Global Running Day: How to celebrate on June 5

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Posted at 6:26 AM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 06:26:54-04

Grab your best running shoes because Wednesday, June 5 is Global Running Day!

What Is Global Running Day?

"Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving," according to

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How To Celebrate?

There are several ways to celebrate Global Running Day. You can take a run around your neighborhood by yourself or head to the beach with your friends to run during sunrise or sunset.

"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." —

If running is part of your daily routine and you enjoy participating in races then you can sign up to join a virtual race against runners around the world.

The free NYRR Virtual Race, powered by Strava, allows you to run 1 mile anywhere in the world and then compare your running time on a leaderboard. To sign up, click here.

Get Social!

However you decide to celebrate running, be sure to upload your photos to social media using hashtag #GlobalRunningDay.

For more information on Global Running Day, click here.