First and most importantly, thanks for joining the World United Virtual Run. You are making a positive difference in our mission to fight global homelessness. Registration is FREE, simply select a run, from 1K for kids, 3K and 5K and keep an eye on your inbox and our socials for regular updates.
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. If you don’t support a Football Club simply select World United as your club.
World United Virtual is all fun and no stress. Run at any location, at any pace, inside or outside anywhere in the world on April 27th-28th 2024. You can run, jog, swim, cycle or walk on the road, trail, track or on the treadmill.
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.
Dalwoo Yoo, a 23-year-old South Korean player, recently completed his remarkable journey at the Homeless World Cup, standing still with a grin as his newfound global football friends signed his cherished national jersey.
Growing up in an orphanage, Dalwoo developed a love for football and various sports. Despite facing challenges such as a lack of traditional family support and an injury that required surgery, he persevered.
His path to the Homeless World Cup began when he reconnected with his high school coach, who was now the coach of the South Korea Homeless World Cup team. This connection led to Dalwoo’s selection and participation in the tournament, where he embraced the positive impact of meeting people from different nations and experiencing diverse cultures.
While achieving his football dream, Dalwoo holds a deeply heartfelt ambition to open a bakery. He fondly remembers the “bread of love” shared with him by local people during his time at the orphanage. His dream is to open a bakery, share bread at Christmas with homeless individuals, and spread the same love and kindness that he once received as a child.
Shilpi Yanti, a resident of the Jatayu area in Bandung, the city of her birth and upbringing, lives in a densely populated neighborhood with modest homes, each separated by just a wall. The area lacks open spaces for activities, and Shilpi resides with her parents and three younger siblings. As the eldest, she has been selling sports hijabs since 2019 to support their daily needs.
Shilpi’s journey to represent Indonesia in the Homeless World Cup Sacramento began with her participation in the selection program by Rumah Cemara.
She was chosen as the goalkeeper for the Indonesian national team. Since joining the team, she has engaged in three weekly training sessions, where she learned street football techniques, strategies, and rules specific to the Sacramento 2023 Homeless World Cup.
Shilpi also maintains her fitness with regular exercises and is learning English to communicate with people from around the world in Sacramento. Shilpi’s pride and joy in representing her country on the international stage are boundless and beyond her wildest dreams.
Simply click on the register now button. It free and easy to register.
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 all monies generated through merchandise sales goes to supporting the Homeless World Cup Foundation which uses football to end homelessness. For more information please visit www.homelessworldcup.org
Medals are sent 7-10 days prior to the event start date.
Your registration includes the free entry for the virtual run and the opportunity to buy “Champion for Change” medal and limited edition shirt which you will receive 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.