Global Running Day: As It's Happening
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11:59 p.m. EST
New York, NY
That's about all from Global Running Day 2017—hope everyone out there had a great run!
10:47 p.m. EST / 7:47 PST
Moving to the Sun Belt as the sun sets over the western U.S.—here are a few groups that gave each other a warm welcome and joined up for a run in the "Valley of the Sun."
10:10 p.m. EST / 11:10 p.m. ADT
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Heading north of the border to check in with the North End Runners, as they got their miles in through the streets of Halifax.
9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST
There are few places better to get out for a Global Running Day run than your local running store, and this store in Portland celebrated the occasion with a post-run BBQ.
#tbt to last night's run and BBQ to celebrate #nationalrunningday. So many of you showed up we had to make it a "double day" with a second run to the store for more hotdogs! Thank you to everyone who came (and thank you to @redduckfoods for donating delicious condiments). Let's do it again soon! #globalrunningday #runningday #rungram #portlandrunning #runpdx #pdxrunning #grouprun
6:30 p.m. EST
Earlier in this post, we highlighted the Atlanta Track Club's run at midnight, and mentioned how they would be hosting a total of four runs throughout the day. It turns out that four runners attended all four runs—that's dedication!
5:12 p.m. EST / 10:12 p.m. WEST
Portuguese running group Correr Viseu has a motto of "Sozinho vou mais rápido. Juntos vamos mais longe." or "Alone I go faster. Together we go further."
Tonight, they gathered for a special Global Running Day edition of their 7:30 p.m. Wednesday run.
5:02 p.m. EST
The Boston Athletic Association staff got together to cover 26.2 miles on the track in Hopkinton, not too far from the start of the Boston Marathon.
4:41 p.m. EST / 12:41 a.m. MSK
Earlier in the day, runners printed out Global Running Day bibs before running through the streets of Ulyanovsk. Some in the pack waved flags as they jogged along, while many others decked themselves out in pink for the run.
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4:06 p.m. EST / 10:06 p.m. CEST
As the sun set over the Italian Alps, runners traversed through trails on the Colle della Maddalena (Maddalena Pass).
🌍GLOBAL RUNNING DAY 2017🏃🏻🏃🏻♀️ #sentieridellacollina #trailrunning #nordicwalking #running #run #walk #walking #sport #outdoors #sportoutdoor #sportlife #nature #friends #spring #piemonte #igersitalia #crazy #reconnectwithyournature #torino #torinoèlamiacittà #globalrunningday #globalrunningday2017
3:25 p.m. EST
New Castle, NH, USA
Olympian and NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Molly Huddle inspired young runners at a school in New England.
2:43 p.m. EST / 9:43 p.m. ADT
In Jordan's capital city, runners waited out the mid-day high temperature of 97 degrees (36ºC) before stepping out for an early evening 8K.
1:39 p.m. EST / 8:39 p.m. EEST
The Beirut Marathon organized a group run, with kids and adults from groups like the BeiRun Crew taking part. After the run, participants lined up for a photo behind a banner that read "We Pledge to Run for Peace."
At the #globalrunningday Beirut organized by @beirutmarathon #BeiRunCrew #runningcrew #runningculture #runnerslife #runforlife #funrun #betterforit #nevernotrunning #bridgethegap #btg #werunbey #beirut #rkd #runtoinspire #Wou7oush #justdoit #crewlove #runpartyrepeat #running #fit #fitness #healthy #motivation #instarunners
2:18 p.m. EST / 10:18 p.m. GST
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Each spring, the United Arab Emirates comes to Central Park at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K. On Global Running Day, runners in the UAE's capital city gathered to cover 100 miles as a group in one hour—and it looks like they topped it by nine miles!
1:22 p.m. EST / 12:22 p.m. CDT
Park Ridge, IL
These ladies are getting after #6 on our 25 Ways to Run on Global Running Day list.
12:45 p.m. EDT / 9:45 a.m. PDT
Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
Bernard Lagat, an eight-time winner of the Wanamaker Mile at the NYRR Millrose Games, took his two children and his niece out for a run in Puerto Peñasco. Looks like good running form runs in the family!
12:29 p.m. EDT / 530 BCE
New York, NY / Athens, Greece
Pheidippides became the world's first "marathoner" when he made his run from Marathon to Sparta around 490 BC. Runners on mile 24 of the TCS New York City Marathon will pass the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central Park, and can see relics from Pheidippides' era—like the one shown below—within its halls.
11:23 a.m. EST
These upstate runners rallied a group of nearly 200 this morning.
11:20 a.m. EST / 11:20 p.m. WITA
Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Global Running Day is winding down in some parts of the world, with clubs squeezing in last-minute late-night miles.
11:10 a.m. EST / 10:10 a.m. CST
Susannah Scaroni, the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half women's wheelchair champion, lined up for a few laps of the track with her teammates.
10:48 a.m. EST / 4:48 a.m. SAST
Johannesburg, South Africa
It's not always easy to get up early for a run, but it helps to have a crew of friends joining you—especially when it's Global Running Day!
10:46 a.m. EST
New York, NY
NYC City Council members made time for a quick morning run across the Brooklyn Bridge. (Show this to your boss if you’re having trouble squeezing in some midday miles today.)
10:37 a.m. EST / 4:37 p.m. CEST
Three-time New York City Marathon champion Paula Radcliffe led groups of students around the track for a workout at Stade Louis II.
10:07 a.m. EDT / 3:07 p.m. BST
Even in between Premier League seasons, a midfielder's gotta stay in shape! Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal FC sets out for a midday run with his fellow Welshman, Crystal Palace FC's Joe Ledley.
8:15 a.m. EST / 7:15 a.m. ECT
A Global Running Day group run is always special, even for women who train together all the time.
7:30 a.m. EDT / 6:30 a.m. CDT
With the Predators out of town for Game 5, runners took over the Music City with a cross country 5K.
7:23 a.m. EDT / 4:23 a.m. PDT
Listed at #9 on our 25 Ways to Run on Global Running Day list was to create some map artwork with your run. Here's one West Coast runner who got creative early in the a.m.:
Inspired by #GlobalRunningDay I dedicate this route to all the ladies around who get themselves up way before the sunrise at 4am and meet-up for a daily routine of running. They arise before their spouses and children awake, They arise before setting off for work, They arise just for the comradery of enjoying social friendships, or They arise just to bust some ass! That is your Running Girl, and she ain't one you should mess with 😉. Thank You 😊 and bigger #ThankYou @jabfitnessstudio for the inspiration to create this route for the #VampireRunner's of JAB to enjoy this morning. yous the Best Jess😊 (I had a date with 11 lovely ladies this morning 😍😍😍#luckyguy ) #running #RunningGirl @stravarun #strava #dirtbagrunners #tokendude #fatherofgirls #inspire
7:00 a.m. EDT / 7:00 p.m. SGT
Club runners gathered for a run through Singapore, crossing its Helix Bridge as part of a 12-kilometer route. Over the course of an hour, the group's runners covered more than 2,000 kilometers combined.
5:45 a.m. EDT
The Indianapolis chapter of Back on My Feet, a nationwide organization in 12 cities that combats homelessness through the power of running, started Global Running Day with a pre-dawn group run.
12:00 a.m. EDT
As far as the United States goes, the Atlanta Track Club got out of the blocks first, starting a run at the stroke of midnight. The club will also have runs starting at 6:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. EDT
New York, NY
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We're catching up on how people around the world have been celebrating Global Running Day so far. Keep checking this page throughout the day for more posts from around the globe!