Lost Running Club

The Lost Running Club is a unique, creative and wonderfully brilliant initiative from the informal urbanists and design collective at Standard Practice.

It will take the form of an immersive race, wherever you are in the world, that offers a unique running experience for our socially-distanced times, all whilst supporting artists and mental health charities. What’s not to love?!

To borrow from the press release:

In May 2021, 300 people from across the globe will be coming together for perhaps the most unusual running race ever – and you can be one of them.

This race is being curated by a Manchester based design collective bringing together artists, musicians, filmmakers, urban planners and story tellers to deliver an immersive and rewarding race day experience in a time of social distancing.

In this race it’s not the winning that counts, it’s the taking art. Everyone who enters will be posted a unique race pack containing a hand foiled race number, a cherry wood flag, a wheel-thrown ceramic finishers medal, and a specially designed organic race top – along with race day treats and club memorabilia.

All runners will also be invited to a series of workshops and talks, covering avant-garde cartography, weekly yoga, drawing exercises, and route planning sessions, to be held online between January 2021 and race day.

Race day itself? The race can take place wherever you are, and you can choose the distance that suits you; there’s a 3-mile category a 13-mile category or a ‘race of the mind’. This race doesn’t celebrate winners and losers but looks to bring people together though mass participation and a shared belief in the future just around the corner.  

All profits from this event will be donated to mental health charities which have recently been stretched supporting people through a particularly difficult 2020.

More info available at https://lostrunning.club/

The race entries are now open but there are only 300 places available, so if this sounds like your sort of thing, head over to https://lostrunning.club/ to secure your place.


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