Outrunners FAQ

In our community, we call each other Outrunners. An Outrunner is someone who Outruns the dark, and in the process inspire those around them.

The Outrunner Signature Shirts are shirts made to honor members who have inspired the group, and are nominated by other members to get their own shirt. 
We currently have 4 members who have received their own signature shirt. You check out all the shirts here!

The monthly challenges are physical challenges we do together as a community where the goal is to make us better runners and hold each other accountable along the way.

The challenges start on the 1st of every month and run the whole month, but you can jump in at any time. 

Past challenges have been the #ORTDPlankChallenge and #ORTDPushupChallenge. 

On the last day of every month we have a free virtual 5k in the group where we Outrun the month that has passed and welcome the new.

There is no start time on the day itself, and you can run as far you want in your own pace.

After the run, we make an aftermovie using pictures from the run posted in the group and have a giveaway draw with ORTD gear.

The admins are Sigbjørn Kolset, David Hampson, Melissa Olson, Robert Gantz, Tara Miller and Shawna Clowser.

Aside from Siggy who founded Outrun the dark, they are all volunteers and early members of the Outrunners community. 

You can see who they are and learn more about them here! 

Dave aka David Hampson is one of the admins in the group, and runs the ORTD Monthly Challenges. As part of the challenge we use hashtags #DaveMadeMeDoIt and #DamnYouDave depending on how you feel during the challenge :)  You can read more about him here

Outrunners run miles for each other and dedicate miles as a way to show support. If someone is injured, going through a tough time or just needs support, you can run a mile for them or dedicate part of your run or race to show you are thinking of them. 

By default, FB sets the “Top posts” to show in your Group Feed every time you go into the group. This means that the posts that have received the most likes and comments will show first in your Group Feed.


If you want to see all posts chronologically, you can choose to order posts but by Newest activity or Newest posts. This setting will be located right underneath the announcement post in the Group Feed. 

When you post in the group it gives the impression that all 4300 members see your post right away. This is not the case.

The way FB groups work, members only see the Top posts from recent days by default. As a result of this, only a small number of members will actually see your new post straight away. 

To give you an example of this, even the most liked and commented posts in any 28 day period are only shown to half the group members.

If you want to change this and see all posts chronologically, you can choose to order posts but by Newest activity or Newest posts. This setting will be located right underneath the announcement post in the Group Feed. 

That being said, we want you to post in the group because you want to share something, not because you want people to respond to it. Post because you want to post something, not because you want validation from others for posting it. Relying on FB for validation is a losing game, where the only winners are memes and dog videos. 

Let us get to know you, tell us how your run went and share your journey without expectations. You'll be pleasantly surprised. 

Got a question? Ask in the group or send us an email at support@outrunthedark.com.