ATLANTA - May 15, 2020 -- Atlanta Track Club will attempt to cover 100,000 new miles on Global Running Day by calling on Running City USA to experience running and walking in a way they never have before. The Club unveiled a series of running and walking challenges to commemorate the day. The five Global Running Day ATL challenges include:
Longest. Run. Ever. - Commit to a new personal best distance by going farther than ever before whether that be one mile or 60 miles.
Explore - In your neighborhood or five counties away, explore a new, first-time route..
.1 Longer than 10K - Global Running Day falls on June 3. So, head out for a 6.3 mile run or walk and set your 6.3 mile personal best!
Consecutive Quarters - Set a time limit and see how many times you can run a quarter mile in that time with equal rest. For example, if you choose 90 seconds, you have to run a quarter mile in 90 seconds with 90 seconds rest until you run one slower than 90 seconds.
A Mile an Hour - One mile per hour is a pretty slow speed. Running one mile every hour is a different ballgame. Can you do it 24 times starting with the midnight hour and ending at 11 p.m.?
Runners and walkers can commit to the challenges by signing up now and then completing them on Global Running Day, which is celebrated around the world on Wednesday, June 3. Learn more here.
Once completed, runners and walkers will enter their total mileage online. You can watch the overall total grow throughout the day. Participants are encouraged to share their photos and stories on social media using #GlobalRunningDayATL.
"With no in-person races since March 1st, we know the Running City USA Community is looking for opportunities to compete against themselves and the clock," said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club's Executive Director. "These challenges are a great way to add excitement to your running and walking routine or to find new ways to enjoy the sport."
Atlanta Track Club will document the entire day on Instagram Live, checking in with participants in every challenge, offering words of encouragement and giving away prizes. You can follow along by following @atlantatrackclub.