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Running Out of Time is organised by The World Relay Ltd. We're an award-winning, multidisciplinary, team based in the UK with a passion for creating innovative events. To date, we’ve had over 200,000 runners participate in our relays, reached over 100 million people on social media and raised over £1,000,000 for charity.

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Say ‘hi’ to our crew, we’re a friendly bunch!

We try to create a bit of good on this incredible planet. Things might be a bit rough around the edges but those are often the things we love the most!

Operations Director

Hetty Kingston

Hetty is an experienced Operations Director, having delivered multiple events for The World Relay Ltd. as well as the Women’s Trad Festival. 

Hetty is in charge of event logistics, including route planning. With exceptional organisational skills and an eye for detail, she excels in bringing together the planning for our events. 

When not working, Hetty can typically be found running up hills, jumping in cold rivers, falling off her bike or faffing around with climbing gear!

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Operations Director

Hetty Key

Hetty is passionate about positive change and helping as many people as possible get outside and moving. She’s in charge of logistics. Luckily she loves a spreadsheet & has an eye for detail. Her time spent organising events & researching adventure sports stand her in good stead for the job at hand.

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Director

Dan Thompson

Dan was the founder and Chair of Gold Challenge, which launched in late 2010 and ran an Olympic and Paralympic inspired challenge in the run up to London 2012. Gold Challenge partnered with the British Olympic Association, Team GB, Paralympics GB and Sport England and was part of the official London 2012 mass participation legacy programme. Gold Challenge also worked closely with LOCOG and hosted one of the pre-Games test events in the Olympic Stadium. More than 200 schools and 100 corporates took part and in excess of £1.5 million was raised for Gold Challenge’s 150 charity partners. 

Dan has launched a personal challenge title, Run the World. This started as a challenge to run 10km in all 206 countries in the world and raise funds for Cancer Research. It grew to encompass school talks around the world, built relationships with local running groups, charities and NGOs, and the creation of the Run the World Fund.

In business, Dan was a successful executive, investor and adviser in the music, computer and video games, and internet sectors.

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Director

Dan Thompson

In 2014 I started a challenge to run 10km in every country in the world (to fundraise for Cancer Research). Long journey but this led to me working with this amazing team on this extraordinary project. Love One Run!

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Co-founder

James Hay

James has a successful track record in special events, campaigns and appeals, and design. Alongside Danny, he was named as one of Runner's World 'Heroes of Running' for his involvement in organising One Run For Boston - the first ever non-stop running relay across the USA.

He has delivered on international events, involving NGO’s, Governments, global corporations and high profile celebrities. He has a passion for work that helps to deliver meaningful change people’s lives. 

James has held several Director level roles within international development organisations and is responsible for the general management of The World Relay Ltd.

Co-founder

James Hay

James has a successful track record in special events, campaigns and appeals, and design. Alongside Danny, he was named as one of Runner's World 'Heroes of Running' for his involvement in organising One Run For Boston - the first ever non-stop running relay across the USA.

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Schools Coordinator

Lauren Brown

Lauren has worked with young people from all over the world, discovering ways to make engagement with our environment a more positive and interesting experience for students. Lauren leads on our Schools Action Day and wider schools programme. 

"If there’s one thing I’ve learnt as a teacher, it’s that students always have an answer! So, let’s give them a chance to solve climate change."

Schools Coordinator

Lauren Brown

Lauren has worked with young people from all over the world, discovering ways to make engagement with our environment a more positive and interesting experience for students. Lauren leads on our Schools Action Day and wider schools programme. 

"If there’s one thing I’ve learnt as a teacher, it’s that students always have an answer! So, let’s give them a chance to solve climate change."

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Communications

Larissa Clark

Larissa leads high impact communications campaigns for mission-driven organisations and connects adventure seekers with transformative experiences through her agencies This Chapter PR and Another World Adventures.

Larissa has over 15 years experience working with changemakers including eXXpedition, TM-Tracking, Barba.no and Environmental Justice Foundation to drive awareness, action and powerful collaborations. Recently Larissa was invited onto the Women in Ocean Science Advisory Board and once ran 8km through Central London dressed as a gorilla for the Gorilla Foundation.

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Communications Manager

Larissa Clark

Larissa leads high impact communications campaigns for mission-driven organisations and connects adventure seekers with transformative experiences through her agencies This Chapter PR and Another World Adventures.

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Our relays create waves in the media and shine a spotlight on important causes.

Here’s a taster of our media coverage. If you're writing a piece about us, let us know so we can feature it here and send you our Press Pack. 

Create Your Relay

Launch your own physical or virtual relay!

A relay is the perfect symbol of unity, co-operation and friendship. It connects people and shows what can be done when we work together. It celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Promotes the benefits and joys of running and exercise. And raise funds for great causes.

We offer a suite of white label relay services to a wide range of sectors. 

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Eco-Friendliness

Our carbon footprint pledge ♻️

We are passionate about ensuring that this relay, and all the good it aims to achieve, does not come at the expense of this tiny blue dot we call home. Our baton will be made from recycled materials, our support crew will not fly, no event merchandise is being produced, event signage will be kept to a minimum, and we’ll regularly be encouraging our participants to take up plogging (the art of picking up rubbish whilst jogging) during their training runs.

However, we know we are not perfect and we’re always up for hearing about ways to improve!

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