RUNAMICS AWARENESS RUN ++ 2020 May 9/10
for adventure seekers & eco-minded runners
Minimal plastic sports brand runamics made their first baby steps with the help of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
Within a short period of time we were funded and kick-ass plastic free and sustainable running gear was ready to hit the streets.
runamics decided to organize a relay run with a kilometer for every one of the 305 supporters of the crowdfunding campaign.
The first AWARENESS RUN will be held at the weekend 9th+ 10th of may 2020 and its gonna take at least 305 Kilometer which will be run in one piece by different runners.
To include all sorts of runners with different skills, the speed will be a pace of 6 minutes per kilometer. Not only does this mean to include more runners, but also to eliminate the competitive character of other relay races and making it possible to completely plan stops and arrival time.
The plan is to start in Münster on Saturday morning at 8 o clock and arrive via Bremen in Hamburg at 2pm on Sunday.
At least, there will always be running one runner but as you can imagine there’s nearly no limit to the crew that joins. You can follow us live online and can jump in where and whenever you like.
We are partnering up with other great brands that fit thematically in our topic (plastic, sustainability, running). They should all be part of a pledge which reminds us all to try our best in being better to our planet.
Be it the water we drink, the food we eat, or the energy gels we ingest - we try to go new paths.
Also we´ll have steady cargo bike support to put our bags in and if you like with an extra boost through some kindly selected music out of speakers.
Do you live in Münster, Bremen or anywhere between these two cities and Hamburg? You should run with us.
Do you have a company, project or idea that could be featured in and around our relay weekend? Let’s make it a part of the RAR.
Whether it’s about climate change, plastic, waste, bees, forestry, sustainable transport or any other idea that fits into our pledge - not only our race should be something special, but also the track we are about to run.
After the party, it’s the after party- you know how we roll.
As you can imagine we don’t want to split up after running 30 hours as a gang, so we are looking forward to invite you fellas to some celebration in Hamburg. Let’s grab the chance and calm down or get wild or just have a chat about all the mad things that are possible in our growing sustainability world. Also, we´ll inform you in more detail about sports gear, it´s down and upsides.
People from out of town better contact us early with wishes where and how they’d like to sleep. We can recommend fitting hostels or easily organize host for you from the local running crew.
The Awareness Run should become an annual format organized together with Impact Hub Hamburg. This year it´s about the darker sides sports gear, next year it will be a different topic we run for, that deserves more attention.
Hopefully together with you :-)
AWARENESS RUN- it’s on us, let’s make this a great one.
RAR partners so far:
- Q: I want to join the run! How do I join?
A: In the coming days we will publish an eventbrite link on this page where you can register for free (or against a donation). If you want to stay tuned, please register on our website (www.runamics.com) with your email address. We will post updates through our newsletter.
- Q: I want to run one section, where is the best section to join, if I need public transport access?
A: We will map the whole race track end of March and will share it here with you. There we will also highlight the sections that are easiest to reach with public transportation modes. Also, you can follow the running crowd live via a shared Google location (shared on the 1st morning of race day). Of course you are invited to run for as long as you want. You can also run multiple sections with breaks in between if you like (for example: starting in Münster, running 10 km, jumping back in in Bremen for a night running section, ...). Whatever you prefer ...
- Q: What am I doing with my bag?
A: There will be a cargo bike accompanying the running team at all times. The runners can put their bag (please only have a small bag with you) in the cargo bike. By this you can join the crew whereever you like and can jump of whereever you like and take your belongings with you.
- Q: Where can I see live where the team is at the moment?
A: We will share a Google Location Link via Email with all participants before the race starts (early morning on the 9th of May).
- Q: Will there be marks on the path that we know where to run? Is it possible that we´ll loose the path?
A: There will be no marks. The crew is running with the help of Google. One person keeps track and tells the way. And if the crew gets lost for any reason, this is part of the adventure :-)
- Q: Me and a few friends would like to run the whole thing or at least a large chunk of the distance? Is this possible?
A: Of course. Feel free to make your own crew event out of this and do the whole / half thing as a team. You could for example run the distance from Münster to Bremen with a team of e.g. 5 people, or you plan a night run from Bremen to Hamburg as a team relay. However, please know that we are trying to stick to the 6er pace (6 min / km) for being able to plan it appropriately. Making a race challenge out of it is not the best idea :-)
- Q: What if I have to stop inbetween and can´t go further?
A: In general this is a "self-care" event. This means you organize yourself. However, of course, if you have an injury or such we won´t let you sit at the sidewalk :-) One of our team members will organize that your are going to be picked up and transported to the next public transport option.
- Q: Can I take a shower somewhere?
A: At the finish in Hamburg there will be the chance to take a shower. Please make sure to bring your own towel in case.
- Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Make sure to bring some clothes for changing after you are finished with your run. Also if you plan to run more than one section with a break in between, you should get dressed with a set of dry clothes to not get a cold ;-)
- Q: Can I wear headphones?
A: It is not appreciated if you isolate yourself under your headphones :-) The cargo bike will play some nice music.
- Q: Why is standard sports gear having downsides? I´d like to get more information.
A: Please check our runamics website. Beyond, you will learn more at the race ... so stay curious :-)
- Q: What if there is a section where nobody is running?
A: That´s not possible as we have planned with a core team of people. So every part of the full distance is covered by at least one person.
- Q: What if the times planned are not achieved?
A: We plan to run at a pace of 6 min / km. However, sometimes it will be hard to plan on such a distance on the minute. If you jump in at one of the major changes please be there some minutes early. Also, please follow our live tracker which will show where the current runners are located.
- Q: What if the crowd runs faster than expected? Will they wait at the planned changing spots?
A: Yes, in this case we will run until we will get back on track and do some stretching together :-)
- Q: Will there be fotos from us?
A: Yes, we will make some images and maybe film some sequences for an after movie. Also there may be some press people taking pictures (hopefully) :-)
- Q: What is going to happen in Hamburg?
A: In Hamburg we will have a small finishing party with snacks and drinks. Also, there will be an info-walk-through for the topic in focus "synthetic sports gear" so you can learn something about it. We will have a small yoga session to calm down after the run. Rest remains unplanned :-) Let´s see how the mood is going to be.
- Q: What is going to happen in Münster?
A: In Münster we will meet, have a nice warm-up together and a short introduction into the topic we are running for.