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8th November

“Action not words” is the message from young people as the world’s longest relay Running Out of Time crosses the finish line at the Launch of The Extreme Hangout at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh and delivers a climate message to world leaders

Nov 8, Sharm El-Sheikh: At 7,767km the Running Out of Time relay is the longest non-stop relay ever attempted and now it’s complete as the relay team crosses the finish line in Egypt.

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3rd November

A truly global day of action in schools - 750k students unite in the call for Climate Action and Education

Taking place on Nov 3rd 2022 the  Global Schools Action Day saw an incredible display of unity, as more than 752,393 pupils from 2,129 schools in 104 countries took part. It was a day for schools around the world to showcase how local actions have global impacts, and show COP27 they are leading the way on climate action!

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2nd November

Baton Crosses Mediterranean Sea Greece > Cyprus > Israel

The Running Out of Time climate relay to COP27 has navigated seas, mountains, lakes and glaciers on our epic journey. And the crossing from Greece to Cyprus and Israel by sea was no exception! 

Finding a crew with enough experience and speed to take up the challenge of sailing the baton across the Mediterranean in time was never going to be an easy job. However, thanks to the support and hard work of the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, an expert team was soon assembled. 

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1st November

Join The Relay’s Global Stage 

Saturday 5th November marks the eve of the UN Climate Conference COP27, and at 10am local time in every time zone around the world, thousands of people will stand up for climate action by joining in the Global Stage of the Running Out of Time climate relay. 

Over the past month a relay baton has travelled from Glasgow, Scotland over thousands of miles and more than 700 stages towards the COP27 host city of Sharm El-Sheikh containing a message on quality universal climate education from young people to world leaders at the COP27 conference.

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19th October

President takes part in climate relay

The Running Out of Time relay received a very warm welcome when the baton and support crew crossed the border from Italy to the Goriška region of Slovenia, where they was welcomed by Uroš Brežan, Minister of the Environment. 

President Borut Pahor took part in the Running Out of Time climate relay in Krško on Wednesday to support young people who are urging world leaders to take action and tackle climate change ahead of the COP27 conference in Egypt.

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18th October

Relay Baton Passes Half Way Point on Record Breaking 7,767km Climate Journey from Glasgow to Sharm El-Sheikh for COP27. 

The Running Out of Time relay baton and support crew have reached Italy having successfully crossed the Stubai Glacier in the Austrian Alps. Destined for Egypt where the UN Climate Conference COP27 will take place in November, Italy marks the 9th country for the relay baton which departed Scotland on 30 September and has been passed in a record breaking effort, day and night, non-stop, hand-to-hand by runners and cyclists for the past 19 days.

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14th October

Running Out of Time Relay Baton Received at UNFCCC Headquarters in Bonn, Germany!

14 October, Bonn: Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) President Lesley Jones, Senior Director for Education, Pramod Kumar Sharma and International Coordinator for Education, Kristina Madsen personally delivered the Running Out of Time relay baton to Ina Parvanova, Director of Communications and Engagement at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Headquarters in Bonn, Germany.

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11th October 2022

European Commission, FEE and GoodPlanet Belgium welcome the Running Out of Time baton in Brussels! 

11 October 2022, Brussel: On Tuesday 11 October, the Running Out of Time relay passed through Brussels, Belgium where representatives from GoodPlanet Belgium, member of the Foundation for Environmental Education, the European Commission and former FEE President Jan Eriksen were present to welcome the relay baton. 

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10th October

Rowed, sailed and windsurfed - the Running Out of Time relay baton crosses Channel from UK to France 

10 October 2022, Dover: On Sunday 9 October, logistics and emotions were taken to a new level for the organisers of the Running Out of Time relay as the baton made an adventurous fossil-fuel-free journey carried by rowers, sailors and a windsurfer across the world’s busiest shipping lane, the Dover Strait, from England to France. 

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30 September

And they're off - record-breaking climate relay from Scotland to COP27 Climate Conference in Egypt begins

Today, the first of several thousand runners set off from Glasgow, Scotland (COP26 host city) in Running Out of Time, a record-breaking relay to pass a baton 7,767km through 18 countries containing a climate message from young people to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (COP27 host city). 

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28 September 2022

Stellar Support Crew Announced for Runners, Cyclists, Sailors and Relay Baton 7,767km in Record-Breaking Climate Relay to COP27.

What do a ski instructor, filmmaker, mountain rescuer and a CEO have in common? They’re all determined to deliver a message from young people to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27… and they’re going to travel 7,767km through 18 countries supporting thousands of runners, cyclists and sailors who will pass a baton containing the message in a record breaking relay, to ensure it gets there.

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27 September 2022

27 UK Local Climate Action Projects To Be Celebrated Along The 'Running Out of Time' Relay Route

Supporting and celebrating inspiring local climate action along the route of the Running Out of Time relay is at the heart of the event. 

The relay starts on September 30th 2022 in Glasgow and will journey 7,767km through 18 countries...

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September 22nd 2022

Revealed! Iconic Running Out of Time Climate Relay Baton 

Designing an iconic baton to deliver a climate message from young people to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27 is an interesting brief on its own. 

That it will be carried by thousands of runners, cyclists and sailors in an epic 7,767km relay...

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September 7th 2022

COP27: Thousands Set to Send a Message to World Leaders in Record-Breaking Climate Relay

Thousands of runners are preparing for their stage of a record-breaking relay effort to pass a baton 7,767km through 18 countries containing a climate message from young people to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27.

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July 12th 2022

Runner Registration Opens for Climate Relay to COP27 ‘Running Out of Time’

July 12th 2022, London: Registration opens today for runners to sign up for a stage of Running Out of Time, an extraordinary 7,767km, non-stop relay from Glasgow, Scotland (COP26 host) to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (COP27 host) in the name of climate action.

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May 7th 2022

‘Running Out of Time’ the World’s Longest Non-Stop Relay Announced in the Name of Climate Action

Saturday 7th May 2022, London: Today, to mark the six month countdown to COP27, mass-participation relay organisers The World Relay announce Running Out of Time, a 7,767km, 38-day, non-stop relay from Glasgow, Scotland (COP26 host) to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (COP27 host) in the name of climate action, inviting runners to register to take part and pass the baton.

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Revealed! 🤩

Running Out of Time Climate Relay Baton 

In a workshop deep in the heart of Glasgow, a crack team of engineers, designers and electronics experts are feverishly developing the symbol of this epic relay. We’ve partnered with award-winning, 4c Design, to create the official Running Out of Time relay baton and we're excited to release some sneak-peak photos for your eyes only!

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