Posted by Chief run commuter on April 20, 2013 in Races |

I’m pleased to be back ‘on message’ after a while blogging about various stuff I’ve done and on products which have taken my fancy or been supplied to me for review.

The site has been developed with the idea of promoting the very worthwhile cause of  ‘running to work’ and since then has widened onto other topics.

Morning are better with a run

Mornings are better for a run

I’ve noticed the popularity of run commuting has started to snowball.  This site now has a healthy level of Twitter followers and Facebook ‘Likes’ from run commute exponents throughout all four corners of our planet which we need to look after.  And running to work is just one of the many small means and ways that we can do our bit. Oh, and it keeps you fit and healthy too!

Anyways, I was pleased to be contacted recently by the founders of the annual ‘Run to Work Day‘, for which 2013 is the inaugural year.  These initiatives always take time to implement, but with a bit of focus and some social media viral help, I’m sure it will.   The idea is pretty much what it says on the tin:  Run To Work on that day, but with a charity slant.  You need to sign up and register and offer to donate your regular daily commuting fare to charity for the day, with the cause being ‘Right To Play’.  In their words:-


“Right To Play is a global organisation that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. It was founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, a four-time Olympic gold medallist and social entrepreneur. Through sports and games, Right To Play helps children build essential life skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities with lasting impact.”


I really expect the annual Run To Work Day initiative to take off. It’s a lonely place ploughing your own furrow to promote the Running To Work cause. I know run commuting is gaining popularity as the level of contact this site now gets from manufacturers, brands and entrepreneurs is on an upward spiral.  So, please have a look at the ‘Run To Work Day‘ website, and do your bit for charity, the environment and, just as importantly, for YOURSELF!

Run To Work Day: Friday 26th April. GET INVOLVED!! 

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