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Over 1,000 Pre-Register for World Run Day 2012

Virtual Run Series Attracts Runners

NEW YORK, September 3 – Over 1,000 enthusiastic runners have already registered for World Run Day 2012 this year. A build-up of "Holiday Inspired Virtual Runs" throughout 2012 have provided free registration into the World Run Day event held this November 11th.

World Run Day asks runner to hit the streets, parks, beaches, and even treadmills for their favorite charities!

Started in 1999, over ten thousand runners have participated in this annual virtual run to celebrate the sport of running. This year over 1000 charities stand to benefit as well.
Just running a few blocks around the neighborhood, a half-hour on the treadmill, or even by entering into a local racing event - be it a mile or a marathon - runners will share in the event.

When it is all completed, runners will have participated in one of the healthiest activities on the planet and become part of the International Day for Running with runners world-wide.

Runners can partake in the event as individual runners or small groups. They come from both large and small cities alike. Notable celebrities such as Sting have helped to promote the cause in prior years. Most of the World Run Day promotion has been achieved through local media, newsletters created by runners themselves, over 1000 registration sites at, and social media sites.

If you would like an opportunity to help promote this day, images and background information for reproduction for 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),

Press Contact:
Bill McDermott
World Run Day
Phone: 1 917-626-9623


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