Today is Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day (GO HARD).
A couple of years ago some friends wanted to get some runners together to recognize what they do and that has now turned into a running holiday that keeps getting bigger and better.
This year the folks from Run the Edge (the people behind GO HARD) decided they wanted to raise money for the charity Girls on the Run. This is a wonderful charity that I heard about this past year and I hope to be a part of next year.
GO HARD is hosting a virtual run, and all the proceeds go to Girls on the Run, plus you have chances to win some cool prizes. You can join the virtual race for a mere $5.95 and run any distance you want, just sign up for 5k, 10k or 13.1 miles. You then post your times and see how you placed. You can run outside, inside, on a track or treadmill. You have till Nov 30th to post your times.
You can also register for the race and get a medal and/or shirt (with a higher registration fee.
(above images are from hugarunner.com)
Once you register you can download and print out your bib. Take a picture of you with your bib and post it to the Hug a Runner Facebook group.
If you are not a runner but want to support one you can send them a hug. Or you can just actually hug a runner that you know and support.
I registered for the virtual 5k race and got the shirt. I have to run on the treadmill at the gym because I run either too late at night or too early in the morning for outside runs this time of year.
Go ahead, hug your runner.
Just. Keep. Running.
Want to find out what races I’ll be doing next year? Check out my list.