Top 3 Ways to Celebrate Global Running Day!

Have you ever heard of Global Running Day? It is a fantastic celebration of staying active and healthy that takes place every year on the first Wednesday of June (this year is June 5). It is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your family and friends while promoting fitness and well-being. So, what can you do to make the most out of Global Running Day with your family? Here are some family-friendly ideas:

1. Go for a Run Together: Yup, it's as simple as that! Whether you run for just a little while or a long time, it's all about having fun and moving your body. This can be a short job around the neighborhood or a stroll at the local park, the point is to have fun and move your bodies together.  You can do this with your friends, your family, or even host a neighborhood walk. And guess what? There's no right or wrong way to run! To make this even more exciting you can bring a picnic or go for an after-run ice cream afterward. 

2. Start Your Running Journey: If your family is new to running, Global Running Day is the perfect time to begin your journey together. There is no need to aim for long distances or high speeds– just focus on enjoying the experience and spending quality time with each other. Start with short runs with a mix of walking then gradually increase the duration and speed once everyone gets more comfortable.

3. Encourage Others: Global Running Day isn’t just about running – it is also about spreading positivity and making a difference. If running isn't feasible for you or your family due to physical limitations or time constraints, consider supporting organizations that promote active lifestyles, such as Kids of STEEL. Your donation can help provide opportunities for other children to engage in fitness and healthy living.


Looking for an event to start that journey? P3R is hosting a Global Running Day 5K Run/Walk and Garage Sale. Join us at P3R Headquarters (810 River Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15212). The garage sale features the 4RUN2 Store's biggest sale of the year from 12 pm-7 pm. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 6 pm. This is the perfect opportunity to meet other fellow runners like yourself! Once you have completed the run, there will be FREE Honey Stinger and Nuun refreshments. Come out and enjoy this double feature of a sale and a run!

Remember, Global Running Day is all about embracing an active lifestyle and fostering family connections. So lace up your shoes, hit the pavement with your loved ones, and make some wonderful memories while staying healthy and happy! 

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