Global Running Day is coming up on Wednesday, and Greensboro's Fleet Feet Sports will host an event to mark the occasion. Here's what you need to know and how you can sign up:
6 p.m. Wednesday
A 1-mile fun run will begin at 5:45 p.m.
$25 for 5Ks plus $2.45 SignUp fee (including a virtual option); $15 for fun run plus $1.87 Signup fee. Click here to learn more and to sign up.
To Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, a cause that Got You Floored owner Matt Ketterman of Greensboro has supported for several years.
Ketterman (with Speckles) discusses the importance of supporting Second Harvest:
To the top three male and female finishers in each race (chip time); age-group awards for road 5K.
From Fleet Feet's John Dewey: "We will be asking participants who are not fully vaccinated to wear masks and maintain social distancing before and after the race. Also, the volunteers working the water stop will be wearing masks and gloves. Finally, timing will have a chip start and finish, so if anyone wants to start at the back of the pack, their time won't start until they cross the start line."
About Global Running Day
A celebration of the activity around the world held annually on the first Wednesday in June. National Running Day in the United States began in 2009 and involved some of the top running organizations and races in the country. The day became known as Global Running Day beginning in 2016, supported by organizations such as Abbott World Marathon Majors, Atlanta Track Club, Boston Athletic Association, Competitor Group, Houston Marathon Foundation, International Association of Athletics Federations’ Athletics for a Better World program, New York Road Runners, Running USA and USA Track & Field.
Ketterman, who owns a streak of having run for 8,699 consecutive days, from July 1991 into April 2015, explains why he runs: