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EVOLUTION OF WARR

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.  The lessons learned in 1982 about handling civic and corporate leaders and promoting sponsors encouraged us to mature to the qualified and effective committee that we are today.  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 3,000 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"