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18 May 2017, 1pm

In an email to members Paco Borao invites all to take part in global project

AIMS President backs Global Running Day

Global running day 7 june 2017

Dear Friends,

AIMS is glad to support a global project called “Global Running Day” organized by our friends NY Road Runners. This event will be on 7 June 2017. It is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. It is a worldwide celebration of the sport; a way for runners of all ages and abilities to share their passion for running and inspire others to get moving.

As we are a Global Running Organization with member races from all around the world we have been invited to take part of this initiative to help promote running in society at large.

We invite you, the AIMS Family, to be part of this running movement, to celebrate our sport in the best way we are able to. Thousands of runners from different nationalities will celebrate this day and become ONE. Let’s run and save the date!

If you decide to take part in Global Running Day you should follow the instructions given by the Organizers:


On 7 June 2017, people everywhere will celebrate the joys of running.

You can be a part of Global Running Day!

We invite you to take the pledge to run on Global Running Day, spread the word, and join in the worldwide fitness fun! Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on 7 June 2017. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving.

And speaking of kids, the Million Kid Run on Global Running Day aims to get young people moving. The goal is to have a million kids around the world pledge to run on 7 June 2017. The Million Kid Run is about making fitness fun and inspiring kids to embrace running as a way to get healthy and fit. After you make your pledge, get your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and students to choose their running activities and be a part of something incredible.


Getting involved is easy. Simply visit and commit to run on 7 June 2017. You’ll add your name to the list of runners from all over the world who are coming together to celebrate the sport.

The pledge page is designed for groups and individuals, kids and adults, able-bodied runners and athletes with disabilities. Pledge for yourself and/or your group—then check out the counter to see how many people from all over the planet will be joining you on the big day.

Take the pledge

Save the Date

Mark your calendar for June 7, 2017, and plan to join people from all over the globe to get moving as part of Global Running Day, and to get the young people in your life moving by joining the Million Kid Run.’’

Any further information please contact:

With my best sportive and friendly regards

Paco Borao
President of AIMS


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