Happy Global Running Day! Be sure to run, walk or jog at least one mile today!
Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go—what’s important is that you take part, and how you do it is up to you.
Run a lap around your block, take your dog for a long walk, or call your friends for a pick-up game in the park. The important thing is that you have fun being active—and you inspire others to join you.
Global Running Day is a day that celebrates the sport of running. It is held annually on the first Wednesday of June.
Participants of all ages and abilities pledge to take part in some type of running activity by submitting their names through the Global Running Day website.
Global Running Day was formerly known as National Running Day and began in the United States. The first event was in 2009.
The inaugural Global Running Day was held on June 1, 2016. More than 2.5 million people from 177 countries pledged to run more than 9.2 million miles.
New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, declared June 1, 2016 to be Global Running Day in the City of New York. 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi led a group run from the Boston Run Base, and the Atlanta Track Club organized a “run around the clock” event, where at least one person from the Atlanta metro area would be running every hour of Global Running Day.
More than 100 organizations support Global Running Day and the Million Kid Run.
As part of Global Running Day, the Million Kid Run aims to get young people excited about fitness. By moving and having fun, kids discover that living an active lifestyle can be fun and easy.
The 2018 Global Running Day inspired Bob Anderson to start the Run The World Challenge. It launched July 4, 2018. Since then 289 people all over the world have run and logged over 110,000 miles. This program encourages people to run and or walk everyday.
”If you are a runner already,” says My Best Runs founder Bob Anderson, “be sure to run at least a mile today. For everyone else, there is no better time than today to get started.” 71-year-old Bob Anderson is a lifetime runner who ran his first mile Feb 16, 1962. He is on track to hit 1820 miles over the last 12 months ending July 3.
“I just love to run and programs like Global Running Day and Run The World challenge motivate me to do more,” says Bob Anderson. “So get in your mile today. Run, walk, jog it all counts.”
posted Wednesday June 5th