Run With Us! Join the 2020 wwwp5K Movement

Let’s run off 2020, bloggers!

If you’re like us, you’re eager to send 2020 off to the dustbin of history. So grab your running/walking/yoga shoes and join us as we resurrect the historic #wwwp5K and celebrate reaching the 2020 finish line! As an added incentive and in the spirit of the season, we’ve also created a special wwwp5K Givz page, where participants can make a donation to three of our favorite charities: Black Girls Code, Internet Archive, and the WordPress Foundation. Automattic will match every dollar donated to any organization through the Givz page, up to $50,000.

What’s a 5K?

A 5K is the equivalent of about 3.1 miles. The virtual run will work on the honor system, but if you want to be accurate, apps like Strava, Garmin Connect, Runkeeper, Fitbit, and many others can help you measure the right distance.

Sounds awesome! How do I participate?

The virtual wwwp5K officially kicks off tomorrow, December 1, and will be open through December 31st. You can run, skip, walk, hop, walk backwards, or even swim the equivalent distance in an indoor pool — as long as you’re practicing appropriate safety precautions given local conditions and staying healthy, your activity counts.

Everyone is welcome! WordPress fans, friends, and family, as well as Automatticians around the world.

When you’re done, don’t forget to post a selfie on your WordPress site and tag it with “wwwp5k” so that we can share the love and others can read about your experience. Of course, you can also blog about your journey preparing for the wwwp5K, but most of all, we’d love to see your smiling face and happy shoes as you complete the 5K.

Is there swag?

What would a virtual run be without swag with a custom logo? To commemorate the 2020 run, we’ve created a limited edition technical shirt featuring the official wwwp5K Wapuu!

They’ll be available for purchase in the WordPress Swag Store starting tomorrow until supplies last, so don’t forget to place your order.

Will you be joining us? Let us know in the comments!


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  1. Ali O

    I am definitely doing this!!!

    Liked by 13 people

  2. djane24

    Hi im from Philippines, can I still joined even if Im from with the team?

    Liked by 12 people

    • Marjorie R. Asturias

      Hi there! Yep, anyone can join in from anywhere. There is no registration process or fee — just make sure that when you’re done, you add the hashtag #wwwp5k to your blog and social media posts so that we can celebrate with you!

      Liked by 13 people

  3. WordwithMindy

    Yes, I’m in! So excited! I am ordering my shirt right now. Such a spirit-lifter to look forward to this ❤

    Liked by 14 people

  4. Michael Summers

    I’m running this! Pray hard, my friends.

    Liked by 17 people

  5. Praize Achom

    Wow! I’m so glad to be part of this year’s wwwp5k run.

    Liked by 13 people

  6. theperilouspen13

    Super excited and hoping to participate!! 😀

    Liked by 10 people

  7. jeremyjames

    Great initiative. I’m in.

    Liked by 9 people

  8. HANAA GADOU

    I like the idea, is there a connection between my running ans charity?

    Liked by 8 people

    • Marjorie R. Asturias

      You don’t have to run to make a donation, and you don’t have to donate to participate, but we hope you can do both! We’d love to have you join us, but make sure you use the hashtag #wwwp5k so that we can cheer you on!

      Liked by 3 people

  9. Lyn

    5K? Is that 5k over the whole month? That doesn’t seem very far or am I not reading the post correctly?

    Liked by 10 people

  10. Hannah Michaela

    I am in 🙂

    Liked by 9 people

  11. SeveDB Blog

    Hello everybody, I’m on this! Running from Italy. I did it today, but did not recorded on Strava, but I can still meet the 5k goal!
    Happy running everyone!

    Liked by 10 people

  12. ThinkTalk

    I’m in – first-timer!
    Thanks for organizing!

    Liked by 9 people

  13. Alissa Head

    Yes, I think I will be joining in!

    Liked by 8 people

  14. Rachel Winspear

    Love this!

    Liked by 12 people

  15. Kellie

    Oh the swag is so cute! Maybe…

    Liked by 4 people

  16. LOVE

    Awesome! I’m in – Running from Bangkok.
    Happy running! Happy blogging!

    Liked by 9 people

  17. Metro Square

    Very cool idea! ordering T-shirt right for 2 runners

    Liked by 9 people

  18. Sarangsankar

    I’m in !!!!

    Liked by 9 people

  19. ellainthemoon

    Count me in. First 5k.

    Liked by 8 people

  20. Trystn Waller

    Wow, this sounds fun! A great way to give and get some exercise. I wanna join

    Liked by 7 people

  21. lisinasturias

    Haven’t run for months through sheer laziness. This is the proverbial kick into action I need! Thank you, I’m in! 😊

    Liked by 9 people

  22. bharatijavalkar

    I am a marathoner from India..here apart from the usual marathon we also have a Pinkathon which is exclusively for woman and I have been participating since 2014.. yes I am in..🏃‍♀️

    Liked by 10 people

  23. Catherine

    I’ll think about if I want to do another 5k. Lol. I did a virtual 5k a couple months ago.

    Liked by 10 people

  24. Amara Smith

    Wiling to join and have some fun with exercise.

    Liked by 13 people

  25. Judy Karina

    Yesss… I am slowly getting back into the swing of my run.

    Liked by 11 people

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