GLOBAL RUNNING DAY IS JUNE 7, 2017
RunningUSA.org ran an item explaining Global Running Day. It is held worldwide annually on the first Wednesday in June as “a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running”. It’s also a day to inspire others to run, especially children, to “get healthy and fit”. To this end organizers aim to gather pledges from as many people around the world as possible on their website, including promises to help youngsters participate in the “Million Kid Run”.
You can pledge that you yourself will run and provide the reason why, and you can pledge to have others run with you. There is additional information on how to run in locations that are sponsoring events. Chicago is one of the cities identified on the organizations website, along with New York City and Atlanta.
A link to the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) page takes you to a list of events planned on this day. It allows participants to sign up to host an event as well. I am going to try to be in the city that day and join a group along the lakeshore. There’s a 12:15pm 5K run at Millennium Park, near “The Bean” sculpture. At 4pm a 5K is taking off at Oak Street Beach.
RunningUSA.org explains, “Global Running Day is a collaborative effort of the most prominent running organizations around the world, with many of the top professional runners helping to share their passion for the sport with the global running community.”
What a positive reason to bring people together outside. I hope the weather is wonderful everywhere, but an inside run will work just as well.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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