Will tomorrow be your first?

So tomorrow is Global Running Day. We hope we see you at our run tomorrow morning.

Here are the details for tomorrow morning:

On June 7th, come join the rest of the 9RUN6 fam bam and run around Downtown Sacramento with us as we celebrate Global Running Day! We have 3 groups that are scheduled to meet this Wednesday to celebrate together 5:30AM, 6:00AM and 6:25AM … The first 2 groups meet at the corner of 10th and N Street while the 6:25AM group meets at the West Steps of the Capitol. Come to one or all of the groups to share your love of running with some awesome folks.

Check out the Facebook Event Page and invite as many of your friends to join in on the fun to celebrate Global Running Day. Click here to visit the event page. 

We also want to take a second to share something we were tagged in today on Instagram by one of our members Steve (@RunningChoseMe916).

He posted the following photo from one of our previous workouts.

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However, it wasn’t the photo that grabbed our attention it was the caption, which read:

I joined 9RUN6 last year and they have changed my life!

Who am I? I’m Steven and you may have seen me at many races around Sacramento with my green or orange 9RUN6 tagged singlet. Here is how it all got started:

One year ago last week, I made a decision to join 9RUN6 for my first workout. Before making the jump, I had many what if’s including: What if I don’t run as fast enough to keep up with the run? What if I was not as fit and I am not able to complete their workout?

At this time last year, I was not an early morning person and I would never have woken up before 8am for a run. The Friday before Global Running Day last year, I woke up at 4:30am to make my way down to N &10th Street for their 5:30am and 6am run. Wow, they were really friendly and welcoming people… Everyone introduced themselves to me before the run.

Fast forward to a month or two later. I made another jump and actually started joining them for their 6:25am workouts. They have been trying to get me to stay for these workouts for many weeks since my first run with them. After the first few workouts, I found how fun they really are and kept returning for more!

During fall of last year, 9RUN6 expanded their training days to include Monday McKinley [recovery] Miles/stretches and long run Saturday’s for the California International Marathon season and got me through my first marathon!

9RUN6 helped me discover what I am capable of and they are an extended family of mines.

My bottom line is don’t be intimidated about joining them for your first run/workout like I once did. Take the jump and give them a try, it is a decision you won’t regret. You also have nothing to lose. Worry not… They will leave no one behind on their runs and modify the workout so everyone can complete it.

Speaking of 9RUN6… Who is coming to celebrate Global Running Day with them tomorrow? Drop your verbals in the comments and we will hold you accountable! 😀
5:30am – 3 mile run (N & 10 Street)
6am – 2ish mile run (N & 10 Street)
6:25am – 3 mile run (West Steps of the California State Capitol)

📷: @9run6

#9RUN6 #sacRUNmento #runSacramento#Sacramento #Sacramento365#SacramentoProud #VisitSacramento

Thank you Steven for the awesome words and shoutout! We hope you make the commitment like Steven did and just show up one time. Tomorrow you could experience the same things that Steven did.

Do you remember your first 9RUN6 workout? What was it that kept bringing you back for more? What could we do to get 100 people out to a single workout? We want to help make people become more active.

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