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Running The Numbers: Your First Run

We asked and you answered— all about the beginning of your love affair with running.


Baby’s First Run! We asked and you answered— all about the beginning of your love affair with running.

Our readers are 42% more likely to achieve new running goals if you write them down!

One out of ten WR readers started running in high school or college

One out of two WR readers started running in her 30’s or 40’s.

1 out of 50 WR readers began running at 60+! Awesome!!

Why did you start running?

  1. Stress relief and “me time”
  2. Weight loss
  3. Healthy lifestyle
  4. To train for a race
  5. Social time

90% of readers went for their first run before buying “real” running clothes.

50% finally felt like a “runner” when they ran their first race. But not everyone have to race to be considered a runner, of course!

6 percent ran for an hour or longer during their very first run—natural talent! But 50% of mortals (we can relate) lasted for less than 10 minutes.