Runners share why and who they are running for.
It’s just what I love to do
To allow time for me! Clear my head, just me and my thoughts.
Staying healthy and in excellent shape
I run for my family, health and for fun!
To be healthy
Run for fun
Being present in myself!
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!
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 to our physical and mental health and the power of unification. This year, let’s run together on Global Running Day to celebrate our love of running and as we take strides towards leading healthier and more active lives.
Our Global Running Day digital toolkit is filled with a variety of assets to help you celebrate in your own unique way! You’ll find everything from social media assets, to create your own bib templates, activities for kids, and printable finish line tapes. Check out our 2023 resources and stay tuned for our 2024 toolkit!
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
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
Mark your calendar for June 5, 2024, and plan to join people from all over the globe to get moving together as part of Global Running Day!Add to Calendar