If you’re an avid runner, you were likely going to run Wednesday anyway. Or, maybe you’re someone who’s interested in getting started with running but hasn’t made the leap yet. No matter your experience level or pace, Wednesday — Global Running Day 2016 — would be a good day to get out for a run.
The holiday, set for June 1 this year, was formerly known as National Running Day. On the Global Running Day website, you can pledge to run, putting in your first name and country. I pledged that I’d run 3.2 miles, as that’s about the length around the Salisbury City Park and the Eastern Shore Running Club has an event set for that date.
You can also print out a bib there, as well as on the Brooks Running website. I saw the Brooks bibs first, so I made one there. I also run in Brooks shoes, so it made sense.
In addition to having fun with friends and wearing a bib if you choose to, you can also join in the fun on social media by using the #GlobalRunningDay and #RunReady hashtags.
I also signed up for the Global Running Day 2016 challenge on Strava, which I use sometimes. All you have to do is run one kilometer or more using the app to earn the virtual badge.
If you are local to the Salisbury area, the Eastern Shore Running Club, of which I’m secretary, is hosting a Global Running Day run at 7 p.m. Wednesday. We’ll start in the Ben’s Red Swings parking lot and do a loop around the Salisbury City Park.
Hopefully, you can join us or get in a run in your neck of the woods — literally, if you plan to do a trail run.
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