On Saturday, April 6, 2019, people of all walks of life, from around the world, will run and walk together to recognize World Health Day.
This International Day of Recognition and Action for #HealthForAll raises awareness of the goal of universal healthcare - an ideal that simply states that every person should have access to basic health services. While there are many ways to achieve this objective, the end result is the same: #HealthForAll.
The WORLD HEALTH RUN/WALK is a worldwide event where we are proclaiming that we ALL uphold this ideal. We are ALL in this together. We are, therefore, bringing the world together to state that we are AllFor.Health
A RUN/WALK is not THE answer but it is AN answer. We have re-imagined running for the health of individuals and communities. We have reconstructed what it means to partner for a common issue. AND we have done this by emphasizing the POWER OF LOCAL.
…We invite you to lace up and join us in saying that we are AllFor.Health!
Can’t join us on April 6th? Then support WORLD HEALTH by registering for the VIRTUAL WORLD HEALTH RUN/WALK.
HOW THIS WORKS:
WORLD HEALTH RUN/WALKs are scheduled all across the U.S. and around the WORLD, including this one in Joplin, MO. If the Joplin event meets the criteria as a sanctioned WORLD HEALTH RUN LIVE event by February 1, 2019, we will assign a Local Event Host to secure a course, direct the volunteers, and manage packet pick up and event day. If World Health Run – Joplin, MO meets the criteria and is declared and sanctioned as a LIVE event, registrants and volunteers will receive an email in early March that will contain your event coordinator’s contact information, the World Health Run – Joplin, MO location, and details on where and when you can pick up your packet containing your bib and run shirt.
If the World Health Run – Joplin, MO event does not meet the above criteria and is not sanctioned as a LIVE event, registrants will be notified by email that the World Health Run – Joplin, MO will be a VIRTUAL RUN/WALK and your registration packet will be mailed to you prior to the day of the event. In this case, on April 6, 2019, you can participate by running anywhere! We encourage you to coordinate a local group run (in compliance with local policies) with other nearby registrants on the World Health Run – Joplin, MO Facebook Page or traveling to another WORLD HEALTH RUN location near you.
If you would like to become the World Health Run – Joplin, MO coordinator or assist with event coordination, please register to volunteer and someone will be in touch with you soon.
World Run, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to bring communities together to run for health equity. World Health Run envisions a world where running is a manifestation of health equity within and among communities, worldwide. World Health Run values community, collaboration, commitment, health, education, and empowerment.