Today, June 1st, is National Running Day. What does this actually mean anyway? If you go running, are you really helping support a specific cause? Will more people be out and about getting their jog on?
Here is what the official running day website says:
You may run alone, but on National Running Day, we celebrate together! On this day, runners everywhere share their passion for a lifestyle that is one of the best, and simplest, ways to stay fit—and so much more. You can head out solo to clear your mind, gab with your regular running buddies, or turn an unsuspecting friend into a running fiend. This day is for us!
National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we’re with, we run—fast or slow, alone or with others, all over town or just around the block. 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 and life-changing commitment.
Ok, I get it but still how does this really make any difference?
If you live in NYC or Arizona you can actually run to a “check point,” tell them why you run, and they will donate money towards the charity “Shoes That Fit”. You can also donate to a variety of other charities here if you do not live in NYC or Arizona.
I feel bad, but I was going to go running this AM but then a thunderstorm came. I decided to do Yoga before I realized it was National Running Day. I’m headed to NYC shortly so I can’t run but I am a runner and I support this day 🙂