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Welcome To The World Of Lost Running Club

In May 2021, 300 people from all over the world will be coming together for perhaps the most unusual running race ever and you can be one of them. 

This race is being curated by a Manchester-based design team that brings together artists, musicians, filmmakers, urban designers and storytellers to deliver an immersive and satisfying day of racing in a time of social distancing. 

It’s not the winning that counts in this race, it’s the taking art. An exclusive racing kit featuring a hand-painted racing number, a cherry wood flag, a ceramic finishers medal, and a specially made organic racing top along with race day treats and club memorabilia will be posted to everyone entering. 


All runners will also be invited to a series of workshops and talks, covering avant-garde cartography, weekly yoga, drawing exercises and route planning sessions, which will be held online between January 2021 and race day.

 The race will take place wherever you are, you can pick the distance that suits you; there’s a 3-mile category, a 13-mile category, or a ‘mind race.’ This race does not celebrate winners and losers, but looks to bring people together through mass engagement and mutual hope in the future just around the corner. 


All proceeds from this event will be donated to mental health organisations that have recently been stretched to help people in an especially challenging 2020. 

And how exactly is this the most unusual race occurrence ever to take place? 

You need to sign up to find out.

  • Entry opens on 7th December 2020.
  • Race Day is 3rd May 2021.

“Every step forward, however small, is still moving forward.”

Lost Running Race is made possible by the support of NOMA as part of their ongoing commitment to pioneering projects in Manchester.

Visit to sign up for first dibs on a race pack and to secure your place in the Lost Running Race 2021, and follow @lostrunningclub for the latest updates.

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