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Posted: June 1, 2016:  

Athletics: Twin Cities In Motion to Lead Areaís Global Running Day Activities June 1

Twin Cities and World Runners to Celebrate Reasons for Running

St. Paul, Minn. - May 31, 2016 - The day set aside to celebrate the joys of running has gone global. The eighth annual Global Running Day (formerly known as National Running Day) will celebrate running across the planet on June 1. Twin Cities In Motion, the organizers of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and a host of running events throughout the year, will again lead Global Running Day activities in the Twin Cities area.

Held annually on the first Wednesday in June, Global Running Day is the day when runners everywhere celebrate their passion for running. Itís a globe-circling celebration of a sport and activity thatís simple, inexpensive, healthy, and fun. The day has proven to be an ideal way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a life-changing commitment. This yearís event also features a world-wide Million Kid Run.

Twin Cities In Motion asks runners to visit for all event information and tools including a finisher certificate and a link to pledge miles online at TCM also encourages runners to tweet photos to @tcmarathon using the hashtag, #GlobalRunningDay and consider registering for one of its upcoming events.

Running Room, Twin Cities In Motionís local partner for Global Running Day and the official Medtronic TC 10 Mile training program, is hosting free group runs at their Uptown Minneapolis (1433 West Lake Street) and St. Paul (1068 Grand Avenue) stores at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, where runners can enjoy light refreshments and prize giveaways, courtesy of Twin Cities In Motion and Running Room.

About Twin Cities In Motion (TCM): Twin Cities In Motion organizes the regionís premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $950,000 annually with its charity partners. For more information, visit us at, or find us on Facebook and on Twitter @tcmarathon.

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