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

World Run Day Promotes Running & Charity

NEW YORK, November 9 – 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 with their registration listing at On event day, November 7th, runners will be to 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.

The Associated Press recently reported that "the nation's 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year. That's the worst decline in the 20 years since the Chronicle of Philanthropy began keeping a tally." Over 1,000 separate charities have benefited from World Run Day since 1999. Thousands of runners have participated in the past as individual runners or with small groups in both large and small cities alike. 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.

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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
Phone: 1 917-626-9623


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