A couple of young ladies taking us to the "Gun Show."

National Running Day

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Yesterday was National Running Day. What? You say you missed it? Take a lap.

Some of the folks from Go! Running got a run in.
Some of the folks from Go! Running got their run in.

According to runningday.org,

National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we’re with, we run—fast or slow, alone or with others, all over town or just around the block. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that’s simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment.

In central Arkansas it was celebrated at 6 am at the Two Rivers Bridge. The appropriate thing seemed to be to run and that they did. Somewhere around 100 runners ran across the bridge and into Two Rivers Park where they ran any distance and at any speed they wanted. They ran. Some chatted with friends as they ran, some were alone but most were smiling.

Everyone getting together before they started running.
Everyone getting together before they started running.

The event was organized by Go! Running, Easy Runner, The Sporty Runner, and MACS Race Timing Systems. Music and food were available at the start/finish/congregating area in River Mountain Park. I also noticed a lot of Black Girls Run t-shirts out on the run. Black Girls Run is a group that addresses the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provides encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. It was a beautiful morning for running and although I didn’t get a chance to run, I did enjoy the morning on the bridge.

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I saw a bunch of these shirts.
A determined runner approaching the top of the bridge.

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A couple of young ladies taking us to the "Gun Show."
A couple of young ladies taking us to the "Gun Show."
Arkansas Outside contributors Nicholas and Lisa got some running in.
Arkansas Outside contributors Nicholas and Lisa enjoyed the event.
So much color almost made my camera explode. They all seemed to be having a great time.
So much color almost made my camera explode. They were all having a great time.

And really, if you missed it that’s okay.

Make everyday National Running Day!

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