Global Running Day

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Celebrate Global Running Day with NYRR

On June 7, people all over the globe will get moving as part of Global Running Day, a worldwide celebration of the sport and activity we love. It’s about fun and fitness for people of all ages. And it's about the Million Kid Run, which seeks to get a million young participants in this amazing worldwide initiative.

Once again this year, you’ll have the opportunity join people all over the world in pledging to run on Global Running Day. Pledge registration will open May 8 for you to tell us where, when, how far, and why you’ll be running on June 7.

Here in New York City, New York Road Runners is offering free events for runners of all ages and ability levels, in all five boroughs, all day long!

Watch the video below for an exciting recap of Global Running Day activities from last year's event. Keep checking this page for more ways you can get involved this year, including NYRR coach-led group runs, the NYRR Mighty Milers Fun Run, opportunities with NYRR's Team for Kids, and more!

NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub

The NYRR RUNCENTER, located at 320 West 57th Street, will be the headquarters for Global Running Day in NYC. Come to the NYRR RUNCENTER between May 8 and June 7 to pledge in person. Check back for more information about fun activities for kids and adults happening on June 7 at the NYRR RUNCENTER!

NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run offers weekly free runs and walks in community parks across across the five boroughs. All are welcome—including dogs on leashes and babies in strollers!

Check out the locations below and visit our website to sign up—or just show up, although you must sign a waiver to participate. It’s a great way to get some exercise and make friends with your neighbors!

On June 7, to celebrate Global Running Day, NYRR Open Run will have runs starting at 7:00 p.m. in the following locations:

  • Astoria Park, Queens
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn
  • Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
  • Silver Lake Park, Staten Island
  • St. Mary’s Park, Bronx

Hydration Stations

Stop by one of the following locations to take the Global Running Day pledge, grab some fluids, and chat with NYRR staff and your fellow runners.

The Bronx—Van Cortlandt Park
Next to the Tortoise and the Hare Statue
2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Brooklyn—Prospect Park
Grand Army Plaza and East Drive
6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Manhattan—Central Park
Engineers' Gate (East Drive at 90th Street)
6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Queens—Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Next to the Unisphere
6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Staten Island—Clove Lakes Park
In front of the Parks building
6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

NYRR’s Global Running Day Treadmill Challenge at the NYRR RUNCENTER

Along with all of the amazing outdoor running activities, we’ll be taking this party indoors as well. Come cheer us on as we attempt the Guinness World Record for “Most People in a Treadmill Relay" at the NYRR RUNCENTER. The world-record mark is set at 250 people, with the event expecting to last approximately 33 hours. 

Tuesday, June 6 – Wednesday, June 7
Start time: Tuesday, June 6, 8 a.m.
Finish time (approximate): Wednesday, June 7, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

Can you run a mile in 9 minutes? Ever want to be a world record holder? We are looking for alternates: Sign up!

Fun Runs

We will be hosting coach-led, themed fun runs from the NYRR RUNCENTER all day long! We invite you to join us at 9:00 a.m. for our Pick-Me-Up Run, 12:30 p.m. for our New Balance Lunch Run, 2:00 p.m. for our NYRR Partner Run, or 6:00 p.m. for our NYRR Member Rundezvous. Fun runs will be 2-3 miles of the lower loop in Central Park.

While you're at the NYRR RUNCENTER, check out the New Balance Test Run program—you'll have the opportunity to take the NB 880s for a spin during your fun run. The neutral-cushioning shoe is lightweight, breathable, and supportive, making it perfect for long-distance runs. 

7 a.m. NYRR Staff Run
8 a.m. Social Media Influencer Run
9 a.m. Pick-Me-Up Run
10 a.m. NYRR Striders Walk
11 a.m. 1 For You 1 For Youth Run with New Balance Athletes 
12:30 p.m. New Balance Lunch Run
2:00 p.m. NYRR Partner Run
3:00 p.m. New York City Marathon Streakers Run
4:00 p.m. Achilles Group Run
5:00 p.m. Mighty Milers Coaches Run
6:00 p.m. NYRR Member Rundezvous
6:15 p.m. NYRR Volunteer Run
6:30 p.m. NYRR Team for Kids Run

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