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

Throughout last Friday’s 8th Annual RRCA RUN@Work Day and 2nd Annual RUN@School Day, many participants took to social media to share pictures of and observations on how they were marking the day using the hashtag #runatwork . Their images and reflections produced a wonderful timeline that represented not only the rich diversity of offices, workplaces and schools taking part, but also the tremendous impact of the event.

The below Storify a nice visual summary of what RUN@WORK and RUN@School Day participants contributed of their experiences from the day. Highlights include:

  • Richard Henry Lee Elementary school in Glen Burnie, MD, where teachers participated in a before school run. Students got their turn at recess, running a cross country course with every finisher receiving a medal.
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  • Detroit News and Detroit Free Press staffers among a large group of employees taking a lunchtime run in Detroit, MI.
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  • Three Swanson Vitamins employees who planned to do a three mile run but ended up going for four instead.
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  • Teachers from a Hopatcong, NJ school who ran 4.5 miles to work and were greeted by more than 200 cheering students.

  • 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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