Global Running Day

The Global Running Day is held every first Wednesday of June each year. It aims to celebrate and commemorate running as a sports. Since this is a global celebration, many people from different countries all around the world participate in the event. They include children, middle aged people, and even the elderlies. Participants inform the organizers of the event of their participation by registering through the website of the Global Running Day (https://globalrunningday.org/).

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About the Global Running Day

During the Global Running Day, people conduct various activities that let them achieve the purposes or goals of this event. For one, people participate in running events held in their communities. If there are none, they just run by themselves or invite their friends and family to run with them. People also shout out on social media how they are celebrating this day so that their friends and social media followers will know that they are also celebrating this day.
Before being called the Global Running Day, the event was first known as the National Running Day in the USA. It was first held in 2009. On June 1, 2016, the first celebration of the Global Running Day was held. Over 2.5 million people coming from 177 countries all over the world pledged to run for over 9.2 million miles.

The event became formal through the declaration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasion on June 1, 2016. Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon, led the run from the Boston Run Base. The Atlanta Track Club also organized a run around the clock event wherein at least one person in the Atlanta metro area would have to run every hour during the event.


As mentioned earlier, the Global Running Day is held every first Wednesday of June each year. This means that the dates of celebration for this holiday are as follows:

  • Wednesday, June 3,
  • Wednesday, June 2,
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2022
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2025

Why Celebrate

The following are the main reasons why you should participate in the celebration of the Global Running Day:

It is Fun to Run

Running is fun especially when you do it with your family, kids, and friends. Running can be a good breather away from studying, working, watching TV and movies, and playing games all day long. It is inspirational to run around and it is much more special if you can do this during the Global Running Day.

It is Healthy to Run

Running is a form of exercise. You get your muscles worked up, strengthen them, and raise your overall stamina and endurance. It is very beneficial for you and ensures your good health. Thus, you should participate in this event also for the reason of staying healthy.

To Socialize Positively

You should also celebrate this day to be able to have an opportunity to socialize positively with your community. If your locality holds an event for the Global Running Day, then participate in it as much as you can. Doing this will let you get to know more your neighbors and get you new friends.

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the Global Running Day as best as it can be:

Participate in the Run

One great idea for your celebration of this day is to participate in the Global Running Day event. Register on the website (https://globalrunningday.org/) before the event so that you will be included in the list of participants of the international event. After the day, share to them the distance of your run.

If you want to celebrate alone, you can do that as well. It might be a good day to take a run around your neighborhood to get those muscles of yours worked up. This is a great idea to have an exercise session good for your healthy living.

Celebrate with Loved Ones

You should also celebrate this day with your loved ones. Perhaps you can invite your friends and family to run with you. You can all register together on the event’s website. For sure, you will have lots of fun and create lots of good memories when you run together.

Celebrate on Social Media

You should also take your celebration of this day on social media by sharing the hashtag #GlobalRunningDay on your social media accounts. This way, you will let people know that you are participating in the event and how you are doing so.

Messages and Greetings

  • It is the Global Running Day and the best time to get our muscles worked up.
  • Happy Global Running Day to you! May your body give you a good amount of energy that you will use for today’s running activities.
  • Running can help you maintain good health so have a good run on this Global Running Day event.
  • Get off your couch, lose those fats, and build those muscles by running. Happy Global Running Day to you!
  • Happy Global Running Day to your family! May you all participate in today’s running events so that you will all be able to maintain a good health.
  • Global Running Day is for everyone, regardless of your race, gender, religion, political affiliation, and social status. So go outside now and participate in running.


  • “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham
  • “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”— Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”— Oprah Winfrey
  • “Don’t dream of winning, train for it!” — Mo Farah
  • “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred DeVito
  • “Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable.” — Kara Goucher
  • “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.” – Ronald Rook
  • “I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together.” – Haruki Murakami
  • “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius
  • “I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.” ― Dean Karnazes
  • “The pain of running relieves the pain of living.” – Jacqueline Simon Gunn
  • “If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” – John Bingham
  • “If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them.” – Christopher McDougall
  • “I run because long after my footprints fade away, maybe I will have inspired a few to reject the easy path, hit the trails, put one foot in front of the other, and come to the same conclusion I did: I run because it always takes me where I want to go.” – Dean Karnazes
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