RTW Day

It’s National Run to Work Day in the US. Well, it’s really not quite that one must run to work.

In 1997, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) founded the National Run to Work Day. The purpose of the event was to get runners to leave their cars at home and run to and from work. While the event was successful in cities with well developed pedestrian networks and mass transit, the organization realized that running to work was probably not feasible for most of the working population.

On September 19, 2008, the Road Runners Club of America will promote the 3rd Annual National Run@Work Day. The goal of National Run@Work Day is for RRCA members and individuals across the country to host community based events that encourage people to incorporate at least thirty-five minutes of exercise into their daily lives. This goal can be achieved by a running club, an individual, or a corporation hosting a running or walking event with the duration of at least thirty-five minutes before work, during lunch, or immediately after work. The RRCA encourages the American public to incorporate at least thirty-five minutes of exercise into their daily lives which can markedly improve one’s overall physical health.

One time many years ago, I ran home from work. My long-term roommate picked up my bag at my office. It was a long one…maybe a 13er. If I could make mapmyrun allow me to register, I’d insert a map of it here.

Anyway, here’s a link to the RRCA page about running at work.

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