Today's Reason to Celebrate

June 7, 2017 is

National Running Day

Today is National Running Day! Every year on the first Wednesday of June, runners everywhere celebrate their love for this age-old sport. Did you know that running was the most important athletic event during the first Olympic games in 776 BC? A cook named Koroibos won the 200-yard “stadium race.” He was crowned with an olive wreath.

The official National Running Day website suggests ten different ways to celebrate the occasion. These include creative ideas like “change happy hour into running hour” and “choose a running resolution.” You can also find out about the local Running Day events going on in your community!

To celebrate National Running Day, go out for a run on your own or with a friend. Ready? Set? Run!