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RUN@WORK and RUN@School Day Participants Share Pictures, Experiences

Throughout the 9th Annual RRCA RUN@Work Day and 3rdAnnual RUN@School Day, participants are taking to social media to share pictures of and observations on how they are marking the day using the hashtag #RunAtWork. Their images and reflections will combine to produce a wonderful pastoral and timeline that represents not only the rich diversity of offices, workplaces and schools taking part, but also the tremendous impact of the event.

All day long, we’ll be updating the below Storify, offering a strong visual summary of how RUN@WORK and RUN@School Day participants are celebrating the day. Check back frequently to see what everyone is up to, and don’t forget to use #RunAtWork on social media to share your own pictures, videos, and observations from how you’re celebrating the day.

Here are some highlights from the Storify collage below:

- September 17: Logistics meant they had to host their event a couple days early, but employees from Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, GA partnered with Big Peach Running Company to put together a group run.

- September 18: Our friends at Brooks Running put together a list of five tips for making it easier to run at work, both on RUN@WORK Day or any day.

- 8:26 AM -: On Instagram, Mike H notes that he feels conflicted because today is not only RUN@WORK and RUN@School Day, but also Talk Like a Pirate Day. For the record, we feel there’s no reason the two events can’t beautifully co-exist. Just call us the ARH!-ARH!-C-A.

- 9:03 AM: Over 20 staff members from the Richard Henry Lee Elementary in Glen Burnie, MD, kicked off the day with a one mile run. Their matching red shirts not only made them identifiable, but also showed some serious school pride.

- 9:35 AM: Students from grade 4-6 in the Dallastown Area School District in York County, PA, took part in a pre-class run this morning. From the looks of the picture, it’s possible they were getting in some serious hill work.

- 10:18 AM: It’s great when organizations or businesses come up with creative ways to promote RUN@WORK and RUN@School Day. Apparently, Running Zone athletic store in Melbourne, FL is giving a discount of $15 off of running shoes for anyone who comes into the store and runs 15 minutes on the treadmill. Very cool.

- 11:03 AM: Always great to see folks who work in running practicing what they preach, like the staff of the Pittsburgh Marathon oining the Steel City Road Runners for a lunchtime run today.

- 11:31 AM: Fleet Feet Sports in Savannah, GA is using RUN@WORK Day as part of a charity effort. A string of employees will spend nine straight hours running on the store treadmill in support of Liam’s Land.

- 11:55 AM: User Scott V. on Instagram took our earlier not that Talk Like a Pirate Day and RUN@WORK and RUN@School Day could peacefully co-exist to hear. He brought a skull and cross bones bandana and a pair of running shoes to his desk. Well played.

- 12:21 PM: Nice to see it’s not just the teachers, but also the students at Richard Henry Lee Elementary who are being active today, as a group of fifth graders took part in running exercises around the outside of the school.

- 1:38 PM: Local reports indicate some members of the Time Warner Cable News team took a lunchtime run in Syracuse, NY with some friends from the area YMCA.

The goal of RUN@WORK and RUN@School Day is to encourage adults and children to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, either in the morning, during lunch, or immediately following work or school. RUN@WORK and RUN@School Day also encourages companies to help employees schedule time for physical activity.  Incorporating exercise into one’s daily routine can markedly improve one’s overall physical health.

For more information about future RUN@WORK Day and RUN@School Day events, visit the event’s website or contact Andy Smith, RRCA Programs Coordinator by email at programs@rrca.org or by phone at 703-525-3890.

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