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#GlobalRunningDay
June 1, 2022

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Join the free NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 5K Powered by Strava by running or walking 3.1 miles anywhere as the running community comes together on Global Running Day 2022! Between May 28 and June 5, 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 1—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.

Toolkits

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. Although we’re running separate routes, we’re all in this together to encourage each other to keep moving, stay connected, and be healthy. No matter where you run it’s vital to put your safety first. Be sure to read our Runner Safety tips on how to stay safe on the run before you lace up and head out!

What is Global Running Day?

Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get moving. This day plays an important role, reminding us of the positives that running can offer and the power of unification. During the past two years, many people have turned to running as a solution to help release anxiety, gain perspective, cope with cabin fever, and keep up wellbeing. This year let’s run together on Global Running Day to reflect upon the challenges we’ve faced and how our communities have endured.

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

Save the Date

Mark your calendar for June 1, 2022, and plan to join people from all over the globe to get moving as part of Global Running Day.

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Yaqoob from United Arab Emirates pledged to run with Run For A Purpose

Swati from India pledged to run 2 miles with Team TCS

Evelyn from New York pledged to run with 360 Strong Sole Sisters

Pwerkiitudus from Greece pledged to run 3 kilometers

Pwerkiitunu from Georgia pledged to run 2.5 kilometers

Zilenziu from Saint Barthélemy pledged to run 4 kilometers

Talib from India pledged to run 1 miles

Huszýtu from Pitcairn pledged to run 5.5 kilometers

Cilencio from Saint Barthélemy pledged to run 4.5 kilometers

Kryatwrynszytu from Kyrgyzstan pledged to run 6.5 kilometers