Global Running Day started in the United States in 2009, although at the time it was referred to as National Running Day. The inaugural Global Running Day was held on June 1, 2016. On that day over 2.5 million runners from 177 different countries took part, running an estimated 9.2 million miles between them. We get out of breath just thinking about all that running.
The day aims to get everyone moving and be more active and champions not just the physical health benefits of running but also the mental health benefits it can have too, such as reduced anxiety.
The Million Kid run has also become a huge part of Global Running Day. This is the youth division of Global Running Day and aims to have over a million kids from across the world take part. By making fitness fun they are hoping to inspire our future generations to remain healthy and fit.
Peanut and Raisin Energy Balls :
- 1 cup quick oats
- ½ cup raisins
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
In a bowl, combine the oats, raisins, peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon. Stir well until thoroughly combined.
Using wet hands, roll the oat mixture into 20 balls, about 1 tablespoon each. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.