2022 IAU 6H Global Virtual Solidarity Weekend Summary

You have all once again accepted, embraced and honoured the event that is becoming a tradition for us. Thank you for spreading this feeling of global solidarity across the world.

In October 2020, we announced that IAU 6H Virtual Global Solidarity Weekend would become an annual event, taking place on the 3rd weekend of March each year. This was to continue our celebration of our community to be together in difficult times.

Therefore, on March 19th – 20th we held our third edition of the IAU 6H Virtual Global Solidarity Weekend. Due to the COVID-19 situation during the early part of 2021, international championships have had to be cancelled. 2022 has seen the postponement of international championships to later in the year. The Global Solidarity event has once again become the motivating force for our community for the first half of the year. We understood the dynamic of the situation but yet again, our expectations have been exceeded.

In 2022, we have had a total of 18 teams taking part in the event. This included the IAU and Presidents Club Teams. 134 runners took part and completed over 7630 km with an average of over 56.9 km per athlete. This is almost as much as last year (60.5 km). Thank you for your commitment and dedication!

Although the top priority was to show our solidarity as a community, there were also some incredibly competitive performances amongst the results. These fantastic performance and great camaraderie helped to achieve our aim of Global Solidarity.

It was not only runners but the great number of supporters that took part in this initiative and were motivated by others. This inclusiveness contributed to the success and camaraderie of the event. We greatly appreciate every single runner, supporter, second, spectator and worker who helped us achieve our aim!

We would like to thank you all for sharing the results, great pictures, notes, reports for those, following our event on social media and contributions to all publications. In the end all the results were published and shared with you. We appreciate all the positive news that has contributed to giving our sport worldwide exposure. Our grateful thanks to all!

See you again next year for the IAU Global Solidarity Weekend:

March 18th - 19th, 2023


Colleen McNally

IAU Communication Committee

2022 IAU 6H Global Virtual Solidarity Weekend Summary

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