As you make your Global Running Day pledge, tell us why you are running or who you're running for.
Staying healthy and fit
For my family
A healthier me
Salud y bienestar
Half marathon training
To enjoy nature
Our 2022 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. Check back for our 2023 digital toolkit!
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 and the power of unification. During recent years, many people have turned to running as a solution to help release anxiety, gain perspective, cope with cabin fever, and keep up wellbeing. Let’s run together on Global Running Day to reflect upon the challenges we’ve faced and how our communities have endured.
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 for Global Running Day 2023 on June 7 2023, and check back here to see what we have planned.Add to Calendar