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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 2020 will be digitally uniting people across the world in a global effort to encourage physical wellness and strengthen community.

Million Kid Run

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.

What Inspires Us to Run

Here are some things that inspired participants from around the world on Global Running Day 2020!


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 and virtual Zoom backgrounds, to create your own bib templates and printable finish line tapes.

What People Are Saying

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 with the subject line “Global Supporter Request,” and be sure to include your official logo and a link to your event or website.

Join Us Next Year

Save the date for Global Running Day 2021 on June 2nd 2021, and check back here to see what we have planned.