June 6 2018

What is Global Running Day?

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.

How to Participate

Save the Date

Mark your calendar for May 7, when pledging opens.

Make the Pledge

Come back anytime from May 7 through June 6 to make the pledge to run on June 6, 2018.


On June 6, 2018, simply participate in any type of running activity as you celebrate the joys of running with the world.

Use Facebook to set up your team, group, or individual event now!

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.

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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 5K 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.


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

Check back on May 7 to make your pledge to be a part of the running community on June 6.

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