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Atlanta Track Club to ‘Run Across America’ on Global Running Day

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05/08/2017 - 10:56

2016 Global Running Day Atlanta Track Club.jpgATLANTA –- Atlanta Track Club invites its membership, participants and the greater Atlanta running community to “run across America” on Global Running Day on Wednesday, June 7. In addition to organizing several group runs across the metro area, the Club is organizing an effort to have at least one person in Atlanta Track Club apparel run in each state. The day will kick off with a group run at midnight – the first run of Global Running Day anywhere in the country.

“Atlanta strives to be ‘Running City, USA.’ We live up to that title by having members across the country demonstrating the benefits of running in their cities and states,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director. “We observe Global Running Day on June 7, but celebrate the sport 365 days a year.”

Atlanta Track Club is hosting the following initiatives to keep people moving throughout the day on Global Running Day:

Midnight group run at Atlanta Track Club’s office

· 6 a.m. group run along the Atlanta BeltLine (starts and ends at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark)

· Noon group run at Atlanta Track Club’s office

· 6 p.m. open invitation to In-Training for Peachtree session (Piedmont Park, North Gwinnett High School, Riverside Park, Swift Cantrell Park, Tucker High School)

· Participants can select their own time to run during the day in Atlanta Track Club gear, post pictures and tag Atlanta Track Club and Global Running Day on social media

All group runs are free and open to the public. Global Running Day is a celebration of the joys of running designed to share passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving.

In addition to the group runs, Atlanta Track Club will once again be part of a global effort to get one million children running on June 7. Runners of all ages and abilities can pledge to run on June 7 and register for Atlanta Track Club’s Global Running Day initiatives by visiting atlantatrackclub.org.

About Atlanta Track Club

Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 27,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Georgia Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.

About Global Running Day

Global Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. It is a worldwide celebration of the sport, and a way for runners of all ages and abilities to share their passion for running and inspire others to get moving. The Million Kid Run on Global Running Day aims to get young people moving. The goal is to have a million kids around the world pledge to run on June 7, 2017. The Million Kid Run is about making fitness fun, and inspiring kids to embrace running as a way to get healthy and fit. Global Running Day is a collaborative effort of the most prominent running organizations around the world, with many of the top professional runners helping to share their passion for the sport with the global running community.

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