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Global Running Day is Wednesday and here’s how to celebrate

Tomorrow we run. Here's how to get in on the action (or feel free to run solo)

Tomorrow, June 5, 2019 is Global Running Day–a worldwide celebration of running. Started by the New York Road Runners (NYRR) as National Running Day back in 2009, the first Global Running Day happened in 2016, with tens of thousands of people around the world now taking part and pledging to get out there and run.


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Here are some events that will be taking place across the country so you can plan to join in, or run on your own or with friends.

Join Canada Run Club runs in Halifax, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria or Winnipeg

These are community runs, and there are prizes.

Halifax: Aerobics First at 6:00 p.m. Presented by Kids Run Club.
Saskatoon: BrainSport at 6:00 p.m.
Toronto: ASICS (Queen St. W. location) at 6 p.m., The Runners Shop at 6:30 p.m. with two-time Olympian Reid Coolsaet, The Runner’s Academy at 6:30 p.m.

Forerunners (Main St. location) at 6:00 p.m. with two-time Olympian Carey Nelson, Dale Harris and Canadian marathon record-holder Rachel Cliff
Victoria: Frontrunners (Vancouver St. location) at 6:00 p.m. with Rob Reid
Winnipeg: The Forks Market at 6:00 p.m., presented by Winnipeg Run Club

Click here for more information.


Join a lululemon club run (and lululemon’s virtual 5K run challenge)

Sign up on Strava here to join lululemon’s 5K run challenge on June 5. More than 80,000 runners are already registered. Or, join us for our Global Running Day events in three cities:

Toronto: Join a 5K run with a pre-run meditation at 107 Princes Boulevard, 6:30 p.m.

Vancouver: Join one of  four run routes from various locations at 6:30 p.m. All runs end at Concord Community Park for a cooldown with Myodetox YVR and a post-run recovery party

Montreal: Join one of three 5K runs from various locations. All runs end at Aire Commune, 5705 Avenue de Gaspé for a post-run celebration.


Join New Balance and Toronto’s TRIBE Fitness for a 3K run 

Kick the day off right with a 3K run along Toronto’s waterfront at 7:30 a.m. with TRIBE Fitness and New Balance Canada. Meet at 10 Lower Spadina Ave., #100. Or plan to join their 7:00 p.m. run. More info here.



Join Strava and the NYRR’s virtual 1-mile race June 1-9

Join the Strava challenge and run 1 mile anywhere in the world between June 1 and June 9, upload it to Strava to see how you fared against thousands of others.

Be sure to upload your photos to social media, and use the hashtag #globalrunningday.

For more information on Global Running Day, click here.