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What a month! September marked our eighth year together and after receiving our commemorative issue of the newsletter, all the Planeteers out there rushed in to show their appreciation for this free service! Let's leave it to the numbers to comment on this celebration: in September we had 1,300,000 hits that resulted in 90 new course suggestions entered, 84 new events added to our calendar, 6 (six!) new countries and territories mapped (Netherland Antilles, Antigua & Barbuda, Montserrat, Guinea, Chad and Benin), and even first time visitors from Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma located in Southeastern Asia between Bangladesh and Thailand.
These, friends, are outstanding achievements and tangible proof that our website is truly the largest worldwide running community on the Internet. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and from the inside of our running shoes to all of you that make this possible every day!
On our side, we worked hard to provide you with even more choices. We know, too many choices could be frightening, could limit you rather than giving you access to Everything, but - come on! - we are talking about running here, and what is more reassuring than reading about our favorite activity? Feel free to choose then (or simply click randomly) any one of our new articles.
This month we feature tips on "How to choose a treadmill" as these come in a variety of sizes and price ranges; an improved "Run A Planet" section with the latest news on space tourism; new cartoons in our "Rtp Cartoons" page; and even new running-related stamps from France, Chad, Madagascar and the United States of America in our "Rtp Stamps!" collection.
For those running on trails or simply hiking, we have two new articles: a "Glossary for hikers and backpackers" with terms and definitions for all the outdoor enthusiasts; and tips and information on how to prevent and deal with "Post-hiking pain".
Finally, do not miss the latest adventures of Phil the Frog who while visiting Tom survived the tropical storm Gaston and ended up with a slight sun burn. Phil's Photo Album is now featuring over one hundred photos from all over the world!
November here we come!
RUN THE PLANET IN THE NEWS!
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WHERE TO RUN IN THE WORLD
Description of the month - Mondello (Italy)
By James Helland - One of my favorite runs in the Palermo area is in Mondello. Mondello is tucked in between Capo Gallo and Mt. Pellegrino, just at the end of the Favorita park. Entering the town, there is a roundabout which you can't miss. I would reccomend sticking to the sidewalk unless it is very early in the morning as traffic on the roads is always a serious hazard. Follow the sidewalk parallel to the beach. The combination of wonderful Liberty style villas and quaint fishing boats make this a very enjoyable run. The path is wide enough to stay safe and allow your eyes to wander at the same time. Once the path ends, carefully navigate your way down the one way road and bare left around the corner until you come back to the town square. Take a break for a moment before continuing. A round trip to and from the town entrance is between 5 and 7 kilometers.
New and updated cities this month on Run The Planet
A Coruña (Spain), Acapulco (Mexico), Adelaide (Australia), Bath (United Kingdom), Beijing (China), Berlin (Germany), Blacksburg (Usa/Virginia), Bolivar (Usa/Missouri), Brasília (Brazil), Brighton (United Kingdom), Bronxville (Usa/New York), Brookfield (Usa/Wisconsin), Brussels (Belgium), Bude (United Kingdom), Bunde (Netherlands), Canberra (Australia), Coimbra (Portugal), Conakry (Guinea), Cotonou (Benin), Curitiba (Brazil), Dublin (Ireland), Elizabeth (Usa/New Jersey), English Harbour (Antigua & Barbuda), Enschede (Netherlands), Erfurt (Germany), Fargo (Usa/North Dakota), Fort Myers (Usa/Florida), Gémenos (France), Ghent (Belgium), Glens Falls (Usa/New York), Greensburg (Usa/Pennsylvania), Hamlet (Usa/North Carolina), Heidelberg (Germany), Hong Kong (China/Hong Kong), Independence (Usa/Missouri), Indiana (Usa/Pennsylvania), Iten (Kenya), Jolly Harbour (Antigua & Barbuda), Karfas (Greece), Kenmare (Ireland), Kobe (Japan), Leesburg (Usa/Virginia), Manhasset (Usa/New York), Maranello (Italy), Marikina (Philippines), Marseilles (France), Milano (Italy), Mito (Japan), Mondello (Italy), Munich (Germany), N'Djamena (Chad), New Iberia (Usa/Louisiana), Newark (Usa/New Jersey), Novi (Usa/Michigan), Olveston (Montserrat), Palo Alto (Usa/California), Paris (France), Parkend (United Kingdom), Peachtree City (Usa/Georgia), Piana Battolla (Italy), Plymouth (Montserrat), Pordenone (Italy), Porto Alegre (Brazil), Roanoke (Usa/Virginia), Roma (Italy), Salem (Montserrat), San Pedro (Belize), São Paulo (Brazil), Saratoga Springs (Usa/New York), Seneca (Usa/Kansas), Setúbal (Portugal), Springfield (Usa/Illinois), Springfield (Usa/Missouri), Tehran (Iran), Torreón (Mexico), Troödos (Cyprus), Vilaboa (Spain), Willemstad (Netherlands Antilles), Williamsburg (Usa/Virginia).
