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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.

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What’s your inspiration?

Thank You

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

Pledge With a Team

Pledge as a part of a team and help your crew reach their goals on June 6—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.

Join the Virtual Race

Sign up to run the free NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M Powered by Strava with people around the world, no matter where you live!

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Find an Event Near You

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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 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.

Irish Examiner

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.

Canadian Running Magazine

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.

Thrive Global

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.

BBC Sport

Programs like these make running a group activity instead of an individual sport.

The New York Times

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

Runner’s World

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.

The New York Times


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

Mark your calendar for June 6, 2018, and plan to join people from all over the globe to get moving as part of Global Running Day, and to get the young people in your life moving by joining the Million Kid Run.

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Craig from Australia pledged to run 6 kilometers with Yumigo Speedsters

Fitfirst Running Club And Burnaby Bushtits from Canada pledged to run 200 miles

Michelle from New York pledged to run 3 miles

Brisas Piñas Running Team from Panama pledged to run 5 miles with Brisas Piña Running Team

Lujany from Panama pledged to run 1 miles with Chiriqui Run Run

Erin from Maryland pledged to run 3.5 miles

Janelle from Utah pledged to run 3.5 miles

Luis from Uruguay pledged to run 10 kilometers with N7 Running Uruguay

Brian from Texas pledged to run 4 miles

Vanessa from Colombia pledged to run 5 kilometers with Team TCS