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What is Movember all about?
Movember is an annual event in the month November involving the growing of the most sexy manly facial hair in the world; the moustache, a.k.a. the Mo! The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health" by raising awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, and male suicide.
Start of the Movember Run Amsterdam in 2016
Why do you organise the Movember Run Amsterdam?
First of all, we love to run. But we equally enjoy seeing a few hundred men and women dressed up in their circus outfits and run through Amsterdam's Vondelpark. In 2013 we saw a video of Steve Prefontaine, an American middle and long distance runner who participated in the Olympics of 1972. Aside from being a great runner, Steve had an amazing moustache. So we thought: how cool would it be to see a few hundred Steve Prefontaines run through Amsterdam?
What will the event look like this year?
It will be 100% virtual, meaning that we won't see any groups of hairy men (or women) like last year. We do want to make it interactive though, and will ask you to send us a video of yourself (or your team) while you're running. This year's theme is 'the roaring 20s', which are the days of Charlie Chaplin and Coco Chanel, so get creative! The best video will receive a prize. There will also be a prize for running the best shaped moustache, since your running app can also record your route.
Warming up, Movember Run Amsterdam 2019
Where and when will the MoRun take place?
Given that the event is virtual, you can literally join it from anywhere in the world at any time between Movember 1st and Movember 30th. All you need is a running app (e.g. Strava) and a phone or smart device. Like always, you can decide how you want to complete your track; running, walking, using a wheelchair, skateboard...you name it!
How can I join?
Jeez, you're asking lots of questions! Start by creating a MoSpace on Movember.com. Create or join a team of friends, family or colleagues, and join our challenge. Once you've joined the challenge, all you need to do is connect your running app to your MoSpace and start moving. Your running app and MoSpace will then automatically track your activities. Don't forget to ask for donations on your MoSpace, based on your activities, so you can raise money for Movember!
So in short: Join the challenge on Movember.com from anywhere, connect your running app to your MoSpace, start walking/running and ask for donations to support men’s health!
Start of the 1st Movember Run Amsterdam in 2013