Extra Mile Day

November 1st is Extra Mile Day—a day that encourages people, businesses, and organizations to go the extra mile and honors those who do. It’s a holiday that hasn’t been around for too long but has still managed to make a positive impact on all those involved.

When people go the “extra mile,” they can make a huge difference in the community and, inevitably, in the world. This is a day for people to go above and beyond what they would ordinarily do to make the world a better place. With that said, everyone is encouraged to do what they can on this holiday.

The History of Extra Mile Day

Extra Mile Day was created by The Extra Mile America Foundation in 2009. This nonprofit organization promotes a positive attitude and positive action. It’s a day that encourages all people to lead a more fulfilling life by going the extra mile to achieve their dreams.

It’s also a day that encourages people to go the extra mile in helping their local and worldwide communities. It’s a holiday that’s now recognized by mayors all over the U.S.

Observing Extra Mile Day

The name of this holiday says it all. Everyone everywhere is expected to go the extra mile. They are not only expected to go the extra mile in pursuing their own dreams but also in helping their communities through volunteer work.

Everyone should make sure that they’re doing what they can on this day to improve the lives of their neighbors, loved ones, and friends. We encourage people to also spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #ExtraMileDay on social media.

On this day, organizations all across the U.S. and hundreds of mayors of cities all across the U.S. come together to organize a variety of different events. These events recognize those in the community who go the extra mile in their service and volunteerism.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 1 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 1 Saturday
Last year (2023)
November 1 Wednesday
Activity & Action, Work & Occupation