Over 20,550 people registered for the Selfie Run, which allowed runners to run their own course using the Wings for Life World Run Selfie App. Just like the real run, the Selfie Runners were chased down by Catcher Cars, albeit a virtual one.
Runners from around the world, from Madagascar to Alaska, pulled on their their trainers and went running with their smartphone. Here's a few of our favourite places people headed out for their Selfie Run.
Where: A remote island
Mick Fanning takes the cake here – afterall, who wouldn't want to go for a run on a remote island? Fanning was not near Melbourne on Sunday, May 8 but that didn't stop him from running for those who can't.
Where: Mieming, Tyrol, Austria
Ok @manuel_schof, you have us all wanting to move to Austria with this postcard-esque selfie shot. Just promise us we can go on a run with you, too.
Where: Яхт-Клуб Старый Салтов
In the North East corner of Ukraine, @marysergeevnaa headed off for a nice 11km Selfie Run along the lake and through the forest. Despite moody clouds, the forest does look like quite a cool running spot.
Where: Campinas, Brazil
Brazil is a beautiful place and @alinezbc proved that with this multishot post. Plus, she woke up at sunrise to get involved with Wings for Life World Run global start.
Where: Svalbard, Arctic Circle
From the looks of it pro snowboarder Eero Ettala showed up in style to his Selfie Run in the Arctic Circle.
Run Wit Me
Where: KLCC Park, Malaysia
49 people showed up for this Selfie Run and the @runwitme group was able to grab this cool photo, really hitting home that this is a global run.
Skier Kelly Sildaru took to the woods for her Selfie Run in what looked like ideal conditions.