Best Ways To Celebrate Global Running Day in Philadelphia

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June 1st, also known by many as Global Running Day, will be a day where we can celebrate the greatness that is running. (As if we needed a reason anyway). With so much excitement around just one day it’s hard to fit all the fun activities in one day. So we are here to let you know of all the awesome events going on for this one day while in Philly.

Group Workout With November Project Philly

Start your morning bright and early with a 6:25 AM workout with November Project. This is a sub 60 min workout filled with all the sweat and hugs you can handle. All fitness levels welcome and encouraged. No need to sign up, just show up ready to sweat!

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Runners World #WorldsBiggestRUNch

The folks at Runners World celebrate Global Running Day by partaking in a 12:00 run on June 1st. And they would like to invite the world to do the same! On Wednesday at 12:00 they would like you to get out there and join them as they go out for a run to celebrate Global Running Day. Need tips on a successful lunch run? Check out some of their tips here.

They want you to share  your run on Twitter and Instagram using the tag #WorldsBiggestRUNch. See the video of Bart Yasso explaining the event here.


Group Run With Philadelphia Runner University City

Join Philadelphia Runner for one of their awesome group runs! They say that whether you are training for a race, working on getting back into shape, or just looking for a few people to help knock a few miles out, their group runs are a fun and laid back way to spend an evening. All levels and paces welcome!

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11th Hour Racing Group Run & Happy Hour

Join 11th Hour Racing for a group run and happy hour to benefit local cancer patients. The run will consist of multiple routes ranging from 1-5 miles and afterward  a $5 dollar wristband will get you “happy hour” priced beers at the Irish Society. All proceeds will go to support cancer patients in our area. Non runners are also welcomed to attend. So invite your non running friends and have them join you for a great cause.

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Back on My Feet Treadmill Challenge!

To celebrate Global Running Day, Back on My Feet Philadelphia will be hosting the Treadmill Challenge. The event will be held at the Shops at Liberty Place on June 1st from 11 AM to 7 PM. BoMF expects over 100 people, for 8 hours, on 5 treadmills in an effort to celebrate the power of running! The goal is to raise over $10,000 to help put 5 new members through the Back on My Feet Program. Sign up here.

Don’t want to run the treadmill challenge? There is a more traditional group lunch run happening during the same time and location. Check it out on Facebook here. And free honeygrow smoothies and Bombas Socks to the first 100 finishers!! Check out the route map here.

Find out more here. And you can register for this now!

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RunningCo. of Haddonfield Triple R Run

To celebrate Global Running Day, RunningCo. of Haddonfield is hosting a special race raffle run (Triple R) at 6:30 PM. This will be a 6.5 mile group run in South Jersey. At each mile marker along the course there will be a race info booth set up. You will be given two raffle tickets to drop at one of these race booths for a chance to win a FREE entry to that race! Also, at each marker there will be surprises!!

You don’t have to run the entire 6 miles; you can choose to run directly to the mile marker of your preferred race.

The races at each mile marker will be:

  1. Heroes to Hero 5k
  2. Haddon Twp Turkey Trot
  3. Yards 5000 Yard Race
  4. Any Run the Vineyard event
  5. Perfect 10
  6. Run the Bridge 10k

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Free Runner’s Recovery Workshop through ZAKTi Fitness

Tired from a full day of running? Then let the folks over at ZAKTi Fitness take care of your recovery! ZAKTi, in Queen Village, is offering a FREE Running Recovery Class at 7:00PM for Global Running Day. Enjoy restorative yoga, Yamuna body rolling, and foot fitness during their one-hour homage to the Philadelphia Running Community. You can sign up for the event here!

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  • What: Free Running Recovery Class (Foot Fitness, Body Rolling, Yoga)
  • When: June 1 @ 7:00 PM
  • Where: ZAKTi Fitness | 744 South 4th St
  • Register now!

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