Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Celebrate National Running Day: Get Out and Run!

Today (June 3, 2009) is the first annual National Running Day. In celebration of the inaugural event, running organizations and enthusiasts alike are planning local events to encourage Americans of all ages and fitness levels to lace up their shoes, go for a run, and invite a friend to join them. Organizers hope to encourage everyone, everywhere to take the first step toward incorporating running as a part of a daily routine.

Check with your local running store to see if there are any events planned in your area or just get out there and run! RunningDay.org has some great information for beginning runners as well as general information about the day and its purpose. If you're a new runner or just beginning to think about running, this is a great time to set a goal for yourself and connect with other runners. Your goal might just be running to your mailbox or it might be to run a marathon. Doesn't matter. Just get out there! That first step will lead to many more. I promise. Happy running!

19 comments:

chris mcpeake said...

will be celebrating with a 10 mile tempo run in the early evening..
cool blog

RunnerDude said...

Hey Chris! Welcome to the blog! 10-miler...that's a great way to celebrate the day. Enjoy!

Marlene said...

Happy National Running Day!

RunnerDude said...

You too Marlene!! Great job in Ottawa! Awesome pics! You're a racing machine!

Lorenda said...

Over here in Ann Arbor, Michigan our running store, Running Fit, which is known for crazy mid-week events is putting on a 10K trail run this evening. (FREE!) Afterward is a "swamp party"! When they do a trail run you always come out dirty! It will be fun.

RunnerDude said...

Hey Lorenda! That sounds awesome! Have fun gettin dirty!!

Margaret said...

My daughter completed this year's Boston marathon.
She'll be delighted to know there's now a National Running Day.

RunnerDude said...

Hey Margaret! Welcome to the blog!That's awesome about your daughter! Congrats to her! I hope to qualify for Boston in the fall so I can run it next year.

Janice {Run Far} said...

got my 6 miles in already.. my dog even had to get out today....

RunnerDude said...

Hey Janice! That's awesome! What's your dog's name?

HEATHER said...

Happy National Running Day RunnerDude!

RunnerDude said...

Back at ya Heather!

DNLeeper said...

Every day is running day for me, Runner Dude!

RunnerDude said...

You da man, Mr. Leeper!

NoMeatAthlete said...

I passed a guy on my run yesterday (National Running Day), and he didn't even wave! Maybe he just didn't know what a major holiday it is :)

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

National Runing day was awesome! I went out for 6 miles - how was your run?

Can't wait for next year :)

http://willrunformargaritas.blogspot.com/

Patrick said...

I am heading out on a 7 miler today-- I had it planned before I knew it was "national Running day" but now I am even more inspired!

RunnerDude said...

Hey NoMeatAthlete! It's a new holiday. Maybe he didn't know. LOL!

RunnerDude said...

Hey Patrick! Hope you had an awesome 7-miler!!