Global Running Day 2018: As It's Happening

Global Running Day 2018: As It's Happening

On Wednesday, June 6, people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds came together in celebration of Global Running Day. Here in NYC, we observed New York Road Runners' 60th anniversary with pop-up finish line celebrations throughout the five boroughs. To relive the great day of running, we've recapped the day's events, from Auckland to Lima to NYC. 


9:47 p.m. EST | New York, NY

The NYPD is looking back at a busy Global Running Day in Times Square. 

7:34 p.m. CDT | Naperville, Illinois

Our premier partner Tata Consultancy Services hosted group runs around the world, including this event outside of Chicago. 

7:30 p.m. EST | New York, NY

When the dinner hour arrived, chef and TCS New York City Marathon finisher Daniel Humm ran through a finish line with his staff outside of Eleven Madison Park.

6:30 p.m. EST | New York, New York

NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador and former professional rugby player Nick Youngquest cheered on Rising New York Road Runners at Icahn Stadium.

6:17 p.m. EST | New York, New York

The new title sponsor of the Popular® Brooklyn Half set up a finish line inside a bank!

3:30 p.m. PSE | Ramallah, Palestine

Checking in on the IAAF again and Run 24:1 is still going strong!

1:27 p.m. CDT | Champaign, Illinois

We love this two-part Global Running Day message from Susannah Scaroni, who placed second in her division at the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half

1:16 p.m. EST | New York, New York

2018 Boston Marathon winner Des Linden just ran through Times Square. On Saturday, she'll race the NYRR New York Mini 10K in Central Park. 

1:15 p.m. EST | New York, New York

Rising New York Road Runners helped kick off this afternoon's game at Citi Field. 

11:35 a.m. EST | Paramus, New Jersey

NYRR Team for Kids ambassador and retired New York Giants running back Tiki Barber ended a three-mile run by breaking a Global Running Day finish tape. 

11:00 a.m. EST | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Back on My Feet is hosting an eight-hour treadmill challenge inside a shopping mall. 

10:15 a.m. EST | New York, New York

Running legends spotted in Central Park: Meb Keflezighi, Kathrine Switzer, and Tatyana McFadden logged miles with NYRR staff.

10:03 CDT | Guadalajara, Mexico

These runners took part in plogging during their Global Running Day workout. Not familiar with plogging? We'll catch you up on the latest running trend.

10:45 a.m. PET | Lima, Peru

Four-legged runners can celebrate Global Running Day, too!

7:48 a.m. PDT | Portland, Oregon

2017 TCS New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan certainly knows what it feels like to break a finish tape...

8:30 a.m. CDT | Chicago, Illinois

Abbott World Marathon Majors Executive Director Tim Hadzima snuck in some morning miles with his favorite running buddy. Follow @WMMajors today to hear stories from Six Star Finishers around the globe. 

12:14 p.m. AEST | Sydney, New South Wales

Paralympic medalist and five-time New York City Marathon champ Kurt Fearnley also made Global Running Day a family affair.

6:25 a.m. EST | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November Project's Philly chapter hosted a thrift shop-themed workout at the Rocky Steps.

This is NP Philly. #thriftshop #yearbookphoto #globalrunningday

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2:18 p.m. CEST | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rising New York Road Runners Ambassador and Special Advisor Jenny Simpson sends Global Running Day wishes from Amsterdam. 

6:00 a.m. BST | Edinburgh, Scotland

Global Running Day got these vibrant runners out of bed extra early.

12:00 a.m. EST |  Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta Track Club got the Global Running Day party started with pizza and a movie followed by a midnight 5K around the track at Buck Godfrey Stadium.

2:00 p.m. NZST | Auckland, New Zealand

The IAAF, the governing body of the sport, is participating in Global Running Day 2018 with IAAF Run 24:1, a series of 24 one-mile runs held in cities across the world. The opening event was held at a primary school in Auckland and welcomed more than 600 students!

Tuesday, June 5 | Kenya, Africa

Leave it to this guy to be the first: 2017 TCS New York City Marathon champ Geoffrey Kamworor celebrated Global Running Day by wishing New York Road Runners a happy 60th anniversary from his training base in Kenya. 

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