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Benvenuto in Italia!

The relay is traveling over 500km in Italy. Along the way, we pass by historic landmarks, through countryside and cityscapes, and visit groundbreaking climate action projects. Join in and help protect the planet we run on.

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Join relay runners in Italy and celebrate climate action!

Throughout the 7,767km relay route we are visiting and celebrating some of the world’s most inspirational and groundbreaking climate action projects. Discover more about these projects below.



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What is Running Out of Time?

What do you get if you mash-up an Attenborough nature documentary and the Olympics?... Running Out of Time!

We're bringing together multiple sports, incredible climate action projects, stunning natural landscapes, mixing them all together and throwing YOU into the heart of it!

Running Out of Time is a 2,661km relay from Ben Nevis to Big Ben. There are a total of 366 stages, with stages ranging from 2-30km long. The relay runs from sunrise to sunset for 32 days and travels to 30 counties.

Our goal is for the relay baton to be passed from person-to-person and arrive in London. Most stages will be run and a small number will be cycled. We will also be kayaking, canoeing, paragliding, skiing, mountain biking, walking, wheeling and more!

When is it?

The relay starts at Ben Nevis on Saturday 10th June and will finish at Big Ben on Tuesday 11th 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 6 minutes 15 seconds per kilometre / 10 minutes per mile 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.

We also have a Schools Action Day taking place on June 21st, which is open to schools around the UK.

Why are you doing this?

What do we do when we're running out of time? We run faster!

We are calling on everyone – from national government to local government; from individuals to communities; from schools to businesses – to work together to protect our world now and for future generations.

We aim to celebrate amazing climate action, and nature protection projects, run by community groups, charities, businesses and schools, from around the UK. Hopefully by championing all the great work already being done, we can play a part in securing more support and funding for these projects and others.

National partner

FEE Italia

The FEE Italia Onlus, established in 1987, manages nationally the following programs: Bandiera Blu, Eco-Schools, Young Reporter for the Environment, Learning about Forests and Green Key. The activities of FEE Italia Onlus are certified according to the ISO 9001-2015 standard.

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