New York, June 1, 2015 – National Running Day, a
coast-to-coast celebration of running and a collaboration with top U.S.
running organizations to promote running as a healthy and accessible
form of exercise, will take place on Wednesday, June 3, it was announced
today by Running USA. In cities across the country, runners will
participate in group runs, wear National Running Day customizable bibs,
pledge their miles to charity, and more.
Day is a time to celebrate healthy, active living together as a
community. Running USA, along with our members, are excited to celebrate
a fun and inspiring day with runners across the country,” said Running USA CEO Rich Harshbarger.
Day allows longtime and beginner runners alike to celebrate the sport
and build connection and community between fellow runners of all ages
and abilities, as well as attracts new participants. Whether runners
join a group run for the hundredth or first time, spread the running bug
to a friend, sign up for a race, or set a new goal, the day is meant to
celebrate the reasons and people that make a running a special part of
In New York City, New York Road Runners (NYRR)
is inviting runners of all ages and abilities from across the five
boroughs of NYC to participate in group runs and walks and stop by water
stations for giveaways. NYRR’s flagship National Running Day event is
the Mighty Milers Fun Run, in which nearly 2,000 NYC students
participate in a year-end celebration of running that includes runs,
relay races, games, and more.
In Houston, the Houston Marathon Committee will
host a social media photo contest, and runners are encouraged to share
photos from their run on the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Facebook page
under their official National Running Day post, with the potential to
In Chicago, the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) will hosting three official National Running Day fun runs throughout the day.
In Atlanta and Hawaii, the Atlanta Track Club and Big Island Running Company are
pairing up to start and finish the day; Atlanta Track Club will host
runs at midnight and 6:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), while Big Island Running
Company’s group run will begin at 11:30 p.m. (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard
the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series will offer a special registration
savings across all events and have launched a fun campaign for ‘Why Running Rocks.’
Additionally, Women’s Running will offer a special 6-month magazine subscription offer for just $5.
Runners of all ranks can visit www.runningday.org to:
- Find group runs and other events across the country, or create their own, by visiting the National Running Day website here
- Connect with National Running Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be a part of all the celebrations and giveaways
- “Donate” their run or walk through Charity Miles and support important causes
- Customize a National Running Day “I Run …” logo and bib, download a free Fun Run Guide, and more
About National Running Day
Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day
when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. It is a
coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that’s simple,
inexpensive, and fun. It’s the perfect way for longtime runners to
reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime
of life-changing commitment. National Running Day is a collaborative
effort of the foremost running organizations in the United States,
including the Atlanta Track Club, the Boston Athletic Association, the
Chevron Houston Marathon, the Chicago Area Runners Association,
Competitor Group, Inc., the Little Rock Marathon, the Marine Corps
Marathon, New York Road Runners, the Oregon Track Club, Running USA, the
Twin Cities In Motion and USA Track & Field.
About Running USA
USA is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization devoted to improving
the status and experience of distance running and racing in the United
States through collective marketing and promotions, information and
communications within the industry and to the national media, services
to events and industry members, and the development of American world
class stars. It seeks the advancement of the sport and the provision of
value to each of its members’ events and businesses. For more
information, visit RunningUSA.org.