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Bimbo Bakeries is proud to host its 7th annual Global Energy Race and 2nd edition virtual race! After a successful inaugural virtual race in 2020, bringing together more than 10,000 participants in the U.S. alone, we are thrilled to be back and ready to run across the Globe together. 


The Global Energy Race was born from a dream to unite thousands of people around the world for a good cause. Throughout the years we’ve been present in 23 countries bringing our communities together and we will continue to be unified, especially during these times. On Monday, October 4th we will be kicking off our virtual race series allowing all past participants from the 35 previous host cities along with new participants in any city around the world to join together to set Global Energy in motion. 


About Global Energy 

Global Energy Race is for everyone: competitive runners, casual walkers, families, friends, and everyday joggers looking to come out and participate in Bimbo's healthy, active lifestyle initiative. It is truly a global event; In 2016, Global Energy Race broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most 10K races held simultaneously worldwide on the same day. Even during the ever changing climate, we are still continuing to support our goal and plan to do so across the U.S. virtually in 2021. 


In addition to this Global happening, Bimbo Bakeries is proud to partner with Feeding America to giveback during these times of need. Every step helps feed someone in need.


Join us as the entire planet runs together for a great cause. You Run, We Donate. 


How It Works

It's simple. Below are a few easy steps to get yourself signed up and part of this Global movement:

  1. Select your distance (10K or 5K)

  2. Register (before October 4th) for your distance using the Sign Up button at the top of the page and receive a digital runners bib to use on race day

  3. Get out there and train before your race 

  4. During race week, pick one day you'll participate in the run between October 4th-10th

  5. On selected race day, track your run using a running app as you complete your 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles)

  6. Upload your completed race to our results page via online submission or via email by October 10th (11:59pmPST).

  7. Congrats, you're part of the movement! Download your finishers certificate after result submission has been validated and wait to receive your participant pack & medal (in 45 days) post-race.



Anywhere! The great thing about a virtual race is you can run wherever you like. Outside on a trail or inside on a treadmill, the course you choose is up to you.



Our virtual race week is from October 4th-October 10th. Pick one day during the race week to complete your registered distance (10K or 5K) and upload your recorded time/distance to our results page. As a reminder, you must submit your completed race results (by October 10th, 11:59pmPST) in order to receive your participant pack & medal via USPS within 45 days (upon validation). Registration closes at midnight on October 3rd so please ensure you're registered before then to participate. 


What You Get 

All virtual race finishers will receive a participant pack that includes a Global Energy 2021 tote bag, runner cooling towel, finishers medal and a finishers certificate for download immediately after the race. Check out the participant swag page for a sneak peak at these amazing items. 


In addition to our great participant items, Bimbo Bakeries will be donating ten slices of bread (10) for each eligible 5K finishers and twenty slices (20) for all eligible 10K finishers to Feeding America with a maximum donation of 250,000 slices. For complete donation program terms click here. It's simple, You Run, We Donate. Make sure to get out there and run to help this amazing cause and be part of the movement to set people in motion. 


Support The Cause

Bimbo Bakeries has made the decision to cover the registration fees making this a FREE race for all participants in hopes that runners will donate to Feeding America to support a greater cause. If you're interested in donating, click the DONATE button at the top of the page to help feed someone in need. 


**For more information about our virtual Global Energy race visit the FAQ page to help guide your virtual journey**



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