Run As 1 - Global Relay

The Run As 1 Global Relay launched on April 12, 2020 (Easter Sunday) amid global stay at home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. Runners world wide are desperately missing races and the camaraderie of like minded people with a shared goal. Now more than ever we need to feel connected, and to give and receive positive energy during these uncertain times.

Think of it as Pet Rock meets Lucky Rabbit’s Foot, meets Running Baton, meets Virtual Hug, meets Easter Egg Hunt. So hop to it and join RUN AS 1 Global Running Rox Relay!

These gorgeous colorful Running Rox are uniquely hand painted with love in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada! With feel good sayings like “U Got This”, “Inspire”, “Dream It, Do It”, “Be Magic”, etc they are sure to spread happiness in the darkest of days.  Each Running Rox is additionally painted with “” so  recipients can log on and read the story, and continue the Rox journey worldwide.

Running Rox are perfectly sized to fit in the palm of your hand to carry on your run/walk, or tuck in your pocket, hydration vest, or purse. Enjoy your Running Rox for a few steps, or a few weeks- then it is intended to be passed on. Gift it to a friend or family member. Leave it along your favorite running route for another to find and pick up. Give it to a nurse, doctor, essential worker, or a perfect stranger. Create a scavenger hunt and challenge a group of friends to find it. Each recipient receives and adds energy and positivity to the Rox before passing it along again. One Running Rox can positively impact hundreds of people for years to come.

Share your Running Rox story on social media and tag Calico Racing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Let’s spread the love of running and community around the world and show this virus we won’t be kept down. We RUN AS 1!


Sponsor 1 Relay Rox1 Relay Rox, mailed2 Relay Rox, mailed4 Relay Rox, mailed6 Relay Rox, mailed
Global Relay!
Thru May 31

"Only by attempting the absurd, can we achieve the impossible."... inspired by my beautiful Rox artist, Danielle.


We need your help spreading the word to show love can spread faster than the virus, so please share! We RUN AS 1!


  • Choose from 1, 2, 4, or 6 Relay Rox, mailed: Your Relay Rox will arrive in the mail, and the price includes shipping (USA only). You can have it shipped to yourself or to a friend, family member, or anyone you think needs a "virtual hug".


  • Sponsor a Relay Rox: You can join the relay by sponsoring a Rox!  As a Running Rox sponsor, you will not receive physical possession of your Rox. The Race Director will give a social media shout-out when she sets your Rox into motion by running with it and passing it along into the community. As soon as international travel and racing is allowed, we will aim to set Rox on their global journey. A social media shout out will give thanks to you for your support, whether you are an individual or even a business. If you're a business owner, this is a great inexpensive way to promote your business or brand! Your generous gift will spread happiness to hundreds of people for years to come, while supporting small business and artists.

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You received your Running Rox, now what!?

It's up to you!  You can place it in the kitchen, on your desk, on the coffee table- every time you look at it, you'll smile and be motivated to get out and move!

Rox are perfectly sized to take on the run/ walk with you. The distance is up to you! A few steps, a 5K, a marathon- it's your choice.

When you are ready to share the inspiration, set your Running Rox free! A few ideas are:

  • Leave it along your favorite route for a stranger to find and brighten their day.
  • Place it along your training run, then challenge a few friends to "race" to find it! Give as many or as few clues as you like!
  • Leave it on the doorstep of your favorite nurse or essential worker.
  • Create a scavenger hunt!
  • Give it to your training buddy to continue its journey.
  • Once we are able to race again, carry your Rox during the race, then pass it off to a total stranger at the finish line.
  • Mail it to your family or friend who lives far away.
  • Take it on an adventure close to home or overseas, then place it somewhere to be found.
  • Send it to school with your child to give to their favorite teacher, once school is finally in session (I know the end of homeschooling can't come soon enough for many of you!)
  • Share your Running Rox story on social media and tag Calico Racing!

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Additional Info

Each Running Rox has both an inspirational word or saying, as well as "" painted on it. Anyone who receives or finds the Rox can go to the website to learn about the Global Relay, and continue to share the love and community of running!

A portion of the net proceeds of your Run As 1 entry will be donated to ASPCA, as it is the unfortunate reality that animals suffer in times of financial crisis.

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