DALLAS, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ACTIVE Network®, the premier global marketplace for activities and events and an industry-leading provider of intelligence solutions, today announced its support of Global Running Day™, which is held each year on the first Wednesday of June for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running, share their passion for the sport, and inspire others to get moving. Today through June 8th, ACTIVE will provide both first-time and veteran runners with access to discounts on hundreds of events, within 30 of the 50 United States, as well as within Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the United Kingdom on ACTIVE.com.
To increase awareness of the physical and emotional benefits of running, ACTIVE has teamed up with event organizers around the world to provide Global Running Day discounts of up to 50% on gross per-event registration fees for over 120 endurance events. Many organizations are offering deals throughout the month of June to assist people who have made Global Running Day mileage pledges with fulfilling their commitments by registering to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or full marathon. Those who pledge to run on behalf of Global Running Day can access an extensive variety of event types and distances throughout the world via ACTIVE.com.
"Given our mission to make the world a more active place, we've activated our extensive network of employees, customers, and partners to enable people of all athletic abilities to experience the benefits of running," said Dana Jones, chief executive officer at ACTIVE Network. "Whether it's a pledge to run one mile or 20 miles, we encourage people everywhere to join us in celebrating Global Running Day by pledging to run this week."
ACTIVE Network employees have pledged to collectively run nearly 3,000 miles during the month of June to celebrate Global Running Day, with group runs being facilitated from office locations throughout the world on June 7. Additionally, ACTIVE will be giving away the ultimate runner's swag bag, valued at over $400, to one lucky person who registers for an event on ACTIVE.com on June 7. With an average of 50 million monthly page views, ACTIVE.com has become a leading experiential website for active lifestyle enthusiasts to discover and register for races, activities, and events.
Global Running Day Event Discounts Include
- runDisney: $25 off Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge presented by Cigna® held during Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend January 3-7, 2018. Discount valid on registrations made through ACTIVE.com on Global Running Day.
- Big Sur Marathons: $10 off the 2017 Monterey Bay Half and Salinas Valley Half Marathons
- The Color Run: 15% off various 2017 events offered throughout the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom
- Divas Running: 15% off various 2017 running events offered throughout North America
For more information on Global Running Day and to pledge miles, go to www.globalrunningday.org. To register for an event that has been discounted in celebration of Global Running Day, go to http://www.active.com/running/articles/how-to-celebrate-global-running-day.
About ACTIVE Network
ACTIVE Network® is the premier global marketplace for activities and events, connecting participants and activity organizers while offering intelligence solutions through its industry-leading data and insights platform. The enterprise-level ACTIVEWorks® platform offers organizers advanced SaaS technology that streamlines the administration of activities and events. The ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud® platform combines intelligence solutions and data tools to provide actionable insights that help organizers better manage their events and increase both revenue and participation. Founded in 1999, ACTIVE Network is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit ACTIVEnetwork.com and follow us on Twitter.
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