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Thank you for celebrating Global Running Day and the Million Kid Run.





Together we pledged to run the distance from the Earth to the Moon and back19 times

Kids alone pledged enough miles to run around the Earth40 laps

We generated enough energy to power Manhattan for135 days


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What is Global Running Day?

Global Running Day is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on June 1, 2016. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving.

Million Kid Run

The Million Kid Run is about making fitness fun and inspiring kids to embrace running as a way to get healthy and fit.

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Join Us Next Year

Check back in 2017 to see what we have planned for Global Running Day 2017 on June 7, 2017.

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Global Running Day Privacy Policy

Welcome to, the official website of Global Running Day brought to you by New York Road Runners, Inc. We may refer to ourselves on this page as: “New York Road Runners,” “NYRR,” “We,” “Our,” or “Us.” We refer to you as “You” or “Your” or “Yourself.”

We understand privacy online is important to users of our Global Running Day website (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) governs our privacy practices with respect to: (i) visitors of the Site who visit without providing any information and (ii) users who provide information about how much they pledge to run on Global Running Day, which is June 1, 2016 (“Pledge Information”) through the site (“Visitors” or “Users,” respectively).

By using the Site, You are agreeing to allow us to collect, use, store, and transfer Your Pledge Information, which may include any Personally Identifiable Information (as described in Section 1, below) that You provide to us. Please note that this means, regardless of where You live, You will be giving us permission to transfer Your Pledge Information to, and to store and process Your Pledge Information within, the United States of America or other countries where NYRR or our affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities or business operations.

If You do not wish to agree to these terms, please do not provide any Pledge Information when requested and immediately cease use of the Site.

You should review this Policy carefully, because if You do not agree with Our practices, Your ultimate choice is to not use the Site. Remember, by using any part of the Site, You accept and agree to Our privacy practices. If we update this Policy, Your continued use of the Site following the posting of the revised Policy means that You accept and agree to the terms of the revised Policy.

  1. Collection of Your Information

    Personally Identifiable Information refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, without limitation, the following: name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not including information that is collected anonymously (for example, without identification of the individual accessing the Site), or demographic information not connected to an identified individual accessing the Site.

    We collect and retain two types of Information provided by Visitors: (i) Pledged Information, which is limited to Your first name, country and/or region, and the number of miles you pledge to run on Global Running Day, and (ii) tracking data (“Tracking Data”), which is automatically collected from every Visitor.

    The Tracking Data we record includes, without limitation, data regarding the number and frequency of Visitors to the Site, the date and time of visits to our Site, the web sites that Visitors access before and after they visit the Site, and Our Visitors’ IP addresses and Internet service providers. We attempt to aggregate such tracking data so that no data is tied to You in any personally-identifiable manner. However, due to the nature of the Internet, this is not always feasible and tracking data may be traceable back to You.

  2. How We Use Your Information and Tracking Data

    The Information that We collect and that You provide to Us is used for Our organizational purposes and the purpose for which You provided it: to compile and provide pledge statistics related to Global Running Day. The Information may also be analyzed so that We can operate the Site in the best manner possible through enhanced features and functions and to provide You with useful information.

    We use Tracking Data for a variety of purposes, including, without limitation, for system administration, load balancing metrics, and to create reports on Visitor demographics and Site traffic patterns. The reports that are generated from Tracking Data are used for several purposes, including, for example, to improve the Site and Our services.

    We may also employ third-party agents or third-party service providers to operate the Site and to perform functions on Our behalf, as well as analyzing data or performing other administrative tasks. These third parties have access to Information that is needed to perform their functions. We limit such third parties from using the Information that is shared with them for any reason other than performance of the services for which they have been engaged. However, We are not responsible for such third parties’ use of Pledge Information not in compliance with this Policy.

