FOURTH ANNUAL NATIONAL RUNNING DAY


TO TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 6, 2012
Thousands of Americans declare their running passion and plan celebrations all over the world.

Some people run to shake off a stressful workday or as absolution for a sinful dessert, but on June 6, National Running Day, everyday athletes around the world will run for the pleasure of celebrating together. Now in its fourth year, National Running Day continues to connect runners of all ages and abilities in a sport that is often practiced alone.

Last year’s “I RUN…” campaign continues in 2012: Runners motivate and inspire each other by sharing their commitment, stories, and humor. “I RUN” statements have ranged from the sincere (“I RUN to break new ground”) to the sublime (“I RUN to clear my head and fill my heart”) to the apocalyptic (“I RUN to prepare for a zombie invasion”).

ABOUT NATIONAL RUNNING DAY
National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that’s simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s the perfect way for longtime runnersto reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime and life-changingcommitment. National Running Day is a collaborative effort of the foremost running organizations in the U.S. including Atlanta Track Club, Boston Athletic Association, ChevronHouston Marathon, Chicago Area Runners Association, Competitor Group, Inc., Little RockMarathon, Marine Corps Marathon, New York Road Runners, Oregon Track Club,Running USA, Twin Cities In Motion, and USA Track and Field.

Contact
If you’re a member of the press looking for more information, please contact Laura Paulus at lpaulus@nyrr.org or 646.241.3527

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