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June 5 2019


Join the Virtual Race

Sign up for the free NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M race to join the worldwide celebration of running from anywhere in the world! Run or walk your virtual race, powered by Strava, anytime between June 1-9.

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For information on how to add events, please contact globalrunningday@nyrr.org

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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 5—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.


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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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 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.


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 5 2019, 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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Helen from Canada pledged to run with Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club

Joann from California pledged to run 5 miles with Run For Your Life

Joann from California pledged to run 5 kilometers

Kelly from California pledged to run 5 miles with Flex it Pink

Lisa from Texas pledged to run 5 miles

Melissa from Nevada pledged to run 3 miles with Life Time Run

Barb from Oregon pledged to run 8 miles with Another Mother Runner

Chris from Florida pledged to run 5 miles with Strong to the Core

Marisa from New Jersey pledged to run 3 miles with Black Girls RUN!

Kekela from Hawaii pledged to run