New nations and territories this month on Run The Planet
Antigua & Barbuda, Benin, Chad, Guinea, Montserrat, Netherland Antilles.
Nations still missing to complete Run The Planet
(Africa) Western Sahara; (Asia) Syria; (Central America) Martinique; (North America) Saint Pierre & Miquelon; (Oceania) Midway Islands, Palau, Wake Island.
WEBSITES THAT RECEIVED THE RUN THE PLANET AWARD
Denver Gorilla Run - The Denver Gorilla Run is a charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla costume - from fluffy head to furry toe - to raise funds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, the international charity working to save the world\'s last remaining mountain gorillas and keeping Dian Fossey's dream alive. Every participant will represent one of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas - so you must register soon to secure your place.
Memorial Park Running Club - We are a running club that meets regularly for runs and enjoys other social events together. Our purpose is to encourage fitness for runners of all abilities, from beginners to those experienced in longer distance endeavors to achieve a healthier, more athletic lifestyle in correlation with social interaction. We have regular Saturday morning runs, monthly meetings, and various social activities.
Boobydoo Sports Bras - A specialist sports bra e-retailer. Large stocks of all leading brands of sports bra with secure on line banking. Boobydoo all the support a girl needs.
WalkFarther.com - If you think leg pain, leg cramps, or fatigue in the legs are a natural part of getting older, think again! The cause of leg pain that is relieved by rest may be intermittent claudication, a treatable medical condition.
Spring Ahead - This site provides information on a new annual half marathon, 10k, 5k running event held in Mission (one hour drive from Vancouver, British Columbia). It allows you to print an entry form or register for the race on line. Also included is a description of the course.
Raid Sahara - The official website of the Raid Sahara in the Mauritanian desert, a 220 kilometers event in five stages over a seven-day period to complete individually or in a team.
NEW EVENTS THIS MONTH IN THE RUN THE PLANET CALENDAR
Denver (Usa/Colorado) Denver Gorilla Run; Cleveland (Usa/Ohio) Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K; Canmore (Canada) Canadian Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, 8km , and 4km Run Walk; San Miniato (Italy) Trofeo Fontevivo; Makati (Philippines) 4 Miles x 4 Family & Friends Fun Run; Benton (Usa/Arkansas) Arkansas Marathon & 20K; Palmetto (Usa/Florida) Manatee River Run 5 Miler; Adak (Sweden) Lapland Ultra; Shelton (Usa/Connecticut) Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race; Piancarani (Italy) Maratonina di Piancarani; Prague (Czech Republic) Prague International Marathon; Meda (Italy) Cross i tri laghett; Makati (Philippines) De La Salle University Running Club Fun Run; Firenze (Italy) Trofeo Circolo CampoMarte; Cranford (Usa/New Jersey) Experience Downtown Cranford 5k; Green Bay (Usa/Wisconsin) Green Bay Duathlon; Arnhem (Netherlands) Bridge to Bridge run; Massa e Cozzile (Italy) Scarpinata della solidarietà; East Orland (Usa/Maine) Great Pond Winter Trail & Snowshoe Run; Léognan (France) Semi-Marathon des Graves; Tampa (Usa/Florida) Zoo Run Run; Bucharest (Romania) International Bucharest Marathon; Bonifay (Usa/Florida) Chase your dreams 5k