Hey I just wanted to let everyone know about world run day which is celebrated on Sunday November 11th 2012 all over the world. You can run whatever distance you like 1 mile up to a marathon s get a gang together and spread the word. You can print the bib out at home and off ya go.
It costs $16.99 at the mo and this is what you get:
- World Run Day 2012 event t-shirt
- Bib Number (downloaded)
- Your Name, City, State listed on our event site
- Link to the World Run Day Online Running Expo
- Instructions for posting pictures and results
Heres a link to the website: http://www.runday.com/about.php
World Run Day was founded to celebrate the sport of running worldwide. the main objective is to broaden and promote the health benefits of running while also encouraging runners to donate to their own favorite charity on this special day. They provide free tools to either individuals or groups who are interested in hosting a World Run Day event in your community
By gaining attention through a worldwide celebration, we can educate others of the health benefits of running and secure a healthy future for both young and old.
So this is basically what the whole things all about and the goals etc:
Promote Running — World Run Day works with partner organizations to promote the health benefits of running for all citizens young and old. Recent emphasis has been placed on running as a solution to end childhood obesity. Partnering with running organizations, schools, corporations, and charities occurs throughout the year.
Promote Charitable Giving — World Run Day is committed to having an international day of charitable giving as part of its running event. In many instances there is a lack of funding to help unfortunate people in their circumstances. The running community can help others who are the victims of natural disasters, disease, or any worthy cause embraced by the runner. We specifically request charities to partner with us to celebrate the run-for-charity concept.
Mobilize the Running Community — World Run Day reaches out to partners in the running community that hope to elevate the sport of running in their community while also promoting the benefits of running and providing locations for people to run locally.
Create Event Director Tools — World Run Day creates tools for local event directors to use (free of charge) which help produce a World Run Day event in their location. World Run Day also provides links to other resources that can benefit the event director.
Inspire and engage college students to become running leaders — World Run Day’s campus outreach program is intended to inspire members of a younger generation to lift the torch for youth runners around the globe. Getting runners within colleges and universities to participate is a goal that can combine the efforts of community service with local charity.
Support World Run Day Celebrations around the World — World Run Day, which always occurs in November, is a tremendous day for running and charitable giving.
happy running everyone!