Leanne Pedante

Founder: Global Running Day Pasadena

Community Organizing, Fitness

In 2017, I partnered with the Dog Haus Run Club to create a fun, free event where the Pasadena community could celebrate Global Running Day. Together with STRIDE and all of our local running groups, we created this annual fun run and raffle-prize contest through Pasadena. Participants collect raffle tickets along the route by completing tasks and trivia at each stop. Through community partnerships, we offered dozens of prizes that could be won in the final raffle drawing. The route starts and ends at STRIDE Treadmill Studio in Pasadena.

We had over 400 runners and 15 vendor partners participate in the 2nd Annual Pasadena Global Running Day in 2018.