fundraiser; Wall (Usa/New Jersey) The Rat Race; Phoenix (Usa/Arizona) Verizon Wireless Urban Challenge Phoenix; New Orleans (Usa/Louisiana) Verizon Wireless Urban Challenge New Orleans; Charlotte (Usa/North Carolina) Verizon Wireless Urban Challenge Charlotte; Philadelphia (Usa/Pennsylvania) Verizon Wireless Urban Challenge Philadelphia; Austin (Usa/Texas) Verizon Wireless Urban Challenge Austin; Kansas City (Usa/Missouri) Verizon Wireless Urban Challenge Kansas City; Atlanta (Usa/Georgia) Verizon Wireless Urban Challenge Atlanta; Cincinnati (Usa/Ohio) Verizon Wireless Urban Challenge Cincinnati; Denver (Usa/Colorado) Urban Challenge Denver; Toronto (Canada) The Santa Shuffle & Elf Walk; Austin (Usa/Texas) Lions Annual Relays UsaTF Charity Track Meet; Brooklyn (Usa/New York) Turkey Trot; Mississauga (Canada) Mississauga Marathon; King of Prussia (Usa/Pennsylvania) Big Red Run; Tiekouna (Burkina Faso) Raid de la Savane; Bettendorf (Usa/Iowa) Run with Carl; Somesville (Usa/Maine) Beech Mountain Bandit Trail Race; Pittsburgh (Usa/Pennsylvania) Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America PaceSetter Run/Walk; Saint Louis (Usa/Missouri) Spirit of St. Louis Marathon; Tappahannock (Usa/Virginia) Rappahannock River Run; Parkersburg (Usa/West Virginia) Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon; Boalsburg (Usa/Pennsylvania) Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon; Mountainside (Usa/New Jersey) King of the Trails Series #3 Wild Watchung Trail Run; Four Mile Circle (Usa/New Jersey) King of the Trails Series #2 Mt. Misery Trail Run; Saint Charles (Usa/Missouri) Lewis & Clark Marathon & 1/2 Marathon; Bowling Green (Usa/Kentucky) Total Fitness Connection's Run & Walk for Children; Estes Park (Usa/Colorado) Estes Park Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K/5K; Carlsbad (Usa/California) Carlsbad San Diego Marathon; Colorado Springs (Usa/Colorado) American Discovery Trail Marathon; Coquitlam (Canada) Mountain Outdoor Running Experience; Agoura Hills (Usa/California) The Great Race; Sun Valley (Usa/Idaho) Sawtooth Relay; Braunton (United Kingdom) Braunton 10; Stevens Point (Usa/Wisconsin) Point Bock Run; Posterholt (Netherlands) Annendaalloop; Little Rock (Usa/Arkansas) Little Rock Marathon; Cuyahoga Falls (Usa/Ohio) Annual Ohio Run For Rett; Paris (France) Saint Denis Half Marathon La Voie Royale; Beirut (Lebanon) Beirut International Marathon; Tozeur (Tunisia) Maratona delle Oasi; Lourdes (France) Foulees du Chateau; Raeford (Usa/North Carolina) Raeford-Hoke Inaugural 5K Run; Danville (Usa/California) Andronico's Devil Mountain Run; Mission (Canada) Spring Ahead 1/2 marathon, 10k, 5k; Round Rock (Usa/Texas) Resolution Run 5K; Rothera (Antarctica) Rothera base half marathon; Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Dubai 24 Hour Charity Marathon; Ashburn (Usa/Virginia) Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day Race; Pontassieve (Italy) Trofeo Sergio Mascherini; Springfield (Usa/Illinois) Run/Walk For Excellence; Tromsø (Norway) Midnight Sun Marathon; Bangalore (India) Aviation Run; Enschede (Netherlands) Enschede Marathon; Montreal (Canada) Unite for Sight 5k run and walk; Los Angeles (Usa/California) Say No To Drugs Race; Dronten (Netherlands) Houtwijk Kerstloop Dronten; Firenze (Italy) Circuito podistico Tre Ville; Manila (Philippines) Manila Marathon; Mopti (Mali) Raid Dogon; Ocean City (Usa/Maryland) Ocean City Marathon.
