World Running Day is an annual celebration that brings together millions of runners around the world to promote the joy and benefits of running. Marked with the hashtag #GlobalRunningDay, this special day encourages people of all ages and abilities to lace up their running shoes and hit the pavement. If you want to join the running community in your area and participate in local Global Running Day events, this blog post will guide you on how to easily find them. Let’s go!
- Join local running clubs and groups
One of the best ways to discover World Running Day events in your area is to contact local running clubs and groups. These organizations often organize group runs and special events to commemorate World Running Day. Start by searching community sites or using social media platforms to find running clubs near you. Join their online communities or mailing lists to stay up to date on upcoming events and celebrations.
The Badass Lady Gang is hosting group runs in the NYC area this week. Check out their Instagram and website for details.
- Check out Local Running Stores
Local running stores are not only great places to shop for running gear, they are also hubs for running communities. Visit or call your nearest running store and inquire about any World Running Day events they may be hosting or promoting. Many stores partner with running clubs and organize fun runs or group activities on this special day. They can provide valuable information on events, and many offer discounts and promotions throughout the day.
Fleet Feet is a running store with locations all over the US, and most are hosting World Running Day runs. Find a Fleet Feet Store location here.
Road Runner Sports has multiple locations in dozens of US states and most host a World Running Day event. Find a Road Runner Sports Location near you here.
Charm City Run has several locations in Maryland. Find a Charm City Run location here.
Snail’s Pace Running Store has four locations in Southern California. Find a Snail’s Pace Running Store near you here.
Foot Traffic Running Store has several locations in the Portland area. Find a Foot Traffic Running Store near you, here.
Lululemon is not an operating store, but many locations have a host team working. Use the Lululemon Store Locator above to find one near you.
- Social media platforms
Use the power of social media platforms to discover World Running Day events in your area. Follow relevant hashtags like #GlobalRunningDay and #RunningEvents on platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. These hashtags often highlight posts related to Global Running Day events, making it easy to find local events. Also, join running-related groups or follow pages that promote local races and running events to stay up-to-date.
- Visit the Race Event websites
Running event websites are great resources for finding Global Running Day events in your area. Visit popular running directories and search for events happening on or around World Running Day. These sites usually provide detailed event information including dates, distances, registration details and any associated celebrations. Don’t forget to register early, as places may be limited for some events.
- Handle running applications
Running apps have become invaluable tools for the running community, offering features such as tracking, training plans and event detection. Download popular running apps like Strava, Runkeeper or Nike Run Club and explore their event sections. Many of these apps host local running events and celebrations, including those on World Running Day. Set your location preferences and you’ll receive notifications about events happening near you.
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Best Dam Run line discount – get 15% discount with discount code. BESTDAMNRUNDAY23
Capstone Event Group discount for several races on the east coast. Click here for a limited time sale.
Florida Marathon (February 2024) Sale – get $10 off with code RUNRUN23
Run Malibu is running a competition on their Instagram to enter 2 races here – @runmalibu
Road Runner Sports and Run to Change Lives Virtual Running is hosting a giveaway for a pair of running shoes that you can enter if you complete their Virtual Running Challenge.
Strava and New York Road Runners – Hosting a free virtual 5K in honor of Global Running Day. Participants receive a virtual Strava badge.
Also, use the Global Running Day hashtag on Instagram and Tiktok to find more events, giveaways and sales on June 7, 2023; #GlobalRunningDay
***We will update this page on June 7th when more Global Running Day promotions become available. Check back throughout the day so you don’t miss out.***
World Running Day is a fantastic opportunity to connect with the global running community while celebrating the joy of running. If you’ve been thinking about joining a group or registering for a race, this is the day to do it. Contact running clubs, check out local stores, use social media platforms, visit race event websites and engage with running apps to stay informed about upcoming events. Embrace the spirit of #GlobalRunningDay and enjoy a day full of camaraderie, fitness and running excitement.