For those unfamiliar, Global Running Day is a relatively new worldwide celebration of running that takes place annually in early June. It was always gonna be a little different this year due to COVID-19, but the recent outcry for justice, police reform and racial progress in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by the Minneapolis Police Department has motivated Brooks to refocus the event in the best possible way.
“This year, we would like to recognize Global Running Day as a day to come together in pursuit of a world where we all run on equal ground,” the shoe brand states. “We are donating $100,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative and giving an additional $1 for every runner who signs up to run with us now through June 7 (up to $250,000).”
You can sign up in about 10 seconds, making a pledge to run literally anywhere by this Sunday. That means even if you live in a a place without protest marches in the streets, you can be part of the wave by lacing up your running shoes.
Every dollar helps (and there’s no reason you can’t start your own sub-fundraiser and donate additional funds to EJI, either). GP staffers have signed up and we hope you’ll join us in running for a very worthy cause.
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