If you read this blog, there is a good chance that for you every day is a running day for you. But lots of people don’t run on a regular basis, in fact many people have no physical activity as part of their routine.
According to the event’s website:
National Running Day is a national initiative whereby many of the major organizations within the running industry are joining forces in an unprecedented unified effort to nationally and locally promote running as a healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise. The inaugural National Running Day will be Wednesday, June 3.
Everyone is encouraged to not only go for a run but also to encourage someone else to get out on the trails as well. Especially children.
In the Twin Cities area, many local running stores are having events with “celebrity runners”. No, not the TV or political personalities, but real bona fide running celebrities. Athletes from Team USA Minnesota will be running with us mere mortals. So take this opportunity to run and “beat” a professional athlete!
|Image from Team USA Minnesota website.
No image of the men is currently available.
All of the below events start at 6pm and are free!
|Marathon Sports, 2312 W. 50th Street, Mpls.; meet and run with Kristen Nicolini Lehmkuhle, Jason Lehmkuhle, and Meghan Armstrong, grab a free massage from the experts of Lyn Lake Chiropractic and enjoy refreshments afterward|
|Life Time Fitness, St. Louis Park, 5525 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park; meet and run with Katie McGregor, Michelle Lilienthal and Missy Buttry Rock Distances range from one to 8 miles. Stay for refreshments afterward.|
|Life Time Fitness, Highland Park, 2145 Ford Parkway, St. Paul; meet and run with Olympian Carrie Tollefson and Antonio Vega . Distances range from one to 6 miles and more. Stay for refreshments afterward.|
|Kenwood Park, 2101 W. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis; meet and run with Emily Brown and Josh Moen Distances start at one and two miles.|
|Como Park Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Pkwy. N., St. Paul; meet and run with Matt Gabrielson. Distances start at one mile. Stay for refreshments afterward.|
|Running Room, 1068 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Distances include 1 mile walk, 1 mile run, 2 miles, 4 miles and more. Stay for refreshments afterward.|
Enjoy the fun. Thanks to Twin Cities Marathon‘s e-mail update with this great information.
[tags] National Running Day, Team USA Minnesota, Running [/tags]