Join Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2016

Bloggers and runners (and walkers, joggers, and hoppers) of the world, unite!

The Worldwide WordPress 5k (#WWWP5k) is back and better than ever!

Any time between Monday, September 19th to Sunday, September 25th, lace up your running/walking/hiking/hopping shoes and join us for the 5k blogged about around the world!

Automatticians are planning to hit the trail on September 19th during our company meetup in Whistler, Canada. This year, we will also be making a donation to Soles4Souls, a charity dedicated to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.


Automatticians laced up and ready to go! Photo by Naoko Takano.

What is a 5k?

A 5k run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles long. That is roughly equal to:

  • Twelve laps around a track.
  • Approximately 6,000-7,500 steps.
  • Approximately 50-60 minutes of brisk walking.

How do I participate?

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!

Post about your participation 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 about your entire route and preparation (a video or gallery, perhaps?), but above all we’d love to see where you are and how you’re completing your 5k.

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, September 19th and Sunday, September 25th.

Who’s invited?

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

Will you be joining us for the Worldwide WP 5k? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Owlskin

    One 5,000 meter mosey coming up 😉

    Liked by 11 people

  2. Owlskin

    Reblogged this on Toward the Mountain in Autumn and commented:
    This looks like a good cause; and a great reason to get out and move around for a while. If you hadn’t already heard about this event, then maybe now would be a good time to read about it 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Rebecca Howie

    This sounds so fun

    Liked by 5 people

  4. lumosvox

    I will definitely be participating! Have fun in Whistler!!!

    Liked by 5 people

  5. ameliasalchemy

    Will definitely be participating :). My route would include the University of the West Indies in Trinidad.

    Liked by 6 people

  6. Laura P. Schulman, MD, MA

    How can people who are physically not able to walk that far participate? Can we do it in increments?



    Liked by 6 people

  7. Write This Down

    Count me in!

    Liked by 3 people

  8. regulardamsel

    i m in

    Liked by 3 people

  9. aayushmaurya12


    Liked by 2 people

  10. spencersgapyear

    I’m definitely going to participate!!

    Liked by 3 people

  11. aamirox

    This is awesome!
    Let’s run!

    Liked by 3 people

  12. sheerawook


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  13. Lauren Fortenberry

    So ridiculously excited for this! My students blog on WordPress – what are the chances I can persuade 86 college freshmen to run/walk a 5k next week AND blog about it?! 🙂

    Liked by 10 people

  14. Hassaan Khan

    It looks interesting. I’m in!

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Wendy Maston (@wam9349)

    I wish I could but since I’m handicapped it would take me several days to do the run. I will be cheering everyone on..

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Jo Smith

    Wow! I love the part where you donate to charity.

    Liked by 4 people

  17. Araidigi

    Cool ! I’ll be joining from the Netherlands :). Looking forward to seeing how many other sign up, and from which countries…

    Liked by 5 people

  18. judithhb

    I’ll certainly be joining you. Just recovering from bad accident and walking every day. 5kms a breeze

    Liked by 4 people

  19. jacquesbanne

    Yes I will walk, what a noble project. Congratulations

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Higgins

    How come I have missed Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k all these years? I will put it some extra miles and run (more than) a 5k a day between Monday, Sept 19 and Sunday, Sept 26 since I’m training for another marathon in November – wearing my wp-admin tshirt, ha! You will see me in Central Park before dawn then 😉

    Liked by 11 people

  21. gingy55

    Look forward to joining.

    Liked by 5 people

  22. JennG

    I’ll do this for sure!!

    Liked by 4 people


    This looks like fun. Way to go!

    Liked by 5 people

  24. nvsubbaraman

    Great.Hearty congratulations to all the participants.Thanks.

    Liked by 4 people

  25. drugopinions

    Yes I will join the 5k run. I run in the morning -that’s time for myself and sometimes, that’s when I get inspiration for another blog post.

    Liked by 4 people

  26. okotoenigma

    This is amazing. I’m in.

    Liked by 4 people

  27. pedometergeek

    Absolutely…I don’t call myself a pedometer geek for nothing. ~nan

    Liked by 3 people

  28. C.K. Jackson

    I’m in too

    Liked by 4 people

  29. familytreedet

    A great way to bring people together.

    Liked by 4 people

  30. My Chronicles

    Yes, I will participate. Will soon fill my gallery with 5k pics.. and I’m in ..
    Read my posts if you had time..
    If you liked it, make a comment.

    Liked by 4 people

  31. Smitha Vishwanath

    I’m definitely participating. Will be tough running in the heat in this country but will do it.

    Liked by 4 people

  32. mhartuti

    This is challenging… This week will do some warming up for the full 5k leg next week.

    Liked by 4 people

  33. phil420420420

    I am sure down for this, I am new to the whole word press and blogging as a whole. I will be choosing to bike on the rail trail that goes through the heart of Brantford Ontario Canada. the birth place of the greatest hockey player ever, number 99!.

