Project Happiness Announces Race for Wellness

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA – August 6, 2018 – What’s the secret to happiness? One organization thinks it just might be getting physical.

In fact, research does suggest that even just 20 minutes of exercise a day produces a positive mental health and emotional boost that lasts for 12 hours Moreover the endorphin-increasing (and cortisol-reducing) effects of exercise are well known.

That’s why Project Happiness hopes to turn its Global Movement campaign into a true global movement. Specifically, the group’s volunteer ambassadors aim to register at least 10,000 people all over the world to commit to some form of exercise in a thirty-day period, from September 15th to October 15th, in hopes that the habit will stick. This Race for Wellness plan Is designed to encourage all participants to walk, run, bike or otherwise move their way to 24,901 collective miles during that thirty-day period.

Why 24,901 miles? Simple, says Randy Taran, Founder & CEO of Project Happiness:It’s the distance around the earth’s equator.

“We are so excited to bring together our global community in the inaugural Project Happiness Race for Wellness,” Ms. Taran says. “Although stress levels are rising, we can take charge of our happiness. Everyone participating is an Agent of Happiness!”

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If it sounds like a pipe dream, think again. There’s some science behind the old adage “strength in numbers,” especially when it comes to exercise. People who make group commitments to movement and exercise experience greater success in sticking to those new commitments.

Participating in the Race to Wellness is as simple as registering, paying a small entry fee, and downloading the Charity Footprints app, which also syncs with Fitbits and the Apple Watch. Then simply grab a friend and walk, ride, bike or swim, while the app tracks your progress.

Details of the campaign can be found at (Project Happiness Virtual Race for Wellness).

Project Happiness is a pro-purpose non-profit “dedicated to empowering people with the resources to create greater happiness within themselves and the world.”Read more about the Project Happiness story at

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Holly DeYoung, Director of Programsat (669) 292-5509, or email

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