How to Celebrate Global Running Day

Today is the best Holiday ever!

Despite the government not recognizing it as a national holiday, today is Global Running Day.  Most of us still have to go to work, but hopefully, you can celebrate with your friends or alone if you desire.

how to celebrate global running day

How can you celebrate National Running Day?

Step 1:  Go for a run.  That would make sense…run on running day.

  • Find some friends and run.
  • Go to your local running store and run with local running store friends.
  • Run with a spouse, friend, child or even your pet.
  • Or run by yourself if that’s what you like to do.
  • Or if your schedule calls for rest, do that too…you’re actually still a runner whether you run today or not.

Step 2: Post on Social Media that you have celebrated Global Running Day.

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Youtube are all perfect platforms to post

Here are some other ways to celebrate National Running Day:

  • Walk around with your favorite medal around your neck all day long. Seems natural right?
  • Set up a finish line shoot in front of your house. Invite friends to complete their run at your home.
  • Put every single running car magnet, decal and sticker on your vehicle.
  • Cheer for random strangers as they walk or run anywhere. Motivate them to do their thing!
  • Sign up for at least 10-15 races today.
  • For the entire day only eat energy gels and GU.

Step 3: Finally at the end of the day, give yourself a trophy because why not.  You completed the best day ever, and everyone’s a winner. 

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Questions for you:
How are you celebrating National Running Day?
Do you like to run with people or alone?

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  1. Hilarious! I like the idea of setting up a finish line at my house and having people run there. This day always seems to land on a rest day for me, womp womp.

  2. Haha I love your suggestions to celebrate! Signing up for a bunch of races while wearing my medals sounds like the perfect way to spend the day 🙂 I usually run alone and am planning on doing 1 mile today (also doing Runner’s World run streak).

  3. I may have to sign up for at least 10 races!

    I prefer to run alone. It’s hard for me to talk and run but I would like to be a part of a part of a running group at some point.

  4. You are so right about wearing medals! I wish I’d worn all my medals to the gym today for lifting, that would have been hilarious and gotten some stares. Or rather, wear all your medals ON your run.

    And you are right about the rest day too. We are runners whether we run today or not. We are runners every single day, and when you train for a race… you’re training every day even if you don’t run that day. That’s a really good reminder.

    Hope your little break is going well and you’re feeling rejuvenated!

  5. Haha! My office would have gotten a total kick out of me if i wore medals to work today. I definitely should have!

  6. So funny!

    I like both running with people and alone! Running with people is a good social outlet/motivator, and running alone is great to clear my mind. (:

    Love your site btw (:

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