June 4, 2014

A Day to Celebrate Running

Today we celebrate National Running Day.  It's a great day to celebrate the fun, camaraderie, and health benefits that come with being a part of this community.  No matter how slow or fast; far or long you run; number of races you've completed or registered for; cost of your shoes; or the type of GPS watch you have, this community can be tremendously beneficial for us all!


National Running Day has been held on the first Wednesday of June each year since 2009 and has some phenomenal partners, including B.A.A., Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, Marine Corps Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Women's Running Series and many many more!  So how can you get involved and take advantage of this great holiday?!

Get Involved
* Connect with National Running Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
* Find a local run in your community.  If you're a resident of Hampton Roads, VA, both J&A Racing and Running Etc. are hosting runs both in the early morning and evening hours.  Check the Facebook pages of each organization for the latest and greatest!
* Make your own digital badge to share why you run!
* Pledge your miles using the Charity Miles app, which will provide funding to a charity of your choice.

Discounts!
* The Rock 'n' Roll race series is offering 24 hours of savings on their events.  You can save up to $20 on certain events!  And you could always sign up to join us in Virginia Beach.  The half marathon registration is $85 today only.
* Gone for a Run is offering 50% off some of their products using code RUNDAY01.
* Women's Running Series is offering a discount on their race series.  More info here.

How are you choosing to celebrate?
{Christine}

11 comments:

  1. Happy National Running Day! I'll be heading out for a run this afternoon!

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    1. Even though it was a rest day for me, I squeezed in a mile and daydreamed about my running buddies! :) Loved your post for National Running Day, Karla!

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  2. I love how running has brought you and your mom closer together. Its a bond that nobody can interfere with!

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    1. It's been an incredible experience for both of us...we are so grateful for the chance to share this together! :)

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  3. Happy National Running day to you both! I'll be celebrating at physical therapy and walking a mile or two :0)

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    1. Same to you Lauren! I managed only a mile today as it was a cross-training day and I'm trying to be careful about overdoing the running while I'm not "in training." Hope PT goes well! :)

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  4. Prepping for a race tomorrow.

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    1. Ooh a Thursday race? Interesting! Have fun!

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  5. Hope you had a great Running Day! I ran, posted my badge from Basno and also tweeted about it. Oh, and Instagram :-) So fun to see all of the interest in running!!!

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