Sunday, 8 December 2013

Feature: One Big Fat Run

Images © One Big Fat Run | If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed that I've been looking to do feature posts on fellow fatties; small businesses, models, artists, etc. Julie from The Fat Girls Guide to Running got in touch and asked if I'd be interested in doing a feature on One Big Fat Run; I said yes, of course!

What is One Big Fat Run (OBFR)? The title says it all really; fat people, running, together (virtually or otherwise)! The first OBFR took place on Sunday 25 August 2013, with over 100 participants worldwide and is now a monthly event. Julie's dream is to get one million fat people participating in the virtual collective, which brings both physical and mental health benefits. Julie started running in 2005 and you can read the story behind The Fat Girls Guide to Running here, it's a great source of inspiration. Her website is written in a very down to earth and approachable way, but also contains lots of useful information such as How to Run (for beginners) and suggestions for those running essentials.

If you'd like to take part in the OBFR Xmas Special and future events, you can sign up via Facebook.

Website: http://www.thefatgirlsguidetorunning.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fattymustrun


  1. I want to do this Betty!! :) Wow what a great initiative!! Never heard about it before, but I will take a look now and join! Have you done it before?

    1. It's a fab idea that will be great for some people, but I must admit exercise isn't really part of my life at the moment...! I am really pleased though that there's tips on how to get started when I'm ready else I wouldn't know where to start. I did Zumba twice a week before I moved to London, but things aren't so cheap here!