About Us

World Run Day was founded by Bill McDermott of Long Beach NY (USA) in 1999. It was designed to celebrate the sport of running on a worldwide scale. Its mission is to broaden and promote the health benefits of running while also encouraging runners to donate to their own favorite charity on this special day.

It's made to be a simple, healthy, and thoughtful event that every runner can participate in:

1. Plan a running course * you'd like to run on November 10, 2019
2. Make a donation to your favorite charity (Mail it directly to them)
3. Celebrate Running, its Health Benefits, and YOUR HEALTH, and PARTY!

* Courses that are popular in your area will attract other participants.

Through a combination of communications to members of the running community, the running industry, and various media outlets, we plan to bring awareness of the event internationally. We originated terms like the “Virtual Run,” the “E-BIB” and heck...many others.

This year our store offers a selection of 230 unique Official World Run Day Event T-Shirts for every country. Runners can select a shirt representing either the country they run in, their country of heritage, the country they will support with donations, and many other creative options. 

Our belief is that by gaining attention through a worldwide celebration, we can educate others of the health benefits of running and secure a healthy future for both young and old. After all, don't we all agree that running is our favorite activity?

Due to the high cost of advertising, we rely on enthusiastic volunteers to host our event in different cities. We also like to be creative in videos and other art forms to create a buzz in the running community. 

Help us make this a reality by ordering your World Run Day Event shirt today!

Pursuit & Perseverance!

Bill McDermott
World Run Day Founder