History

In September of 1982, the inaugural World Airline Road Race was held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The event drew in 300 runners who representing 30 airlines. "A good time was had by all" and the group's chemistry indicated that WARR was on the road to permanent success! WARR '82 initiated us to the complexity of promoting a major international event. We knew that we must expand and adopt a 12-month preparation philosophy to ensure a first-class event. Thus, a small, hard-working group was formed to deal with absolutely every detail of WARR. This group became known as the International WARR Committee. WARR has grown in prestige as well as in numbers each year; we now average more than 2,000 participants at our events. WARR is always moving and changing. So, where have we been over the years? Take a look!

Year  Place Theme
1982 San Francisco, California "WARR Declared in San Francisco"  
1983 Orlando, Florida "The Worlds's Most Perfect Race"
1984 Honolulu, Hawaii "A Vacation Run In Paradise"
1985 London, England "A Royal Good Time in London"
1986 Atlanta, Georgia "A Run with Southern Hospitality"
1987 Sydney, Australia "The WARR Down Under"
1988 Washington, D.C. "A Monumental Experience"
1989 Hamburg, Germany "Run In The Midst of 800 Years of History"
1990 Fort Worth, Texas "Deep In the Heart of Texas"
1991 San Francisco, California "Come Leave Your Heart in San Francisco"
1992 Cancun, Mexico "A Running Fiesta"
1993 Dublin, Ireland "A Dublin Saunter"
1994 Ottawa, Canada "Ottawa Welcomes the World"
1995 Durban, South Africa "Where the Fun Never Sets"
1996 Atlanta Georgia "The Crossroads to the World"
1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia "The Running Topic in the Tropic"
1998 Brussels, Belgium "A Run Through the Capital of Europe"
1999 Vancouver - Canada "Race the Rim of the Pacific"
2000 Cancun - Mexico "Race to the Millennium"
2001 Lucerne, Switzerland "Feel the magic Swiss Alps"
2002 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia "The Heat is On"
2003 Orlando, Florida "Making Magic"
2004 Prague, Czech Republic "Hundred Spires Run"
2005 Calgary, Alberta, Canada "How the West was Run"
2006 Amsterdam "Running with Rembrandt"
2007 Sydney, Australia "Run The Harbour Down Under"
2008 Ottawa, Canada "Run The Rideau"
2009 Hangzhou, China "One World, One More Dream"
2010 London, England "Run The Frog & Toad"
2011 Grapevine, Texas "Running with the Big Dogs"
2012 Qingdao, China "Running with Dragons"
2013 Stellenbosch, South Africa "Running Wild"
2014 Dublin, Ireland "Come for the Craic...Leave with the Memories"
2015 Dubai, U.A.E. "Run The Sun, Sand and Skyscrapers"

2016 Chicago, IL "Running With the Wind"

2017 Singapore "Rain Shine Sun Singapore"

 

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