Get Moving with RUN@WORK Day
On September 16, 2011, the Road Runners Club of America will promote the 6th Annual RUN@WORK Day nationwide. Company-based wellness programs, human resources departments, running clubs, running events, running shoe stores, and individuals nationwide are encouraged to plan fun runs and walks around the country with their employers.
To help you organize a RUN@WORK Day in your community, the Road Runners Club of America offers planning tools online at http://www.rrca.org/programs/run-at-work-day/planning-kit/. The kit many resources, including:
- Basic ideas and guidelines for making your event successful, motivating, safe and fun
- A sample press release to send to your local media or circulate within your office (after approval from management)
- Basic information about nutrition and running that you can share with your participants
The goal of RUN@WORK Day, presented by the Road Runners Club of America, is to encourage adults to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, either before work, during lunch, or immediately following work. RUN@WORK 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.