THE GLOBAL TELEGRAPH
• COLORADO (USA) / Run dressed up as a gorilla
The "Denver Gorilla Run" will be held in Colorado on Saturday October 23 to raise money for the remaining gorillas in Africa. The race is also organized in France and England, but this is the first year it has been organized in the United States... read more online in the October 2004 issue
• LATVIA / Daugavpils Marathon not long enough
Here are the results of the third edition of the "Daugavpils Marathon", also valid as Latvian Championship, held on September 11: (men) 1. Armands Buss... read more online in the October 2004 issue
• CHINA / Xiamen Marathon and Chinese Championships
On March 27th in China, the "Xiamen Marathon" contained the Chinese Championships. James Moiben (Kenya) won in 2:10:54, Li Zhuhong took the Chinese title... read more online in the October 2004 issue
• NORTH CAROLINA (USA) / Only nine participants did not run naked
The fourth annual come-back of the "Take Pride in Your Hide" 5K cross-country clothing optional run and walk was a success. The morning of July 31 was just beautiful for a run/walk in nature and 132 were the finishers for the run and 21 for the walk. Only 9 runners decided they would run clothed... read more online in the October 2004 issue
• NEW YORK (USA) / Olympic gold medalist Baird dies
Olympic gold medalist and former world record holder George Baird died on September 4 in Rhinebeck. He was 97. At the time of this death, he was the oldest living U.S. Olympic track and field gold medalist... read more online in the October 2004 issue
• PENNSYLVANIA (USA) / Linus Maiyo wins the Great Race
On September 26th in Pennsylvania, at the "Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race 10k", Linus Maiyo (Kenya) commanded a 10-second lead by halfway (14:37). The Kenyan continued on to comfortably win... read more online in the October 2004 issue
• WORLD RUN DAY / The Global Fitness and Charity Challenge
"World Run Day", the international celebration of running and charitable giving now in its sixth year, takes place this year on November 7. Since 1999, thousands from around the world have participated in "World Run Day" by running — any distance, anywhere — in organized events, small groups, or individually in the "Virtual Run"... read more online in the October 2004 issue
RUN THE PLANET MAIL
While you were running did you ever have a question? Did you ever have an opinion about something and ask yourself "Is it just me?"? Did you ever come up with a great idea and wonder if you could just tell everyone the world would be a better place? Did you ever have a revelation and want to share it with others? Well now is your chance to address any one of these question, and basically anything else you come up with while you are running. To hear an opinion, or run an idea past someone. Visit the "Rtp Mail" webpage to receive an answer to your running related questions or to read an opinion about your running thoughts. Here are the last three question asked:
•What can I do to keep my running shoes from being smelly? - I sweat a lot when I run, especially during the hot and humid days of summer, and as a result my running shoes tend to smell terribly! I have tried powders and deodorizing sprays in an attempt to mask or eliminate smell, but they don't seem to work. What can I do to keep my running shoes from being smelly? - Stinky Feet
•How harmful is it to swallow a bug while running? - Every so often, especially during the Spring or late Summer, while running outside I will accidentally swallow a flying bug! This happens when the insect swarms around my head and I inhale it! Is there anything I can do to avoid this from happening and how harmful is it to swallow a bug? - Bug Biter
•Are there studies on road race cheering? - I have been running road races for several years now, and I have noticed that the quality and enthusiasm of the cheering crowds change from mile to mile. Have any social studies been conducted to explore the phenomenon of road race cheering, and what advice would you give to a crowd of race spectators situated at various locations along the race course? - Cheerleading Cherub
RUN THE PLANET LIBRARY
In 1990 Gary Erickson lived in a garage and spent his time rock climbing, racing bikes and playing jazz trumpet. A 175-mile bike-ride fueled by inedible energy bars changed his life, and sparked the idea that, with a $1000 personal investment, his mother's culinary expertise, and a passion for creating a product that was superior to any on the market, became Clif Bar, Inc. Flash forward to 2000: Clif Bar is one of the major players in the energy bar market, taking in $40 million in sales annually, and on the verge of being sold for $120 million. Conventional wisdom told Erickson that selling was his best and only option to keep Clif Bar going, but his gut told him otherwise. "Raising the bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business" by Gary Erickson and Lois Lorentzen chronicles the rise of Clif Bar from homemade energy bar to a $100 million business that retains its top market position while remaining privately held and true to Erickson's founding principles of passion, responsibility and sustainability. Just as Clif Bar evolved out of Erickson's passions, life experiences and abilities, "Raising the bar" is told through the lens of his life. Erickson's business success and philosophy rises out of a personal history of following his instincts, staying true to his passions, and making calculated risks - whether exploring unpaved roads in Europe, trekking in the Himalaya mountain or climbing in the Sierra Nevada. Exploring the challenges and rewards of keeping his company