends, work colleagues or club supporters. Select the football club you support and wear your football shirt with pride during your run.
Run at any location, at any pace, inside or outside anywhere in the world. At the end of your run, wear your “Champion for Change” medal with pride and earn reward points.
Submit evidence from your run by simply sharing a photo of you and your friends wearing your “Champion for Change” medal on social media and remember to tag us. #worldunited5k. Receive extra reward points for completing your run that you can redeem in our marketplace saving up to 50% on merch.
Founded in 2003, the Homeless World Cup is an annual tournament that brings a sense of purpose to people who may feel like they’ve lost theirs, and helps inspire them to change their lives. Through our network across 70+ countries, we are active 365 days a year in our mission to end homelessness.
Being homeless can be incredibly isolating, making people feel removed from society and alone. Joining a football team can be a small but hugely significant step in helping an individual to become part of a community.
We use football as a global support network to help and inspire people struggling to make a home for themselves. We want to create an environment for them in which they are empowered to change their own lives. We want our tournament teams to feel like champions before they’ve even stepped on the pitch.
Each year, our international network of member countries inspires more than 100,000 homeless people across the globe. Over 500 players participate each year in more than 400 games over 8 days.
Simply click on the register now button. It quick and easy to register with only £19.95 being the fee.
Virtual running operates similarly to traditional running, with the key distinction being that you can complete your run at a location of your choice, at your preferred time, and at your own pace. All that's required is to choose a race and submit proof of your participation.
100% of your entry fee goes to supporting the Homeless World Cup Foundation which uses football to end homelessness. For more information please visit www.homelessworldcup.org
Yes, we are the Homeless World Cup Foundation, established in 2003. Our charity number is SC037091
Medals are sent 7-10 days prior to the event start date.
You will receive your “Champion for Change” medal and your race bib number 7-10 days prior to the event.
Simply sharing a photo of you and your friends wearing your champions medal on social media and remember to tag us. #worldunited5k. Receive reward points for completing your run that you can redeem in our marketplace saving up to 50%. If you don’t have social media simply email your photo to email@example.com with your bib number and full name.
No, you may wear your favourite running shirt. The football shirt is suggested as it helps to build competition amongst the clubs and the fans. If you do not have a football shirt you can buy the World United top for £14.99 click here or you can find competitively priced football tops at our partner's website www.soccertop.com
Yes, we ship "Champion for Homeless" medal and your race bib number worldwide. Worldwide shipping costs are £6.95
Having both Saturday and Sunday as race days gives you complete freedom to run when it’s best for you. You’re helping others by running so we want the race to be as easy & convenient for you as possible.