Fancy a completely unique running challenge this New Year? Think you could run 1 mile, on the hour, every hour, for 6 or more hours - maybe up to 27 hours?. Well, here's an endurance challenge with a difference because starting at 10am UK time we're going to literally chase the New Year's Eve celebrations around the globe, by running 1 mile on the hour every hour and welcoming in each New Year around the planet; beginning with Samoa & Christmas Island and finishing with Baker and Howland Islands, the outlaying US. We're going to virtually take you around the world from New Zealand, to Australia, through the Far East, Europe, London, South America and the USA and each hour we'll run another mile and welcome in another New Year in yet another country! Awesome!
Based on our epic P24 concept it sounds simple right - starting at 10.00am (UK time) you run 1 mile at any pace you like. You can run out and back, up and down your road, round the block, in your garden, even on a treadmill. Then at 11.00am (UK time) you do it again, any pace you like. Same again at 12, 1, 2, 3, 4......on the hour, every hour, 1 mile, run, walk or crawl, you get the idea.... and where we have runners participating from around the world we'll get folks to post their New Years celebrations photos, so we can shout 'Happy New Year' again and again!
For our P-NY Chaser you can run any number of miles from 6 consecutive miles or more to get the epic 12mm thick, freestanding medal. If you run 1 mile on the hour each hour for 6 miles or more then you're an official finisher! We hope folks will join us for 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours or push for the full round the world time frame which will involve running 27 mile runs on the hour each hour!
You'll get a bespoke, sequential BIB when you sign up and then on the day we'll ask you to share some of your miles and stories to our Facebook chat groups, and then submit one total result through Phoenix World at the end.
This is a challenge for literally anyone of any running ability. If you're new to running, fancy something completely different or fancy your first foray into endurance challenges, running at night, trying out a 6 hours, 12 hour or 24 hour + challenge with a difference then this is for you. Let's chase the New Year baby!
And if you're a seasoned ultra runner, then we'd love to have you aboard and this might not be quite as straightforward as you think.
There will, as mentioned be the totally epic medal - a freestanding 'NY' weighing in at the best part of half a kilo and continuing our epic P-Series.
So why not join us this New Year, wherever you may be in the world, for something completely different - I mean it's not like there will be many parties going on, right? So let's make our own VIRTUAL running party and chase the New Year!
Here is the full schedule of New Year Celebrations we'll be chasing, so why not join us for some or all of it.
|Mile||UK Time||Countries Going Into Year 2021||Cities Entering Year 2021|
|1||Thu 10:00||Samoa and Christmas Island/Kiribati||Kiritimati, Apia, Salelologa (Savai'i)|
|Thu 10:15||Chatham Islands/New Zealand||Chatham Islands|
|2||Thu 11:00||New Zealand with exceptions and 5 more||Auckland, Suva, Wellington, Nukualofa|
|3||Thu 12:00||Small region of Russia and 7 more||Anadyr, Funafuti, Yaren, Tarawa, Majuro|
|4||Thu 13:00||Much of Australia and 7 more||Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Honiara|
|Thu 13:30||Small region of Australia||Adelaide, Broken Hill, Ceduna|
|5||Thu 14:00||Queensland/Australia and 6 more||Brisbane, Port Moresby, Hagatna|
|Thu 14:30||Northern Territory/Australia||Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek|
|6||Thu 15:00||Japan, South Korea and 5 more||Tokyo, Seoul, Pyongyang, Dili, Ngerulmud|
|Thu 15:15||Western Australia/Australia||Eucla|
|7||Thu 16:00||China, Philippines and 10 more||Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore|
|8||Thu 17:00||Much of Indonesia, Thailand and 7 more||Jakarta, Bangkok, Hanoi, Phnom Penh|
|Thu 17:30||Myanmar and Cocos Islands||Yangon, Naypyidaw, Mandalay, Bantam|
|9||Thu 18:00||Bangladesh and 6 more||Dhaka, Almaty, Bishkek, Thimphu|
|Thu 18:15||Nepal||Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Dharan|
|Thu 18:30||India and Sri Lanka||New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore|
|10||Thu 19:00||Pakistan and 8 more||Tashkent, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi|
|Thu 19:30||Afghanistan||Kabul, Kandahar, Mazari Sharif, Herat|
|11||Thu 20:00||Azerbaijan and 8 more||Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Port Louis|
|Thu 20:30||Iran||Tehran, Rasht, Esfahan, Mashhad, Tabriz|
|12||Thu 21:00||Moscow/Russia and 22 more||Moscow, Ankara, Baghdad, Nairobi|
|13||Thu 22:00||Greece and 31 more||Cairo, Athens, Bucharest, Johannesburg|
|14||Thu 23:00||Germany and 45 more||Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Algiers|
|15||Fri 00:00||United Kingdom and 24 more||London, Dublin, Lisbon, Accra, Reykjavik|
|16||Fri 01:00||Cabo Verde and 2 more||Praia, Ponta Delgada, Ittoqqortoormiit|
|17||Fri 02:00||Pernambuco/Brazil and South Georgia/Sandwich Is.||King Edward Point, Fernando de Noronha|
|18||Fri 03:00||Most of Brazil, Argentina and 9 more||Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago|
|Fri 03:30||Newfoundland and Labrador/Canada||St. John's, Mary's Harbour|
|19||Fri 04:00||Some regions of Canada and 28 more||Caracas, La Paz, San Juan, Santo Domingo|
|20||Fri 05:00||Regions of USA and 14 more||New York, Washington DC, Detroit, Havana|
|21||Fri 06:00||Regions of USA and 9 more||Mexico City, Chicago, Guatemala City|
|22||Fri 07:00||Some regions of USA and 2 more||Calgary, Denver, Edmonton, Phoenix|
|23||Fri 08:00||Regions of USA and 4 more||Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas|
|24||Fri 09:00||Alaska/USA and regions of French Polynesia||Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Unalaska|
|Fri 09:30||Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia||Taiohae|
|25||Fri 10:00||Small region of USA and 2 more||Honolulu, Rarotonga, Adak, Papeete|
|26||Fri 11:00||American Samoa and 2 more||Alofi, Midway, Pago Pago|
|27||Fri 12:00||Much of US Minor Outlying Islands||Baker Island, Howland Island|
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