2020 Global Running Day

Join us on June 3, 2020

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Join Smile Train for a 2020 Global Running Day celebration! 


What: A 24-hour running and fundraising effort in recognition of Global Running Day, a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go—what’s important is that you take part. Whether you run a lap around your block or take your dog for a long walk, how you do it is up to you. The important thing is that you have fun being active—and you inspire others to join you. 

Where: Anywhere in the world!* 

When: Wednesday, June 3rd - ALL DAY!  

Why: We know the joy that running can provide in trying times. In recognition of our current global pandemic, we are aiming to have at least one participant somewhere in the world  running for every minute of Global Running Day to help us spread smiles and raise awareness for children living with untreated clefts. 

Here's How it Works: 

1. Create a page. Be sure to customize your fundraising page and connect your fundraiser to Facebook. 

2. Register for your 30-minute time slot to participate in the #24HourRun4Smiles. Don't worry about running for 30 minutes straight. We ask that everyone do their best and keep active by running, walking or a combination for your full time slot.

3. Fundraise! Email, text, post, and tag! Let your supporters know 'Why' you run and about our team's global effort to raise awareness and funds for children living with untreated clefts. Be sure to use the hashtag #24HourRun4Smiles on all your social posts.

4. RUN! On Wednesday, June 3rd, run during your registered time slot. Be sure to 'live' on social media, share pictures of wherever your run brings you, challenge a friend to participate or donate. Bonus points for sending your photos to [email protected] and for any Smile Train swag that you are wearing!                                      



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*Global Running Day is a virtual event where participants will choose where to complete their registered time slot.  In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, all Global Running Day runners are responsible for following all federal, state, and local laws, mandates and guidance when participating in this event.  Smile Train strongly encourages all participants to practice social distancing and to take appropriate protective measures during Global Running Day.