Tomorrow (June 5) we celebrate Global Running Day. 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 Activities
- Smile and enjoy yourself as you’re exercising – Enjoy learning something new about one of your friends as you go for a walk or race your grandchild to the nearest tree. Either way, by taking the time to be thankful and encouraging, you’ll make memories that will stick with you for a lifetime.
- Run or walk as much as you can – No one said that you have to run 50 miles or powerwalk 10 times around a track. In order to get the most out of this day, grab your friends and neighbors and plan a community walk or a potato sack race. The more you are able to get people involved, the better.
- Play sports with your kids – Playing sports with your kids isn’t as hard or tricky as it may sound. Simply round them up, ensure they have all of their appropriate equipment, including water and snacks, then it’s off to the park or even your own backyard
- NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M – Join thousands of people around the world in celebrating your shared love of running as part of Global Running Day! Run the free one-mile NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M Powered by Strava race anywhere, anytime between June 1 and June 9 to partake in the worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. Finishers will also be entered for an opportunity to win a round-trip flight on United Airlines to fly (and run!) anywhere in the world and hotel accommodations during their trip! (Read the official rules)
New to virtual racing? Learn more and watch our virtual racing video here.