Reminder – Feb 24th is Run to Work Day!

Just a reminder that this Friday, February 24th is Run to Work Day, organized by ultrarunner Shannon Price.

So far, 970 people have said they’ll be running to or from work!  Here is the info from the Facebook event page:

So here we go!!! I wanted to start by thanking all of you all over the globe for the interest in the First Annual Run to Work Day. The overall purpose of this event is to motivate, inspire, have fun, and replace a commute to/from work or home office. There will be no restrictions to the mileage but I do have a few rules to cover.

1. Be Safe – Please take the time to prepare a good safe route. Tell others where you are going and when you intend to get there. Please let others know when you have arrived. I recommend a headlamp (if needed), reflective gear, and lighter colored clothing.

2. Be Prepared – Running in late February can sometime be harder than normal (which makes it more fun). Be adequately dressed and have nutrition to cover the mileage. Please carry a cell phone if possible.

3. Document – I would love to read everyone’s stories, see pictures, and view videos from your journey. That is why the Facebook page is created. Feel free to post before, during, and after. Tell others what nutrition you are going to carry and how you plan to run your route well in advance. Take the time to encourage others and help in anyway you can. Also feel free to post your blogs and use the logo is you would like.

4. Be Safe – I know…repeat…but I plan on a Second Annual if this one goes well and want all of you here to experience the “fun” again.

5. No Whining – do I need to say more?

6. Treat Yourself – Yes this is a rule. After your run take a moment to buy yourself a “treat” for your accomplishments. I cannot give out medals so this will be your medal. Please also take a picture and post on the Facebook page.

7. Have Fun – This should be a great event so please remember to smile, say hello to others, and enjoy the running. You will be surprised if you stay positive how much fun a cold winter run can become. If the run becomes not as much fun please look back to Rule #5.

As you can see this is a bare-bones setup but it should be an absolutely blast!!! If I can help anyone in anyway please contact me at 970-420-2114 or mshannonprice@yahoo.com.

Run Happy Everyone!!! Shannon.

By |2018-02-27T15:01:10+00:00February 22nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , |16 Comments

About the Author:

Josh
Editor-in-Chief of The Run Commuter by night, paralegal by day. Father of three boys. Husband to the world's greatest bicycle advocate. Avid runner. Lover of beer and urban gardening. Can be found running with a backpack around the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. Contact Josh at info@theruncommuter.com

16 Comments

  1. halltp February 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Good timing! My car needs some work, so I started riding MARTA, then I realized it’d be just as quick (faster even, if you can believe it) to run commute. Plus I needed to start adding miles to my training.

    • Josh
      Josh February 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      After totalling our car a few years ago, my wife and I started a blog about living car free, which eventually led me to run commuting. I had the same realization you had about MARTA :) http://carfreeatlantafamily.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/run-commuting/.

      • John Mathews May 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

        Hey Josh,
        I was wondering if we could use an image from your site for an article we have on run commuting. Can we talk?

    • Kyle
      Kyle February 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      The 16 bus went directly from my old apartment to within two blocks of my office, then five blocks after I switched jobs. It was about eight miles. I would often beat the bus to or from work by bike (traffic congestion) on the same route. Then I figured I might as well run it. Some days I would take the bus in or out, then run the other half of the commute. Now that I am fewer than four miles away, it is easy and quick enough to run both legs, with a little extra thrown in.

  2. Christina Nowacki February 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I just found out about this – and I’m doing it! Luckily, I live very close to work so it’s just about the distance of one of my weekend runs anyway. Also – hey, who can resist running along the beach in San Diego?!

    The killer is Torrey Pines Hill. My last .7 miles will be one hell of a climb :-)

    • Kyle
      Kyle February 24, 2012 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Are you kidding? That last 70th of a mile will be the greatest part! The last hill in my commute takes just over two minutes to summit: not very taxing. But YOUR commute will end by figuratively slaying a dragon! I hope when you reached the top, you took a well deserved bow.

  3. Matt February 24, 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    We are in. 40 miles to work. We have a debate going: Can we be late or do we have to be at work on time? Unfortunately we can’t do it on 2/24, 4/6 is our date. Good luck to all participating today!

    • Kyle
      Kyle February 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      FORTY MILES. Yowza. I am marking the date on my calendar. If you email us at theruncommuter@gmail.com with a post-commute photograph, wrap-up, and your address, we will send you some kind of Run Commuter Medal or Trophy.

      I am 100 percent serious.

  4. Aggie February 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Did it!:)

    • Josh
      Josh February 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Awesome! Whereabouts were you running?

      • Aggie February 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm - Reply

        I run in the Boston area. My job is just some 4.5 miles away, so I usually try to alternate running to with running from work. Actually, your blog inspired me to take up the commute running. Between school and work the commute runs are the only option for me to get any training going during the work week. Thanks for all the good advice I find in you posts! Keep up the good work:)!

  5. byron February 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Did it! (forgot to comment this morning). Achieved “mode parity” today, with my route by foot (run, not walk), bike, transit, and car all taking less than 30 min total; I could probably get them almost equal with a bit more effort.

    • Josh
      Josh February 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      Well done, Byron! A fine multimodal achievement.

  6. Shannon Price February 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you for getting the word out and look for more information to come about next year!!! Shannon.

  7. Matt April 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Run to work a success. Roughly 40 miles, mostly on dirt roads/trails. Reasonable weather, occasional drizzle. Most of run along a ridge crest with great views to either side. Run done solo, so no pictures. Lots of Hammer Gel, Gatorade and Chia seeds. A day to remember. Thank you for the great idea, definitely want to make this a yearly outing. P.S. I was only six and a half hours late for work, not bad.

  8. […] Day group on Facebook and help plan the 2013 Run to Work Day with over 700 other members.  Last year’s event had nearly 1000 […]

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