Great Tips for Global Running Day

(SPM Wire) June 1st marks Global Running Day, a worldwide celebration of all things running, aimed at encouraging people to get moving.

But before you lace up and get jogging, racing and sprinting, here are a few tips to help you do so safely.

Warm Up


A quick warm up of dynamic stretches can prime your body for the run and is an effective way to ward off sore or stiff muscles later.

Cool Down


While dynamic stretches are best for before the workout, afterward, practice yoga or a deep stretching routine.

Gear Up Wisely


Make sure to choose running shoes that fit well — and fit your specific needs. Do you need more cushioning or less? Will you be running on pavement or natural surfaces? Do you need special support for your gait? Choose wisely before getting going.

Light the Way


Running at night? Wear reflective attire or other illuminating gear to make yourself visible to bikers and cars.

Practice Social Distancing


While running with pals is one of the best ways to get motivated, you can practice social distancing by running solo or with just a family member. Be courteous of others on your route and keep your distance.

Stay Connected


Just because you’re socially distancing doesn’t mean you need to be unsocial. Follow the conversation at #GlobalRunningDay on social media and connect with runners around the world.