Little Rock Marathon to Host Global Running Day on June 5

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 14, 2019) – Little Rock Marathon race officials today announced it will again partner with Rock City Running and Little Rock Parks & Recreation to host a free running/walking event at 6 a.m. on June 5 at Murray Park in celebration of Global Running Day. 

Held annually on the first Wednesday in June, Global Running Day is a grass roots, collaborative effort of leaders in the running industry to promote running/walking as a healthy, easy and accessible form of exercise.

"This day is about coming together as a community to celebrate living a healthy lifestyle,” said Gina Pharis, Co-Executive Director of the Little Rock Marathon. “We hope to encourage those who have been thinking about starting a running or walking program to meet others with the same goal.” 

The run/walk will not be timed and any distance is acceptable. Water, refreshments and giveaways will be available.

The event is free, but registration is required. Refreshments and Little Rock Marathon gear will be given out that morning to the first 200 registrants. 

Online registration is available at:

https://globalrunninglittlerock.racesonline.com/register

For more information visit www.littlerockmarathon.com or contact Gina Pharis at gpharis@littlerock.gov.

 

About Little Rock Marathon

The mission of the Little Rock Marathon is provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation.  Since inception in 2003, more than $1,093,000 has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is held the first weekend in March each year and includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K run/walk, a children’s mile and a free two-day health and fitness expo.  With an estimated $6 million in local spending annually, more than 211,600 individuals have participated in a Little Rock Marathon race, event, or free training program.  This has been achieved through school-based programs, community outreach, partnerships with running/walking groups across the country and passionate grass roots promotion.

 

About Little Rock Parks & Recreation

Little Rock Parks and Recreation oversees 63 developed parks and twelve undeveloped parks totaling over 6,100 acres.  In addition, the Little Rock Parks & Recreation offers a wide-range of youth and adult recreational and sports leagues, after-school and summer playground programs for children ages 6-15, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation and programs for seniors.  Funds raised will continue to support parks and recreational programs for all ages. For more information about Little Rock Parks & Recreation please visit www.lrpr.org.