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June 2 2021


Join the Virtual Race

Join the free NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M Powered by Strava by running or walking 1 mile anywhere as the running community comes together on Global Running Day 2021! Between June 1 and June 6, lace up your shoes and run the world with thousands of other participants in celebration of a day that encourages everyone to stay active and healthy.

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Learn more about Global Running Day and find events near you at globalrunningday.org.

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Pledge as a part of a virtual team and help your crew reach their goals on June 2—or create your own team and invite your friends to join!

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What’s Your Inspiration?

As you make your Global Running Day pledge, tell us why you are running or who you're running for.


Our Global Running Day digital toolkit is filled with a variety of assets to help you celebrate this year in your own unique way! You’ll find everything from social media assets, to create your own bib templates and printable finish line tapes.

Run Safe

As you celebrate Global Running Day, it’s important to run only when and where it’s safe to do so for both you and your local community. Running during this pandemic is about keeping yourself and others healthy.

What is Global Running Day?

Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. This day plays an important role, reminding us of the positives that running can offer and the power of unification. It's mission seems more important than ever right now, as people everywhere attempt to stay active and healthy. During these challenging times, many people are turning to running as a solution to help release anxiety, gain perspective, cope with cabin fever, and keep up wellbeing.

Our physical Global Running Day events may be paused, but it’s important that we all keep active in a safe and responsible way. This year, Global Running Day 2021 will be digitally uniting people across the world in a global effort to encourage physical wellness and strengthen community.

What People Are Saying

So many people complain about children not getting enough exercise, about children being stuck inside, surfing the net or engrossed in TV or a video game, about children being obese and lazy…Well, here’s a chance to do something about it.

From those who run to win races to those who walk, jog or run to improve their health and fitness, physical exercise is extremely important for people of all ages. - Usain Bolt, 8-time Olympic Champion

One of the greatest things about running, which many don’t realize, is the sense of community that comes along with the sport. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a ‘lone-wolf’ activity, not if you don’t want it to be.

It’s not just for physical fitness, but for emotional and mental fitness, and really to be a part of something that is so much bigger than yourself. - Deena Kastor, Olympian & American record holder

It is Global Running Day and whether you want to get fit, raise money for a good cause, or make new friends, joining a running club is a great way to do all three.

This is a great day to invite a nonrunner to take up the sport.

Global Running Day, a time to embrace the joys (and benefits) of the sport and to inspire those around us to, you know, get moving.

It’s what it’s all about…encouraging the next generation to be active and cognizant of their health. - Tiki Barber, Former New York Giants Running Back

Even though many of us have a goal to sweat each day, having one dedicated day to hype up the sport gives many of us a much-needed motivational boost.

Running is an efficient way to combat a lot of problems we could be facing. It’s something anyone can do. - Felipe Lopez, NBA Legend

Global Running Day is a day for all of us to come together and realize how running can transform lives. - Stephanie Bruce, USATF 10K Champion


Want to become a global supporter? Tell us how you’ll be celebrating—send a note to globalrunningday@nyrr.org with the subject line “Global Supporter Request,” and be sure to include your official logo and a link to your event or website.

Save the Date

Mark your calendar for June 2 2021, and plan to join people from all over the globe to get moving as part of Global Running Day.

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Aditya from India pledged to run 3 kilometers with Lamb Walkers

Simon from California pledged to run 1 miles

Martha from Maryland pledged to run with 1-207 Brooklyn First Graders

Asha from India pledged to run 1 miles

Luiz from Brazil pledged to run 6 miles

Kathiresan from India pledged to run 5 kilometers with Cyruns

Iván from Dominican Republic pledged to run 5 miles with Cultura Fit Runners

Hiba from Pakistan pledged to run 10 kilometers with 100 Half Marathons Club

Yinelkys from Dominican Republic pledged to run with Cultura Fit Runners

Tim from Ireland pledged to run with 5k Nation 868