Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go—what’s important is that you take part, and how you do it is up to you. Run a lap around your block, take your dog for a long walk, or call your friends for a pick-up game in the park. The important thing is that you have fun being active—and you inspire others to join you.
As part of Global Running Day, the Million Kid Run aims to get young people excited about fitness. By moving and having fun, kids discover that living an active lifestyle can be fun and easy.
Here are some things that inspired participants from around the world on Global Running Day 2019!
Staying healthy and fit
For my family
A healthier me
Salud y bienestar
Half marathon training
To enjoy nature
Our Global Running Day toolkits are filled with printable assets to help you organize activities in your community. Use our custom bibs to stage a race and print fun cheer posters for spectators. We also offer an email template to help spread the word and Facebook/Twitter cover photos to get the buzz going on social media.
Global Running Day is a remarkable day that brings the running community together to showcase our great sport and inspire people all over the world to run. - Michael Capiraso, President & CEO of NYRR
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 for Global Running Day 2020 on June 3rd 2020, and check back here to see what we have planned.