2018 World Run Day
What goes into our design...
Another year and it’s time to design the next World Run Day T-shirt. Here’s the thinking behind the 2018 design:
1. Wow! Running has been around thousands of years …. and we get a great opportunity to honor those who came before us and help promote running on a global basis once again.
Admittedly, there is a great running hall of fame; but what about those famous runners that started it all? I mean, from the very beginning. Who was that first runner?
Appears that the greeks had a foothold (sorry for the pun) on the sport based upon myth and ancient artifacts such as pottery design. We’ve incorporated special Greek Lettering to provide the sense of history. Was it just those messengers that talked about such a great activity? Was Pheidippides the only “runner” back then? We don’t think so…
The design of Greek Runners taken from some ancient pottery artifacts is obvious in our design. But what about the batons, or “scrolls” that are being carried forward? The message of running being communicated to future generations is what we are attempting to capture.
2. The wording on top of and underneath the earth design includes just some of the many benefits attributed to running: Health Heart, Bone Health, Self-Esteem, Happiness, Longevity, Mental Health, Stress Relief, Weight Control, Metabolic Function, and Immune System. These attributes of well being have been expanded on our website; and only a few could be mentioned here.
3. Our carefully placed homage this year is a small shout-out to a hero in the sport (and for arguments sake – there are many).
This will be a new tradition for our event t-shirt.
4. Like any piece of artwork, draw your own conclusion on our design and see what message it conveys to you. Show us your thoughts on social media using #worldrunday or #runningshirts..
That being said, We’re always looking for more good designs for the next t-shirt…
We hope you enjoy your shirt this year!
Good Luck with your World Run Day this year.
May the Running Gods be with you!
SPECIAL NOTE FROM WORLD RUN DAY: FOR A LIMITED TIME (as long as you can read this) YOUR LAST NAME WILL BE PRINTED ON THE BACK OF YOUR EVENT SHIRT – along with other runners. — FOR REAL!
We’re hoping this artwork is a great memento of the day for our runners (and quite possibly an expensive artifact on eBay some day!).