Walk the World with Global Clubfoot Initiative 2022

To start the challenge
Get into teams
People per team
Steps to complete together
Days to complete it

A little more info

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary and World Clubfoot Day, Global Clubfoot Initiative ('GCI') invites you to join us on our challenge to walk (run, skate or cycle!) around the world.  The virtual challenge, which lasts for 6 weeks, starts on World Clubfoot Day, 3 June, and covers 70,000km!!

‘70,000km!’ we hear you say! Don’t worry - everyone taking part in Walk the World for GCI will join a team (that you can either make yourselves or be assigned to) and all teams contribute to move each other along one big route together. You can cover the kilometres whenever and wherever you like.

7km, 70km, 700km or more over the course of the challenge - you decide your target distance! Every kilometre counts to support children born with clubfoot!

Let’s get active and have some fun! Download one of the free apps to help you record your distance. 

Share your pictures of the Challenge with us by tagging us on Instagram  @runfree2030 or using #walktheworldforclubfoot #runfree2030

How do I sign up?

Please complete the form on this page and make a minimum donation of £3 GBP per participant to GCI via our Donate with Paypal Giving Fund

Can we have some friendly competition between teams?

Yes! All teams are working together to get everyone across the finishing line. However, participants can check the team leaderboard for their and other team positions, as well as search and ‘favourite’ certain teams to easily keep track of other participants and teams throughout the challenge.

Can I do this as a sponsored event?

We would love you to – thank you! We have come a long way in the last 10 years, but there is still a lot more to do and we need your help to work towards our RunFree2030 strategy. You can set up a fundraising page for GCI on Just Giving or donate any sponsorship money that you raise to GCI’s Donate with Paypal Giving Fund.

What is RunFree2030?

Run Free 2030 sets out our ambition to ensure that by 2030 at least 70% of children born with clubfoot in lower and middle income countries ('LMICs')can access treatment.
Currently, less than 15% of children in these countries access treatment. Those children who do not access treatment face a lifetime severely affected by clubfoot, experiencing ongoing pain, limited mobility, and reduced opportunities in education, employment and relationships. This doesn’t have to be the case.

This Global Clubfoot Strategy sets out a comprehensive approach, tackling the issue of clubfoot on a global scale through developing and supporting national clubfoot programs providing the highly effective Ponseti treatment. Learn more here.

Any Questions?

If you have a question about joining the challenge or downloading the app, please click here

Otherwise, please email [email protected]

70,000 - The number of kilometres we will walk the world together for GCI!

180,000 - The number of babies born globally each year with clubfoot

162,000 - The number of babies born with clubfoot each year in LMICs - Less than 15% of these children currently access clubfoot treatment.

Helpful hints

Wanting to use the app on your phone?

  • Step 1 Download the iPhone or Android app on your phone.

  • Step 2 On the first screen input "globalclubfoot" when it asks for your challenge website address

  • Step 3 Sign in with the same e-mail address you registered with online, or create a new account if you don't already have one.

  • Step 4 Enjoy the challenge!