Join Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2015

Automatticians, members of the WordPress community, and bloggers around the world come together for our annual run.

The 2015 edition of the Automattic Worldwide WP 5k (#WWWP5k) is around the corner!

Automatticians already hit the trail at our company meetup last week. It was early — the sun was barely peeking behind the mountains in Park City, Utah — but the air was crisp and the morning was perfect for running a 5k. (Staying fit is an important part of our company culture.)

Automatticians running the WWWP5k in Park City, Utah

Automatticians laced up and ready to go! Photo by Dean Royal.

Now it’s your turn! The Worldwide WordPress 5k will take place next week from Monday, October 26th to Sunday, November 1st.

Lace up your running/walking/hiking/hopping shoes and join us for the 5k blogged about around the world! Read on to find out how to participate.

What is a 5k?

A 5k run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles long. You can run, walk, or skip; it’s totally up to you. There’s no time limit and there’s just one requirement: that you participate! You can do it at a gym or outdoors, on a treadmill or on a track, or even swim or bike instead of running/walking — just get moving!

A 5k (or 3.1 miles) is roughly equal to:

  • Twelve laps around a track.
  • Approximately 6000-7500 steps.
  • Approximately 50-60 minutes of brisk walking.

When can I run?

We’re all busy, but we want you to participate, so we’re giving you lots of flexibility. You can complete the WWWP5k any time between Monday, October 26 and Sunday, November 1st.

Who’s invited?

Anyone who’s ever used or loved WordPress (and your families and friends, too). Heck, the entire Internet is invited!

How do I participate?

Post about it on your site and tag the post “wwwp5k” so that other runners around the world can find you and read about your experience. If you’re not on, link back to this announcement post so others might join in and participate, too.

You’re welcome to blog your entire route and your preparation (a video or gallery, perhaps?) but above all we’d love to see where you are and how you’re completing your 5k. Share a picture of you and what you see when you cross the finish line and tell us your location as you complete your 5k with the rest of the world.

Here are a few additional tips and resources:

Will you be joining us for the Worldwide WP 5k next week?

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  1. bspargo

    Sounds fun! This desert dweller will be enjoying the tropical climate of Maui during that week, so it’s a perfect place to do some running!

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  2. jabrush1213

    Sounds like a fun run and a great time.

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  3. mythoughtlane

    Yes would love to join in surely. Need to plan on pics or videography at the point of completion.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. tsquared330

    yes – it may take me a week but orthopedic shoes, maybe a cane, yes

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  5. Yaama (@yaama_social)

    Great Idea to get the world moving! I am in.

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  6. Mike Hartley

    Sounds good. I have a 5.3 mile lake to walk around so I guess that distance qualifies. Plus its the change of season so I’ll have lots of colorful photos to add.

    Liked by 6 people

  7. Mitch Zeissler

    @bspargo: Wow, you should go on the trail inside Haleakala! Check it out, it has amazing views, critters, and flora:

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  8. themateriallady

    Look out for a Parkrun. They are brilliant measured and timed 5k runs for all abilities. You will be applauded just as much if you come last as if you blazed through the finish first.

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  9. marianlthorpe

    Given I walk this far every day, I can designate one walk as my entry!

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  10. thrmarshall

    I will be sharing this on my blog! So Fun!

    Liked by 4 people

  11. mycreatorscreation

    Well I wanted to get back to my daily walking, so this may be a good time to start.

    Liked by 6 people

  12. Tina's Faerie Files

    Sounds like fun, I’m in for one end of November so why not add another. I may just mix it in with a zombie paintball hayride I have on the agenda.

    Liked by 7 people

  13. mogsya

    Me too. My local walk to the village and back is about that distance. Will have to check it out and join in. Yey!

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Ashok - that's me.

    I’m in 🙂

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  15. taohobo

    Oh yeah, I’m all in on this. Thanks Automattic, and the world of WordPress, for promoting getting up and moving.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. sthomson13

    I try to walk every day, so this sounds like fun. Although I might be swimming, after the 8+ inches of rain we’ve had here in Bynum, Texas!

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  17. My Tropical Home

    My family finished a 3k for Father’s Day this year. The 5k has been in the planning stage since then and now I get the chance to do it without paying for anything, and still ‘run’ with others. Thanks WP!

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  18. Jean

    Waiting whenever you all do a bike ride.;)

    Liked by 3 people

  19. lavanya99

    Uh oh! College Exams ahead! yet, will try to get into this 😉

    Liked by 3 people

  20. DianaX

    I will be doing the 5k in the Park Run in Brighton, UK, on the 31st, any WP blogger there?

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  21. Ellen Kolb

    I’ve blogged several times about the development of a local rail trail, and the last link – a bridge replacing an old RR trestle – will be opened on the 26th. Perfect time for walking 5k!

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  22. Mom, Miles, and Mishaps

    That sounds GREAT!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  23. Dr Meg Sorick

    I’m in! Will pretend I’m running with you all! 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

  24. Carole Edrich

    If I’m well enough I’ll be there.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Thimberlina

    Yay! I was thinking of doing my first 5k park run on Saturday so that it, I’m in!! 😀

    Liked by 4 people

  26. aishapotentials

    Sounds like fun

    Liked by 5 people

  27. tpdrenoske

    Nice legs and colorful shoes! Can I do it on my old elliptical machine? If so, I’m in. Just have to convert miles to kilometers.

    Liked by 5 people

  28. Melinda Kucsera

    I did my 5K, I walked 6 miles today and whipped up this post while I was at it:

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  29. jxio

    Sounds fun!

    Liked by 3 people

  30. Toortsie

    Yep. I’m in. I’ll have my walk on our farm in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa!

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  31. barskii

    Since last June, 2014. I have been walking two 2.0 mile street tracks – mapped out in my little town, and one that is 2.50 miles around a Park, up main street, past the post Office and back home. Total 6.5 miles every other night – never knew it was more than 5K..
    lost 35 Lbs. since I started – Doctors are excited – still moving, going to lose 50Lbs.

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  32. mariegriffith

    I’m in!!!

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  33. tsquared330

    Did 2.8 miles of it! Now have the rest – last night spent with my feet up and on painkillers but I will complete it. Learning that I need goals.

    Liked by 2 people

  34. Empress Alexis

    I’m definitely up for this. Challenge accepted!

    Liked by 4 people

  35. marcperel

    It’d be great if this was run with Strava too, they make distributed athlete challenges really easy to organize!

    Liked by 3 people

  36. finance&fitness

    Maybe I am way behind on this, but what a great idea! 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  37. Toortsie
  38. nana0190

    I think i will jog in my living room. ^,^

    Liked by 4 people

  39. Patrice
  40. Metro Square

    Great idea! I would like to join now and hit myself with It.

    Liked by 2 people

  41. DigitalBerg

    Hi Mo,

    “wwwp5k” link doesn’t open for me, is there any problem in the link or just me? I would love to participate.


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  42. HesterLeyNel

    I did my bit here at the southern point of Africa

    Question: The #WWWP5k does not seem to lead anywhere? It just keeps returning me to my own site.

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  43. mariegriffith

    Charted my course and will run it either tomorrow or Saturday morning. SO excited! Thanks for the challenge guys!

    Liked by 3 people

  44. audreywilliamsmusic

    I just finished my 5k on the treadmill at the gym.

    Liked by 3 people

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