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Extra Mile Day

On Extra Mile Day, go above and beyond to make a positive impact in your community - every step counts!
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November 1
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United States
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Get ready to go the extra mile on November 1 for Extra Mile Day! This day was created in 2009 by motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson, who wanted to encourage people to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and do something extra to make a positive difference in their communities. It's all about taking that extra step, going above and beyond, and making a lasting impact. So mark your calendars and get ready to make a difference – big or small – on this special day!

History of Extra Mile Day

Extra Mile Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Extra Mile Day Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson created the first Extra Mile Day with the support of 23 cities.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growth in Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>In one year, the number of participating cities grew from 23 to 50, signalling increased recognition of the initiative.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Massive Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Over 200 cities across the United States acknowledged Extra Mile Day, highlighting the spreading impact of the holiday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nationwide Acknowledgement</div><div class='timeline-text'>563 cities across the U.S commemorate Extra Mile Day, marking a nationwide understanding of going 'the extra mile'.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>International Observance</div><div class='timeline-text'>Extra Mile Day goes international with the first observation outside the USA, indicating the global appeal of the message.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Extra Mile Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer for a cause</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local charity or organization that aligns with your values and volunteer your time to go the extra mile to help out. Not only will you be making a positive difference, but you'll also be celebrating Extra Mile Day in a meaningful way.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write thank-you notes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to write thank-you notes to people who have gone the extra mile for you. This can be friends, family, coworkers, or anyone who has made a positive impact on your life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Challenge yourself</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set a personal goal that requires you to go the extra mile. This could be anything from running a marathon to learning a new skill. Celebrate Extra Mile Day by pushing yourself to achieve something great.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Surprise someone with a gesture</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Do something unexpected for someone else to show them that you appreciate them going the extra mile. This could be bringing them coffee at work, leaving a kind note, or doing a small task for them.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan an act of kindness</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate Extra Mile Day by planning an act of kindness for someone else. This could be paying for someone's meal, donating to a charity, or simply spreading positivity and kindness throughout your day.</p></div></div>

Why Extra Mile Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes personal growth</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Going the extra mile means pushing yourself to go above and beyond what is expected. By doing so, you challenge yourself and your capabilities, leading to personal growth and development.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It fosters a culture of excellence</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When people go the extra mile in their work or personal lives, it sets a standard of excellence for others to follow. This can create a positive and motivating environment where individuals strive to do their best in everything they do.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It has a ripple effect</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When one person goes the extra mile, it can inspire others to do the same. This creates a chain reaction of kindness and selflessness that can have a positive impact on those around us and even in our communities.</p></div></div>

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Extra Mile Day FAQs

When is Extra Mile Day?

Extra Mile Day is celebrated on November 1 every year. In 2024 Extra Mile Day will occur on a Friday.

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