    Liked by 4 people

  34. sharinglifeexperience

    We will run, this will get me back in the mood to start running again. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  35. remszi

    This is great! I’ll be participating with a 6-weeks old baby coming along 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  36. gluestickmum

    This sounds amazing. 5k at the gym isn’t particularly inspiring…but it’s when I daydream, so maybe I’ll write my fantasy 5k.


  37. olivemegamean

    Yes !! Can’t wait 🙂


  38. imyumaevents

    I will be joining from Pretoria South Africa!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Trena

    I’m in!


  40. jomaributlig

    i’m in too


  41. Coach Vera

    Thanks a lot to WP for the inspiration. Love it. Will participate and soon host a similar event for a beginner triathlon. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  42. administrator

    I hope running in the fitness cenbter is allowd.


  43. Sarah

    This is awesome. I’m in.


  44. Kari Leigh Marucchi (@foundartphotog)

    I’m in! It’ll be included in my #100DayWordCampTeesForQuiltSeries workout on that day ~ I love that y’all’r doing this.


  45. mediamann1

    Going to be there 100%


  46. cbrmackie

    I’m in!!!


  47. kiwiladdad

    Seems simple. Count this New Zealander in!

    Liked by 1 person

  48. Diverse Borneo

    Wow! This is a very interesting event. Feel very excited about it. Wow!

    Liked by 2 people

  49. tmikl1997

    Sure I will join you all

    Liked by 1 person

  50. Explicit Writers

    Running time! yipee!

    Liked by 2 people

  51. memerola

    Yello! I am IN! You sold it to me. Any running act suits me. Even though I am out of practice I still keep my chin up and go for it. You made my day bringing my two favourite activities together: blogging and running 🙂 Yeah… bring it on!

    Liked by 2 people

  52. AHS

    Am I following this correctly that we can complete the 5K anywhere, on our own if need be? Meaning, it does not have to be a formally organized 5K? Sounds like a great idea, I’m in!

    Liked by 3 people

  53. Carla

    Yes! What a great way to start a new blog. I will surely write about this event and my love for running.

    Liked by 2 people

  54. Agam Agrawal

    It is actually a great idea!! For sure I will participate. Just a quick question, Is it compulsory to add visual media or I can just write about it ?

    Liked by 3 people

  55. mariegriffith

    I’m always in for a good run!!

    Liked by 2 people

  56. clubsandwichgeneration

    I am in…

    Liked by 3 people

  57. Liza Dcruz

    great idea/////

    Liked by 3 people

  58. Ek Kisaan

    Awesome Job!

    Liked by 2 people

  59. clara Meierdierks

    Thanks , this is nice.

    Liked by 2 people

  60. Mandy J

    I’ll do this in memory of my 96 yr old Mother who passed away 6 days ago.

    Liked by 1 person

  61. Jean

    Too bad it’s not a bike ride.

    Liked by 3 people

  62. survivall

    Have shoes:) Will run:)

    Liked by 2 people

  63. priska sinaga

    I’m in. But I dont have my wordpress account anymore. And this is for charity? Thanks 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  64. priska sinaga

    I’m in 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  65. Missy The Misconstrued One

    I’ll join from Nashville Tennessee (USA)

    Liked by 2 people

  66. no name

    Gread Idea

    Liked by 2 people

  67. runawaywidow

    I will do it but I will walk

    Liked by 3 people

  68. Garikai

    Great initiative

    Liked by 3 people

  69. ginaspitzer

    5k and a tagged post about it: done. GO Everyone! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  70. gaychatline

    This is awesome. Definitely participate should I living in Canada. Would be great if there are photo sharing for in this event in the following post.

    Liked by 4 people

  71. enterthebonejoint

    I’m in. Tweeted the info a few minutes ago! My #WWWP5k: 1/2 Treadmill & 1/2 Lakeside, maybe even Treadmill 5k & Lakeside 5k! (Blog with photo gallery to follow-Tagged ‘wwwp5k’)This is a great idea and #Souls4Soles is a top-notch organization #Giving Back #WalkorRun #WWWP5k •Will Walking more than a 5k while I am watching the #FedExCup Playoffs this week in Atlanta, GA at East Lake Golf Club also count? (2nd Blog w/ video & photo gallery will follow!) Love this idea! Walking as a: #SpinalOsteoarthritisWarrior Who Lives with: #CervicalSpondylosis #LumbarRadiculopathy #CervicalLumbarDegenerativeDiscDisease #Septemberis: #RheumaticDiseaseAwareness Month #PainAwarenessMonth

    Liked by 3 people

  72. womanclergy

    I really like to participate. I will go Wednesday September 21 for a longer walk YES!.

    Liked by 3 people

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