6 Days. 6 Continents. 6 Marathons.

What is it all about?


How did you come up with the Six Continents Challenge?

I have been looking to take on a big challenge in 2017. It seemed that the world conspired in my favor this year such that I could combine what I love to do with an opportunity to bring a positive “can do message” around the world. I love running, traveling, meeting people and supporting them. To do this at a big level required a big thought and since I have always wanted to run around the world, the Six Continents challenge showed itself. From there I set out to plan it and see if it was logistically possible.

Can you describe exactly what the challenge will entail?

Starting in Sydney Australia on April 10, I will run six marathons on six continents in six days,bringing a message around the world that we can do more than we think we can. The trip will go from Sydney, to Singapore, to Johannesburg, to London, to Sao Paolo, and to Los Angeles, concluding there on April 15. 

I am keeping it quite simple with a coach airline ticket, a pair of sneakers and a backpack, a few Clif bars, and some local support. Along the way I will run 157 miles and log approximately 40,000 air miles with just an airplane seat for a daily respite. I am not exactly sure what I am going to find, but for sure it will be magical!




A key component to the Run Joe Run challenge is it's connection to Chime In, for which he he is an adviser. He is raising money to support the education of young people in developing countries who can’t afford an education through this inspiring non-profit. For more information or to make a donation


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