Girls Run the World Runuary™ 2019



Thanks for taking part – we’ll be back next year. IN the meantime, read about what our participants said about this year’s event:

‘It’s one of the highlights of my year now! Such a boost to my confidence and fitness at the start of the year. Technically, it changes my running because my stamina and strength increase. I can literally see the improvements quite rapidly over the month, from distance to speed, parkrun times going down by 2 or 3 minutes each week. Overall participation in runuary changed the way I run and how I enjoyed running. I moved from chasing distances and times, always ‘training’ to running each run for pleasure in itself. I always run outside, and it’s so beautiful to look outside. January isn’t a long dark month now, it’s a vibrant, exciting and challenging time! Runuary also makes me less uptight about running. Before runuary I used to sometimes my run because everything wasn’t perfect – hadn’t charged my tracker, or trainers wet, or wrong tights, or the weather was too bad. Now I know I can run even if everything isn’t perfect, I don’t need to have the right leggings (I ran in jeans in 2017 twice), and there’s no weather that is too bad (I’ve run in sub zero, in rain, in hail, in snow and I’ve been exhilarated). I haven’t got enough time to tell you all the benefits I’ve experienced, but I’ve obviously told loads of my friends because loads of them joined me this year and loved it too!!’ Justine Southwell


‘GRTW Runuary has made me a better runner, given me a reason to run on days when I didn’t feel like going out, and increased my fitness levels. It got easier would definitely recommend doing this second year in a row for me can’t wait for next year.’ Lou Clark

‘I’ve improved my fitness, lost weight, and my resting heart rate has dropped from 56 to 49 bpm. But it’s done far more, helping to clear my mind, increased my focus and made me feel more energised.  I feel happier, more confident and better placed to handle all that life might throw my way.‘ Linda McIntyre

‘I now have more motivation and realise that I can run more often and further than I ever thought possible. 3km seemed a long way at the start of January and I’ve now just run 10km and feel great. I’ve booked a 7km night race and a 10km spring race, and have even started a half marathon training programme I feel so inspired!! GRTW Runuary has made me realise that you can fit a short run in and that there is always time in the day to run.’ Sarah

‘It’s proved that I can fit a run into even my busiest days and that even a small amount of running can help you improve. I got a new 5k pb near the end of January and all of my runs are trending faster again.’ Nicky Jarvis

‘I got my run mojo back. It forced me to find time in the day for myself & reminds me how important it is to do that. Instead of catching up for coffee & cake with my sister we were running outside getting fitter.’ Nicole Sullivan

‘I’ve been running on and off for the past5 years but really lost my running mojo last year following some bereavements. I thought GRTW runuary would be a good opportunity to get things back on track and boy did it work! I clocked up close to 100 miles over the month (compared to 1 or 2.5kms per week ), I feel physically and mentally healthier than I have in  years and it’s given me the confidence to sign up for the Stafford half marathon in about 6 weejs time. Never in a million years did I think I would achieve all that in a month. I feel on top of the world in every sense of the word and I am determined to maintain this level of physical and mental well being. Runuary has quite literally turned my life around!’ Maria Kershaw




Start 2018 off on the right foot with the Girls Run the World Runuary™ Challenge. Whether you are a total beginner or a regular runner, our run every day in January 2018 challenge, is suitable for all women, whatever your fitness level and wherever you live in the world.

This is our THIRD year of hosting this virtual event and last year, we had over 1600 women register in just two weeks.

You can choose to run for just 100 metres (30 seconds) or ten miles, the distance you choose, how fast or slow you run, where you run and even what time of the day, is completely up to you. All you MUST do is commit to running every day in January.



Read the Runuary Rules

Terms and Conditions click here

20% of any profits after tax will go to the charity Free to Run