“When you say you are ‘slow,’ do you mean compared to the 93% of people who can’t run a mile without stopping, or the majority of Americans who never exercise?” We asked a runner this question at a recent race expo. She was trying to convince us that she was a “slow runner” and we were trying to convince her that there is no such thing as slow. (To be honest, we made up the 93% number. Fortunately, she didn’t ask us where we got our statistics.)
With every turn of the calendar and every new Run The Year, we discover more amazing bloggers, coaches, and ambassadors doing great things for the fitness community.
This year, we are working in partnership with 4 ladies who represent different angles on why you might want to run 2,018 miles as your 2018 goal! Check out their websites, linked below, and send them some of that famous RTE love. :)
Tens of thousands of participants are joining Run The Year 2018 and we are closing in on the final days before the challenge launches on January 1st. This includes thousands of brand new members! So with that, here is a little run down on WYNTK (What YOU Need To Know)!
The Run The Year challenge is not your typical New Year's resolution. It takes just a little longer than calling your mom once a week, and a lot more commitment than signing up for a gym membership.
We know how big a challenge it will be to run or walk 2,018 miles in 2018. That's why we're kicking things off the right way with our 7-day Resolution Rally! It starts December 26th and will continue through New Year's Day.
“And it’s the starting lines, not the finish or the clock, that will change your life for the better.” - Jenna Powers
Some of our amazing Run The Year participants, photo courtesy of Regina Henderson
"For a lot of us, our jobs are very unhealthy and isolating. How do we escape that isolation and develop an authentic tribe focused on health and fun?" — Julie Hinson
Walking and running are the oldest forms of human transportation, and many of our participants still use these activities as a way to see the world. These days the only difference is you might combine the basic movement with some additional fun or excitement.
We are lucky to have so many families participating in our community every year. We've been talking with a few of those family-oriented participants lately, and it got us thinking that when it comes to fitness, family isn't just the people you're related to. Sure, your blood relatives can make an amazing team, but our participants form virtual families around all kinds of ties.
November is officially the month of positivity and camaraderie for the running community, as we dubbed November 20th to be Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day (or GO HARD).
Why? Because runners are awesome.
Okay, that’s not the only reason...but runners are pretty great! In our Run The Year community we see complete strangers become best friends. We also see some people who learn to run their very first mile!
Think about the first time you went running.