Event FAQ for ORGANISERS (MOVE AGENTS)

When does it take place?

You can organise a European Mile run/walk throughout 2021, and register it here from March 2021. We encourage as many events to be staged on 5 June 2021 as possible in a big celebration of the European Mile.

How do I join in?

You can organise a physical or virtual European Mile event by using our toolkits and registering your event here.

Encourage your network to join any of the European Mile events as a participant or invite them to run, walk or roll on their own. Whatever they do, they can donate their miles here – the more miles, the more support we will provide to get people back into physical activity during and after lockdowns in Europe.

Why the one-mile distance?

The Mile (1.6 km) is a distance that virtually all Europeans can cover. It signals accessibility over competition (and, naturally, event organisers may combine the Mile with longer distances). The idea of a “different distance” signals uniqueness and can generate interest. The Mile is also an official athletics running distance and can therefore tie in the athletics community with the recreational community.

Does it cost anything to join in? Do I get anything for participating?

It is completely free to use the European Mile brands and toolkits to stage a European Mile event, and to register it on this website.

We encourage all European Mile events for citizens to be free or low charge to ensure the widest possible participation. Local event organisers may offer merchandise, a certificate or other memorabilia for taking part – this can vary from location to location.

Does the activity I organise have to be running?

European Mile is for everyone. You can organise a run, a walk – or maybe even an event for wheelchair, hand cycle, stair climb or other modes of movement! The European Mile is about completing, not competing.

How long is a mile?

For The European Mile, we consider the iconic distance 1.6 kilometres to be our key metric. But we also know there are many different mile distances – see more here – so we encourage you to #FindYourMile! And of course you can stage events that have both a mile distance and longer ones.

How do I organise a Covid-19 safe event?

European Mile event organisers must ensure that local restrictions are followed and that necessary safety measures are in place. Please contact your NowWeMOVE National Coordinator in your country for more information.

How do I promote my event?

You can find our promotional resources here.

Where can I get help?

If you want to stage a European Mile event, you can contact your National Coordinator or get in touch directly with the ISCA Secretariat.

Event FAQ for PARTICIPANTS

When does the European Mile take place?

European Mile runs/walks are taking place throughout 2021, with the majority to be staged on 5 June 2021. Click here to find an event in your country. You can also self-organise an event wherever you are – show us where by using the hashtag #FindYourMile or #EuropeanMile

How do I join in?

You can join any of the European Mile events as a participant here, or you can #FindYourMile to run, walk or roll on your own. Whatever you do, don’t forget to donate your miles here – the more miles, the more support we will provide to get people back into physical activity during and after lockdowns in Europe.

Why the one-mile distance?

The Mile (1.6 km) is a distance that virtually anyone can cover. It is accessible and unique! Did you know that the Mile is also an official athletics running distance?

How long is a mile?

For The European Mile, we consider the iconic distance 1.6 kilometres to be our key metric. But we also know there are many different mile distances – see more here – so we encourage you to #FindYourMile! And of course you can complete many miles in a row if you are up to it!

Do I need to run?

European Mile is for everyone. You can run, walk – or maybe even use wheelchair, hand cycle, stair climb or other modes of movement for your local event! The European Mile is about completing, not competing.

Can I participate individually or do I need to join in an event?

You can join any of the physical or virtual events on our website. Or you can #FindYourMile on your own, and donate your miles here. (Don’t forget to share pictures with the hashtags #FindYourMile and #EuropeanMile!)

How can I donate my miles?

Just register your miles manually here. You may also join one of the virtual European Mile events on Strava or MapMyRun, where the miles will be automatically donated. We trust you not to over-report (and will filter odd occurrences).

My fitness tracker measures in kilometres – how do I convert them to miles?

Divide your kilometres by 1.6. Is it time to practise your primary school math skills and calculate in your head or on paper? Ok, if maths isn’t your thing, most fitness trackers also allow you to decide if you want to track your runs or walks in kilometres or miles. So you can spice up your exercise routine by experimenting with a new measurement!

What will my donation go towards?

See more here.

Where can I find other people who are taking part in the European Mile?

Your local event organiser will provide more information on who takes part and how to connect, including on social media with #FindYourMile. Or contact the NowWeMOVE National Coordinator in your country for an overview of opportunities.

Can I participate if there are Covid-19 restrictions in my country?

All European Mile events must comply with local Covid-19 restrictions. Take note and take care!

THE EUROPEAN MILE ORGANISERS

The European Mile National Coordinators