2010 World Run Day

NEW YORK -– Sting once proclaimed about World Run Day: "It is a great way for people around the world to come together and raise money for charity." World-class marathoner, Paul Tergat, championed it for Child Hunger, and thousands or runners ran for their favorite charities in years past. All runners can register for the 12th edition of World Run Day and make a difference in their own communities.

More than 700 runners have already registered and posted their own favorite running course, charity of choice, and included heart-felt quotes on the runday.com web site. Registration ($17.99) is available in more than 700 different US cities now until November 6.

Runners can share their enthusiasm for the sport of running with others whether they tackle a few blocks around the neighborhood, a half-hour on the treadmill, or even by entering into a local racing event. By joining in one of the healthiest activities on the planet, you can become part of the International Day for Running with runners worldwide. Virtually any person who runs can register for this unique running fundraiser. All registered participants will receive an event T-shirt in the mail.

The Associated Press recently reported that the nation's 400 biggest charities show donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year. That's the worst decline in the 20 years since the Chronicle of Philanthropy began keeping a tally, the AP stated. More than 1,000 separate charities have benefited from World Run Day since 1999. Thousands of runners have participated in the past as individual runners or with small groups in both large and small cities alike. Notable celebrities such as Sting have helped to promote the cause in prior years. Most promotion has been achieved through local media, newsletters created by runners themselves, and social media sites.

Get involved and sign up today. For more on World Run Day, visit www.runday.com.

About World Run Day

World Run Day was founded to celebrate the sport of running worldwide. Our mission is to broaden and promote the health benefits of running while also encouraging runners to donate to their own favorite charity on this special day. We support our mission by providing free tools to either individuals or groups who are interested in hosting a World Run Day event in their community. Through a combination of communications to members of the running community, the running industry, and various media outlets, we plan to bring awareness of the event internationally.

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