IAU Virtual Global Solidarity Weekend, 19–20 March 2022

The IAU 6 Hour Global Solidarity Run has been an overwhelming success and popular amongst the ultrarunners. An event that was initiated to bring the IAU family together during the pandemic has become a source of hope and a beacon of optimism for the global ultrarunning community.

How it works:

*Same process at the Global Solidarity Run 2020/2021*

This will be a 6 Hour run on the 2022 IAU Global Solidarity Weekend.

Applications are now open for AURA to select up to 9 male and 9 female members to take part in a virtual 6 Hour race which could be run at any time on either Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th March 2022. No qualifier needed. If we exceed application numbers a random draw will be made to select member athletes.

Athletes could run indoors or outdoors but would need to record their performances on one of the many sports platforms like Strava or Garmin.

AURA will profile the athletes in the lead up to the event. We will cover the event on social media to share your progress and achievements.

There are many ways to approach this event and you can put your own spin on it. You could run it with your local group, have a target distance, go for max elevation, or even run it in your own backyard. If you want to raise money for a charity we can help you spread the word. The various ways to personalise your run will make it an interesting and worthwhile event.

A summary of the 2021 weekend is on the IAU website: https://iau-ultramarathon.org/summary-2021-iau-6h-virtual-global-solidarity-weekend.html

Submit your application online via the below link by Friday 4th March. The successful applicants will be announced on 6th March.