Every year on the first Wednesday of June runners around the world celebrate “Global Running Day”. There are many ways to celebrate, whether you are currently running or not able to run right now. While many of us don’t need a reason to run, Global Running Day can be an opportunity to try something new or to connect with other runners in a different way. Here are some ideas that you can try on Global Running Day 2022.
Global Running Day 2022
Participate in a virtual race
It may be hard to run a live race on a Wednesday, but there are plenty of virtual races to join!
Connect with other runners on social media
Check out the hashtag #GLOBALRUNNINGDAY to see how other runners are celebrating. Follow someone new and leave a comment to cheer them on!
Invest in yourself
You may be able to find some Global Running Day sales, so take this opportunity to make a purchase that will help your running. Maybe it’s new exercise bands so you can strengthen your hips, or a new pair of shoes. Don’t forget summer is coming and you may need some summer running gear!
Run with your family (or friends)
Today is a great day to get others to run, especially kids! Plan a family run/walk or another activity to get everyone moving.
Reflect on your running journey
During your run, think about how far you have come as a runner. Progress isn’t always linear, but it can be helpful to look back on how far you’ve come!
Plan your next race on Global Running Day
It’s the perfect time to start planning your fall racing season, and there may even be discounts on races today!
Go to your local running store
Treat yourself to something new or just check out any sales they might be having today! Also be sure to check the website for any group runs they may have.
Read a new running book
Set some running goals
Take some time to think about your long term running goals, and map out your plan to reach those goals. The book I mentioned above, “Breakthrough Women’s Running” has some great tips for setting goals.
Celebrate running on Global Running Day 2022
Whatever you choose to do today, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Just celebrate running by sharing your love of the sport with those around you and running if you can. If you can’t run right now, hopefully you can find another way to celebrate while you wait to lace up your shoes again.
You can check out my other Global Running Day posts here!
National Running Day 2014!
National Running Day 2015
What Running Has Taught Me: Global Running Day 2016
Global Running Day 2017
10 Ways to Celebrate Global Running Day
10 Ways to (Virtually) Celebrate Global Running Day
Global Running Day: 5 Running Challenges I’ve Overcome
How will you be celebrating Global Running Day?
Have you read any good running books lately?
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