Celebrated annually on the first Wednesday of June, National Running Day is an unofficial holiday which celebrates the joys of running. On this day, people all over the United States, as well as the world, enjoy this day by participating in running events or by simply reigniting their passion for this activity by going out and jogging.
The History of National Running Day
National Running Day is an activity which has grown out of Global Running Day – a holiday that was created in 2009 by several running organizations which decided to partner together to spread the word about the joys and the health benefits of running.
Facts About Running
- Runners who run between 12 to 19 miles a week have stronger immune systems
- Runner who run over 50 miles per week are more likely to develop respiratory illnesses
- One study showed that runners have 30% more sex than non-runners
- The same study showed that runners had over 25% more orgasms than non-runners
- You use over 200 muscles just to take a step when you run
- One billion running shoes are sold annually around the world
Celebrating National Running Day
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy National Running Day, you have several options available to you. If you’re not a runner, then you can use this day as the day to start your running regime. Before you do, however, be sure to get a physical to make sure you are healthy enough for an exercise program.
If you’re already a runner, then you can this holiday by signing for a race or a marathon or by simply doing your everyday routine. You can also post about your running exploits on social media using the hashtag #NationalRunningDay, although many runners will probably be too busy running to do that.
When is National Running Day?
|This year (2018)||June 6 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2019)||June 5 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2017)||June 7 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|