A 24-hour run is a form of ultramarathon, in which a competitor runs as far as they can in 24 hours. Top runners will often run 200 kilometres (124 mi) or more, depending on conditions, and the best can go beyond 270 kilometres (168 mi).
Can a human run all day?
They routinely run upwards of 100 miles in a single day, with a diet consisting mainly of maize and root vegetables. While all of these examples are exceptional, they are also rare. There are (probably) far fewer people capable of running over a hundred miles in a session today compared to 5000 years ago.
How does a 24-hour run work?
A 24-hour race is a type of ultramarathon. Instead of a set distance, there is a set time. The ultrarunners goal in such an event is to see how far he or she can run within 24 hours. Usually the course is a loop that goes for a mile or two.
How do I prepare for a 24-hour run?
Building up to run of six hours should be sufficient for most runners in developing the endurance and strength required to keep moving for 24 hours. If you do a couple of runs of longer than six hours, make sure to complete these long runs at least a month prior to the goal 24-hour race.