It's the thrifty runner's favorite day! It's National Running Day! Yes, the main purpose of the day is to promote running and a healthy lifestyle, but it's also the day that lots of races and running companies give discounts! Here are a few:
Rock & Roll Series Races: Save up to $20 when registering for selected races such Nashville, Philadelphia and Vancouver. Lots of choices if you like to travel. Check it out here: http://www.runrocknroll.com/why-running-rocks/
Miami Marathon / Half Marathon: Save $15 on registration by using the code runningday. Go to http://www.themiamimarathon.com/registration/ to register.
Road ID: If you run / ride / whatever, you need a Road ID. Today you can sign up to receive a $10 gift card at https://www.roadid.com/pe/UvTzXKGS
Only Atoms: This small running company based in New York is giving a 10% discount today, plus free shipping and free gifts! Who doesn't like a free gift? Check them out at http://onlyatoms.com
Sweaty Bands: Running-themed headbands are on sale all month! http://www.sweatybands.com/shop/featured/running/
Nashville Running Company: 50% off of any NRC logo'd item! http://www.nashvillerunning.com
Want to raise a little money for a good cause? You can do that too, today!
Charity Miles: Just download the Charity Miles app and log your mileage! Every mile you run will donate funds to a charity of your choice!
Bombas Socks: 100% of proceeds from today's sales will go to Back On My Feet, which uses "running as a way to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness." http://www.bombas.com I've never used the socks, but I've read about Back On My Feet, and they're doing some great things. Here's a little more info on them: http://www.backonmyfeet.org
How about a photo contest? Fleet Feet Nashville will be giving away three $50 gift cards for the best running-inspired picture! All you need to do to enter is post a running photo on your Instagram account and tag @fleetfeetnash. The contest runs through Friday at 6:00pm when they will choose the three winners.
Of course, be sure to check out your local running stores for other events today. Now that you've saved some money, go lace up and go for a run!! I'll see you out there!