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2,000 Runners From Coast to Coast Donate Over $50,000+ To Multiple Charities

World Run Day Event Promoted Running & Charity

NEW YORK, November 18 – Runners from Los Angeles to New York had a combined charity donation of over $50k to hundreds of charites. Their names, charity donations, run logs and special comments are recorded at On event day, November 6th, runners hit the streets, parks, beaches, and even treadmills for their favorite charities! Over ten thousand runners have participated since 1999, and this year over 1000 charities benefitted.

A few blocks around the neighborhood, a half-hour on the treadmill, or even by entering into a local racing event, runners shared with others their enthusiasm for the sport of running. Joining in one of the healthiest activities on the planet, they became part of the International Day for Running with runners world-wide.

Over 1,000 separate charities benefited from World Run Day this year. Thousands of runners have participated in this event. Individual runners or small groups in both large and small cities alike joined in. Notable celebrities such as Sting have helped to promote the cause in prior years. Most promotion has been achieved through local media, newsletters created by runners themselves, and social media sites.

Images and background information for reproduction in news media, are available on the event website.


About World Run Day
World Run Day was founded to celebrate the sport of running worldwide. Our mission is to broaden and promote the health benefits of running while also encouraging runners to donate to their own favorite charity on this special day. We support our mission by providing free tools to either individuals or groups who are interested in hosting a World Run Day event in their community. Through a combination of communications to members of the running community, the running industry, and various media outlets, we plan to bring awareness of the event internationally.

World Run Day, a member of Running USA (RUSA),

Bill McDermott
World Run Day
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