Happy Global Running Day 2016!

Happy Global Running Day!

Happy Global Running Day!

Happy Global Running Day! Are you one of the more than 2,445,300 (and counting) people in 171 countries who have pledged to run on June 1? Me too!

If you haven’t, get on it! Take the pledge at globalrunningday.org and find an event near you.

Global Running Day started in 2009 as National Running Day in the U.S. For the first time, it’s expanding into an official world-wide celebration. This year will debut the first Million Kid Run, with the goal of getting kids in on the fun on Global Running Day.

Best of all, there are group runs, activities, and running-industry sales taking place all over the globe from New York to New Zealand, Texas to Turkey.

Here are just a few way to celebrate:

* Find an event near you at the Global Running Day Facebook Group.

* Run with Brooks Running, Fleet Feet Sports and other stores at 180 locations nationwide.

* Join the Strava Global Running Day Challenge by running at least 1 kilometer on June 1.

* Twitter chat with @runnersworld, @BartYasso, @NYRR, and @RunningDay at 2 p.m. EDT.

* If you’re in New York City, come on out to one of the free NYRR Open Runs taking place in eight parks throughout the city at 7 p.m. Or stop by an NYRR Hydration Station in five city parks from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. I’ll be running to the Hydration Station in Central Park. I am an NYRR race announcer, after all!

* Get discounts on all 30 events in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. Savings at select races—including Arizona, Raleigh, Nashville, San Diego (2017), Virginia Beach, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Savannah and Las Vegas—are first come, first served with limited supply. Race entries start as low as $25. The sale opens at midnight PDT and runs until 11:59 p.m PDT.

* Receive $80 off any Reebok Ragnar Relay or Ragnar Trail presented by Salomon when you pledge to run on Global Running Day.

* Get $15 off registration for the Philadelphia Marathon & Half-Marathon with code PM16GRD from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT. This has become one of my personal favorite events. I ran the marathon in 2012 and half-marathon in 2014 and 2015 as a member of Team GORE-TEX.

* Follow #GlobalRunningDay on social media to find other events and discounts all day long.

Happy Global Running Day!
Karla Bruning

About 

Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.

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