I can’t believe it’s Global Running Day again this week. If you are a runner – or have been around here for a while – you might have seen these posts come around in June, because Global Running Day is every year on the first Wednesday of June. If you haven’t heard of it before, here’s the official description:
Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get moving. This day plays an important role, reminding us of the positives that running can offer and the power of unification. During the past two years, many people have turned to running as a solution to help release anxiety, gain perspective, cope with cabin fever, and keep up wellbeing. This year let’s run together on Global Running Day to reflect upon the challenges we’ve faced and how our communities have endured.
As a runner, you cannot NOT participate in some capacity (what do you say, runner friends?). The running community is amazing as is, but it’s something special to go for a run and know that millions of other runners are also getting out there, dedicating miles to this event to come together as a community.
I am celebrating this year by joining the Team Wilpers Summer Run Challenge. This week seems to be a particularly good week to do so. Since my last race in February, my running has been regular, but a bit haphazard, if I am completely honest, and I am looking forward to a more structured training plan and hopefully seeing some improvements over the summer.
As every year, I also signed up for the Virtual NYRR Global Running Day 5k powered by STRAVA. (Between June 3 and June 11, lace up your shoes and run the world with thousands of other participants in celebration of a day that encourages everyone to stay active and healthy).
The Virtual Running Club is also hosting a virtual 5k, not specifically for Global Running Day this year, but I really like their motto: “I just felt like running”. So simple, so powerful. I think many of us can relate to it. Any day is a good day to move your body, so run this virtual race whenever you can!
Are you going to celebrate in any way? Let’s earn that badge!