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18 October 2022

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. The iconic baton contains a climate message from young people to world leaders calling for universal quality climate education while local climate action is championed along the route. 

Highlights of the journey so far

Those wanting to take part can:

  1. Join a physical stage of the relay as it passes through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt - find your stage here.
  2. Not on the route? Don’t worry, join the Global Stage! Everyone – wherever they are in the world - is invited to join Running Out of Time – the Global Stage to stand up for climate action and deliver a message to the world’s leaders at COP 27! Take part and run, walk, cycle or move for 27 minutes at 10.00 am your local time on 5th November - on your own or with friends and family. Then post those pics & selfies - #RunningOutofTime - to showcase our unity to the world.
  3. Register schools for the Global Schools Action Day. It’s a day for schools around the world to unite, demonstrate how local actions have global impacts, and be heard at COP27! Over half a million pupils from 1,545 schools in 101 countries have so far signed up! It offers an unforgettable opportunity for your students to join the call for universal Quality Climate Education, take part in a range of fun activities, and engage with programmes and resources from the world’s leading environmental education organisations!

Running Out of Time Co-Founder Jamie Hay says - “What an unbelievable journey it has been over the past 19 days! Filled with unforgettable moments, incredible landscapes, acts of kindness and bravery. An unbelievable effort by every single person to show up and carry the baton forward, day and night, for 3914 km. We’re not there yet but we’re on our way. Egypt here we come!”

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Editor Notes

To set up official photo opportunities, interviews, discuss special stages, prominent participants, points of interest etc please contact relay press contact Larissa Clark [email protected] +47 46852672 (Oslo) 

Press Pack including releases, images & B-roll: available via LINK


When: Friday 30th September to Tuesday 8th November 2022
Where: Glasgow, Scotland to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Stats:  7,767km, 732 stages each around 10km long, 38 days.

Countries: Scotland, Wales, England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy,  Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt

Social media: Instagram @climaterelay | Facebook @climaterelay | Twitter @climate_relay


The Whole Route:

Global Schools Action Day: Thursday 3rd November
Global Virtual Relay:Saturday 5 November for those who can’t join the physical route 

Baton Tracker:


18th October - 19th October 

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22nd October - 22nd October 

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24th October - 27th October 

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1st November - 4th November 

3rd November 2022 

4th November - 8th November 

5th November 2022 

6th-18th November 2022  COP27: 

About The World Relay Ltd are multi-award winning global leaders in mass participation relays best known for their One Run series. Co-Founded by runners, adventurers and Guinness World Record holders Danny Bent and James Hay, their mission started in 2013 with One Run for Boston; a non-stop relay across the US on behalf of the victims of the Boston marathon bombings. Since then they’ve organised relays all over the world including relays across the USA and two non-stop month-long relays in London. Awarded honours for these events include Runner's World 'Heroes of Running'. Over 200k runners have participated in One Run relays raising over £1.9 million for good causes.In 2021, 165 000 students and runners from 195 countries came together for global unity in the One Run Global Relay – a 24 hour virtual relay around the world.

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