private, Erickson started with bringing back the company’s "mojo" after the almost-sale wreaked havoc on employee morale. After starting weekly company meetings and "Mojo Homework" - encouraging employees to think about companies that once had energy and passion and lost it - Erickson integrated the employee responses into plans to keep the company's integrity, and its "mojo", intact. Clif Bar's energy, he found, relied on the core values that made it so successful from its early days - a belief that return on investment is not just about money, but consists of sustaining the brands, business, people, community and the planet. The Clif Bar community is of paramount importance to Erickson's definition of success. A non-traditional office environment encourages employees creativity and playfulness. Operating on a "work hard, play hard and recover" cycle, the Clif Bar offices include an in-office gym, climbing wall, concierge service and other resources to be sure that employees can find the appropriate work/life balance to bring their best to the company. From home-made bars in plain paper wrappers to continually expanding brands and business, "Raising the bar" is the inspiring story of Erickson's journey to uncharted territory in life, and in business - continually taking risks and striving towards a different perspective and paradigm of success - Click on the cover to order this book at a special price
NBC host Bob Costas begins "Quest for the Gold: Sydney 2000 Olympic Highlights", an 88 minute highlights tape from the news desk and from there you will only hear his voice as he narrates the action presented in a day by day format. In Sydney 10,651 athletes from 200 countries competed in 300 events in 28 sports. Being one of 16 tapes produced from these games, there is no surprise that for a straight track and field exposure you will want to pick up "Quest for the Gold: Track & Field" which covers each event one at a time. The highlights tape is presented here to reveal what races were considered the most memorable and can also be found in this more generic coverage. Track coverage on the highlights tape starts on day nine, forty minutes into this production, after other sport coverage such as gymnastics, swimming, soccer, softball, cycling, basketball, equestrian, weightlifting, and trampoline (in its Olympic debut) are shown. Here are the featured running highlights. 100 meters: Marion Jones wins the women’s race, in the largest margin since 1952, in running away from the field with a time of 10.75; Maurice Greene captures the men’s race in 9.87 and then is shown in an interview dedicating the race to his coach, Olympian John Smith. 400 meters: Kathy Freeman has the weight of her country upon her as she pulls away in the homestretch to win over Lorraine Graham of Jamaica; Freeman was also featured during the opening ceremony as she had the honor of being the final torchbearer; the men’s race featured Michael Johnson, in his golden shoes, becoming the first repeat champion at this distance with a time of 43.84. 10,000 meters: it is sad that only the last 150 meters of this race, many consider it to be one of the top 10 Olympic races of all time, is shown; although Paul Tergat of Kenya set the pace it is Haile Gebreselassie of Ethiopia that repeats by the smallest of margins as he ran 27.18,20. 400 meter intermediate hurdles: Angelo Taylor is shown during the last two hurdles as he had to overcome lane one, as well as the wait for the photo finish results, to edge out Hadi Al-Samayli with a time of 47.50. 200 meters: Greece celebrated with its second running gold medal, the first being the marathon victor in 1896, in the come from behind performance of Konstantinos Kenteris in 20.09; Marion Jones again dominated the women’s sprint by running 21.85, winning by the largest margin in this event since the Rome games in 1960. 1500 meters: both the women’s and men’s race is shown during the last 150 meters (these races deserve to be shown in full, especially on home video releases) as Nouria Merah-Benida from Algeria and Noah Kiprono Ngenya of Kenya win their respective races over formidable opponents, such as Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco who captures the silver. Relay events: the United States brings home gold in three of the four relay events with the coverage focused on Marion Jones, Maurice Greene, and Michael Johnson; with all the doping controversy this year it will be interesting to see if these results are ammended by the IOC. Men’s Marathon: Kezahegne Abera brought back the fourth marathon title to Ethiopia when he cemented the victory with a surge away form Eric Wainaina of Kenya at the 25 mile mark. During the last three minutes a montage is presented to classical music (including Gail Devers ending her hopes in the high hurdles and women’s marathon champion from Japan, Naoko Takahashi) that directly follows Bob Costas closing the main action with this quote: "In these seventeen days we saw not only the great triumphs and the inevitable moments of heartbreak, but also moments of inspiration that can be found nowhere else except in sport. We witnessed the most famous athletes on the planet confirm their greatness and we had the chance to applaud those who labored for years in obscurity, whose talents were rarely seen by television audiences. They confirmed that the most important thing in the Olympics is to take part, to compete for the sake of the competition itself. This is what the Olympics are supposed to be about, great competition, sometimes some great surprises, and in the end at least some moments of great unity. And so to Sydney we say thank you for a memorable fortnight."
