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Rock Stars, Olympians, and Joggers Celebrate World Run Day

International Day for Running set for Sunday, November 7th

NEW YORK, October 25 – Sting once proclaimed about World Run Day: “It is a great way for people around the world to come together and raise money for charity." Paul Tergat, world-class marathoner, championed it for Child Hunger, and thousands or runners ran for their favorite charities in years past. All runners can register at for the 12th edition of World Run Day and make a difference in their own communities.

Already, over 700 runners have registered and posted their own favorite running course, charity of choice, and included heart-felt quotes on the event web site. Registration ($17.99) is available for over 700 different US cities at now thru Nov 6th.

A few blocks around the neighborhood, a half-hour on the treadmill, or even by entering into a local racing event, runners can share with others their enthusiasm for the sport of running. Joining in one of the healthiest activities on the planet, they become part of the International Day for Running with runners world-wide. Virtually any person that runs can register for this unique running-fundraiser; many can't wait to receive their colorful event t-shirt in the mail.

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.

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
Phone: 1 917-626-9623


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