RUN YOUR CITY – JUNE 20, 2020
Run your city and share it with runners across the globe. We can’t travel and experience new cultures and cities, so instead let’s invite each other to our cities – to motivate, inspire and connect. Let’s share our cities via pictures and videos and let runners see the true gems of your city (or town, village, secluded area – any running scene has local gems :-)).
WHEN: June 20, 2020 – any time
DISTANCE: Any distance from 1 m to 100 kilometers.
HOW: Sign up below. Go for a run and take a few pictures and videos of what you think is your city gems (and don’t be shy – we love selfies :-)). Then share these on social media using the hashtag #RUNYOURCITY and tag @gorunningtours. City gems can be the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Times Square, as well as a piece of street art, a local restaurant, a special tree, or a beautiful view. You are the expert, so we trust you to show us the best parts.
SOAP BOX TIME: Staying healthy both physically and mentally is of utmost importance at the moment. Right in the “importance slipstream” of staying healthy, is an understanding of connection with different cultures, backgrounds, places and people…and running is an unrivalled vehicle to do oth. We have to continue to be curious on other cultures, broadening our horizon, feed our mind with “wow” moments from other parts of the world and invite other people into our lives, cities and cultures…and we have to keep staying healthy!
And if that’s not enough then, anyone living in a larger city, now is the time to go out and experience the main sights of your city without tourism crowds. This chance will (hopefully) never arise again, so grab it with both hands and go be a tourist in your own city….and bring the rest of us along with you.
ABOUT: Go! Running Tours provides running tours in more than 70 cities worldwide with local runnin guides leading travellers through their city while running – safe, fun and authentic. We believe in connecting people, cities and cultures through the means of running. Have you ever been to a city and desperately wanted to go for a run, but then never did, because where do you go? Where is safe? Or have you ever been on a business trip and not had the chance to see and feel the local city? That is where we get into the picture. We will pick you up from your hotel and ensure you not only get your run in, but do so in a personal fashion where you truly get beneath the surface of our cities.
GREAT RUNS: We are best friends with Mark and his team of Great Runs. They have a fantastic selection of running guides. They’ve even created a special series of ‘Residential Neighborhood‘ routes, for runners who might prefer to ‘social distance’ and get away from crowded trails and city centers.
RUNNIN’CITY: Olivier and his RunninCity team has built a great app that offers unique running experiences. Discover over 200 cities around the world while running (or walking).