GLOBAL RUNNING DAY IS TODAY!!!! JUNE 7, 2017
It not too late to run! SEE The ORGANIZATION WEBSITE for inspiration and to pledge your run: https://globalrunningday.org.
This is a REMINDER, so you can get out, even at the last minute to participate. And perhaps have a child participate in the "Million Kid Run."
A BIG PLUS: RECEIVE DISCOUNTS ON EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE NEXT YEAR!
Celebrate Global Running Day ALL YEAR LONG, courtesy of ACTIVE.com and it's partners. Find a race by clicking ON THIS WEB PAGE. The global marketplace company for events and activities is sharing it’s “passion for running by partnering with some of our favorite races around the world to offer you exclusive discounts on June 7.” This page provides COUPON CODES for each event.
There are so many races, both in the US and international sites, that the listing is categorized by US region and country. Featured races include The Color Run, Divas Running series, and runDISNEY Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge, as well as the Big Sur Marathon, the IRONMAN series, and others.
As a BONUS the company says, “everyone who registers for one of the races” on the Active.com ”How to Celebrate Global Running Day” site, “will be automatically entered to win our Global Running Day Swag Bag valued at $500 and featuring products from out friends at Garmin, New Balance, Gatorade, Road ID and more.”
If you missed it, RunningUSA.org ran an item explaining Global Running Day that was featured in an earlier post, updated below:
Global Running Day 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 won’t be in Chicago as planned, but will be sure to honor my pledge that day.
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.
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
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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