“A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.” —Unknown
Runners around the world are coming together today to celebrate Global Running Day.
Global Running Day, formerly known as National Running Day, began in the United States. The first event was held in 2009. The inaugural Global Running Day was held on June 1, 2016, and has since become a highly anticipated, annual celebration for the running community.
How to Celebrate #GlobalRunningDay
Whether you’re an aspiring runner, new runner, or a veteran, this is a day of opportunity to celebrate the sport of running. Here are 5 ways you can join in on the fun!
- Go for a run!
This one’s obvious, but shouldn’t be overlooked. Make the pledge to run. Then, hit the pavement, trails or treadmill, and share your triumph online using #GlobalRunningDay.
- Check Out Local Fun Runs!
There are fun runs happening around the globe – doing a quick search online should provide you with many options. Local to SF? Don’t miss out on our RUN365 fun run with Lululemon and Chase The Lights tonight, 6-9pm. Get more info here!
- Join the Conversation!
Follow and share content online using #GlobalRunningDay, and check out runner community conversations, by following hashtags such as #RunChat on Twitter. Motivate yourself and inspire others!
- Set Your Goals!
Global Running Day is a great day to create your training plan/run schedule and sign up for some bucket list races! The SF Marathon is less than eight weeks away – don’t miss your chance to cross this one off your list!
- Acknowledge Your Success!
Don’t forget to give yourself props for your efforts – and have fun! Here’s a virtual high five from the team here at The San Francisco Marathon. #ThisIsHappening