RRCA Celebrates National Run @ Work Day on Friday, Sept. 22
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 22, 2006, the Road Runners Club of America will launch the National Run @ Work Day. This day is an evolution of the Run to Work program. The goal of the National Run @ Work Day will be for RRCA members across the country to host community based events encouraging 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.
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