Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Happy Global Running Day

   Today is Global Running Day! If you're a runner, I'm sure you're heard of this, but if you're not - yes, there is a Global Running Day. It's a program started but the New York Road Runners (at least that is who owns the website), and their goal is get as many people running as possible, especially kids. You can find out more about their programs, and pledge your miles here: http://globalrunningday.org. As of right now, they have about 2.5 million people from 176 countries running. Pretty cool, huh?  There is also an app you can download that turns your running miles to donations to charities: Charity Miles. You get fit while helping others! It's a win-win!
   A lot of races and stores are having sales to go along with Global Running Day. One of the biggest being the Rock N Roll race series.  You can run a Half Marathon for as low as $50, which is crazy for a Rock N Roll race.  Check out the deals here: http://www.runrocknroll.com/global-running-day/
   Runner's World has a list of Global Running Day runs broken down by state, and also has some deals to offer here: http://www.runnersworld.com/motivation/celebrate-global-running-day-2016
   Of course, I highly recommend checking out your local running stores for any sales they might have going on. For those in Nashville, the Nashville Running Company started their Tent Sale today, and Fleet Feet has a Global Running Day instagram contest going where you could win a $100 gift card.
   While deals are great, the point of the day to do get out and run! Walking is great too! Call a friend and go for a hike! Take your dog with you - he'd love it!  Or just go around the block if you don't have a lot of time. Just get out and do something!  I'll see you out there!