Global Running Day: By the Numbers

Global Running Day: By the Numbers

One week ago, people across the world—from Atlanta to London, Beijing to Istanbul—joined in a global celebration of our sport. Relive Global Running Day and the Million Kid Run with stats that illustrate all that you were a part of.


The number of group runs that left from the NYRR RUNCENTER on Global Running Day. Every hour of the work day, a different group of runners, from New York City Marathon streakers to NYRR volunteers to NYRR Team for Kids participants, hit the pavement in Central Park. 


The number that 2009 New York City Marathon winner and NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Meb Keflezghi wore on the back of his Yankees jersey during the June 7 Yankees vs. Red Sox game. Meb ran on to home plate with a group of 26 Rising New York Road Runners from PS/MS 15X and threw out the first pitch of the game in front of 44,000 fans at Yankee Stadium. 


The consecutive hours run by the 250 participants in the NYRR Global Running Day Treadmill Challenge. Each runner logged one mile at 9:41 pace or faster.

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Countries represented among runners who made the pledge to run on Global Running Day.


The number of NYC public school students who took part in an NYRR Mighty Milers Fun Run at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island as part of the Million Kid Run on June 7.


The number of runners who stopped by hydration stations in Van Cortlandt Park, Prospect Park, Central Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and Clove Lakes Park. In the evening, 400 NYRR Open Run participants ran to post-race pizza in Astoria Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Inwood Hill Park, Silver Lake Park, and St. Mary's Park. 


Tweets that included #GlobalRunningDay, which was trending worldwide at one point during the day. On Instagram, 33,898 posts included the hashtag.


The number of youth who were part of the second-annual Million Kid Run, aimed at making fitness fun and inspiring kids to embrace running as a way to get moving and stay healthy.

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Kilometers logged by the more than 150,000 runners who took part in the 2017 Global Running Day Strava Challenge.

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The number of people worldwide who made the pledge to get moving on June 7, 2017.

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The total number of miles that people around the world pledged to run on Global Running Day.

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