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World Run Day Suggests October 20 as Planning Date for USA Runners

“Run-Your-Own-Race” Charity Run offers Bibs, Run Ideas, and T-Shirt designs for every country.

World Run Day Suggests October 20 as Planning Date for USA Runners

“Run-Your-Own-Race’ offers Bibs, Run Ideas, and T-Shirt designs for every country.

Every runner on the planet is invited to run on World Run Day, Nov. 10, 2019. The event is intended to attract the most passionate runners on the globe with its virtual celebration of running. Runners run a distance of their choosing and donate to a charity of their choosing. “’Let the runner decide’ was my mantra,” explains World Run Day founder and 1999-2019 Event Director Bill McDermott of the United States. In order that we don’t disappoint runners, we have declared October 20th as World Run Day Planning Day – providing ample time for runners to get on board.

The World Run Day website – www.runday.com – emphatically labels its celebratory theme “THE POWER OF RUNNERS WORLDWIDE.” That’s precisely what happens when runners run “virtually” together – whether in New York, California, London or even The Philippines – and make donations to their favorite local charities. 

The World Run Day event is unlike any event in a number of ways this year: McDermott has t-shirt manufacturers scattered globally this year to ship over 200 individual designs – by Country.  Participants can have their name printed on the shirt, download a bib, and inspire others on social media.  McDermott, the self-proclaimed father of Virtual Running, has spent 8 months planning this event. To accommodate the needs of these runners, they can run on a treadmill, on the beach, in a race or just about anywhere.

Every runner on the planet is invited to run.



This Global Fitness & Charity Challenge now has a “Racing Division” to see how competitors run world-wide on the day. It’s experimental – but we’ll see how it goes!  In years past, runners missed out on the event and event shirts arrived late or could not be fulfilled because inventory was depleted. October 20th has now been designated as the planning date for USA Runners (and all countries for that matter).  The event promises to continue letting runners text messages on their shirt fronts, choose 20 colors for premium shirts, and deliver them all before 11:59:59 on World Run Day – November 10th.

The organization has a brand new multi-lingual website, with inspirational reasons to run, a world-class t-shirt design for every country, and an assortment of bibs as well (one for each country ”). “This year, we plan to re-emphasize the benefits of  running and donating to charity,” says McDermott. In addition to his historic 28-mile run home on 9/11, his “rejected” “Survivor” audition video and other stories that show his passion for the sport, McDermott has created a press area with images and event history chronicled as best he can.

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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About World Run Day

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An International Day for Running and Charity – Worldwide.
The event asks runners to run “virtually” anywhere they desire and make a donation directly to their charity of choice. An event T-Shirt can be purchased & E-Bibs are available for a nominal fee to all interested.

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