Global Running Day

Global Running Day Quick Facts - US

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2023 DateJune 7, 2023
2024 DateJune 5, 2024
Global Running Day

Global Running Day History

Global Running Day encourages all people to go out on the streets or treadmills and run, regardless of pace or for how long. The goal of the holiday is not to be competitive, it is to show activeness, and emphasize the benefits of a jog or a walk. Many activities are promoted during the observance. An example is the “Million Kid Run”, an event that intends to show kids that it is possible to be active and have a lot of fun. Global Running Day occurs every year on the first Wednesday of June.

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Global Running Day Facts

  • More than 5,700 people from 138 countries participated in Global Running Day in 2021.
  • The difference between running and jogging is intensity. According to betterhealth, running uses more kilojoules and thus demands more effort from the heart, lungs, and muscles than jogging.
  • Running has many health benefits. Some of these include helping to build stronger bones, strengthening muscles, and helping maintain a healthy weight.

Global Running Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Go for a run. Running is a good form of aerobic exercise that can help improve both mental and physical health.
  • Purchase some new running shoes. Well-fitted shoes provide more comfort and they can help prevent injury.
  • Watch a video about celebrating Global Running Day.

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