Runner’s World Run Streak helps keep athletes motivated during holidays

Need help staying motivated to run? Join the Runner's World Run Streak community. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Need help staying motivated to run? Join the Runner’s World Run Streak community.
RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Need a little motivation to stay in running shape during the holidays?

Check out Runner’s World Run Streak, an online community designed to hold runners accountable during the lull between fall races and spring events.

More than 18,000 runners have joined the FaceBook community surrounding the grassroot effort here.

Run at least a mile every day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, and Tweet about it using the hashtag #RWRunStreak. (There’s also a training plan on the Runner’s World GO app for iPhones.)

They call it “37 Days of Awesome.”

I like that. You’re less likely to skip a run if you’re working on a streak. And this one isn’t so long you can’t see the finish line. Plus, you’ll have other folks rooting for you.

Even better? Start it today, at the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot.

Sometimes it's hard to stay motivated to run during the holidays. Joining an online community can help. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated to run during the holidays. Joining an online community can help. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN


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