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NATIONAL RUNNING DAY - First Wednesday in June

National Running Day | First Wednesday in June
National Running Day | First Wednesday in June


Each year on the first Wednesday in June, people across the United States participate in National Running Day.  The day was designated as a way for runners to reaffirm their passion for running and for beginners to make a life-changing commitment to running.


For some, running is a daily routine. The moment the runner awakes, their mission is to complete a set distance. They may have a partner, or they go it alone. Others fit in a run when time allows or at the end of their workday. The marathoner will train on a schedule, and the dedicated runner knows they have to take care of their feet, and knees and eat right to maintain their bodies for the road.

Whatever the distance, the celebration is about placing one foot in front of the other and setting a pace.

HOW TO OBSERVE National Running Day

Whether you run a few miles or just around the block, by yourself or with a friend or three, this is a perfect day to go for a run! Pace yourself and share your celebration with us using #NationalRunningDay to post on social media.


Running organizations have partnered together since 2009 to promote National Running Day. For more information visit

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