Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Go celebrate National Running Day

Wednesday's the day!

The easiest way to observe it is to follow the advice of the initiative's Web site: Just go for a run. There's no minimum distance required. Running shoes are ideal, but walking shoes or cross-training shoes will be fine if you aren't going very far.

The biggest way to observe it: Be at Run For Your Life's Dilworth location (2422 Park Road) at 5:45 Wednesday afternoon for a group run with the store's three coaches. The groups set out at 6 p.m. There is a beginner coach who will run two miles as a run/walk; an intermediate coach who will run three miles; and an advanced coach who will lead a four-plus mile run. The first 100 runners who show up will receive a free Run For Your Life T-shirt, and refreshments will be available.

Says RFYL event coordinator Jessica Douglas: "The group run is meant to be fun and non-intimidating. We would like both runners and walkers to join us!"

I also just called the University location (at West Mallard Creek Church Road and Senator Royall Drive), and was told "there will be a few people running here" Wednesday -- so that's an option for northside dwellers. The Stonecrest store says that if anything happens there, it'll be informal and impromptu.

Throughout the day, all three RFYL locations will be giving away a free T-shirt with the purchase of any pair of running shoes, while supplies last.


Anonymous said...

Ran 3.5 on a trail with my dog bright and early! He kicked my butt.

Love your blog.

chupacabra said...

I'm glad you posted this. I was planning to do this thing at Run For Your Life but the website didn't actually have the miles on it. I was a little afraid that I'd show up and find myself out on a 20 mile run trying to hitch a ride back to the store to pick up my jeep and slink away unnoticed.