    If We are required to share Your Pledge Information because We are legally compelled to do so. This includes, without limitation, complying with court orders or subpoenas, responding to requests from law enforcement agencies, enforcing contract terms, responding to and resolving any claims (including valid Visitor complaints), or otherwise protecting the safety of rights (including intellectual property rights) of New York Road Runners, our business customers, Visitors, or the general public.

  3. Social Networking

    You also can engage with Our Site through video, applications, and other offerings, on or through third-party social networking sites, such as Twitter and Instagram or third-party social media plug-ins and applications. When You engage with the Site on or through third-party social networking sites, plug-ins, and applications, We may have access to certain information from Your social media profile (for example, name, email address, photo, gender, birthday, location, Your list of friends, people You follow and/or who follow You, Your posts or ‘likes’) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the application. We may also obtain non-personally identifiable information (for example, content viewed, running performance, and information about advertisements within the content You have been shown or may have clicked on) from Your interaction with Our content.

  4. External Links

    NYRR’s Site may contain links to other websites, but we are not responsible for the privacy policies, terms of use, or content of any such third-party websites.

    We encourage You to familiarize Yourself with the privacy policies and terms of use of linked websites. You may agree to provide Information to other companies who provide content for various parts of Our Site. If You agree to provide Information to such companies, however, that Information will be subject to their privacy policies.

  5. Cookies Used on Our Site

    A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the Visitor’s web browser while that Visitor is browsing that website. Every time the Visitor loads that website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the web site of the Visitor’s previous activity. Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use cookies to obtain information about the preferences of Our Visitors and the services they select. We also use cookies for securities purposes to protect our Visitors. Many websites automatically contain an option that allows You to disable cookies. As a Visitor to the Site, You may choose to disable cookies on your browser. However, if You choose to disable cookies, You may be unable to use certain functions on the Site.

    NYRR does not allow unrelated third parties to set cookies via NYRR’s Site.

  6. Privacy Policy Changes

    We will inform our Visitors of changes to this Policy by posting such changes on our Site.

  7. Choice of Law

    This Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Policy shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the County and State of New York, and You hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any action and waive any claim that such courts are an inconvenient forum for such actions.

  8. Your California Privacy Rights

    California Law permits our Visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding Our disclosure of Pledge Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email or write to us at 156 West 56th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10019, Attn: General Counsel.

  9. Safe Harbor

    The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles and frequently asked questions to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under European Union law that adequate protection be given to personal information transferred from the EEA to the United States (the “U.S.-EU Safe Harbor”). The EEA also has recognized the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor as providing adequate data protection (OJ L 45, 15.2.2001, p. 47). The United States Department of Commerce and the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) of Switzerland have agreed on a similar set of principles and frequently asked questions to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under Swiss law that adequate protection be given to personal information transferred from Switzerland to the United States (the “U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor”). Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, NYRR adheres to the principles set forth in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor (the “Safe Harbor Principles”).

  10. NYRR Note to Parents

    The Site is directed to a general audience comprised of adult and youth Visitors. Therefore, We do not typically collect Pledge Information from children under the age of 13. If NYRR creates online activities intended for children under the age of 13, the child will only be able to access the activity without providing Personally Identifiable Information. For example, children may be allowed to access child-friendly activities online (subject to offering) by entering a First Name or other non-personal login information. If We intend to collect information from a child, we will take extra steps to protect the child’s privacy, including: (i) notifying parents about the types of information we collect from children, how the children’s information is used, and whether the children’s Information is disclosed to third parties; (ii) obtaining parental consent for the collection, use and disclosure of children’s information; We reasonably verify parental consent by requesting information from parents on portions of the Site intended only for adults or through requesting from children a parent or guardian direct email address; (iii) giving parents the opportunity to access, review, edit, or delete the information that We have collected from their children; we also allow parents the opportunity to refuse further collection of information from their children, and, moreover, any children’s information is generally stored as part of the corresponding adult’s Account with NYRR and can only be accessed by the adult Account holder; and (iv) limiting Our collection of children’s information to no more than is reasonably necessary to participate in an online activity.