Join/Renew Now

Latest news

USATF and Janes Elite Racing to mark Global Running Day with IAAF Run 24:1 initiative


INDIANAPOLIS — USA Track & Field (USATF) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) are joining thousands of runners around the world to celebrate Global Running Day on Wednesday, June 6.


The IAAF created IAAF Run 24:1, a series of 24 one-mile runs that will be contested around the world. The IAAF selected Janes Elite Racing (USATF Club number 33-0355) in Santa Monica, California (Los Angeles) to run a mile as part of the global initiative. Members of Janes Elite Racing will meet at the base of Santa Monica Pier at 6:00 p.m. PT Wednesday for a group run.  


Joining sports ministries, city governments, race organizers and other member federations around the world, Janes Elite Racing members —  along with thousands of other USATF members — are set to participate in the global initiative.

Races are planned in two dozen cities across 15 time zones, each starting at the same local time to create a 'simultaneous' worldwide celebration of running. IAAF Run 24:1 will start at 5 p.m. local time (GMT +12) in Auckland, New Zealand, then, outrunning the sun, cross Oceania to Sydney, enter Asia in Tokyo, move to Europe in Minsk, into Africa in Addis Ababa, and cross the Atlantic to the Americas in São Paulo and Buenos Aires before the day's final race in Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. In all, IAAF Run 24:1 will include stops in 23 countries, uniting tens of thousands of runners around the world.


Celebrating its third year in 2018, Global Running Day is a grassroots initiative where people of all abilities and from all paths of life come together to celebrate their passion for running and inspire others to get moving.


In the United States, you can find an existing global running day event or register your own.

To learn more about USATF, visit

Nike Toyota Hershey Garden of Life UCS Gatorade NCSA KT Nationwide St. Vincent Normatec
© 2001-2019 USA Track & Field, Inc. All Rights Reserved.