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Happy Global Running Day! Here’s how to celebrate.

Yes, that’s right, today, Wednesday June 7th is Global Running Day and here are 5 ways to celebrate.

  1. Sign up for a race (at a discount)! A lot of races (and running affiliated stores i.e. HoneyStinger code “Runday”, SportHooks code “Pledgetorun”, etc) have discounts on their sites today so take advantage of them. The Rock N Roll Marathon series has their largest sale on races. Check their site for deals as soon as you can as entries at the discounted price are limited. Should you miss the initial sale price, use the code “BIBRAVE15” for $15 off the following races:

    Seattle, WA 6/18: $15 off Half and Full, valid until 6/11
    Chicago, IL 7/15-16: $15 off Half, valid until 7/9
    Dublin 8/12-13: 3 €/£ off Half, valid until 8/6
    Virginia Beach, VA 9/2-3: $15 off Half, valid until 8/27
    Philadelphia, PA 9/17: $15 off Half, valid until 9/10
    Montreal, Canada 9/24: $15 off Half and Full, valid until 9/17
    San Jose, CA 10/8: $15 off Half, valid until 10/1
    Brooklyn, NY 10/14: $15 off Half, valid until 10/7
    Denver, CO 10/15: $15 off Half, valid until 10/8
    St Louis, MO 10/15: $15 off Half, valid until 10/8
    Lisbon 10/15: 3 €/£ off Half and Full, valid until 10
    Los Angeles, CA 10/29: $15 off Half, valid until 10/22
    Merida 11/4: $15 or 270 Pesos off Half, valid until 10/28
    Savannah, GA 11/4: $15 off Half and Full, valid until 10/28
    Las Vegas, NV 11/12: #15 off Half and Full, valid until 11/5
    San Antonio, TX 12/3: $15 off Half and Full, valid until 11/26
    Arizona 1/13-14/18: $15 off Half and Full, valid until 1/7/18

    After finishing the RnR San Diego Half on Sunday

    Big Sur Marathon Events is also offering a special 24 hour discount on the Salinas Valley Half Marathon & the Monterey Bay Half Marathon (previously known as the Big Sur Half Marathon). Today, runners can save $10 on a race entry into either event by using the special discount code “GRD17” here. You can also use the BibRave code “BRP17” with “GRD17” for an additional bonus 13.1 magnet.

    The Hot Chocolate Race Series isn’t have any discounts for the day, BUT you can use the following codes to get some bonus race swag and if you know anything about this series, you know they’re known for their swag. I’m already planning on registering for the San Diego Hot Chocolate Race for March 2018 so come join me. 🙂
    Denver 10/1/17 – Code: BRHCDEN17
    Chicago 10/29/17 – Code: BRHCCHI17
    Columbus 11/5/17 – Code: BRHCCOL17
    Scottsdale 12/4/17 – Code: BRHCSCOTTS17
    St. Louis 12/10/17 – Code: BRHCSTL17
    Tampa 12/17/17  – Code: BRHCTAMPA17
    San Francisco 1/7/18 – BRHCSF18
    Atlanta 1/21/18 – BRHCATL18
    Dallas 2/3/18 – BRHCDAL18
    Nashville 2/10/18 – BRHCNASH18
    Las Vegas 2/25/18 – BRHCVEGAS18
    Seattle 3/4/18 – BRHCSEA18
    San Diego 3/18/18 – BRHCSD18
    Philadelphia 4/7/18 – BRHCPHILLY18
    Minneapolis 4/14/18 – BRHCMINN18

    Last but not least, this is a shameless plug, but I’m running the San Diego Craft Classic next month and would love it if some of you would join me to run either the half marathon or 5k. If you still aren’t convinced, here my post on why you should run it. Use the code “BIBRAVEHALF” for $10 off your half entry and “BIBRAVE5k” for $5 off the 5k entry. Their race shirt is kind of awesome. I don’t even really drink beer, but this shirt is so true to the “will run for beer” theme.

    For more discounts, refer to my race discounts page for up to date discounts. 

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  2. Go for a run! If you’re unable to sign up for a race today, go for a run instead. Run with a friend, a run group, run alone, or just go out and walk. Exercise is good. 🙂 I promise.
  3. Enter Strava’s #mymile sweepstakes by running a mile and having Strava track it. If you need a little more incentive to run, how about free running shoes for you and 10 of your friends on Strava? 🙂 For the month of June, Strava is challenging you to run your best mile and hashtag it with “mymile.” Even if it isn’t your best, hashtag it anyway and enter yourself and 10 of your Strava friends into the sweepstakes for a chance to win a free pair of shoes from wiggle.com. Isn’t that cool? Like most challenges, the entry cannot be put in manually and the activity can’t be tracked on a treadmill. So what are you waiting for? Go out for at least a 1 mile run and enter the sweepstakes. 🙂 You can run as many times through the month of June and enter so go crazy. Also, feel free to friend me on Strava. I’d like some new shoes too! Hah!
  4. Take a run selfie today (June 7th), tag @RoadRunnerSports (on Instagram), include the hashtags #globalrunningday and #laceupandexplore, and post. Ten lucky winners will be chosen to win a Road Runner Sports R Gear Graphic Tee.img_9757
  5. Participate in #RunChatHunt! If you love scavenger hunts and need an excuse to run, this is it! @Therunchat (Twitter) is hosting a scavenger hunt for the month of June. They want you to find specific things on your run, snap a photo of it, and upload it onto Twitter with the hashtag #RunChatHunt. At the end of the month, they’ll randomly pick 10 winners. Who knows? One of those winners could be you!img_9902

So there you have it. I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely going to be participating in ALL OF THE RUN activities tomorrow. Who said running couldn’t be fun, right? What will you be doing to celebrate Global Running Day? 

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My name is Mai and I am a graduate student pursuing a PhD in biology. When not hard at work, I can be found training for a race, traveling the world, or talking about Disneyland.

19 thoughts on “Happy Global Running Day! Here’s how to celebrate.

  1. Thanks for the heads up. It never even occurred to me that I could celebrate Global Running Day in any way other than Running. I will register for our Jan 1 Resolution Run today, was going sign up anyway before July 1 price increase.
    Of course I will run. After 2 consecutive days of running with buddies I am looking forward to a head-clearing solo run today. ( Love my buddies, but love Me too. )
    I actually ran my fastest mile 3 days ago so will definitely submit #mymile
    I didn’t know about the #laceupandexplore, thanks for the tip.
    And I have a couple of #runchathunt photos but haven’t submitted yet. Thanks for reminder.
    Enjoy your Day!

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    1. Right? I asked Erin if we were going to partner up with RnR again for next year because I’m super tempted to try and run RnRSD again. I’m hoping they renew. LOL. Trying to save money here. Have you bought anything today?

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      1. I was looking into SportHooks because I need an add on for my medal rack. LOL. They ran out at the expo and I’m not sure if I can wait until October when I see them again at the RnRLA expo.

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