Running to stay fit is goal of National Running Day in Minneapolis

Wednesday, June 3 is ‘National Running Day’ in Minneapolis, thanks to a proclamation by Mayor R.T. Rybak promoting running as a healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise. Mayor Rybak is being joined by Mayor Chris Coleman and Governor Tim Pawlenty who have also proclaimed National Running Days in the City of Saint Paul and in the state.

The Twin Cities area will host six events on Wednesday to allow residents to participate in a variety of running activities. The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area was most recently ranked as the second fittest metro area in the nation by the American College of Sports Medicine. American Sports Data research shows that 668,000 Minneapolis Metro area residents ran in 2007.

National Running Day is an initiative that promotes the benefits of running as part of a healthy and active lifestyle aimed at combating some of today's most pressing health issues. Several racing and track organizations from major U.S. cities including Minneapolis and Saint Paul are encouraging Americans of all ages and fitness levels to get out and run by hosting a variety of National Running Day activities.

June 3, 2009

Published Jun 3, 2009