Past participants and volunteers encouraged to wear event shirts on June 1
(May 24, 2016) â€” In honor of Global Running Day, June 1, the Big Sur International Marathon organization is encouraging all former participants and volunteers from any of its annual events to proudly wear a race or Big Sur event volunteer shirt on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Showing local participation in a Big Sur event is a small gesture of a larger Global Running Day initiative. The annual day has been earmarked for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy and can be done by pledging to take part in some type of running activity on June 1, 2016. Whether it be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids, the key is to share passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving.
On the Monterey Peninsula, the Wednesday Night Laundry Runners local running group will celebrate at its weekly group run/walk on June 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. from Mission Linen at Congress Avenue and Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove. In Salinas, the training group for the Salinas Valley Half Marathon will log miles at its Wednesday evening track workout at Hartnell College.
This year, the first-ever Million Kid Run will be held on Global Running Day to help make fitness fun and inspire kids to embrace running as a way to get healthy and fit. The goal is to have one million kids around the world pledge to run on June 1, 2016. The Big Sur Marathonâ€™s JUST RUN youth fitness program is registered as a group participating in the Million Kid Run.
Getting involved is easy: Simply visit www.globalrunningday.org and commit to run on June 1, 2016. Youâ€™ll add your name to the list of runners from all over the world who are coming together to celebrate the sport.
This celebration of running is open to groups and individuals, kids and adults, able-bodied runners and athletes with disabilities. Pledge for yourself and/or for your group then check out the counter to see how many people from all over the planet will be joining you on the big day.
Finally, the Big Sur Marathon is also offering special discounts to its upcoming races to celebrate Global Running Day. On June 1 only, runners can receive $10 off the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay and the Salinas Valley Half Marathon, and $5 off the June 19 Run in the Name of Love 5K or dog-friendly 2K. Go to www.bsim.org on June 1 to register with the special discount code â€“ GRD16.
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The Big Sur International Marathon is a non-profit organization that produces four annual running events including the flagship Big Sur International Marathon (April), Run in the Name of Love 5K/2K (June), Salinas Valley Half Marathon (August) and Half Marathon on Monterey Bay (November); as well as the national award-winning youth fitness program, JUST RUN.