November 11, 2019 Press Release

World Run Day Event Breaks Records

Counting Continues Despite Website Snafu.

PRESS RELEASE  November 11, 2019 11:00 PM EST

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NEW YORK, November 11, 2019  – World Run Day Event Breaks Records

If you missed it, World Run Day happened yesterday – Sunday, November 10th. “Unfortunately, eight months of planning to accommodate 250+ countries on the planet, while also offering over 64,000 colorful t-shirt variations AND letting runners donate to any charity they wanted to was simply too much for one website and one PR person admits Bill McDermott, World Run Day founder at www.runday.com. Nonetheless, the results are the most impressive to date.

With a name like “WORLD RUN DAY” we certainly should have captured 5 Million charity runners; but unfortunately fell short of that. “By my estimation, we had more runners recorded than the sum total of all 20 World Run Day events combined.” Bill states. As for excuses, “It’s tough to get a press release out, and I’m not the best at social media,” the runner happily admits. Well, “There’s always next year, November 8, 2020,” he says.

The GOOD NEWS is that plenty of runners showed up, enough that it will take some time to research global results. By McDermott’s calculations, this year’s results easily surpasses the 10,000 runners participating in World Run Day events over the last 20 years. 

Unlike many virtual running events scattered across the Internet, World Run Day happens on one specific day a year. This year it was November 10th. It’s not held on a three-day weekend, nor on Saturday and Sunday combined. That would taint the name of the event (held on a day) and most certainly mislead results. 

While some would think a day off is deserved, the event plans for next year while also completing the count for this year. Results are expected by November 30th.

For more information contact Bill McDermott at World Run Day (www.runday.com) at 917-626-9623

About World Run Day

The World Run Day Event was the first “Virtual Running” event in the world. Originally started as the brainchild of competitive runner Bill McDermott, the event has been recognized by over 10,000 runners internationally. World Run Day is funded entirely by McDermott and has runners as its only sponsor(s). Runners of all abilities are represented. This is the signature event of World Run Day and occurs on the Sunday closest to Nov. 8 every year. The day originally started as an anniversary tribute to Bill’s brother, who died in a car accident Nov. 8, 1984.

World Run Day caters to the runners who are passionate about the sport and voluntarily donate their hard-earned money to charities across the world. The 21st running of World Run Day occurred on Nov. 10, 2019. World Run Day 2020 is scheduled for November 8th. To learn more, visit https://www.runday.com.

Media Contact: 
Bill McDermott 
Phone: 917.626.9623 (USA) 
Email: bill@runday.com

Source: World Run Day


Categories: Philanthropy, Running

Tags: Challenge, Charity, Donation, Exercise, Fitness, Global, Jogging, November,Philanthropy, Running


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PRESS RELEASE  November 5, 2019 11:00 EST

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NEW YORK, November 5, 2019  – GLOBAL “RUN-FOR-YOUR-CHARITY” EVENT HELD NOV 10th

Behind every good running event is a charity. Behind World Run Day, this November 10thth, there’s a ton of them – including your own favorite charity. In its 21st year, World Run Day creator Bill McDermott of Long Beach, NY has created a platform for charitable runners and virtual run enthusiasts to simply run and mail a check directly to their charity of choice.

It’s like your own “Bucket Challenge,” referring to the ALS 2014 viral event; but it’s all about running and choosing a charity in your own town – and maybe drinking the water this time around. It’s an event that is definitely good for your health and good for your community.

The Show Us Your Flag campaign refers to the 250 flag-inspired bib choices runners enjoy at www.runday.com. Runners are urged to download a bib (by country) and take a selfie for posting to their favorite social media. No country or flag has been overlooked in this event, including the infamous Rainbow Flag celebrating gender identity. Scrolling thru the vast selection of colorful event t-shirts makes you feel like you’re in a virtual parade of nations. In total, there are about 64,000 different variations of WRD shirts.

Unlike waiting in long lines for bibs, shirts, and expo swag, World Run Day is a modern day big-city marathon where runners download a bib, can click to purchase an event shirt if desired, and browse thru a “virtual running expo” of HD video pitches. They all come down to earth, however, when they run their favorite course and donate to their favorite charity. There’s nothing virtual about that. It’s real.

In 2019 the concept of virtual running is not that far-fetched. Marathons in New York, London, and San Francisco offer virtual running to their portfolio of events.

World Run Day believes in the philosophy of “Today I Will Do What Others Won’t So That Tomorrow I Can Do What Others Can. That’s what the event’s all about, says McDermott. Just run and donate to your favorite charity this Sunday, November 10. Your health and charity are both counting on you.    

For more information contact Bill McDermott at World Run Day (www.runday.com) at 917-626-9623

About World Run Day

The World Run Day Event was the first “Virtual Running” event in the world. Originally started as the brainchild of competitive runner Bill McDermott, the event has been recognized by over 10,000 runners internationally. World Run Day is funded entirely by McDermott and has runners as its only sponsor(s). Runners of all abilities are represented. This is the signature event of World Run Day and occurs on the Sunday closest to Nov. 8 every year. The day originally started as an anniversary tribute to Bill’s brother, who died in a car accident Nov. 8, 1984.

World Run Day caters to the runners who are passionate about the sport and voluntarily donate their hard-earned money to charities across the world. The 21st running of World Run Day occurs on Nov. 10, 2019. To learn more, visit https://www.runday.com.

Media Contact: 
Bill McDermott 
Phone: 917.626.9623 (USA) 
Email: bill@runday.com

Source: World Run Day


Categories: Philanthropy, Running

Tags: Challenge, Charity, Donation, Exercise, Fitness, Global, Jogging, November,Philanthropy, Running


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Team of Runners on www.runday.com site

Free Runner Bibs by Country

Appearance in Runner's World Magazine (2003)

Rainbow Flag

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