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2,436 km. 210 stages. One mission.

Join thousands of runners, walkers, wheelers and cyclists passing the Relay baton on its epic journey from Ben Nevis to Big Ben. 🙌

Help deliver the message in the baton calling for action to cut emissions, restore nature, and support those hardest hit by climate change.

June 6th - July 4th

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Carbon Copy Podcast: Official pod of Running Out of Time 2024!

An environment podcast about people taking big-thinking local action for climate and nature! Carbon Copy share powerful, relatable stories through audio documentary, to move and inspire you to get involved. 

Carbon Copy is proud to be the official podcast of Running Out of Time in June 2024.

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Revealed! Iconic Running Out of Time Relay Baton 

Discover our epic relay baton, the story behind the design and the message held within! Find out why we're traversing Britain and passing this symbol of hope from person to person. 🙌

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United for People, Climate and Nature

The message in the baton supports the Climate Coalition’s national United for People, Climate and Nature campaign. It calls for politicians of all parties - and leaders in all walks of life - to cut emissions, restore nature, and help those most affected by climate change. 🌱 ✋

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What is Running Out of Time?

Running Out of Time is an annual climate relay that raises awareness, inspires action and celebrates great climate campaigns, projects and events across Britain.

The 2024 Relay launches 6th June at Ben Nevis before undertaking an extraordinary 2,436km journey through 50 cities and towns to Big Ben in Parliament Square, London on July 4th. Comprising 210 stages - and 80+ visits to climate & nature projects, sporting bodies & venues, schools, events and iconic locations - its set to be the most spectacular Climate Relay yet.

It features famous sporting venues; stunning natural sites, schools, universities, community projects, music, fashion and climate events. And a host of different and imaginative ways to move the baton which will be run, walked, cycled, swum, surfed, paddled, skied, para-glided and wake boarded along the way!

It should be fun, inspirational, and epic and we’d love you to join us! Please sign up now and help unite people, climate and nature!

When is it?

The relay starts at Lochaber High School, Fort William, on Thursday 6th June and will finish at Big Ben on Thursday 4th July.

Who can take part?

You must be over the age of 18 to sign-up to our relay and be able maintain an average pace of 7 minutes per kilometre for the duration of a stage.

If you are under the age of 18 and would like to run a stage, then please ask your parent/legal guardian to contact us at [email protected] and we will see if this can be accommodated.

What is the message in the baton?

The message in the baton supports the Climate Coalition’s national United for People, Climate and Nature campaign. It calls for politicians of all parties - and leaders in all walks of life - to cut emissions, restore nature, and help those most affected by climate change.

The message will be placed in the baton at launch and will be read out by people of all backgrounds and ages along the Relay route before being delivered to Westminster at the Relay finale on July 4th.

From the Climate Coalition

“People across the UK are already taking action to tackle climate change and protect nature and 83% of people in the UK think the government should do more to tackle climate change. It’s time for all politicians to follow suit and commit to ambitious action ahead of the UK general election and in this critical decade for our planet.

Can I bring friends and family to cheer me on?

Absolutely, the more the merrier! Let's make the baton handovers and runs the best experiences ever!

The Pledge

Join us in making a 29-day Planet Pledge! 🌱 ✋

We’ve partnered with an amazing group of UK organisations who help individuals, schools, businesses and communities to start their journey to a more sustainable way of life. The relay lasts 29 days and we’d love to invite you to take a Planet Pledge!

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