The ability to get out and go for a run is a privilege that many people take for granted. It is one of the easiest forms of exercise and all you have to do is step out your front door to celebrate the joys of running. For Global Running Day, we encourage everyone to run together, but separately.
During these times, it is important to stay strong as a nation and keep striving for a healthier and better tomorrow. We can’t run in a big group or hold large running events, but we can run with family and maintain distance. If you haven’t read our article about running during the coronavirus pandemic, click here.
What Is Global Running Day?
The power of unification is magical, and that is something running can offer. In a time when staying healthy and active can prove challenging, Global Running Day aims to get everyone moving, reminding people of the importance of physical activity. Even when times are tough, we cannot neglect personal health. Exercises like running, along with eating a well-balanced diet, can help people maintain both mental and physical health.
Global Running Day Activities
Get Your Steps In:
You don’t have to complete a marathon or run to work and back; rather, a simple jog around the neighborhood is a great way to get your steps in. If you don’t feel safe running outside, or if citywide curfews and work prevent that from happening, run in place in your home. Play tag in the backyard with your kids or create some sort of obstacle course with them. Get people involved in your physical activity. You are not in this alone!
Join A Virtual Race:
The running community comes together on Global Running Day, but people must unite while apart this year. Luckily, technology has made it possible to join thousands of people around the world in a virtual race. The free NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M Powered by Strava encourages people to run or walk one mile. You can do this on a treadmill, on a hike, or in your neighborhood. Sign up for free!
Play Sports With Your Kids:
Anyone who has kids knows that running occurs on a daily basis. You chase after them, follow them around the house, or run to clean up a mess they made. Invite the kids outside and play some sports with them. You can play catch, play kickball, kick a soccer ball, play touch football, or play basketball. Remember to bring water and snacks if you are going to be outside expending energy.
The running community is massive and supportive. Be inspired to run or participate in some form of physical activity. The importance of physical exercise cannot be ignored, and we encourage you to be strong, be active, and get to running!