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Global Running Day 2016: Top 10 Interesting Facts About Running

Global Running Day 2016

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What better way to start off June than with a great run? Today is Global Running Day! That’s right, there’s a day dedicated to the gritty, sweaty and beneficial¬† sport. People from all around the world will lace up and get moving. It’s a worldwide celebration for the sport we love and have been called crazy for. All ages will hit the pavement, trail, road and even treadmill to show their commitment to this life-changing activity.

Global Running Day‘s main goal is the Million Kid Run. It’s the first of its kind – to get a million kids to pledge to run today. All ages can pledge and join this amazing movement. Runners have discovered their love for the activity in different ways and at varying ages. But it’s never too young to become part of this great community.

Over 140 countries are participating this year and close to 1.5 million people have already made the pledge. So remember to #GetOutToRun. In honor of this endorphin filled day, here are 10 interesting facts about running that may make you love the sport even more, if that’s even possible.