Visit the "Rtp Museum" webpage with its Worldwide Gallery and World Art Tour to see more running, hiking, walking, or feet related masterpieces and where to run while visiting the city hosting the art piece
Van Gogh painted "A pair of leather clogs" (oil on canvas; dimensions 32,5 x 40,5 centimeters) in 1888 when he moved to Arles, in Provence. Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot Zundert, in the district of North Brabant (Netherlands). His father Theodorus van Gogh, a Protestant minister, wanted him to be a clergyman but he did not follow his father's footsteps. Instead, in 1869 he started working in a company of art dealers, first in The Hague and then in London and Paris. After leaving that job, teaching at schools in Rasmgate and Isleworth (England), working in a bookshop in Dordrecht (Netherlands) and becoming a missionary in Wasmes (Belgium), he ended up living in the small village of Cuesmes where one day, compelled to go and visit the French painter Jules Breton whom he greatly admired, he walked seventy kilometers to the French city of Courrières. Vincent ended up returning home without meeting the artist. In 1880 he finally decided to dedicate his life to art and went to Brussels to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Art. In 1886 he moved back to Paris, incorporating in his own unique style some of the techniques of the Impressionists. On February 20, 1888 he moved south to Arles, in Provence and later on he invited artist Paul Gauguin to join him. Gauguin arrived in Arles in October but by December the relationship between the two artists had already deteriorated, as did Vincent's mental health (on December 23 van Gogh mutilated his left ear). Later on Vincent van Gogh voluntarily choose to be confined in the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where he realized his best known work "Starry Night". On May 16, 1890 his brother Theo transferred him to Paris and then to the more quiet destination of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh, in an attack of depression, killed himself on July 27, 1890.
PENGUIN INSPIRATION OF THE MONTH
Visit JohnBingham.com for more running pearls of wisdom from John "the Penguin" Bingham. Through his popular monthly column in Runner's World magazine, his breakthrough first book "The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life" and his best selling "No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running" the Penguin has inspired hundreds of thousands of men and women to run for fun, fitness, and self-affirmation.
Go through the open door - Many of us start a training program with a specific goal. For some that may be just completing the distance. For others, it means finishing in a certain time. For a few, it's running or walking a personal best time. As the training program goes on, your original goal may have to change. Time may get in the way, your body may refuse to cooperate, or you may simply lose your motivation. It doesn't matter why, only that you need to adjust. Find the open door. Find the goal that you can achieve and aim for that. It will make the next few weeks much more fun.
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RUN THE PLANET STATISTICS
0090 New running course descriptions this month 2662 Cities activated on Run The Planet 3463 Running course descriptions on Run The Planet 0006 New nations or territories activated this month 0229 Nations and territories activated on Run The Planet 0084 New events in the worldwide running calendar this month 1646 Events in the Run The Planet worldwide calendar 0006 New links on "Running links" this month 2071 Links on "Running links"• Are you a Planeteer? - Runners are visiting Run The Planet from the following 163 countries and territories (and the list keeps growing!): Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaidjan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cocos (Keeling Islands), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guyana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, former U.S.S.R., Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City state, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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