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What is Run Commuting?

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What is Run Commuting?

You’ve heard of bike commuting, but have you ever considered run commuting?

Ditching your car and using your own two feet to get to the office is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, save on gas money and stay fit without ever seeing the inside of a gym. Like bike commuting, run commuting is all about making your way to and from work car-free.

On May 20th, I was lucky enough to volunteer at Atlanta Streets Alive, a local event here in town where a two mile strip of normally bumper to bumper traffic was closed off to cars and opened up to all sorts of bike and foot traffic. There were all kinds of events and food along the way, and one booth that caught my eye was The Run Commuter:

the run commuter

I popped in to see what it was all about and came away with lots of information that I couldn’t wait to share with you guys!

Whether or not you can run commute really depends on your fitness level. You’re going to be running with a pack containing your change of clothes for work, possibly a packed lunch, and some essential toiletries, so take that extra weight into account when you’re deciding how far a run commute you can handle. If you can’t run the whole distance to work, you can also consider taking public transit or even driving part of the distance and then running the rest. You also don’t have to run to work and home. Take transit in and run home or drive in one day, run home leaving your car overnight, run in the next day, and drive home that evening. There are lots of ways to make run commuting work for you!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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8:19PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012


12:15PM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

sounds great but won't work for me...i live too far from work and have to lug a heavy instrument...

7:38AM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Walking would be nicer if the traffic was not polluteing the air.

12:51PM PDT on Jun 1, 2012


12:50PM PDT on Jun 1, 2012


7:13AM PDT on May 30, 2012

In the tropics, walking and running is out of the question when going to the office. I tried walking and I got drenched with sweat. No shower facility in the office.

7:13AM PDT on May 30, 2012

In the tropics, walking and running is out of the question when going to the office. I tried walking and I got drenched with sweat. No shower facility in the office.

11:35PM PDT on May 29, 2012

interesting idea!

3:02AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Sounds very complicated. Isn't it just easier to run before or after work.

1:36AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Great! Thanks!

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